Last run at the AIS until “High Noon” meets.
A solid 5000m in a much better time than recent efforts means I am on track for a good Australian Masters championship - starting in just seven days!
Last Vets Track Night
M50 Ken White 2:20.97 85.3%
M60 Kevin Chamberlain 2:27.62 86.2
W55 Kathy Sims 3:02.66 75.3
2K Turkey Handicap
W35 Emma Adams 8:44.65
M65 Tony Booth 11:42.43
5000m ACT Championships
M45 Richard Faulks 18:41.44 75.9% Bronze
W50 Kathy Southgate 18:53.18 89.6 Gold
M45 Mick Horan 19:02.15 74.6
M55 Geoff Moore 19:32.05 79.6 Silver
W40 Katie Forestier 20:56.07 72.8 Silver
W40 Amanda Walker 21:57.84 68.3 Bronze
M45 Colin Farlow 21:58.34 63.6
W35 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee 22:26.40 65.0 Gold
W35 Bronwyn Calver 22:27.18 65.9 Silver
M55 Neil Boden 23:26.17 65.2
M65 Tony Booth 24:13.94 70.3 Silver
There were fantastic 5000m performances by Rachelle (huge pb) and Bronwyn (more than one minute pb). Which proves that running longer in training and doing both weekly speed sessions - the Parliament House session and the Stromlo session - produces huge results. Rachelle, Bronwyn and I have been doing all the training sessions.
Speedygeese award winners
The Vets end of year awards were announced last night, and Michael Roche received one of the two major awards. Congratulations Michael, you are a true overcomer and an inspiration to us all! Michael doesn't have internet access, so when you see him, be sure to congratulate him.
National Heart Foundation Trophy Michael Roche
Adler Trophy Winner (m) Roger Pilkington
Adler Trophy Winner (f) Kathy Sims
Pennington Trophy (2nd) Colin Farlow
Final Stromlo Training Session
Saturday morning, 7:30am, is the final Saturday Stromlo training session until Spring. So get on your sprinting shoes and come on down, the early start will be appreciated given the current heat wave!
Details of future training sessions, in particular about Dickson on Thursday nights, will be published here soon.
Shave your 5k
Ewen and I have entered the "Shave your 5k" challenge. I won't win! I suspect I have made it quite difficult to improve at year's end on current form! Anyone else want to participate?
Track of the six foot variety - Emma keeping her Garmin dry
Someone should tell Emma to wear her Garmin on the right hand wrist. That way, when she runs six foot again next year, she can hold onto the rope with her left hand and not lose her balance.
BBQ Stakes 22 nd May 2013
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