Orange Runners Club's big week started with the 2020 Running Festival launch on Friday, which included a two kilometre run on the new course at Gosling Creek.
Expecting Mitch Williamson 6:05 and Jack Bilton 6:19 might have the record for the fastest times but there may be a protest on their age. Ryan Clark 7:28 came in third, while Liz Simpson 7:54, Grace Hosie 8:31 and Kinisha Roweth 8:46 were the fastest of the girls.
Jacob Broadfoot 12:54 was the overall winner amongst the 59 starters.
The Club run on Sunday at Jack Brabham was down on numbers slightly (39 starters), mainly due to many runners competing in the Carcoar Cup. Fastest runners over each distance were:
- 1.75km - female - Madeleine Mori 16:11, Kietta-Raye Behrendorf 18:12, Sheree Ryan 28:55; Male - Craig Penrose 10:25, Lachlan Irwin 11:16, Brian Penrose 11:27
- 3.5km - female - Liz Simpson 15:07, Megan Mori 21:12, Kate Elligett 11:19; Male - Hugh Daintith 15:14, Jacob Foote 17:12, Nick Irwin 20:46
- 5.25km - female - Jane Fairgrieve 33:22, Michelle Whiteley 34:23, Man Ha Mackay 37:31; Male - Alex Irwin 29:33, Michael Sharp 30:12, Greg Shapter 31:45
- 10.5km - female - Kim Jarvis 1:06:39, Anna Daintith 1:10:32; Male - Anthony Daintith 49:43, Paul Anderson 52:12, Peter Regan 1:00:26.
Overall handicap winner was Paul Anderson.
At the Carcoar Cup we had 4 members tackle the testing 42.2km Marathon course with Joel Broadfoot 3:56:36, Nick Carney 3:58:39, Carissa Hickey 4:37:39 and Alison Broughton 4:43:53.
In the Half Marathon Iain McLean was our fastest 1:24:03 was fifth overall and second in his age group. Also placing in their age groups were Mike Cooper 1:43:38 (first) and Flynn Thornton 2:05:36 (third).
With a large contingent of club members in the 10km race, age group placings were recorded by: Daryl Roweth 45:45 (first), Ursula Wilson 45:55 (first), Kelly Gleeson 49:42 (second), Luisa Sims 50:21 (first), Katrina Smith 51:25 (third), Grace Hosie 53:07 (third) and Dani Syme 56:22 (second).
The Carcoar to creek 6km dash also saw many age group placings with: Blake Gleeson 28:42 (second), Sophie Martin 28:51 (third), Steve Martin 29:33 (second), Ryan Clark 29:38 (second), Tim Edmonstone 34:53 (third), Tilly Thornton 42:07 (second), Nadia Adams 44:28 (third), Michael O'Mara 44:37 (second) and Lyn O'Mara 54:06 (second).
In the Kids 2km fun run we were represented by: Connor Bennett 9:11, Lachlan Carney 12:12, Claire Anlezark 13:17, Alexander Carney 13:41, Cameron McLean 14:02, Abigail McLean 14:30, Evie Harris 14:50, Charlotte Carney 18:45, Luisa Harris 17:47, Keagan Wilson 25:43 and Sophie Harris 26:25.
After results for all six running festivals were tabulated (Orange, Bathurst, Mudgee, Dubbo, Forbes and Carcoar) the Regional Distance Running Championships were decided with Iain McLean (40-49), Ursula Wilson (40-49), Daryl Roweth (50-59), Luisa Sims (60+) and Mike Cooper (60+) all winning their respective age categories.
Also congratulations to place getters in the Championships, Tim Murphy (30-39) and Gareth Thomas (50-59) both second, Carissa Hickey (30-39) and Kelly Gleeson (40-49) both third.
Adding to this in outstanding achievements, Ursula Wilson finished second in the overall women's Championship and Iain McLean third in the men's.
On Wednesday night at Elephant Park, 78 members did laps around the course with the girls dominating the top of the table with the fastest runners being Leanne Corcoran 11:29, Liz Simpson 12:09 and Isabella Hopping 12:49.
Fastest male runners Jake Munkton 12:08, Anthony Daintith 12:23 and Marc Kiho 13:11.
Trudi Koehler was the handicap winner with a great time of 15:00 for the three laps.
Personal bests were ran by Edward Farquharson 2m17s, Emily Palmer 1s, Isabella Hopping 6m9s, Rowan Hopping 22s, Hunter Hopping 4m3s, Cassandra Hopping 3m3s and Trevor Jones 48s.
Recent milestones recognised have been Noel Annett 100 runs, Blake Gleeson 100 runs, Luisa Sims 50 runs and Skye Napier 25 runs.
This Sunday the Club run is at Favell Road (Byng Church) starting at 9am with distances from 3km to 11.3km.
ORC Presentation and Christmas Party is on the 7th December at Waratahs Sports Club starting at 5:30pm. Costs: Adult (Member) - $25, Child (Member) - $15, Adult (Non-Member) - $43, Child (Non- Member) - $28.
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