Youngsters set pace around short track
The Sunday club run this week was at Gosling Creek, along the old course, with a number of great results achieved. Two young guns were the fastest around the one lap 2.3km course, with Logan Whiteley (11:07) overall quickest and Ella Lamrock (11:27) not far behind and fastest of the girls. Joy Harvey (13:23) came in second behind Ella, with Caitlin Edmonstone (13:29) only seconds behind in third spot. Daniel McCauley (14:38) just beat home Brian Penrose (14:55) for the second male finisher. Young Flynn Thornton (18:18) was the first of the Thornton family home, finishing fourth male and securing the overall win on the day.
Regular speedster Jack Daintith (18:47) was a clear winner over the two lap 4.6km course, while Liz Simpson (20:21) got the better of Amber Rich by just 3 seconds. Karen Neal (23:48) outlasted Lily Craig to finish in third. Of the guys David Craig (22:19) finished second to Jack, while Jackson Boucher (24:00), just nudged out Hugh Daintith and Andrew McCauley by two and six seconds respectively, for third spot. Of the many starters in the long run, Brad ‘Comrades’ Simmons stood out, with a time of 38:39 for the 9.6km distance. Mark Chapman (41:39) came in a clear second, while ‘dad’ Daryl Roweth (42:47) managed to shuffle into third spot. Meg Reeves (42:43) was again the standout lady as she led home promising young runner Caitlyn Broadfoot (47:33) and Jessica Richards (48:57).
Congrats again to John West who came in second in the 55 – 64 age category at the NSW Athletics Short Walks competition at Leichardt finishing in a time of 35:24.
On a cool Wednesday evening with the hint of light rain, 80 runners took on the Elephant Park 3 lap challenge with fast laps and personal bests recorded. Jack Daintith again was at the top of the speed chain with his laps taking 10:25 to complete. Of the ladies, young Caitlyn Broadfoot continued her impressive form, with a great personal best inspired 12:04 to be the fastest. Personal Bests were recorded by: Hugh Daintith 11s, Norma Bradley 7s, Darcy Hamling 16s, Caitlyn Broadfoot 1m4s, John Keegan 38s, Chris Hayward 4s, Kim Broadfoot 42s, Fiona Montgomerie 20s and Lea Dally 1m8s. Anthony Daintith is chasing both boys now as he picked up the overall win running a consistent 12:48.
Attention Ladies. The ladies only trip to Sydney Blackmores Running Festival weekend (September 19/20) is fast approaching. Sharon Fahy is taking names for a weekend of fun, laughter, shopping and maybe running. If you want to join this fun crew or want more information about what’s involved you need to talk to Sharon now.
On Saturday there will be an opportunity at Elephant Park between 2pm and 5pm, for you to swap your timing tags over to the new ones. So please rock up with your old chip and the guys will sort you out and have you on your way in no time at all and this will assist with the change to the new system.
On that note the club still needs more people to put their hands up to learn the new system. Please think about helping out your club and taking a bit of pressure off our regular timing guru’s.
This Sundays run is at the Botanic Gardens, which is a great venue for the family with anything from 1 to 5 laps of the 1.6km course providing a distance for everyone.
Information provided by Kinisha Roweth