Thursday, 12 July 2007

Perspective

Posted by speedygeoff On Thursday, July 12, 2007 | 2 comments
Cross Country Championships
Because we are combining with ACT Athletics, there is some confusion about entry procedure. For Veterans running the 8k or the 12k, you can simply turn up and enter on the day, entry closes one hour before the race.

Event details
Saturday 21 July 2007, Weston Park:
10.30 am 3k Under 14 Girls & Boys
11.00 am 4k Under 16 Girls & Boys, Under 18 Women
11.30 am 6k Under 20 Women, Under 18 Men
12.00 noon 8k Under 20 Men, Open Women, Veteran Women, Veteran Men (Over 60)
1.00 pm 12k Open Men & Veteran Men (30-59)

Club member collapses and dies at BBQ Stakes
I was at the BBQ Stakes 6k yesterday and jogged around in just under 41 minutes. I didn't know that just behind me, John Carmody had collapsed at about the 3k mark and a group of runners were attempting to revive him. Doug Fry has a report at http://tuckerbox.blogspot.com/2007/07/bbq-stakes-runners-shattered-by-sad.html. Our thoughts go out to John's wife Julie, their relatives, and their many friends. On hand and able to help were Lloyd, John H, Kent, Rosemary, Roger, and others; spare them a thought as well, many of the runners were shaken by the experience.

2 comments:

  1. That is such sad news Geoff. The Canberra running community must be in shock. Will definitely spare a thought for you all.

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  2. Anonymous13 July, 2007

    John Carmody was a good man.
    I found him very quiet but welcoming whenever I ran the BBQ Stakes and Vets Handicaps.
    He was a long time regular lunchhtime Woden runner and enjoyed the friendly banter with his fellow handicap hustlers.
    He will be missed.
    Jim Tucker

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