Sue betters her runs
Article by Daryl Roweth
A relatively quiet weekend on the competition running front, saw a large contingent of runners converge on the Jack Brabham fields for the Sunday Club run with around 90 recorded results on the day. Some runners felt the heat with a beautiful start to the day, but others thrived, with Glen Prestwidge (9:24) leading the way for the 1 lap 1.75km course. Not far behind was Hugh Daintith and John Hannan, while fourth placed Ethan McArdle (13:27) was quick enough to secure the overall handicap win. Madeleine Srzich (10:55) was the quickest female just 3 seconds ahead of Rebecca Prestwidge and Sidney Harvey was third with a mere 2 seconds between Sidney, Arabella and Cassie Harvey. In the 3.5km race Jack Daintith (14:19) was easily the fastest finishing ahead of Lawson Hamling and John Connolly. Kate Thornton (18:11) was the fastest female ahead of Grace Srzich and Tanya Connolly completing the top three spots. Returning to running after a great Carcoar Marathon, Iain McLean (21:48) powered clear of the impressive Jim Rich and a strong finishing David Craig. Amber Rich again ran a strong race with a 22:59 time over 5.25km which saw her just ahead of Ursula Wilson, while Pip Farquharson was third.
Nathan Sutherland was again way out ahead of the field with a 26:57 for the 7km run. Peter Mueller and Anthony Daintith lead the charge of the chasing pack. Of the ladies, Kinisha Roweth (39:20) showed fast early pace to lead home Amanda Gregor and Alison Spurway.
Wednesday night at Elephant Park saw around 80 runners tackle the course with a number of runners beating their Personal Best. Sally Kitto 54s, Nathan Garton 4s, Kate Kramer 6m8s, Chris Cameron 42s, Gabe Colla 15s, Molly Cameron 22s, Sophie Burton 27s, Jason Hamling 13s, Jennifer McLean 21s all setting PB’s while Keegan Wilson did a fantastic best time of 23:50. Fastest runner of the night was Nathan Sutherland with a time of 10:18. Nicole Williamson was the fastest female with a very consistent time of 12:00, which included three 4:00 minute laps. Sue Betts was the overall winner on the night and again it was a consistent 3 laps giving Sue a time of 18:37.
A strong performance from John West at the recent Gold Coast Pan Pac Masters Games saw him secure second place in the 3000m walk in a time of 21:55, and first place in the 5000m track walk (36:10) and also in the 10km Road Walk (1:19:42). John also competed in many of the throwing events finishing just outside the placings. A great result John.
This year the Christmas Party and Awards night is on the 29th of November at Nashdale Hall. Cost is $10 for a family and $5 for individuals. Please get your money and names to the executive ASAP. The final date for nominations for ‘Junior Runner of the Year’ and ‘Runner of the Year’ will be accepted is next Wednesday, 19 November. Could you please ensure that all nomination forms are received by any Committee member by that date.
Also the 2015 Running Festival Committee are looking for people to assist with some of the minor roles. Please contact either one of the Festival or Runners Club Committee members for more information or visit the web site www.orangecolourcityrunningfestival.com.au
This Sunday will see the club run at Bulgas Road. An enjoyable run with a few undulations and a great finish and as always there will be a range of distances usually 3, 5 and 10km.