It was an early start on Sunday morning for the trail runners at Kinross Forest. Thank you to Iain McLean for being the Race Director, Alicia Ross the important role of been the sweep and to Dave Ross and Mitch Essex assisting in the marking of the two courses on Saturday afternoon.
In the short course (6.6km), it was Mitch Essex first home ably assisted by Baxter in a time of 40.34, followed by Coop 47.18 and new trail runner Dave Craig 49 flat. In the Ladies, Kinisha Roweth in her first trail run was first with 52.00, followed by Alicia Anlezark 54.08 and Annabelle Hosie 59 flat.
In the gruelling 14.2km course, Iain McLean set the pace with an impressive 1.21.16, ahead of the fast improving Michael Kennard 1.25) and Joel Broadfoot 1.34.54.
Congratulations to all the trail runners that competed either course.
Gosling Creek was the venue for the 9am run. Happy mothers day to all of our runners and trust that you have a great day and congratulations to those raffle winners. John Connolly was the handicap winner.
In the 2.3km Amber Rich was again the first to finish in 9.29 ahead of Sophie Martin 9.59 and Jocelyn Blair 10.48. Well done to Hamish Blair 12.09 first home in the men. Great to see Craig Penrose back into the running into second 13.23 and Flynn Thornton 14.41.
Plenty of juniors doing very well on the back of the excellent school cross country results.
The experienced Steve Martin 18.48 won the 4.6km, edging Hugh Daintith 19.52 into position and Hugh Corcoran third 22.21. Well done to Ursula Wilson who was first lady in a time of 21.19, ahead of Janet Martin 22.13 and Kelly Gleeson 23.26.
Brad Simmons smoked the field with an impressive 34.47 ahead of John "please ensure that I dont miss the 8mk turn" Connolly 41.06 and Geg Shapter third 44.24. Kim Jarvis was first woman in the 8k 48.45 ahead of Anna Daintith 51.35 and Mel Bolton 53.50.
Chris Harrington ran 41.54 and made it look easy in the 11.6km. Tim Murphy ran a great 50.52 ahead of Daryl Roweth 58.04. Leanne Corcoran as a great tune-up for Friday UTA ran a very impressive 51.26.
The Orange Runners Club held its Annual General Meeting last Tuesday night. The following members were elected to positions:
President Anthony Daintith, vice president Greg Shapter, secretary John Betts, treasurer Judy Tarleton, general committee Michael Sharp, Alicia Ross, Kate Thornton, timing coordinator Michael Sharp assisted by John Hannan, publicity officer Daryl Roweth, course markers Mike Cooper, Graham Fahy, Daryl Roweth, website coordinator Jack Daintith, social media coordinator Mel Bolton, uniform coordinator Anna Daintith, member recognition coordinator Glenys Rosser, trail running coordinator David Ross, healthy and safety coordinator John Moss.
Michael O'Mara was voted in as Orange Running Festival coordinator with Mitch Essex assisting, secretary Leanne Corcoran, treasurer Noel Annett, general committee Mel Bolton, John Betts, Kate Thornton.
A beautiful Autumn day provided the perfect running conditions for 95 members on Wednesday afternoon.
We welcomed new members Paul Anderson, Tom Griffiths, Sarah Scanlan, Maddex Gosper and Matilda Duncan. Andrew Napier was the handicap winner today who ran 12.53 for the 3km.
15 awesome PBs this week were recorded by Alex Irwin (1s), Donna Irwin (4s), Kinisha Roweth (12s), Oliver McLean (2s), Abby Dean (29s), Harry Dean (38s), Fred Bangert (4s), Hugh Daintith (9s), Mackenzie Smith (2min15s), Emily Palmer (54s), Adelle Bryden-Brown (12s), Sam Gosper (1min17s), James West (8s), Chris Harrington (8s), Kelly Jurd (17s).
Placegetters this week:
- Male: Chris Harrington 9.17; Iain McLean 10.49; Hugh Daintith 11.03
- Female: Kinisha Roweth 11.35; Carissa Hickey 11.39; Liz Simpson 11.48
Saturday's 9am run is on at Spring Creek Dam with 2.4km, 4.8km, 7.2km and 9.6km.
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