Connolly sets pace

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Article by Kinisha Roweth

Another busy weekend for runners club members with the usual Sunday run at Berrilee Road, a fun run at Cowra and the Orange Triathlon Club Championships at the lake spreading runners across all 3 events.

At Berrilee John ‘Rooster’ Connolly was the standout over 4km in a time of 19:10 minutes to pick up the overall win on the day. David Craig and Craig Penrose were both, only a minute or so behind him. Lily Craig (19:48) was again a leading light in the girls, finishing clear of Bec Halls and Monique Connolly.
In the 8.1km long run, Kim Jarvis (49:41) was the only female to tackle the challenge, while of the men Daryl Roweth and Iain McLean finished with the same time (37:11). With Mr Jim Rich running his usual consistent race in 3rd place.

Around 100 members turned out for Wednesday night’s Elephant Park run with Mark Chapman again being the fastest with a 10:51 for his 3 laps. Personal Bests were recorded by Elliot Bangert 5s, Lily Craig 7s, Hugh Corcoran 8s, Ricky Bangert 26s, Harry Cummins 30s, Cindy Crannis 41s, Helana Griffiths 56s, Cassie Harvey 2m 31s, Arabella Harvey 3m 2s, Marrianne Bangert 3m 6s and this weeks overall winner Justin Oakes 1m 11s. Also marking 500 club runs, Glenys Rosser was awarded with a certificate.

On Sunday at Elephant Park we will be having relays and afterwards we will be having the official opening of the shed by Mr Andrew Gee MP. A free breakfast barbecue will be available to all members. The relays are great fun and a prize will be presented to the winning team, plus lucky hat prizes. Please come along and join in this special occasion.

The AGM will be held on Thursday 10 April 2014 at Anson Street School. It will be commence at 6.00 p.m. and pizza will be available. Please come along, especially new members, we need input and this is your chance to say what you consider will make the club stronger and happier.

Subscriptions for the new financial year will be due on 1st April 2014. Family membership will be $70, Senior $30 and Juniors $15.
Orange Colour City Running Festival has a several shirts in sizes XL and 2XL available for only $20 if you are interested see Kim or email

Tip of the week. Please run / walk on the right hand side of a roads used by vehicles and keep to the left hand side of paths only used by cyclists and / or pedestrians. This is particularly important for young children when faster runners pass by on narrow paths such as some of the paths found in Elephant Park. Parents are encouraged to explain and make this known to their children.

Cowra Festival Fun Run Results:
5km: Liz Simpson 23:52 (1st Female), Jack Daintith 23:56 (2nd Male), Glenys Rosser 31:37, Cindie Crannis 32:20, Hugh Daintith 33:13, Fiona Mackin 34:56, Anna Daintith 50:13.
10km: Christine Wolfson 39:54 (1st Female), Mark Chapman 47:02 (2nd Male), Amber Rich 48:51 (2nd Female), Anthony Daintith 48:55, Wayne Stewart 51:13, Brian Rix 54:48, Graham Fahy 56:12, Amanda Gregor 58:23, Lynda Chapman 1:02:25, Julie Chapman 1:02:45, Sharon Fahy 1:04:27.
Half Marathon: Mike Cooper 1:43:40 (3rd Male), Joel Kitto 1:48:28, Peter Mueller 1:52:16, Stewart Vidler 2:03:27,Stephen Blackwood 2:08:11.


CHARGING AHEAD: John Connolly pictured during the Orange Colour City Running Festival was last Sunday’s overall winner.