CWD 15th February 2020
What a big weekend for a number of our members with runners racing at the Tarawera Ultramarathon in Rotorua, New Zealand and Kosciuszko National Park trail runs.
At Tarawera in the Miler (100 mile) race, Alison Broughton completed the 165km distance in a mind boggling 34hr47min34sec.
In the 100km distance Iain McLean powered through the trail in a fantastic time of 13:28:57.
There were a number of Orange runners competing over the other distances with all achieving outstanding results which included the 50km:
Joel Broadfoot 5:29:36, Ian Spurway 5:48:55, Alison Spurway 6:31:28, Renai McArdle 7:54:34, John Betts 8:07:00, Lauren Beels 8:59:35 and Melissa Smith 9:15:13.
In the 21km: Toby Beels 2:45:27, Kate Evans 3:00:00, Anne Maree Ryan 3:03:34, Erin Dunkley Gibson 3:04:00, Maree Moss 3:09:00, Alex McLean 3:27:80 and Sue Betts 3:35:03.
In a bit of a change up for runners, wet weather greeted them at Clergate on Sunday. But for the 28 runners that braved the phenomenon of water falling from the sky and a little wind, it was quite refreshing. The conditions forced a slight change to the course with the 10km run altered to 2 laps of the 5km course.
The fastest runners over the various distances were:
3km – Male – Jack Daintith 12:42, Mike Cooper 16:01, Craig Penrose 17:18
5km – female – Bec Davis 26:39, Claire Blair 30:52, Ruth Brown 33:09
Male – Charlie Brown 26:55, Gary Taylor 31:03, Greg Shaptor 31:07
7.5km – Female – Anna Daintith 52:29
Male – Basil Baldwin 48:10, Hayden Hyde 55:08, Michael O’Mara 1:00:51
10km – female – Leanne Corcoran 43:53, Ayako Kusui 50:14, Sophie Kenway 1:00:51
Male – Brad Simmons 43:42, Phil Cranney 46:53, Anthony Daintith 47:01
The handicap winner was Ruth Brown.
On Wednesday at Elephant Park 98 starters took to the track with the fastest male runners over the 3 laps being: Peter Finlay 10:29, Brad Simmons 11:15, Joel Broadfoot 11:50. The fastest of the ladies was Leanne Corcoran running 11:27, with Carissa Hickey 12:19 and Alicia Anlezark 13:08 not far behind her.
PB’s were recorded by Kim Roweth 7s, Sophie Kenway 2s, Peter Finlay 7s, Sonia Schonknecht 2s, George Rutledge 41s and Malachi Gately 55s.
Tadeusz Schonknecht was the handicap winner who ran a great time of 20:56 for his 3 laps.
Also on Wednesday Michael O’Mara was recognised for completing 100 club runs and Trevor Jones for 25 runs.
This Sunday the trail run will be at Macquarie Woods starting at 7am with briefing at 6.45am.
This Sunday the club run will be held at Elephant Park starting at 9am with various distances available from 1-6 laps of the 1.6km loop.
Information provided by Daryl Roweth