Friday, 17 November 2006

A medal for the 19:26 I ran in April; a 5km time I am unlikely to see repeated this year but you never know. I only did 11:45 for 3km last night and it is nearly December already!

"Run hard, be strong, think big!" - Percy Cerutty

1. Maureen Rossiter: on the right in a relay team last April; Maureen has run only a handful of 800m runs, all very fast, holds the ACT W50 record of 2:35.2, and recently set a new W55 record of 2:47.

2. Yesterday was a quote from "Cars", a speedy movie indeed.

3. Today's title is a quote from the start of a movie which is about running, NOT about football! The last line of the movie is "What's in the bag?"


  1. That record of Maureen's is actually 2:35.2 according to the ACTVAC website, Speedy Geoff. It is going to be quite a challenge to go after. Well done Maureen!

  2. So it is. And Southy it will only take you 2 1/2 minutes to remove her record, whenever you decide to. No 800m at interclub this week, and only an 800m relay at Vets next week which doesn't count, so her record will stand for a few more days then. Poor Maureen.

  3. It may only take 2 1/2 minutes to remove that record but many weeks/months of hard work to be able to do it. I suspect it may stand for quite a while yet.
    And then there's Elaine Cooper coming through in a few more years. She is running well too. NO records are safe when Elaine is fit and racing again.
    Still , that's what it's all about really - providing a challenge for the next ones to chase after.
    My only consolation (as I'm sure Elaine will take some of them at least)is that at least I have been able to make it a challenge for her. That is an achievemnt to be proud of because she is an outstanding athlete.

  4. Southy, you were about 2:37.5 at the 800m mark of your 1500 today, so Geoff is right when he says 'poor Maureen'. Trevor was impressed when you sprinted past after his brief moment of glory at the head of that pack.