CWD : 7th October 2017
Last Sunday, the regular weekend run was held at Gosling Creek, where 80 runners had the choice of 2.3, 4.6 or 9.6K routes in a scenic location. The first 3 finishers by gender for each distance are as follows
2.3K – FemaleAmber Rich (11:12), Penny Chandler (12:14) and Tanya Connolly (14:18). Male: Logan Whiteley (11:26), Jamie Corcoran (12:12) and Craig Penrose (12:16).
4.6K– Female: Ella Lamrock (23:43), Alicia Ross (26:06) and Belinda MacCauley (26:43). Male: Rory Arthur (17:44), Iain McLean (20:22) and Hugh Daintith (20:52).
9.6K – Female: Leanne Corcoran (42:59), Ursula Wilson (45:28) and Tiffany McCormick (49:05). Male: Daryl Roweth (44:05), Mitch Essex (44:18) and David Ross (46:07).
A giant thumbs up to all who participated, Jenna Boucher was declared the winner. Organisers wish to thank the lead runners for ignoring the Parkrun course markings, for the the remaining ‘flock’ that followed them!
The Wednesday afternoon Elephant Park 3 lap handicap event saw 73 competitors take part in warm conditions. The fastest ladies were Eva Keegan (12:40), Ella Lamrock (12:49) and Ursula Wilson (13:05). The fastest men were Rikky Bangert (11:14), Iain McLean (11:15) and Huh Daintith (12:02). Fastest lap of the Elephant Park circuit was clocked by Iain McLean at 3:33 for his last lap. PB’s were achieved by Oliver McLean (13s), Cameron McLean (2:10), Jack Halls (2:54), Eva Keegan (1s), Anna Daintith (32s), and David White (37s). Well done to all who took part, Cameron McLean was declared the winner.
Spring is here, and with the weather warming up we have many exciting runs in scenic locations planned, with the monthly trail runs continuing. This Sunday sees the club back at the Botanic Gardens, where members have the choice of one through to six laps of the horticulturally themed course. Run will commence at 9am. This weekend sees the Forbes Running Festival, an event historically well attended by our members. The club wishes them all the best in their efforts at Forbes.
When running at Elephant Park, higher speeds and a crowded rack can present risk. It is important for runners to keep to the left, and try to pass on the right. Those who alternate between walking and running should be mindful of those approaching from behind should they suddenly slow down. Finally, the area is a public space, so runners should be mindful of members of the public (and dogs and children) who may be in the area.
Members should visit the club website on www.orangerunners.com.au for further details on these and upcoming events. Those interested in joining our club should visit the club website for further information.
See you on the trail
Photo of Beau Keegan (25 runs) & David Craig (600 runs)