Sunday, 10 October 2010

waiting... waiting...

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, October 10, 2010 with 3 comments
I don't know many Melbourne marathon results yet. I do have a mobile number you know! But I do know Scott was the third Australian and got well under 2:20, for the first time. And Bronia and Kylie kept each other company in about 3:37.15, a five minute pb for Kylie, and an eleven minute pb for Bronia. I also know about Lauren making the final of the 400m hurdles in Delhi. All being well I will film it off the TV tonight and post it here tomorrow. Seems she's rated "about fourth" and is a medal chance. Her heat time was good and she had the luxury of being able to ease right back down the home straight. We have had Australian representatives emerge from the speedygeese before - not that we were called the speedygeese back then - and we can almost claim Lauren as one of ours because she did come out and jog with us a couple of times back long ago, when we were training at North Lyneham. We have never had anyone competing internationally who was quite as highly ranked as Lauren now is. Regardless, proud dad Neil is a current and long term genuine "speedygoose" and I may have to invoke a "father-daughter" rule so we can claim our first Commonwealth Games medallist. Let's see how she goes first! Essential viewing, just after midnight tonight Australian Eastern Daylight Saving time. Go Lauren! We are all with you every step of the way.


  1. Great marathons from Bronia and Kylie.

    Ruth ran 2:02ish for the half. Jen about 1:46 (slept in and missed the start). CJ 1:39. Katherine 1:56. Liz 3:30 with dodgy hammy. Others - Jodie 2:58, Lance 3:02, Sue Archer 3:30.

  2. And... Warrick maiden marathon sub 4.
    Debbie is recorded as a dnf.

  3. Lauren led into the strait but faded to finish fourth in 56.31.