Orange dominates in Forbes

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Last Sunday a lage contingent of Orange Runners Club members made the trek across to Forbes to participate in their annual Rotary Charity Fun Run. We were presented with great weather and a picturesque 7km track around the lakes.


Mitch Williamson, Tom Gleeson and Brett Rosser won the open men’s division with Christine Wolfson, Laura Wolfson and Nichole Williamson taking out the ladies open. Orange Runners Club members dominated all remaining classes with many winning their age categories.


Last week Jane Fairgrieve was presented her certificate for a massive 800 runs. She just scraped in attaining this record prior to the extended holiday, tremendous effort.


In other news; Mike Cooper and John West recently traveled to Adelaide to compete in The Australian Veteran Titles.

52-Year-Old Mike came 2nd in the 8 Km Cross Country event in 35 minutes and 3rd in the 5 Km event in 20.06 minutes.

John West competed in two “Time Trial” Cycle events.

He Came 4th in the 17 Km and 6th in the 51 Km.


On Wednesday 100 turned up for our Elephant Park mid-week run. Aaron Woolley ran the 3km course in a blistering 9:55 with Tristan Harrison running 10:09.

The handicap winner was Martin Ryan.


Although there were many P.B.’s reported a mix up with the reports has occurred so they cannot be announced.


Efforts are now underway for the 2012 Orange Colour City Running Festival. Our successful charity for this event will be the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Orange Branch, whose members are keen to be involved with duties on the day. Two meetings have been held and the next is 8th November, 7pm at the Hotel Canobolas Board Room. Helpers are still needed to successfully run this event and all are welcome.


Tomorrow we will be gathering at Clergate School for a 3, 5 and 10K run.

James Hennessy