Williamsons clean up at Dubbo holiday run

FESTIVAL IMMINENT: Josh Torley won last year's 10km race at the Colour City Running Festival, he should return again next month.
FESTIVAL IMMINENT: Josh Torley won last year's 10km race at the Colour City Running Festival, he should return again next month.

The first run of the New Year on Sunday at Elephant Park-Endeavour Oval course saw 86 starters take to the track.

With a change to running in a clockwise direction, allowing the field to sort itself out in the Elephant Park area, before heading along the Woodward Street pathway, worked really well to provide a much safer run.

The placings across the three distances and their times were:

FEMALE

2.6km – Ella Lamrock 12.01, Lily Craig 12.07 and Molly Dean 13.14.

5.2km – Leanne Corcoran 22.52, Jessie Dean 22.58 and Abby Dean 24.35.

7.8km – Estelle Dean 36.34, Ursula Wilson 38.06 and Meg Reeves 44.43.

MALE

2.6km – Iain McLean 11.08, Jack Daintith 11.25 and Elliot Bangert 11.27.

5.2km – Rikki Bangert 22.00, Noah Lamrock 22.26 and Fred Bangert 24.38.

7.8km – Matthew Dean 35.30, Daryl Roweth 35.55 and Anthony Wilson 38.07.

Also last weekend a number of our club members raced at the Dubbo Athletics New Years Carnival and had some outstanding results including:

Mitch Williamson (30-34) who won the 400m, 800m and 3000m.

Nicole Williamson (30-34) won the 400m and 800m and finished second in the 3000m.

Elizabeth Simpson (30-34) was second in the 1500m.

Amber Rich (20-29) was first in the 800m, while she finished second in the 1500m and 3000m.

John West (M65) won the 1500m walk (in a record 10.03), 3000m steeplechase, javelin and discus, was second in the shot put and third in the hammer throw.

On a very warm Wednesday afternoon at Elephant Park 35 brave members were out running the laps after the first man, Andrew McArdle, got the show on the road with a mass start for the smaller numbers.

Mitch Williamson (9.33) and Nicole Williamson (12.24) fresh from their great weekend results set the fastest male and female times while Gary Holway (14.57) continued his preparation for the Orange Running Festival with a consistent run that secured him the overall win.

Runners need to get their entries in for this years’ Running Festival, which is on February 25 and 26 and also includes the first leg of the new NSW Regional Distance Running Championship.

Early bird entries close January 26.

There is an event for everyone from the Kids Pete’s Car Wash 2km, Hotel Canobolas 5km walk/run, Westfund 10km run/walk, Athletes Foot Half Marathon and JP Hotel Brokers Marathon.

If you don’t want to compete you can always volunteer some time to helping Stewart Vidler and his team organising and or running the event.

There is a volunteers book at every club run, so get your name down and help out where you can.

The next club run will be Sunday, January 15 at the Botanic Gardens.