Saturday, 13 February 2016

Ginninderra parkwalk

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, February 13, 2016 with No comments
So I walked the parkrun today. If I have no soreness after today and tomorrow's walks, I shall attempt two hours of walking on Monday.

Yes that's right. 47:31. A new 5k walk PB! (And the first).

Friday, 12 February 2016


Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, February 12, 2016 with No comments

How to train
Common sense

Meditate on this.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Group dinner

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, February 11, 2016 with No comments
On Monday 15th February, after speedygeese training at Parliament House, we will have our next group dinner.
Southern Cross club - Yarralumla Yacht Club
Meet us there from ~ 6:50pm if you won't be at training first.
We will be ordering over the counter.
If it is a warm evening we will be out on the balcony.
No need to book, anyone can come along, including children.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

speedygeese training

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 with 2 comments
Fun and games - I am walking not running at present - trying to work all the niggles out of the system before I attempt a marathon in only two month's time! I won't be able to do much more than jog in preparation but at least I will be fresh.

On Sunday Ewen, Jen, and DaveC ran long-ish while I jogged and walked around.

Then on Monday Ewen and Ruth ran early, I walked early. For the main session we ran a 12 minute Rose gardens relay with three per team, followed by another with 2 in the teams on a slight longer course. In the relays were Colin, Pieta, Jen, Dave W, Dave B2, Dave C, Caroline, Mick, Warrick, Isaac, Diana, Christopher,Ewen, Ruth and Garry. It was hot but shady where we ran, with a slight breeze.

Next Monday we will go over to the Yacht Club for an informal meal straight after training. Family and friends welcome!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Latest speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 with No comments
Tuesday 2 February AMRA Mt Ainslie Run-Up 2.2k
23 Bill Arthur 20.45
25 Caroline Campbell 23.53
25 finishers

Tuesday 2 February YCRC Summer Series #2 National Museum 5k
16. Peter Thomson M55 21:46
26. Kathy Sims W60 24:10
34. Sarah Pau W40 26:06
37. Vanessa Palmer W45 26:23
47. Ruth Baussmann W65 28:25
50. Caroline Campbell W70 29:29
53. Mick Charlton M60 30:50
57 finishers

Thursday 4 February ACTVAC Track
M45 Stuart Doyle 10:19.13 80.6%
W30 Louise Sharp 11:01.25 76.3
M55 Rod Lynch 11:43.49 75.1
M55 Roger Pilkington 14:46.87 60.1

800m Pennington
3 Colin Farlow M50 2:25 82.9%
6 Rod Lynch M55 2:38 77.4
7 Kathy Sims W60 3:09 83.5
16 finishers

Spiral 5
5 Rod Lynch M55 8:06
6 Ruth Baussmann W65 10:56
8 Ewen Thompson M55 10:03
15 finishers

Friday 5 February Customs 5k
Jen Bright 22:44
Peter Thomson 23:03
Bronwyn Calver 23:14
Bill Arthur 27:00
Ewen Thompson 27:02
Caroline Campbell 33:36
24 finishers

Saturday 6 February 5k Ginninderra Parkrun #197
60 Bron Sparkes 23:07 W35 **New PB**
81 Susan Sturgeon 24:54 W40
120 Dom Sparkes 27:29 M10
261 finishers

Saturday 6 February 5k Tuggeranong Parkrun #154
8 Jen Bright 19:38 W40
9 Isaac Muscat 19:49 M11
12 Peter Thomson 19:57 M55 **New PB**
40 Bronwyn Calver 22:05 W45
107 Ewen Thompson 26:14 M55
361 finishers

Saturday 6 February 5k Gungahlin Parkrun #120
62 Julia Anderson 24:15 W45
87 William Arthur 26:07 M65
236 finishers

Sunday 7 February YCRC 6k Women’s Jogalong
Nadine Morrison W45 28:29
Kathy Sims W60 29:15
Cathy Montalto W60 32:07
83 finishers

Monday, 8 February 2016

Adventure of a lifetime

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Song of the Week: "Adventure of a Lifetime", by Coldplay.


Sunday, 7 February 2016

Congratulations Ron Vines

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, February 07, 2016 with 1 comment

Ron at Northlakes on the occasion of his 100th parkrun. Ron is the one in the long red dress. A right royal occasion indeed.

Ron holds several M70 parkrun records. Including Ginninderra if my memory is correct. His times are better than my current times.

Ron ran with us when he lived in Canberra, before we became the speedygeese. Of course, his sister in law is a current member.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Thommo cracks the 20 minute barrier

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, February 06, 2016 with 1 comment
Congratulations to Thommo for breaking 20 minutes for the 5k for the first time. This was achieved today, in the Tuggeranong Parkrun.

(photo from another day)