Last Sunday was the start of Daylight Savings and a beautiful morning greeted the runners that did make it to Gosling Creek for the club run.
Long distance runner Carissa Hickey, who ran to and from Gosling Creek, made it to the start line just in time to receive her award for 75 club runs, before tackling the longest distance of 11.3km.
Forty-eight starters took on the various distances with the first three finishers over each distance:
- 2.3km female - Alicia Ross 12:20, Anne Tym 18:51 and Fiona Montgomerie 19:48; Male - Jack Daintith 9:48, Simon Lun 13:31 and Craig Penrose 14:49.
- 4.6km female - Marie Regan 28:03, Rebecca Halls 31:14 and Man Ha Mackay 32:29; Male - Peter Finlay 19:30, Scott Bebbington 22:53 and Greg Shaptor 27:48.
- 8km female - Leanne Corcoran 37:28, Kim Jarvis 50:46 and Anna Daintith 53:46; Male - James West 40:01, Andrew McCauley 43:29 and Peter Regan 46:19.
- 11.3km female - Carissa Hickey 1:01:57; Male - Anthony Daintith 56:16, Daryl Roweth 57:54 and Paul Anderson 58:43.
Overall handicap winner was Brian Penrose who did the 2.3km distance in a time of 15:51.
On Wednesday at Elephant Park 78 runners members enjoyed running and walking their laps around the track, with Ricky Bangert setting the pace with a time of 10:47. He was followed by Joel Broadfoot 11:03 and James West 11:45 rounding out the top three males.
Liz Simpson powered around the course in 11:08 to be overall third fastest and first female ahead of Carissa Hickey 11:43 and Kelly Gleeson 13:36.
Carl Smith continued his impressive form to run another personal best of one minute and 42 seconds, while Clifford Smith (seven seconds) and Trevor Jones (17 seconds) also picked up nice PBs.
More runners were rewarded with milestone medals with Melissa Smith 25 runs, Annabelle Hosie 75 runs, Alicia Anlezark 100 runs, Kim Anlezark 100 runs and Liz Simpson 300 runs.
Overall handicap winner was Kate Elligett, who ran a consistent 17:39 over the three laps.
The Sunday Club run is at Spring Creek Dam, starting at 9am.
Time is running out to nominate someone for Runner Of The Year and Junior Runner Of The Year, so please get your nominations in.
Good luck to those runners heading to Forbes on Sunday to compete in the Forbes Running Festival with events from 5km to the Half Marathon.
Entries are open for the Orange Running Festival, to be held on the weekend of March 7-8, 2020.
For more information on events and results, please check out the website www.orangerunners.com.au or the club's Facebook page.
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