CWD : 2nd June 2018

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It was with great sadness that club members learned of the passing of long term member John West this week. John was an active member of the club, joining in late 1978 when the club was but a few months old. Over 40 years, he amassed 1377 outings. In his more senior years, he transitioned from running to race walking, still keeping up with many joggers! John was well known to many club members and will be sorely missed. RIP old mate.

Last Sunday, Orange Runners Club held its regular weekly Sunday at Bulgas Rd, where 71 members had a choice of 3, 5, 10 and 14.4K routes, based on an out-and-back configuration. This location is one of the club’s hilliest outings considering total metres climbed, and the 14.4K is the club’s longest regular Sunday Run. The first 3 finishers by gender for each distance are as follows:

3K – Female: Amber Rich (13:02), Sophie Martin (14:30) and Pip Martin 14:53). Male: Cameron Ross (19:28), Cameron Harris (20:59) and Brian Penrose (22:53).

5K – Female: Alicia Ross (23:41), Ella Lamrock (25:52) and Kate Thornton (26:01). Male: Stephen Martin (21:27), Noah Lamrock (22:13) and David Ross (24:26).

10K – Jane Fairgrieve (1:06:35), Kim Jarvis (1:06:35) and Anna Daintith (1:06:57) Male: Anthony Daintith (45:36), Ian Spurway (47:56) and Michael Kennard (48:10).

14.4K – Ursula Wilson (1:13:46), Alison Spurway (1:23:29) and Rachel Wilkins (01:28:30). Male: Mitchell Essex (1:13:52), Daryl Roweth (1:14:20) and Mike Cooper (1:19:17).

A big thumbs up to all who participated, Flynn Thornton was declared the winner. Just before the Sunday Run, Mike Cooper was presented with his 600 run participation medal.

On Wednesday, 63 competitors took part in the regular 3 lap handicap event, just on dusk due to the shortening days, in a subzero windchill!  The fastest females were Leanne Corcoran (11:36), Ella Lamrock (12:54) and Lily Craig (13:04). The fastest men were Mitchell Williamson Anthony Daintith (11:28), Noah Whiteley (11:34) and Stephen Martin (11:34). PBs were achieved by Peter Hyde (20s), Claire Blair (23s) and Noah Whiteley (3s). Well done to all who took part, Michael Duncan was declared the winner.

This Sunday sees the club back at Clergate School for our regular Sunday Run where members can try 3K, 5K and 10K routes on a challenging course (especially the 10K). This coming Wednesday sees the start of the winter starting time of 4:45pm, with a mass start.

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