Monday, 12 October 2009

Good Winners

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, October 12, 2009 with 8 comments
Results Melbourne Marathon:
1088 Janene Kingston 3:35.27 (21 minute pb)
Melbourne Half Marathon
1656 Ken Eynon 1:43.53 (10th M60)
1718 Thea Zimpel 1:45.55
2722 Warrick Howieson 1:50.18 (2 minute pb)
3295 Katherine Sheppard 1:56.04 (11 minute pb)
6615 Norma Wallett 2:25.38 (winner W75)

No doubt they will be talking about it:
Janene's Facebook
Katherine's Facebook
Norma's blog
Ewen's blog, as I think Ewen ran the half marathon in around 1:43 but his place and time seems to be missing from the results.
I found the results on, there may also be something on at some stage.

Other races that have been on during the weekend were the Fitzroy Falls marathon on Saturday, which like the Melbourne marathon I would have loved to have been fit enough to run, and the Weston Creek Fun Run on Sunday.

In the World Masters Games in Sydney, Tesso ran the 10k in 44:40. See

My plans this week
Monday 12th 4:30pm 8k run at Parliament House
Monday 12th 5:30pm coaching at Parliament House
Wednesday 14th 12:15pm BBQ Stakes 6k race
Thursday 15th 6pm Vets Track
Saturday 16th 9am Interval session at Stromlo Forest Park

Also on Saturday at 6pm, Athletics ACT starts its summer competition at the AIS athletics track. No doubt the details are on

For me last week was a disaster; I ended up running only 40k in total, I didn't get to my 100th run at BBQ Stakes, and was Meet Director at track on Thursday so didn't get to race. And I am dead tired. Today I made myself get out of bed thinking it was early, but the clocks all read 9:33. This week then, instead of last, will be my BBQ Stakes 100th T-shirt, that is if I have the energy. Thursday is the Come-And-Try-It night at track; I probably won't be there as Nathan and two of his boys will be arriving from Brisbane for a visit. But Monday and Saturday are good. (Hark, is that rain I hear falling?!)

Bad Losers


  1. Congratulations to all those who competed in Melbourne - some fantastic results. I feel tempted to give it a go next year!

  2. Great course, great atmosphere, I highly recommend it.

  3. I think running dressed as 'The Invisible Man' was a mistake. Yes, 1:43:00 on my watch. Looks like I'll never know if it was 1:42:59 ;)

    Congrats Janene (huge PB), and others!

  4. Welcome home, Ewen and Janene, to Canberra's wind, lightning, rain and hail!

  5. I visited your blog via Strewth and I read your plans this week:
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. How many km. are going to run every week?
    I need this information to compare answers of other runners who will run a half Marathon.


  6. I am building up towards 120km per week. Should be 70k this week in 6 days. See the "training diary" link above for every little detail.

  7. Yeah Geoff is such a machine ;-)