CWD 24 Oct 15 : ITU World Duathlon Champions
On the weekend 88 runners ventured to Clergate for the Sunday morning run with a number of outstanding performances. Carrie Williamson ran a strong 3km to be the fastest female runner in a time of 14:36 to be the overall winner for the day as well. Coming in behind Carrie to fill the placings were Grace Srzich (16:00) and Tanya Connolly (17:10). The boys had a great battle for the fastest time in the 3km run with Darcy Hamling (13:52) narrowly edging out Logan Whiteley (13:54) with Sam Wilson (14:33) not that far away in third spot.
Over the 5km distance Jack Daintith led the way with a great time of 19:55. Paul Centofanti (22:08) picked up second place ahead of Alistair Merrifield (22:44) and Hugh Daintith (22:47) fighting for third spot. Of the girls, Liz Simpson (22:00)backed up from her 5km win the previous week in Forbes to be the quickest leading home Alicia Ross (23:51) and the friendly duo of Caitlyn Broadfoot and Lily Craig (25:10). Iain McLean (41:45) and David Ross (41:52) took the top positions over the 10km journey with Peter Mueller (46:30) back in third spot. The ladies race was taken out by Meg Reeves (42:41) ahead of Leanne Corcoran (44:13) and Ursula Wilson (47:02).
In Adelaide some of our members were representing the Australian team in the ITU World Duathlon Championships. Janet Martin won the 40-45 years age group Gold Medal with a sensational run in the sprint event (5km run, 20km cycle, 2.5km run) in the super time of 1:04:10. Also winning a Bronze Medal was Estelle Dean (45-49 years) in the sprint event in a time of 1:07:21. Others to compete in the sprint were Sue Dean (5th in 35-39y 1:10:43), Mat Dean (20th in 40-44y 1:05:56), Kinisha Roweth (11th in 16-19y 1:13:58), Frank Ostini (17th in 50-54y 1:09:53), Amy Sullivan (17th in 30-34y 1:25:56), Simon Lun (31st in 40-44y 1:16:24) and Daniela Burgio (50-54y) who did the run but could not do the ride due to a long term arm injury.
In the standard distance (10km run, 40km cycle, 5km run) Brian Sharp picked up a Bronze Medal in the 70-74y category in a time of 2:46:35. Also competing were Judy Tarleton (6th in 65-69y 3:38:55), Jared Sullivan (25th in 40-44y 2:07:35) and Dan Benton (50th in 40-44y 2:59:15).
Also on the weekend some of our members competed in the Fernleigh 15km race at Lake Macquarie. Tony Fitzpatrick finished in 1:17, Julie Fitzpatrick 1:40, Russell Tym 1:33 and Tony and Julies Daughter, Rhianna just snuck under Tony’s time with a 1:14.
On Wednesday night at Elephant Park 79 members competed and again some great performances were seen with many runners setting Personal Bests including Ethan Crisp 5s, Nicholas Thomas 8s, Lily Bangert 36s, Lachlan Ross 18s, Fiona Montgomerie 33s, Chloe Ziegler 15s, Anna Macpherson 4s, Danny Burton 16s, Sam Wilson 48s and Diana Carroll 21s. Courtesy of Danny Burton’s PB inspired 11:23 for the three laps, he was declared the overall winner. Jack Daintith completed the fastest overall time of 10:35 while Alicia Ross was the fastest female running a very solid 12:25.
Don’t forget the Christmas party and presentation coming up on Saturday December 28 at the Nashdale hall starting at 3pm. Cost is $5 each or $10 per family. Put your names down in the blue book at each upcoming run and get your money in.
This weekend the run is at the Botanic Gardens.
Information provided by Daryl Roweth