CWD 30 Jan 2016 : Lachlan over hill and dale ahead of Logan
Almost 100 runners again on Sunday taking on the Challenging Kinross course with a steady stream of people working their way up that first big hill. The boys led the charge in the two km run with Lachlan Ross (9:58) being the fastest just ahead of Logan Whiteley (10:33) and John Keegan (10:52). It was also a tight contest amongst the girls with Grace Srzich (11:28) getting the first spot in front of Tanya Connolly (11:58) and Sue Dean (12:23), who just got the better of daughter Lucy Dean. In the 3km Hugh Corcoran (15:48) scored a narrow three second win over an impressive James Dean, while Hugh Daintith (16:02) also did well on the climb to grab third spot. Of the girls Freya Keegan (15:11) recorded the fastest time which also gave her the overall win on the day. Bonnie Keegan (15:54) was second and Chelsea Gregor (16:08) came in third.
A very strong performance over the 4.8km distance from the girls at the front of the field with Amber Rich (21:55) just in front of Kinisha Roweth (23:05) and Karen Neal (25:33) securing third spot. Jackson Boucher (25:21) got the win in the guys run, as he led home John Connolly (26:59) and the timing guru Michael Sharp.
Nathan Sutherland (37:13) was a clear cut winner over the 9.1km journey ahead of the trail running trio of David Ross (40:25), Mitchell Essex (40:38) and a surprisingly not to jet lagged Iain McLean (40:55). Leanne Corcoran (42:19) led the girls home, with Ursula Wilson (44:52) in second place and Estelle Dean (45:23) third.
On Wednesday night 15 very keen mud runners and our dedicated executive committee and time keeper turned out for a bit of splash and dash around Elephant Park. Considering the conditions some great times were recorded with Nathan Sutherland again leading the way with a personal best time of 10:13. New member Julio Cesar Adolfo (12:09) ran a huge two minute fourteen second personal best as well, in a very impressive performance. Ursula Wilson (12:41) was the fastest of the brave ladies to tackle the wet. Overall winner for the night was Bailey Harvey (14:07), with a very consistent run.
Don’t forget the Colour City Running Festival (Feb 27-28) is coming and there is an event for everyone, runners and walkers are encouraged to enter for a fun morning of healthy exercise (2km junior challenge, 5km, 10km, 21.1km or 42.2km). A reminder to all schools in the Orange area to get your teams organised to take on the Schools challenge.
Also the committee is now looking for volunteers to help out during this event. There will be a book at club runs to put your name down and if you want to compete as well that is ok you can just put a note next to your name so the committee can work around that and allocate you to a time or day to suit.
This week the Sunday run is at Stagecoach Road (out Icely Road, crossing the bypass) starting at the regular time of 9am.
Written by Kinisha
Information provided by Daryl