Park run a raging success; Railway bowlers in the thick of the action

LOCAL RIVALS: Parkes boys Sam Levick and Zac Redfern play in the NSW Junior Country Championships last Saturday. Photo: Jenny Kingham.
LOCAL RIVALS: Parkes boys Sam Levick and Zac Redfern play in the NSW Junior Country Championships last Saturday. Photo: Jenny Kingham.

Northparkes Oval parkrun

Last Saturday February 27, 67 people ran, jogged and walked the Northparkes Oval parkrun course, of whom 23 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by nine volunteers: Alice Drabsch, Sonia Bland, Amie McGrath, Michael Cooper, Dan Greef, Ronel Van Wyk, Peter Heath, Hamish McGrath and Peter Guppy.

The male record is held by Keith Macpherson who recorded a time of 16:46 on February 13.

The female record is held by Jorja Davis who recorded a time of 22:39 on February 27.

The Age Grade course record is held by Keith Macpherson who recorded 77.04% (16:46) on February 13.

Northparkes Oval parkrun started on February 6. Since then 129 participants have completed 222 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,110 km - including 44 new Personal Bests. A total of 22 individuals have volunteered 39 times. For more information and results, go to www.parkrun.com.au/northparkesoval/.

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend saw 14 shooters attend the Deep Lead Shooting Complex and shoot at fox targets at both 25 and 50 metres for a collective score of 530.53 points

Target Rifles

John Davis: 280.27 - 250.23 - 530.50; Jeff Charlton: 280.26 - 250.21 - 530.47; Steve Mitchell 280-26 - 250.21 - 530.46; Paul Hocking 280.27 - 250.18 - 530.45; Brian Drabsch 280.24 - 249.24 - 529.48; Alan Briton 274.17 - 249.16 - 523.33; Tim Nyman 270.12 - 235.06 - 505.18; John Maddison 250.23 and Peter Nyman 234.05 for 50m only.

Field Rifles

Ron Cunningham 280.28 - 250.20 - 530.48; John Smeaton 280.23 - 249.17 - 529.40 and three shot for practice only to make up their required shoots before the March 31 deadline.

Our next shoot is at 10am this Sunday, March 7, and will be ordinary targets at both ranges.

MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Kathy Sondermeyer was at the Northparkes Oval parkrun on Saturday. Photo: Northparkes Oval parkrun Facebook.

MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Kathy Sondermeyer was at the Northparkes Oval parkrun on Saturday. Photo: Northparkes Oval parkrun Facebook.

Parkes squash

A Grade Results - Round 5

  • Hornery's 45
  • Healey's 42
  • Miller's 41
  • Piper's 40
  • Levick's 38
  • Kross' 36
  • King's 36
  • Westcott's 19

Western Pennants

Kicks off at 1pm this Saturday with players coming from Forbes, Narromine, Orange, Condobolin, Cowra and Tichbourne.

We will contest Rounds 1 and 2 and have supper being catered for us by Parkes Services Club at the completion of play, so a great chance to catch up, have a drink and sledge the days results!

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Railway bowls

Well it doesn't stop with our bowls - it's all happening!

Last Friday night Paul Kirwan and Aaron Thorne did battle in the Major singles.

This game was fit for a final with two new bowlers coming up to the stage. Aaron led 19/15, but Paul wasn't done with, coming back to win 32/24 in front of a large crowd including his grandmother Anne Currey. Good to see you at the club Annie!

Saturday

We had 18 starters for three games of triples.

Winners: Kevin Hynds, Allan Affleck and Stan Smith W 17+21.

Runners up: Geoff Leonard, Allan Curteis and Mick Furney W 15+19.

Wednesday

We had 18 starters for 3 games of triples.

Winners: John Corcoran, Jake Brown & Bobby Freeman W 14+11.

Runners up: Kevin Hynds, Gene Rapp and Clive Stibbard W 14+5.

Margins were 3, 5, 11 and number 1 came out so next weeks jackpot will $84.

There won't be any social bowls played this Saturday as the Zone 4Trail will be had on our green. We tried to get the top green in but it is still a few weeks away.

Pennants

The only team going thru will be the 7/1's.

5's are at home to Molong, 6's go to Orange Country Club, 7/1's are at home to Condobolin and the 7/2's are away to Molong.

Good luck to all our teams and GO Railway!

On Friday night happy hour is from 5 - 7pm. Raffles, Members draw $350 and the Joker is up to $3000 with only 4 cards to go!

Robyn's Nest will be there serving up her meals as well, so see you there.

TOOT TOOT!

CUP CONTENDER: Lucienne, trained by Brett Robb, will jump from Barrier 1 in the Tottenham Picnic Cup on Saturday. Photo: Elouise Hawkey.

CUP CONTENDER: Lucienne, trained by Brett Robb, will jump from Barrier 1 in the Tottenham Picnic Cup on Saturday. Photo: Elouise Hawkey.

Tottenham Picnic Racing

Enjoy the best of country hospitality at one of the Central West's leading picnic race meets at the Tottenham Picnic Races, where there is are six races on the card.

Details

  • Fashions on the Field
  • Free luncheon
  • Food and bar facilities
  • Bar until late
  • Jumping castle plus face painting
  • Camping available
  • Courtesy bus from Tottenham Hotel
  • Ballz'n'all band playing

Race 1 - 2:00PM MICHAEL LOGAN MEMORIAL CLASS 3 TROPHY HANDICAP (800 METRES)

Race 2 - 2:35PM TOTTENHAM HOTEL PICNIC MAIDEN PLATE (1000 METRES)

Race 3 - 3:10PM LEGGATT'S SHEARING & ASSOCIATED AGENT'S OPEN TROPHY HANDICAP (1000 METRES)

Race 4 - 3:50PM LOCAL BUSINESSES CLASS 2 TROPHY HCP (1200 METRES)

Race 5 - 4:30PM ROBINSON GRAIN TOTTENHAM PICNIC CUP (1400 METRES)

1st $3,740, 2nd $1,100, 3rd $550, Equine Welfare Fund $55, Jockey Welfare Fund $55.

Open Trophy Race, Handicap, Minimum Weight 62kg, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices can claim. Barrier in brackets.

1- ANOTHER PLAN (7). T: Garry Bignell, J: Wayne Wheatley, 71kg.

2- LUCIENNE (1) T: Brett Robb, J: William Stanley, 67.5kg.

3- NEVADA SUNRISE (4). T: Peter Reynolds,J: Michael T Johnston, 65kg.

4- BRAY (5). T: Brett Robb, J: Maddison Wright, 63.5kg.

5- REGINA MARGHERITA (3). T: Connie Greig, J: Leandro Ribeiro, 62.5kg.

6- RAISE A DROP (6). T: Terry J Fahey, J: Zara Lewis, 62kg.

7- WALDO WALDORF (2). T: Darryl Rolfe, J: Ricky Blewitt, 62kg.

Race 6 - 5:10PM CLASS B HANDICAP (1400 METRES)

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