Up, up, up and over Heartbreak Hill
Last Sunday saw Orange Runners Club split between 35 odd runners plus support crew tackling the famous City 2 Surf and 50 runners lapping around Elephant Park. In the C2S runners were not only tackling heartbreak hill and some 85,000 runners, but also a warm temperature not experienced in Orange for months.
There was a mixture of experienced C2S competitors and first timers, young and the not so young, make the trek to Sydney for the event. Brandon Connolly was the fastest of the Orange contingent in a super time of 53:19, just ahead of Kyle Ostini (54.19) and Brad Simmons (54.34). Of the ladies the Dean sisters in law were the fastest, with Sue (1h:01m:36s) and Estelle (1:01:45) finishing not too far apart and first timer Leanne Corcoran running a sensational time of 1:03:33 to be the third fastest. Brian Rix, though, continued his stunning year of running to achieve the best result, placing 2nd in his 70+ age category, in a super time of 1:13:19.
At Elephant Park a number of strong performances were put in with the overall winner on the day being Sharon Fahy, who completed the 6.4k in a solid 39.23.
Sunday EP results:
1.6k Amber Rich (6.49), Rebecca Murphy, Cinde Crannis
Nicholas Brown (9.18), Noah Lamrock, Ethan McArdle
3.2k Lily Craig (16.15), Rebecca Fairgrieve, Jane Patteson
Lachlan Brown (14.49), Gary Penrose, Corey McArdle
4.8k Nicole Williamson (20.39), Katherine Lindsay, Kim Brown
Andrew Brown (22.53), Jim Rich, Craig Penrose
6.4k Melissa Fogarty (35.05), Sharon Fahy
Stephen Blackwood (31.17), David Craig, Brian Penrose
8k Ella Lamrock (39.52), Jessica Richards, Kim Jarvis
Andrew Phelan (39.53), Russell Tym, Gary Taylor.
Wednesday night at EP saw a great roll up as some 108 starters hit the track with Grace Srzich (15.49) the overall winner on the night, while Brad Simmons backed up from his great C2S run with the fastest time of the night of 10.50.PB’s were set by Harry Dean 40s, Harry Cummins 10s, Carter Dale 10s & Jasper Mihalich 42s.
This weekend we will be heading out to Lake Canobolas with the normal 9am start.