Brave four line up for a quick jog

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Article by Daryl Roweth

No Sunday Club run with the Bathurst CSU half marathon and 10km races taking place, but 4 keen (some would say crazy) runners turned up at Elephant Park at 9am in freezing conditions anyway, to have a bit of a run. Michelle Whiteley, Jane Fairgrieve, John West and Bill Fairgrieve enjoyed a slight improvement in the weather just as they started to do a lap or two around the track.

To the Bathurst CSU 10km event on Sunday and ORC runners dominated this race with Mitch Williamson the overall winner for the fourth time, in the impressive time of 32:34 to finish almost 3 minutes clear of another ORC member Nathan Sutherland. Making it a family double, Nicole Williamson ran a strong 41:53 to take out the womens race for the first time after beating home sister Carrie (44:46) who finished in second place overall in the ladies and also won her own age group. Also coming 1st in their age groups were: Wayne Stewart (48:43), Stephanie Harrison (50:30) & Glennys Rosser (69:42). Doing well and picking up 2nd place in their age groups Jack Daintith (44:22) and Russell Tym (52:45). Securing a 3rp placing in their relavent age categories were David Craig (48:26), Graham Fahy (54:01), Amanda Gregor (54:46) and Judy Tarleton (62:21).

In the half marathon, Mark Chapman was the best placed of the ORC runners finishing 3rd in his age group in a excellent time of 91:34. Leanne Corcoran (93:57) also had a great run to be the 4th fastest female home and 2nd in her age category. Other strong performances were put in by Kate Brien (105:26) 1st in age category, Brian Sharp (108:19) 1st in age category, Lynda Chapman (137:21) 2nd in age category and Ursula Wilson (95:44) 3rd in age category. Mike ‘John Bowmer’ Cooper ran the half marathon but was recorded as a 10km runner, but would have won his age category in the half marathon with a strong time of 97minutes.

Other ORC members who competed and their times in minutes and seconds:

Half Marathon – Joel Kitto   91:59, Peter Mueller 94:42, Stewart Vidler 108:50, David Gibson 110:35, Stephen Blackwood 112:03, Pam Fullgrabe 12:54 and Julie Hudson 133:04.

10km – Ian Fischer 42:20, Tristan Harrison 44:14, Tim Edmonstone 45:50, Anthony Daintith 46:12, Amy Sullivan 52:08, Richard Eggleston 52:24, Alison Spurway 57:54, Danielle Syme 57:56, Sharon Fahy 60:33, Fiona Mackin 70:46 and Alison Barker 73:50.

Also a big congratulations to club members Brett Sammut and Simon Lun who both completed the Port Macquarie Ironman on the weekend – that is 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and a 42km run. A huge effort.

On Wednesday Night at Elephant Park we had another big night with around 120 runners and walkers braving the very cool late afternoon air out to do their 3 laps and maybe set a new personal best (PB). Brad Simmons set the pace on the day with his trademark sock shoes on, he scorched over the track to set a time of 10:14.

Young William Pell took out the overall win on the night when he ran a big 1m 40s PB and has now set a time of 18:15 for his 3 laps.

Other Wednesday PB’s were: Ava Petersen 27s,  Jessie Monks 49s, Greg Blanch 40s, Ben Blanch 5s, Hugh Daintith 16s, Simone Thompson 23s, Lauralie Francis 8s, Josephine Kitto 1m2s, Erin Gibson 55s, Rebecca Lincoln 20s, Fred Bangert 36s, Cassie Harvey 1m2s, Ged Hawthorn 6s, Andrew McArdle 4m39s

Memberships for the new financial year are now due. Family membership will be $70.00, Senior $30,00 and Junior $15.00. Please arrange completion of your registration form and payment direct to Bill or Jane Fairgrieve before the 1st of May, to be able to continue to run with the club.

The run this Sunday is at Kinross Forrest which will also combine as the Apple Festival Fun Run you need to arrive by 8.45am.


FIGHTING FUN: Some of the Orange Runners’ Club members who lined up in the Bathurst CSU Half Marathon and 10km events.