Daintith turns the tables
Article by Kinisha Roweth
Sixty one Orange Runners Club members took to the path around Sir Jack Brabham Park on Sunday with many fine results achieved. Jack Daintith (6.32) reversed last week’s result, with a 5 second gap back to Mitchell Cooper over the 1 lap 1.75km distance. Young Logan Whiteley was not too far away in 3rd place. Of the ladies doing the 1 lap Emily Pell (8.26) was first home ahead of Abby Dean and Tanya Connolly.
Choosing to do the 2 lap, 3.5k course, 3 of the younger brigade lead the way with Kinisha Roweth (16.30) finishing ahead of Lily Craig and Jessie Dean. For the men Craig Penrose (17.30) proved too consistent for John Connolly and Liam Coulson-Knight. This weeks handicap winner, Thomas Millist was clearly fastest over the 3 laps in a time of 23.03 and finishing in front of the consistent John Bowmer and Brian Rix. Dani Syme (29.12) was the quickest lady over the 5.25km (3 lap)course. Ellie Williams and Glenys Rosser were 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Brad Simmons (26.24) powered to the front in the 7km run to pull away from the talented Nathan Sutherland and in third place Anthony Daintith. In the ladies Amber Rich (30.52) again finished at the front of the field with Estelle Dean and Kim Jarvis filling the placings.
On Wednesday night a small crew ran in warm conditions with no Personal Bests recorded. John Betts ran a very solid 14.16 to win the handicap prize while, Mitch Williamson 10.51 and Connor Whiteley 10.52 vied for the fastest 3 laps. Alistair ‘Kiwi’ Merrifield was recognised for completing 200 club runs with a certificate marking this achievement.
With time ticking down and our two major recipients (2nd Orange Scouts, Rural Fire Service) are getting ready for the Orange Colour City Running Festival event. You too should be in readiness. That’s right it is almost Christmas, than New Years, Australia Day and on to the 22nd and 23rd February, 2014 and the Running Festival. We have events for all from 2km right through to the Marathon, you can find out more at: www.orangecolourcityrunningfestival.com.au”
For our Runners Club members please see Lynda Chapman and organise your donation of a prize for an age group. The prizes for the age groups have traditionally been donated by the ORC members. Please get you gift in as soon as possible.
This Sunday the run is at Clergate School and given the current weather we remind all members to keep hydrated, before during and after your run.
The next 2 Wednesday runs will not be held due to them falling on Christmas Day and New Years Day. There will be a run on Sunday the 29th of December at Lake Canobolas.
Just like to wish all our Runners Club members and their families, a safe and enjoyable Christmas / New Year and look forward to seeing everybody back on the running tracks in 2014.