2016 World titles for Brian
Kinross Forrest was the venue for this week’s Sunday run and two brothers fought out the 2km race, up and down the hill, while a mother and daughter combination took out the 2km and 4.8km race respectively. Young gun Matthew Homer (9:14) had too much pace for older brother Phillip (9:50) in the 2km race to run clear of the Ross brothers, Cameron and Lachlan (14:40). Matthew also picked up the overall win on the day for his efforts. Denise Rich (12:45) led the way for the ladies with Emily Sammut (15:00) finishing second and Denise Quinlan and Carol Donlan (21:22) sharing third.
Amber Rich didn’t want mum showing her up when she ran a quick 22:21 to be the fastest lady over 4.8km, while Alicia Ross (26:46) came in second and Michelle Srzich (28:23) just snuck into third spot ahead of daughter Grace (28:43). Jack Daintith (20:42) was the fastest of all running the 4.8km journey, as he led home the strong running Sota Kuroki (22:56) and Noah Lamrock (24:06). Noah’s sister Ella, did her own thing running 5.5km and recording a time of 26:12 to win her own race. Racing over the out and back longer course of 9km a field of 30 runners hit the track with Jared Sullivan (36:44) setting the fastest time just ahead of the equally impressive Iain McLean (37:03). Adam Reeves beat a strong field for third spot running a time of 43:09. Adam’s other half Meg Reeves (39:26) powered along to first spot in the ladies long run, keeping Leanne Corcoran (41:47) at bay, while Madison Macpherson (52:54) captured third place. Course wizard, Mike Cooper, did his own thing as well, as his mix of 4.8km and 9km course gave him a total distance of 10.7km which he completed in a time of 57:10.
On a shocking Wednesday, that saw temperatures all day in the minus, with the chill / wind factor and drizzling rain and some snow falling, 32 runners and walkers braved these conditions to complete the Wednesday ritual of running this course. Congratulations to these guys, especially the ones that are out on the track a bit longer than most, as well as our organising and timing crew. Congratulations on your commitment. Lauren Kerwick (11:03) and Charlotte Simmons (11:08) were the fastest while Ricky Bangert (11:49) was the quickest of the guys. Courtesy of her fastest time Lauren was also awarded overall winner on the night.
One exciting result from recent weeks, was our own Brian Sharp who is already qualified for 2015 Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide in October, he has now defended his NSW Duathlon title in Penrith and is now qualified for the 2016 World titles as well, this time to be held in Aviles, Spain.
This weekend will see many local runners venture to Sydney to tackle the famous City to Surf race and we look forward to reporting on these next week.
Locally, the club run is scheduled for the Endeavour Oval version of the Elephant Park run which is always a nice change up from the Wednesday loops. Good luck to all and hopefully the weather is a little kinder to our runners.
Information provided by Daryl Roweth