Lights, camera, action for club
Article by Daryl Roweth
Last Sunday saw a miserable morning of misty rain and a cold breeze but it was warmed up by around 60 Orange Runners’ Club members turning up in their bright Orange Runners’ Club or Running Festival Tee Shirts, to do a promotional shoot for the ‘I am keen are you keen’ advertisement for the Running Festival 2014.
This completed, Frank presented PT Brett Sammut, with his 100 run certificate.
When the starter said ‘go’, the pace was on, as runners set out around the Gosling Creek track. Long distance regular, Leanne Corcoran (11.22) showed her pacey side over the 2.3k 1 lap course to beat home young gun Ella Lamrock (11.38) and Abby Dean (14.52).
Brandon Connolly (11.05) cruised through the one lap to finish just ahead of Liam Sharp (12.50) and Frank Ostini (14.43) was third home.
Completing the 2 lap 4.6k run Liz Simpson (22.19) set the pace for the ladies to finish in front of the improving Jessie Dean (24.09) and mum Estelle Dean (25.50). The impressive Kyle Ostini had time to stop and do up his laces and still ran 19.56 for the 2 laps to clear out from the field. Andrew Brown (23.16) powered into second just ahead of Matt Dean (24.06) who is returning to running from injury.
Sue Dean (40.40) again led the way for the girls doing the long run (9.6K), with Kinisha Roweth (49.14) again running well over this testing course to finish ahead of Renai McArdle (52.49) who was the overall winner on the day.
Triathlete Jared Sullivan (38.27) worked his way to the front of the field to be the first male home, ahead of Iain McLean (39.35) and early leader Jack Daintith (40.08).
Wednesday night also saw a wet run were only 13 runners and Mr time keeper Michael Sharp and his offsider Frank Ostini (starter and placings) braving the conditions, that improved as the runners set off, but it was impossible to avoid the puddles of water on the track. Pocket Rocket, Ella Lamrock took off like her nickname suggests, to lead the pack start towards the first bridge. Jack Daintith posted the fastest run of 11.0 min. for the 3 laps, with Liz Simpson 11.30 and Anthony Daintith 11.38, not too far behind him. James Hennessy 14.53 was the overall winner and yes Kim Jarvis was one of the 13 runners there.
This weekend we will have a number of runners tackling the ‘City 2 Surf’. Some doing it for the first time and some regulars heading back again for another crack. Good luck to all and don’t forget to gather afterwards near the ‘O’ flag, to check in, have a group photo and discuss the journey just completed.
Also on Sunday for the runners not going to Sydney, this weeks run is at Elephant Park at the normal 9am start.