CWD 6 Feb 2016 : Bumper field well on track
Stagecoach Road was the venue for Sunday’s run and a nice day for running saw some 90 odd runners tackle the slightly undulating course (Thank you John Betts).
It was good to see the majority of runners tackle the longer distances, includes a small hill and with a staggered start, everyone seemed to enjoy the run.
Sam Wilson (10:13) and Cameron Ross (11:59) sped over the 2km course with ease. Banjo and Henry Reeves (50:20) are down as completing the short distance also but actually got to do the scenic 8.5km journey with their hardworking mum, Meg pushing them all the way. Not to be outdone Dad, Adam, just ran out there from town (some 23km) and also completed the 8.5km to top things off.
Ella Lamrock (15:39) was the pacesetter in the 3km run and she was followed home by Tanya Connolly (17:24) and Denise Quinlan (29:12) was third. Of the boys, Bailey Penrose (17:12), just pipped his dad Craig (17:16), while Finn Scott (21:52) was a little farther behind in third spot.
Leanne Corcoran (22:09) was the fastest runner over the 5km distance, with the places in the ladies filled by the two consistent performers Karen Neal (25:12) and Lily Craig (27:23). Of the guys Jack Daintith (23:38) was the quickest, finishing in front of William Homer (23:45) and David Craig (23:54).
In the long run (8.5km) the pace was on out front with Nathan Sutherland (33:59) able to keep ahead of Anthony Ellison (35:35) and David Ross (35:42). The best of the ladies over this distance was Ursula Wilson (40:07), with Alice Hawthorn (43:14) and Alicia Ross (48:31) rounding out the place getters. Anna Daintith was the overall winner completing the 5km in 50 minutes.
Some great performances were put in from club members at the recent NSW Athletics Country Championships.
The girls competed in the same age group 30 – 39 with results including:
Nicole Williamson came First in the 800m and Third in the 1500m.
Liz Simpson was Second in the 1500m and 3000m.
Carrie Williamson was Third in the 3000m and Fourth in the 1500m.
Mitch Williamson, competing in the Open division, was Second in the 800m and Third in the 1500m.
John West competing in the 60 – 69 age group recorded a great time of 20:24.16 in winning the 3000m race walk, while finishing Third, Fifth and Sixth in Javelin, Shot Put and Hammer Throw respectively.
Brian Rix tackling the competitive 70+ category was a winner in the 1500m, 3000m and 5000m, finished Second in the 400m and 800m and Fourth in the 200m. He also finished Third in the Shot Put, Hammer and Javelin and Fourth in the Discus.
On Wednesday night at Elephant Park, Nathan Sutherland (11:14) again finished top of the charts leading home the almost one hundred strong field, while Amber Rich (11:47) was the quickest of the girls. Hugh Thornhill (11:34) ran a 27 second Personal Best to secure the overall win, while other PB’s were ran by James Dean 1m32s, Dougald Hook 1m59s, Michelle Lang 1m20s, and Will Thornhill 25s.
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).
|Event prizes include
|Fridge from Electrolux plus 1 hours vouchers for flipout
|10 x $50 sports store vouchers plus 1 hours vouchers for flipout
|Large hamper from agrestic grocer, plus hampers from huntley berry farm
|Case of wine from Printhie plus 2 x $50 vouchers from ANL and hampers from huntley berry farm
|Memberships to Pilates and Movement Therapy Studio for first to local runners
|year membership to first two local half marathon runners
Each Team Challenge also includes a Perpetual Shield for the winning team.
Also the committee is now looking for volunteers to help out during this event. So please put your name and the time you are available to help out in the book that is at each club run.
This weeks run is at the Pinnacle starting at 9am near the Picnic area.
Written by Kinisha
Information provided by Daryl