Right time to kickstart training
Article by Matt Dean
The ORC is very proud to announce a special welcome to the newest member of the club, Josephine Mary Kitto, born 6 May 2013. I understand that it has been a bumpy ride so far for Josephine and parents Joel and Sally, however the ORC is very pleased for you both and wishes your family all the best in this new chapter of life.
It may not feel like the best time to start training but with a number of popular runs scheduled for August and September now is the time to set a goal and register. I have listed a few events below that are generally very popular with the ORC.
The City2Surf Sunday 11 August 2013 www.city2surf.com.au – 14k fun run with 75,000 others a great atmosphere.
The Mudgee Running Festival 24-25 August 2013 www.mudgeetriclub.hwy.com.au – 5 & 10k at 3pm Saturday 24 August 2013 and half & full marathon 7am Sunday 25 August 2013. A good event for those who may be looking for their first half marathon.
The Dubbo Stampede Sunday 1 September 2013 www.dubbostampede.com.au – 5.5k, 10k and half marathon. A well run event that caters for all abilities.
The Bathurst Edgell Jog 7.5k Sunday 8 September www.bathurstedgelljog.org.au an undulating course, well represented by the ORC.
Last weekend a number of the Orange Runners made the early trek to Parkes for the annual Parkes Rotary Fun Run. The day started with the 10k which saw Liz Simpson finish 2nd female & 6th overall and Iain McLean 3rd male & 4th overall. The 10k was also the maiden victory for ‘The Orange Express’ a team of ORC runners including Anthony Daintith, Iain McLean, Estelle & Matt Dean who finished with an average time of 41:33.08. Other ORC members to run the 10k were Mark Chapman, Richard Eggleston, Russell Tym, Graham Fahy, Linda Chapman and Judy Tarleton. In the 5k event Amber Rich was the 3rd female home & 8th overall with Julie Chapman, Sharon Fahy and Glenys Rosser also opting for the 5k course. In the 2k4kids, Jessie Dean finished 2nd female & 5th overall with sibling’s Abby, Molly & Harry all in tow.
The Sunday club run was held at Lake Canobolas, in the 3k Leanne Corcoran posted the fastest time of 14:39 for the females, followed by Alice Bowmer and Katherine and Kerrie Lindsay. Connor Bright held off the elder statesmen John Connolly and Frank Ostini for the men. In the 2 lap, 6k course Sue Dean was first across the line for the ladies with Karen Neal closely behind followed by Michelle Mackenzie. The men were lead by Dave Selwood on his return from Ironman, with Jack ‘The Crow’ Daintith and Thomas Millist next to cross the line.
The rain and low temperatures kept all but 19 runners and one very dedicated time keeper away on Wednesday afternoon. As expected there weren’t any Pb’s , although Mitch Williamson and his part time student Brandon Connolly posted impressive times of 9:19 and 10:02 respectively. Nicki Williamson was the handicap winner for the evening; however the sprint for the shower following the run would have been the most rewarding prize of the day.
Tomorrow’s run is out at Gosling Creek with a choice of 4.6 or 9.6k. The run starts at 9:00am from Bargwanna Road then runners/walkers make their way along the paths of Gosling Creek.