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2016 Half Marathon report and results

DSCF2091Sunday 20th March was another beautiful sunny day, perfect weather for  the 2016 Orroroo Half Marathon.

We had 110 entrants,

  • 25 competitors, plus their friends and families, travelled from Broken Hill including 18 from the Willyama High School Running Team.
  • 16 from Port Augusta
  • 20 Adelaide and metro area
  • 18 from other country SA areas.

Manual timing worked a treat this year, and generally runners were happy with their times and one record was broken by 2.28min in the Female open 10Km Run when Karli Montgomerie from Streaky Bay ran 45.04mins

  • Winners of 21Km Run:
    • Male; Jed Stanford (Adelaide) ran 1hour 24mins 36 secs
    • Female; Libby Edwards (Adelaide) ran 1:35:11
  • Runners up 21Km Run:
    • Male: Scott Schubert (Adelaide) 1:28:18
    • Female: Nadene Gillett (Loxton) 1:38:07
  • Winner 21Km Walk:
    • Deb Thomas (Whyalla) 2:37:44
  • Winners of 10Km Run:
    • Male: Quinn Parker (Willyama High School – Broken Hill) 46.39
    • Female: Karli Montgomerie (Streaky Bay) 45.04 (Race Record)
  • Runners up 10Km Run:
    • Male: Cam Ollsen (Adelaide) 49.18
    • Female: Kathy Rabig (Quorn) 53.45
  • Winners of 10Km Walk:
    • Male: Peter Barrie (Orroroo) 1:29:00
    • Female: Barbara Spencer (Adelaide) 1:27:56
  • Winners of 5Km Run:
    • Male: Jason Anderson (Broken Hill) 23.57
    • Female: Jessie White (Orroroo) 29.20

Prizes and medals were presented to the winners by Stephen Rufus, CEO of the Orroroo Carrieton District Council, and he finished off by presenting each primary school child, who had completed their nominated distance, with a medal. It was great to see a number of family groups who participated in the event.

The course is a looped road race along Price Maurice Road (Pekina Rd). A hill at the beginning, by the Orroroo Hospital, gets the legs going, but from then on it is gently undulating through beautiful farming country and past the new Goyder’s Line Centennial memorial monument which was opened last year. Runners have drink stations every 2.5Kms and turn around at the half way point in which ever distance that they are running or walking.

The start / finish line is in front of the Orroroo Town Hall and Orroroo Community Gym and the council closes off the main street to traffic whilst the race and prize presentations are on. A number of Orroroo businesses are open, which gives participant’s friends and family who come with the runners, time to browse for giftware, clothing, food and drinks. The Orroroo Lions Club run the BBQ, and produces yummy steak or sausage sandwiches which are much in demand after the race.

A BIG Thank You

The race committee and runners are grateful for the huge contribution by many volunteer groups too.

  • The St John First Aid Unit volunteers from Pt Augusta were in attendance, and were happy to issue no more than some bandaids.
  • The Orroroo CFS volunteers act as traffic wardens at road intersections to ensure the safety of runners.
  • Community volunteers who manned the drink stations, timed the race and managed the registrations. These are all important, as without them, there would be no race.

The Orroroo Half Marathon Committee are also indebted to the sponsors and supporters of the event. Local and regional business sponsorship allows us to offer cash prizes for the Half Marathon winners and medals for all others.

  • Soil Management Systems: Brenton Byerlee.
  • Commercial Hotel – Orroroo: Darren and Tammy Quinn
  • Eagle Vale Farming Systems: Andrew Byerlee
  • Perry’s Fuel: Crystal Brook
  • Walkington’s Insurance Agency: Chris Walkington
  • Kelly Engineering – Booleroo Centre: Shane and Jo Kelly
  • Pro Motors-Orroroo: Trevor McKay
  • Orroroo Fruit Bowl: Lin and Rob Tezacker
  • Orroroo IGA: Ahmed Ramadan
  • Lisa Satorio Physiotherapy – Jamestown.
  • Orroroo Kangaroo: Taryn Dew.
  • Gum Tree Café - Orroroo: Sandy and staff.
  • Orroroo Newsagency: Neil and Amanda Dyer
  • Froling Enterprises: Tim Froling
  • Rossigns: Pt Augusta: Shane Packard.

Results downloads

We have the results of the 2016 Orroroo Half Marathon here for download.

2016 Website Race Results

For interests sake here is a table of previous event times.

Previous Event Times 2016

Photos are courtesy of John Mannion