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With the icy cold weather well and truly here for a while it tends to bring the truly committed runners out of their warm houses on a Sunday morning. 64 runners and walkers did just that last Sunday at a slightly breezy Bargwanna Rd.

Anthony Daintith pushed himself despite still feeling slightly unwell, to get in the 3k’s and be the first man finished in 13 minutes and finishing in front of the consistent Gary Penrose and John West. Powerhouse Lily Craig took out the girls’ short distance in front of Danielle Syme and Judy Tarleton.

In the 5k, speedsters, Tristan Harrison and Alistair Merrifield broke the 20 minute mark with Tristan winning the day by a minute and club president Frank Ostini charging home only just outside the 20 minutes. It was again the ladies who had a battle royal in the 5k with Liz Simpson completing the challenging out and back course a mere 3 seconds ahead of Amber Rich. The winning time of 21m 28s saw the talented Laura Auberson pushed back to 3rd in this competitive category.

Not many runners were keen to battle the conditions twice to complete the 10k, although as always, Brad Simmons looked comfortable as he worked his way through the field of runners early and then ran away to a 43.41minute effort 1 minute ahead of the fast finishing Mark Delaney. Daryl Roweth, Estelle Dean (first and only woman to tackle the tough 10k on the day) and her hubby Matt were next home, all finishing together at around 46.50minutes.

Wednesday night saw another good roll up with 78 runners hitting the start line and one of the promising young runners in Noah Lamrock winning the night and running a very smart 13.1 for the 3 lap course.

Some outstanding PB’s were set also with Jessie Dean 17 seconds, Jesse Chapman 48 seconds, Ella Lamrock 25 seconds, Brooke Martin 1 minute 21 seconds, Russell Tym 3 seconds, Lily Craig 3 seconds.

Good luck to the runners heading to the Gold Coast this weekend in whatever events you are running in, it should be a little warmer up there which should help the performances.

The girls have organised a weekend away – The Blackmore’s Sydney Running Festival September 15th & 16th. I have been told to mention that what happens in Sydney on the weekend stays Sydney. If you are interest put you name on the list at runners or contact Karen Snare or Pam Fullgrabe. A great time is usually had with running, shopping and dinner on the list.

A new order for long sleeve club shirts is being arranged please see Frank Ostini if you are interested.

A reminder that Charity Application are now out for the Orange Colour City Running Festival being held February 22nd to 24th February, 2013.  Email colourcityrunningfestival@gmail,com or call into Dept. of Sport and Rec for a form. Check out the Orange Colour City Running Festival Facebook page for all the gossip.

Have you entered for Mudgee or Dubbo yet? Time is running out.  Next Sundays run is at Gosling Creek with a 10am start and distances of 2.3k, 4.6k and 9.6k on offer.