Runners scale volcanic challenge
Article by Daryl Roweth
A great weekend with many club members running the Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge on Sunday morning. As well many members assisted with the running of this great event. Congratulations to Russell Tym and all involved. We had a lot of placegetters in the various categories as I have listed below:
Female under 12 – second Grace Srzich and third Olivia Goodlock, under 14 – second Xanthe Keegan, 15-17 – First Kinisha Roweth, 18-19 – third Stephanie Harrison, 20-29 – second Naomi Boynton, 30-39 – first Meg Reeves, 40-49 – third Leanne Corcoran.
Male under 12 – first Lachlan Ross, under 14 – first Gabe Colla, under 16 – first Jack Daintith, 40-49 – third Jared Sullivan, 50-59 – third Mark Chapman, 70 plus – first Basil Baldwin, second Brian Sharp, third Brian Rix.
Jared Sullivan was the fastest club member with a 57:43 while Meg Reeves was our fastest lady and third fastest female overall with a 61:25.
Wednesday night at Elephant Park saw almost 100 members running the course with again a number of personal bests being run including Sabrina Manickam 09s, Kate Thornton 16s, Cooper Bennett 17s, Jason Hamling 17s, Donna Read 5s, Naomi Boynton 4s, Kate Hook 26s, Maddi Hook 1m9s & Wendy Dibble 5s.
Fastest times were set by Jack Daintith (10:25) and Meg Reeves (10:50) while Maddi Hook’s PB saw her declared the overall winner with an overall time of 15:45.
A reminder to all, that runners are required to stay on the left side of the pathway at Elephant Park and we request that parents ensure that younger children understand this for the safety of all runners.
Also this year’s membership fees are now due, so please fill out a registration form which is available on the website or from one of the committee members and make your small payment to ensure you can run with the club.
The AGM will be held at Anson Street School at 6.00 p.m. (prompt) on Friday 10 April 2015. Pizza will be ordered in, however as with previous years if you can bring a plate to share would be appreciated. All positions will be declared vacant and if you would like to take an active role in ORC in some way we are happy to hear from you. There are quite a few positions which need to be filled so please consider if you are in a position to help out. The OCCRF will also be presenting their financial statement and summary of the festival. Remember, the AGM is your chance to voice your opinion on anything… please come along and support your club.
This weekend the Sunday run is at Lake Canobolas at 9am and will include an Easter egg hunt. So if your not going away the Lake sounds like a fun way to start your Easter Sunday.