CWD 5th October 2019
Another big weekend for Runners Club members with trail runs, fun runs and club runs.
At the Blue Mountains, John Betts and Lauren Beels kicked things off at the Hounslow Classic 10km trail run which appeared to be more like 14km, with John finishing in 2h44m and Lauren 3h31m. Noel Annett powered through the half marathon at Hounslow in the fantastic time of 3h13m.
At the Wagga Lake fun run, young star Milla Jurd was outstanding in the 5km event finishing first female overall in a super time of 24:12. Mum, Kelly, also turned in a great effort in the 10km run, to finish in a time of 59:30.
At Sundays Club run at Bulgas Road Tanya Connolly was recognised for her massive 700 club runs, while Kietta Raye Behrendorff 75 runs and Claire Blair 25 runs were also awarded.
58 starters took on the various distances at Bulgas with the first three finishers over each distance:
3km female – Pip Martin 17:21, Olivia Martin 21:52 and Claire Gates 22:17.
Male – Jack Daintith 13:31, Angus Martin 21:17 and Brian Penrose 22:58.
5km female – Claire Blair 29:21, Tanya Connolly 29:30 and Janet Martin 30:13.
Male – Daryl Roweth 24:57, John Connolly 26:27 and Greg Shaptor 30:31.
10km female – Kelly Gleeson 55:37, Bec Davis 59:18 and Karen Mudge 59:43.
Male – Connor Whiteley 43:52, Paul Anderson 52:33 and Blake Gleeson 54:32.
14km female – Renai McArdle 1:35:07 and Alicia Anlezark 1:35:24.
Male – Sam Harma 1:03:13, Anthony Daintith 1:14:00 and Phil Cranney 1:22:08.
Overall handicap winner was Kim Roweth who did a solid 39:27 for the 5km distance.
The Trail Hustlers also held the Mount Arthur trail run on Sunday at Wellington. There was a good turn out with Warwick Blackwell 1:30 leading the way over the testing 12km track, followed by Ian Spurway 1:41, Alison Spurway 2:06, David Ross 2:07 and Peter Regan 2:12.
Over the 6.5km distance Jai Anlezark was the quickest in 58:26, ahead of his dad, Kim 1:07, Cameron Ross 1:09, Brian Sharp 1:23, Marie Regan 1:29, Tina Kiho 1:45, Leanne Jarmen 1:58, Sue Betts 2:04, John Betts 2:06 and Alicia Ross 2:06.
On Wednesday at Elephant Park 66 runners members enjoyed the beautiful weather while running their laps with the track heating up with the speedster Connor Whiteley setting the pace with a sizzling time of 9:01. He was followed by Hugh Daintith 11:24 and James West 11:29 having a tight tussle for second spot. For the ladies the strong running Amber Rich 11:33 was the quickest closely followed by Liz Simpson 12:04 and Leanne Corcoran 12:21.
Carl Smith ran a 28s personal best to secure the overall handicap win with his three lap time of 19:43. Also picking up PB’s were George Hogg 26s, Oscar Meek 7s, Milla Jurd 2s and Kelly Jurd 31s.
Karen Mudge was recognised for completing 25 club runs.
A footnote for runners as a not to be named runner tried to take a superman dive in trying to get ahead of her opponents, but actually tripped on one of the exposed rocks on the track. Said runner dusted themselves off and completed the run. A timely warning to be aware of your running surroundings.
The trail run scheduled for this Sunday at Kinross Forest has unfortunately been cancelled.
The Sunday Club run is at Gosling Creek, starting at 9am (daylight savings time).
The club is looking for nominations for ‘runner of the year’ and ‘junior runner of the year’, so please think about nominating someone you think deserves recognition for their performances during the last 12 months.
Reminder that next Sunday October 12 will see the Forbes Running Festival with events from 5km to the Half Marathon.
Entries are open for the Orange Running Festival, to be held on the weekend of March 7th and 8th 2020.
For more information on events and results, please check out the website ‘www.orangerunners.com.au’ or the facebook page.
Information provided by Daryl Roweth