CWD : 2nd December 2017

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Last Sunday, Orange Runners Club had its regular weekend run at Elephant Park, where 54 runners had the choice of 1-6 laps of the traditional 1.6km course. The first 3 finishers by gender for each distance are as follows:

1 Lap – Female: Kerrie Lindsay (8:31), Rosie Corcoran (12:40) and Abigail McLean (12:40). Male: Oliver Chandler-Sullivan (8:01), Cameron McLean (10:48) and Oliver McLean (12:43).

2 Laps – Female: Tanya Connolly (17:13), Belinda MacCauley (19:22) and Christie McGreal (22:54). Male: John Connolly (15:20), Craig Penrose (15:56) and Michael Sharp (16:55).

3 Laps –  Female: Amber Rich (22:16), Lily Craig (22:46) and Jessica McGreal (22:55). Male: Paul Stam (27:42) and Daryl Roweth (45:29).

4 Laps – Mixed: Alex Irwin (32:28), Bill Fairgrieve (36:24) and Ursula Wilson 54:57.

5 Laps – Female: Leanne Billington (49:06), Sally Manning (53:27) and Clarissa Lark (65:20)

6 Laps – Female: Leanne Corcoran (42:21), Jane Fairgrieve and Karen Neal (55:11). Male: Brad Simmons (42:06), Joel Kitto (45:10) and Matt Paton (45:47)

A big thumbs up to all who participated, Abigail McLean was declared the winner. Brad Simmons clocked the fastest lap of the day, circulating the 1.6km course in 6:45 on his 5th lap.
Externally, Adam Reeves took on the 30km run at Stromlo Running Festival, completing the event in 3:06, which is a fantastic effort. More locally, dozens of club members took on the Panorama Punish, a 6.2km run around the Mt Panorama Circuit. Member performances that are known to this author include the following: Mitch Williamson (21:19 – 1st overall!), Meg Reeves (26:25), Tim Murphy (27:21), Rikky Bangert (27:28), David Ross (28:10), Nicole Williamson (28:23), Elliot Bangert (28:57), Lachlan Ross (29:55), Hugh Daintith (29:57), Joel Broadfoot (29:57), Alistair Merrifield (30:17), Mike Cooper (30:19), Anthony Daintith (31:18), Jack Daintith (31:24), John Betts (31:32), Blake Gleeson (31:40),  Kelly Gleeson (33:59), David Gibson (34:01), David Nicholls (34:17), Fred Bangert (34:35), Greg Shapter (36:55), Kim Jarvis and Alison Spurway (37:30), Alicia Ross (38:06), Ethan McArdle (40:12), Maree Moss (41:26), Brian Rix (41:24), Kietta-Raye Shaw (41:27), Renai McArdle (42:04), Sue Betts (43:03), Adam Brackenridge (43:04), Nathan Weeks (42:51), Evan Briggs (42:51), Brett and Emily Sammut (44:56), Michelle and David Munn (45:17), Brian Penrose (46:22), Sharon Fahy and Glenys Rosser (47:35), Mel Bolton (47:41), Anna Daintith (49:34), Rebecca Halls (51:34), and Graham Fahy (55:53). Our sincere apologies if anyone was missed!

This Wednesday just passed saw the final leg of the Spring junior racing carnival. Winners by gender and age category are as follows:

Age 1-3: Male – Cooper Williamson, Female – Harriet Gibson

Age 4-6: Male – Thomas Gibson, Female – Jessica McGreal

Age 7-9: Male – Blake Gleeson, Female: Hannah Gross

Age 10-12: Male – Elliot Bangert, Female: Lily Bangert

Age 13-15: Male – Rikky Bangert, Female: Lily Craig

Age 16-18: Male – Noah Lamrock

After this, 50 competitors took part in the regular 3 lap handicap event, under overcast and sultry conditions. The fastest ladies were Penny Chandler (13:56), Kelly Gleeson (14:03) and Kim Jarvis (15:22). The fastest men were Tim Murphy (10:47), Dave Ross (12:02) and Adam Reeves (12:02). Fastest lap of the Elephant Park circuit was clocked by Tim Murphy at 3:32 for his final lap. PBs were achieved by Lily Craig, Tim Murphy, Elliot and Rikky Bangert (1s), Siri Flemming (13s), Kelly Jurd (29s) and Jack Flemming (15s). Well done to all who took part, Kelly Jurd was declared the winner.

This Sunday sees the club back at Elephant Park, where here will be a 1.6km sprint event at Elephant Park. Later in the day there is the annual Christmas Party for those who have registered. This coming Wednesday sees the regular 3-lap handicap event at 5pm.
Members should visit the club website on or our Facebook page for further details on these and upcoming events. Those interested in joining our club should visit the club website for further information.

Yours in running
Richard Eggleston

Photo of ORC Members @ Panorama Punish