Friday, 10 August 2007

Flying together

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, August 10, 2007 with 5 comments
Goose Fact #3: Geese fly in a “V” formation. As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. When a flock of geese fly in a “V” formation, the geese can travel nearly twice as far than if each bird flew on its own.

There is no reason to train by yourself; call other runners today and plan to meet them tomorrow! Running seems easier and finished sooner when in company.

Thursday training saw Colin, David, Gary, Geoff B, Joel, Ken, Margaret, Maria, Matthew, Rachelle, Rod and Ruth run in three person relay teams, a set of 8 x ~350 with a half lap jog in between.

From "ABS News"

Simon surrounded by 4 or 5 speedygeese: at the rhs you can see Amanda, Ken, Katie and myself; Maria may be in there somewhere as well. Click to enlarge.


  1. Those at the back didn't hear the gun go off, because they used a flag so only those in the front row knew when to start.

    Statisticians. !!!

  2. So... those at the back need to be seasonally adjusted, as well as Katie?

  3. Geoff, you're winning! Looks like you've got a good hamstring stretch happening. Amanda is off to a casual start.

    I'm guessing the order was KT, Ken, Amanda, Spodie.

  4. I think the Friar was gasbagging rather than listening - the Run is started using a microphone - are you ready - are you set - Go!

  5. Both Friar and "anonymous" are right, both a flag and a microphone were used. I was watching the flag and started as it was lowered, hence the quick start!!! But Ewen is way wrong, it was Ken, then Katie, then me, then Amanda, all within two minutes of each other. It was the first of my surprisingly bad runs, only explained when I was later diagnosed with serious hammy problems dating back to well before the ABS Fun Run.