CWD 21st September 2019

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On Sunday runners who travelled to Forest Reefs for Basil’s 40 x 2 Birthday run at Basil & Jean Baldwins property enjoyed beautiful conditions for the run with Basil’s granddaughters leading the runners on their horses for the first few km’s around the property, as well as a nice morning tea and birthday cake afterwards.

Basil was presented with a few gifts from Runners Club and Parkrun and also Basil presented young Brian Sharp with his medal for completing 400 club runs. After the run and morning tea Basil conducted a bit of a tour of his hazelnut farming process.

The first three finishers over each distance were:

3km female – Tilly Thornton 22:05, Kate Thornton 22:07 and Lucy Jurd 22:40.

Male – Jack Daintith 12:44, Blake Gleeson 13:15 and Hugh Corcoran 13:17.

5km female – Milla Jurd 24:14, Grace Hosie 24:46 and Annabelle Hosie 30:19.

Male – Hugh Daintith 25:08, David Craig 28:01 and Greg Shapter 32:01.

8km female – Belinda McCauley 46:59, Kelly Gleeson 51:26 and Kelly Jurd 51:26.

Male – Daryl Roweth 41:11, Andrew McCauley 43:23 and David Ross 45:55.

12km female – Leanne Corcoran 55:52, Alison Spurway 1:07:35 and Karen Mudge 1:12:04.

Male – Nick Carney 53:04, Brad Simmons 57:13 and Warwick Blackwell 57:16.

Overall handicap winner was Andrew Hosie after completing the 3km in 22:29.


Also on the weekend a number of members travelled to Sydney to compete in the Blackmores Running Festival.

John Betts completed the marathon in the great time of 4:45:49, while Marie Regan did the half marathon in 2:16:04.

We had three runners in the 10k with Peter Regan 58:16, Lyn O’Mara 1:16:31 and Sue Betts 1:16:58. Well done to all and I apologise if I missed anybody who competed.


On Wednesday night 75 starters enjoyed the run against the clock at the Elephant Park club run. Fastest runners on the night were Sam Harma 10:39, Flying Fred Bangert 11:29 and James West 11:35.

The fastest lady was Liz Simpson 11:28 ahead of Carissa Hickey 12:06 and Lily Craig in 13:31.

Megan Mori ran 17:12 to pick up the overall handicap win, while Personal Best times were recorded by Karen Mudge 19s, Trevor Jones 51s and Trudie Koehler 57s. Fred Bangert was also presented with a medal recognising 200 club runs.


The Sunday Club run is at Clergate, starting at 9am with 3, 5 & 10km distances available.


Looking ahead, the Trail Hustlers organisers have the Mount Arthur trail run on Sunday 29th September at Wellington.


The club is looking for nominations for ‘runner of the year’ and ‘junior runner of the year’, so please think about nominating someone you think deserves recognition for their performances during the last 12 months.


Entries are open for the Orange Running Festival, to be held on the weekend of March 7th and 8th 2020.


For more information on events and results, please check out the website ‘’ or the facebook page.


Information provided by Daryl Roweth

Kelly Gleeson & Kelly Jurd enjoying the run at Basil Baldwin’s on the weekend which they finished 2nd and 3rd respectively over the 8km distance.