Thursday, 13 April 2006

There WERE balloons

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, April 13, 2006 with 2 comments

Marathon Eve Fun Runs

10k results for Team Moore and friends

88 Charlie McCormack F NSW 41 45:39
95 Bronwyn Calver F ACT 36 46:07
117 Thea Zimpel F ACT 23 47:22
175 Mick Charlton M ACT 54 51:30

5k results

26 Gary Bowen M ACT 49 20:38
95 Roy Jones M ACT 63 27:09

I am still on the highest high after running the marathon. I had really forgotten the elation one feels having achieved that goal and fulfilled that dream. I resisted the temptation to tell jokes! I did not tell ANY jokes during the marathon. But it was a magnificent day with the Balloons Aloft high in the sky (see Speedy Goose, there were balloons! One even stopped down on the lake shore near the marathoners so the occupants could take photos!)


I have been busy lately. We have just installed a new fireplace, the old one being a govie-original from 1972; and had the ceiling in the kitchen and lounge room rescrewed & sanded ready for a new kitchen installation. Before that happens, the next task will be to knock out part of a wall between the kitchen and lounge room. Actually the living areas have never looked so tidy!

The ceiling was up to 8cm out in a couple of places!


Back to the long runs! yesterday’s music-on-the-run was

Twisted Logic, Coldplay - X&Y
Meant To Live, Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown
Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pillar - In The Name Of Love
The Setting Sun, Switchfoot - Nothing Is Sound
Miracle Maker, Delirious - The Mission Bell
Low, Coldplay - X&Y
Lonely Nation, Switchfoot - Nothing Is Sound
Landslide Of Love, Newsboys - Devotion
Ammunition, Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown
Here I Am Send Me, Delirious - The Mission Bell
Yellow, Coldplay - Parachutes
I Turn Everything Over, Switchfoot - New Way To Be Human
Amsterdam, Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Belter, Powderfinger - Fingerprints
Beautiful Day, Sanctus Real - In The Name Of Love
Running Out Of Days, 3 Doors Down - Away From The Sun
Now Is The Time, Delirious - The Mission Bell
A Message, Coldplay - X&Y


  1. The Speedy Goose was not up early enough to see any balloons - The Speedy Goose is in as much shock (still) as you are, on your 'runners high', at the devastation she felt when she realised that were in fact NO balloons!!!

  2. congratulations... on achieving that goal and fulfilling that dream. i wish i could have seen the balloons...