Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Speedygeese Calendar of Events

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, July 31, 2016 with No comments
**=I plan to attend

Sat 25/68:00amBurley Griffin 5k parkrun
Ginninderra 5k parkrun
Tuggeranong 5k parkrun
Gungahlin 5k parkrun
12:45pm**YCRC 5k Age/Gender handicap @ SFP
Sun 26/67:30am**speedygeese @ Stromlo Forest Park
9:00amACTVAC Handicap, Mt Ainslie
Mon 27/65:30pm**speedygeese @ Parliament House
Tue 28/612:25pmLake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k handicap
Wed 29/612:15pmBBQ Stakes 6k handicap
Thu 30/65:30pm**speedygeese @ Dickson Sportsfields
Fri 01/712:15pmCustoms Joggers 5k handicap

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with No comments
Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival, 6 & 7 August, Canberra Cockatoo's. Annual fund raising event for the Australian Mountain Running Team.
SATURDAY 6 August 2016
9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk
11.00am 10km run and walk
11.10am Under 13 years 2km children’s run
11.40am 5km run & walk
SUNDAY 7 August 2016
8.00am 42.2km bush marathon run; half marathon walk
9.00am 21.1km bush half marathon run
Event information and online entry at

Early bird entries with a discount close on 1 July. Many helpers are needed and receive a choice of T shirt, wine or chocolate. Volunteer online at

Friday, 24 June 2016

Palmer family birthdays

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, June 24, 2016 with No comments
There seem to be a lot of speedygeese birthdays this month ... including both Vanessa (46 yesterday) and Rae (69 tomorrow). Happy birthday, celebrate hard!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

And here is how S-J is getting on

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, June 23, 2016 with No comments
For those who don't see her FB page...

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

speedygeese training

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 with 1 comment
But first, Congratulations Cookie! A new speedygosling, Callum David Cook born overnight 20/21 June!

Training: last Thursday at Dickson was attended by Gabe, Sandeep, Peter B2, Jen, Roger, Tori, and me. The session consisted of 10 x 1 minute intervals, fast, with 2 min recovery after each.

On Sunday at Stromlo Andrew and I ran 10k at a good (for me) pace.

Then on Monday at Parliament House Andy, Chrisopher, Dave, Isaac. Jen, Pieta, Rae. Sandeep, Thomas, Warrick and I ran a good 3x1200m fartlek session

I have come down with a bit of an ear infection, probably because of the cold, wintry weather. However we do have rainbows: photo by John Harding this morning.

Stay well: will see you for training on Thursday if and only if the ACT sportsgrounds are officially open, and on Sunday and Monday whatever the weather.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 with No comments
Friday 17 June Customs 5k
Giles Lamb 21:45
Bronwyn Calver 23:47
16 finishers

Saturday 18 June Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #1
46 Peter Thomson 20:52 M55
54 Giles Lamb 21:12 M40
73 Bronwyn Calver 21:58 W45
107 Pieta Smith 23:46 W40
108 David Clarke 23:46 M55
125 Sandeep Chandra 24:25 M40
134 Gary Bowen 24:50 M55
289 Ewen Thompson 31:26 M55
392 Caroline Campbell 40:21 W70
435 finishers

Saturday 18 June Ginninderra 5k parkrun #216
31 Susan Sturgeon 24:03 W40
43 Jill Pearson 27:16 W55
70 finishers

Saturday 18 June Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #173
86 finishers

Saturday 18 June Gungahlin 5k parkrun #140
18 Nadine Morrison 22:26 W45
58 finishers

Saturday 18 June ACTVAC 8k Cross Country Championships
David Clarke 32:18 M55 **silver**
Peter Thomson 36:42.90 M55 **bronze**
Geoff Moore 39:03.30 M65 **bronze**

Saturday 18 June AACT 10k Cross Country Championships
Louise Sharp 41:44.90 8th woman

Sandeep at the inaugural Burley Griffin parkrun. Damp but not deterred.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Survival - a song by Muse for the 2012 Olympics

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, June 20, 2016 with No comments
Song of the week "Survival" London 2012 Official Olympic Song

No longer silver - it's now gold for Jared's London 50k walk.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

photogenic Canberra

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, June 19, 2016 with No comments takes brilliant photos of Canberra. I intend featuring some of them in the next few weeks.