Runners brave the heat at Lake Canobolas run

BRAVING THE HEAT: There was strong turnout for Orange Runners Club's Sunday run at Lake Canobolas. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

BRAVING THE HEAT: There was strong turnout for Orange Runners Club's Sunday run at Lake Canobolas. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Last Sunday, the day after Orange’s hottest day in history, the club run was held at Lake Canobolas with 82 starters completing the four distances despite the temperature being 30 degrees at 9am.

Overall handicap winner was Sharon Fahy who completed the 5km distance in 38:44.

FEMALE:

2.5km: Joy Harvey 15.21, Kietta-Raye Shaw 16.01 and Julie Fitzpatrick 16.09.

5km: Amber Rich 23.11, Leanne Corcoran 22.37 and Liz Simpson 24.54.

7.5km: Renai McArdle 55.23

10km: Meg Reeves 53.20 and Ursula Wilson 58.47.

MALE:

2.5km: Stewart Vidler 12.57, Corey McArdle 13.38 and Gary Taylor 14.23.

5km: Mitch Essex 22.32, Noah Lamrock 22.37 and Iain McLean 23.06.

7.5km: Brad Simmons 34.37, Mat Paton 37.09 and Ian Spurway 38.01.

10km: Ian Fischer 51.46, Daryl Roweth 62.20 and Nick Thomas 62.45.

Also on the weekend, a number of our Junior athletes competed at Dubbo in the Little Athletics Regional Championships, not all results or names of those competing are known at this stage but congratulations to all.

On Wednesday at Elephant Park 71 starters completed their run against the clock with Mitch Essex setting the track alight with a super quick 8.45 while sister Nicole was third fastest overall as she recorded a five-second personal best time of 11.09.

Setting personal bests two weeks in a row were Bec Davis 26s and Noel Annett 1m 4s, the latter also secured the overall handicap win.

A reminder that the club’s AGM will be held on Wednesday, March 1 at Elephant Park from 5.30pm onwards with a BBQ dinner provided.

All club and festival positions will be declared vacant and members shouldn’t presume that the members who have undertaken a role recently will be continuing.

Members are encouraged to attend the AGM to ensure they have their say..

Also a reminder that the Running Festival is only a week away (February 25-26), so get yourself entered for an event.

There is a distance for everyone. From the 2km for the kids to the 5km and 10km fun runs and the 21.1km Half Marathon and 42.2km Marathon.

If you can also help out for an hour or two before or on the days of the event, please put your name down in the volunteer book or see one of the committee members at the next club run.

This Sunday the club run is at Gosling Creek, starting at 9am.

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