Lenehan and a host of kids get the Easter chocolates
Article by Matt Dean
Last Easter Sunday saw more emphasis on chocolate than running. Being a long weekend numbers were down a little and the unpredictable weather also made the decision not to brave the elements a little easier. With only a 2.6k or 5.2k run on offer it wasn’t long before the main event ‘The Egg Hunt’ began. With the majority of runners on the day being kids, their pockets were full in no time. The handicap winner on the day was Meg Lenehan who ran the 5.2k in 30:28. Amber Rich was the first female home followed by Estelle and Jessie Dean. For the men Mitch Essex was first across the line with Daryl Roweth and John Connolly a couple of minutes behind. Over the 2.6k course Kerrie Lindsay held off Alison Spurway and Michelle Whiteley while Nick Roweth blitzed the field in a time of 10:22 with Nicholas Thomas and Gary Penrose to follow.
Wednesday’s handicap saw a slight change of the starting point, the run now begins with an immediate decline which helps get the legs up to speed from the outset. However this also made the finishing straight a little longer which took a few by surprise. The handicap winner was Maddy Triggs in a time of 16:30, a Pb of 1 minute. Others to post a personal best were Luka Mihalich 4 seconds,
Tiffany Roweth 1 minute 6 seconds and Rosie Corcoran 3 minutes 25 seconds.
With the school cross country events getting closer our juniors are really starting to pick up the pace. To help acknowledge your child or children’s achievements please record their efforts in writing and forward on to Matt Dean either on a Wednesday or Sunday over the coming weeks. The kids get a lot of confidence out of hearing their name read out in front of the club or seeing a write up in the paper. Good luck to all those trialling over the next week or two.
For anyone looking at getting in an extra group run, the 6:30 Saturday morning run is still very popular; distances vary from 5k to 20k+. See Frank Ostini for more details regarding this run or turn up at Elephant Park on Saturday morning’s ready for a 6:30 start.
The Australian Running Festival will be held on 13 and 14 April and as usual the Orange Runners Club will once again show great representation in the 5 and 10k and the half and full marathon. For those who intend on dining out with fellow club members on the Saturday night whilst in Canberra please see John Moss tomorrow to book your seat.
The AGM was held on Thursday night and new positions and projects for the club over the next twelve months will be printed in next week’s article.
This Sunday the club will be tackling the undulating Bulgas Road Course with a choice in distance of 3, 5 or 10k. Most importantly remember that daylight savings officially ends at 3:00am on Sunday morning so wind your clock back before bed on Saturday night.