Mitch Williamson tops off sensational season
Article by Kinisha Roweth
The Runners Club Christmas Party was held last weekend at Nashdale Hall and from all reports a good time was had by all.
Mitch Williamson took out the ‘Runner of the year award’ after a stellar season, where he had so many great results and highlights that they got exhausted reading them out. Charlotte Simmons picked up the ‘junior runner of the year’ after an outstanding season of achievements. Kim Jarvis (Wednesday runs) and Gary Taylor (overall) again picked up most consistent runner awards, while John West was awarded the most improved over 55 runner. Craig Penrose was the most improved runner making great gains over the season and his family picked up the major door prize as well and will enjoy a trip to Sydney. Graham Fahy picked up the Presidents award for his hardworking efforts.
Michael Sharp also picked up an award recognising his volunteering efforts with the club.
After Saturday night 40 ORC members backed up for the Sunday morning exercise at Endeavour Park with Aimee Coulson-Knight and Alison Spurway declared joint handicap winners. Alison completed the 2.6km one lap in a time of 16:03 with Aimee just behind her finishing in 16:46.
Finishing first in the 1 lap race was Liam Sharp (9:16) who finished clear of Charlie Coulson-Knight and Michael Sharp. Of the ladies Jane Fairgrieve (13:56) collected line honours in front of Megan Coulson-Knight and Lynda Chapman.
A hot field in the men’s 2 lap 5.2km run saw Nathan Sutherland (19:41) just ahead of Anthony Ellison and Iain McLean. Sue Dean (22.23) led the way in the girls to finish in front of the improving Ursula Wilson and young gun Ella Lamrock.
A small turn out on a warm Wednesday afternoon saw Mitch Essex (11:28) set the fastest time as a host of young runners were in the first 10 finishers. Jack Daintith, Charlotte Simmons, Ella Lamrock, Noah Lamrock, Lily Craig and Katherine Lindsay all kicking up the dust as they sped around the track. Overall winner on the night was Eidan Monks who completed the 3 laps in 17:40.
The Orange Colour City Running Festival is only 11 weeks away. Now is the time to get yourself organised for the events. Details at www.orangecolourcityrunningfestival.com.au.
Unfortunately the community bootcamp that was to be held (today) this Saturday 7th at Elephant Park has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Hopefully it will launch in January at a date yet to be confirmed.
This weeks Sunday run is at Berrilee Forrest with a 4km and an 8.1km run.