Sunday, 16 April 2006


Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, April 16, 2006 with 7 comments
I am amazed, in disbelief, running around like a child (yes Ewen even more excited than usual). I cannnot believe that I just ran a 19:26 5000m. I cannnot believe that I just ran a 19:26 5000m at my age. I cannnot believe that I just ran a 19:26 5000m at my age only seven days after the marathon. I cannnot believe that I just ran a 19:26 5000m at my age only seven days after the marathon, AND raced all the way outkicking another M55 to grab the bronze medal. It feels so good to actually race a 5000m instead of just running it! I did a Booth, finishing eight seconds ahead of 4th after (re-)passing him with 120 metres to go.

But wait there's more. Some great times by the others in the training group including Maria running a fantastic pb, around 20 seconds. And Katie too, a pb by around 7 seconds.

Some details

5000m AMA Championships Easter Sunday
W30 2 Jeni Greenland 21:13.21 silver
W40 2 Katy Forestier 20:45.46 silver
W45 1 Kathy Southgate 18:49.06 gold
W50 2 Maria O'Reilly 20:24.92 silver
W55 2 Barbara Tucker 24:23.08 silver
W55 4 Margaret McSpadden 25:19.69
M55 3 Geoff Moore 19:26.71 bronze


  1. I can beleive it :-)

    Huuuuge congrats Speedygeoff. Awesome result.

  2. That is absolutely fantastic - just reading your blogs now - amazing result. Well done! Keep on dancing - yippee!!! You're not getting older, you're just getting better!!

  3. Have you calmed down yet Geoff? I wasn't that surprised. You're a good racer.

    Perhaps I should run a marathon a week before my next track 5000?

  4. Now you know I would never advise anyone to run a marathon a week before a 5000m!
    Not even a 42km training run!
    And my rule of thumb I try and convince people of is to avoid races or fast training for four weeks after a marathon.
    Still, that would be after a flat out marathon, not a four hour one.
    I also used to say there was no such thing as an easy marathon, but I have changed my mind on that one.
    Nevertheless, most of my toe nails have come away in the last week. A new record!

  5. I don't wanna be seein' those toenails anytime in the near future.......eeeeeuuuuuuwwwwww!!!

  6. Hey SG, didn't I tell you we were going to be trialling barefoot running the next few Thursdays?