CWD 26 Sept 15 : ORC in the City

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A smaller group embarked this year on the annual ladies weekend in Sydney, for the Blackmores Running Festival . In the Half Marathon, Leanne Corcoran took out second place in her division in a time of 1:32:54, Orange Runners Club Life Member, Robyn Cotton, continued to join the team and ran a 1:44:01, Verity Williams tackled and conquered her first Half Marathon 2:35:29, Renai McArdle 2:36:05 and Sabrina Manickam 2:44:22. The remainder of the members opted for the Family Bridge Run (3.5km) Alison Spurway 18:16, Karen Neal 23:48, Sharon Fahy 23:49, Glenys Rosser 23:49, Helen Roberts 25:22 and Liz Gregory 26:04, a great running (and shopping) trip all round.

On the local scene on Sunday 94 runners members enjoyed a run around Lake Canobolas. Sally Kitto, Nell Vidler, Moyia Vidler and Noah Whiteley all found a new one kilometre loop. Over the three kilometre loop Liz Simpson and Nicole Williamson (13:04) were the fastest finishers just ahead of Ella Lamrock (14:46). Of the guys Noah Lamrock (13:27) led the charge, with Paul Centofanti (13:59) working hard for second spot and Joshua Gray (14:18) picking up third. New member David Searle (20:58) scorched around the two lap 6km course, to be a clear winner from Anthony Ellison (23:32) and Mark Chapman (25:33). Meg Reeves (24:02) was in top spot for the ladies, with Jessie Dean (26:01) and Karyn Vardanega (28:29) taking the place positions in the competitive distance. Young Jessica McGreal was the overall winner doing the 3km run in (25:50).

On a cool Wednesday afternoon and with school holidays on overall numbers (72) were down slightly for the Elephant Park 3 lap challenge, with four members beating their previous Personal Best. Those improving on their PB’s were:  Andrew McCauley 4s, Karyn Vardanega 8s, Hugh Daintith 13s and Jessie Tudor 35s. Hugh Daintith was the overall winner on the day after his PB inspired run saw his time reduced to (12:07). He will soon be gunning for his brother Jack, who again recorded the fastest time overall, running a quick (10:29) for the 3 laps. The improving Jessie Dean was only seconds from last weeks PB running (11:42) to be the fastest female.

On Sunday the run is at Elephant Park and is the relay, where you are drawn out in pairs. For the relay you complete 1 lap at a time and 3 laps overall.

Please dress up in fluoro colours, the brightest dressed person will receive a prize.  There will be a free BBQ afterwards, however we are asking that people place a coin donation in Ella Lamrock’s tin (she is collecting for Children with Cancer).  Ella is hoping to have a hairdresser at the BBQ to cut her hair off, so please attend and support her.

We would be grateful if people could please start arriving at Elephant Park around  8.30 am to get registered for the relay.  We want to be in a position to start the event at 9.00 and to do that everyone has to have their names registered and teams announced.  Prizes will be for the fastest team, the handicap winning team and then there will be 3 lucky prizes.

The people who have ordered new training tops, please collect your order from Jane as soon as possible. The payment of $20 is required at the time of collection.

ORC Members @ the Blackmores Running Festival 2015

ORC Members @ the Blackmores Running Festival 2015