The importance of a good stretch
Cooler conditions greeted competitors at Lake Canobolas on Sunday morning following several weeks of hot temps. With the recent dryer weather, the course was redesigned to enable use of the road below the dam wall rather than running over the dam wall. There was the option of either 1 or 2 laps (3.3k or 6.6k) around the picturesque lake.
Jack Daintith was the first home in the 3.3k with a time of 14:08, followed by Connor Bright and David Craig. Amber Rich was the first lady home in 14:31 ahead of up and coming stars Lily Craig and Emily Pell. Brandon Connolly (26:42) and Rod Draper fought it out at the head of the 6.6k event, with Mitch Essex, Anthony Daintith and Alistair Merrifield fighting it out for the minor placings. Well done to Liz Simpson (30:28) showing some excellent form ahead of Sue Dean and Penny Chandler (both ladies preparing for the longer distances at the Running Festival). Well done to young Charlotte Simmons, completing the longer event in 35:01 and to Justin Stent for being the winner on the day.
On Wednesday the runners endured some thick air but that did not stop them from running the distance in speedy times. Three of our females had some great PB’s Caroline Triggs 1 minute 23 seconds, Georgia Ellis 9 seconds, Laura Auberson 6 seconds this PB by Laura saw her blist the track in 10:41 (perhaps we should start to check what the record is for the females at Elephant Park) Jessie Goodlock was named Wednesday’s winner. The new comer Ben Hutton was even quicker his second week in with the club and finished in 9: 31 not bad for someone just getting back into running. In the back ground Mike Cooper, Sharon Fahy and Russell Tym are posting some consistent times – must be training for the Running Festival. Congratulations to Brian Rix who was presented with a certificate for his 400 runs with the club.
Running is a fantastic way to keep fit, just as important is the stretching of those muscles. As part of the Colour City Running Festival Phyz X Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology will offer FREE Stretch Classes to Orange Runners Club members and to those that have already entered the Festival – all you have to do is turn up at Elephant Park for the first session on Wednesday 30th January, 2013 at 5.30pm – if you are a member of the club enjoy the 3km jog first.
Also for the betterment of the body Sportsman Warehouse are holding a special night on Thursday 31st January, 2013 from 6.00pm for a demonstration by Adam Wood on the new travel roller tool – stretching equipment, please RSVP to Shane Cantrill at Sportsman Warehouse as spaces a limited.
We are now four weeks out from the Orange Colour City Running Festival. The Festival is just one of those things that you have to be involved in, it will be memorable, it will be enjoyable and you will get a little exercise in the fresh air with some family members or friends. Go to orangecolourcityrunningfestival.com.au for details, for the school teams contact Judy at BUPA or for the Business Challenge see Pete at Pete’s Car Wash. For all the ORC members make sure you tick off you check list.
Tomorrows run will be at Bulgas Road with three distances on offer. Remember your timing tag.
If you are going to be around on Sunday 2nd February, 2013 the Tri – Club are looking for help with some marshalling see Frank if you can assist.