Weston Creek Half Marathon (website here)
The next Weston Creek Half Marathon is to to be held at 7:30am Sunday 11 March, 2007. The 21.1km Athletics Australia Certified Accurate course starts at the Canberra Irish Club, Parkinson Street, Weston and follows bike paths along the Molonglo River, across Scrivener Dam and around Lake Burley Griffin to Black Mountain Peninsula. Runners turn here and retrace their steps to the finish.
Runners can enter by mailing in an entry form, they can register online, or enter on the day.
The Weston Creek Half Marathon is a great dress rehearsal for the Canberra Marathon. I plan to run as hard as possible in the Half, to try out my race preparation, wear the shoes I will be wearing in the marathon, and from my final time, determine what sort of pace I should set out at in the marathon.
speedygeese in the Summer Series
Race 2, Tuesday 6 Feb,Edison Park 5.3k
6. Cathy Newman W45 22:57
22. Annette Sugden W40 25:44
34. Ruth Baussmann W55 29:26
20. Richard Faulks M45 20:35
30. David Webster M55 21:30
38. Bob Harlow M55 22:07
40. Roger Pilkington M45 22:22
60. David Baussmann M55 24:56
62. Neil Boden M55 25:32
71. Mick Charlton M55 27:02
I ran 24.47 yesterday, which is a 16 second pb despite the heat, my first time under 25 minutes for the hilly 6k, and I won the handicap for the first time. Mission accomplished! The much longer training regime is actually working.