Tuesday, 10 January 2012

rough going

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 with 6 comments
Training at Parliament House: Tim, Nadine & I ran 8k early. Nadine sustained an ankle injury towards the end of the run and went home to ice it. For the main session, Tim & I were joined by Cookie, Andy, Bronwyn, Caroline, Craig, Ewen, Jacob, Jane (new), Jen, Kym, Lauren, Lincoln (new), Mick, Neil, Ruth, Tim, Warrick & Yelena. The session goal was to complete 11 of our Rose Garden circuits on 2:45, sprinting the top 200m. 16 of the group achieved this. Some chose not to wait for 2:45 and made it a continuous run: they did 13 200s (Bronwyn), 14 (Jen, Kym & Craig) and 15 (Tim). It was hard going but everyone ran well.

I was pleased to equal my recent record of three chin-ups, during the early run, then at a second attempt during the warm-up, managing five. I should be able to do ten straight soon??!!

Spofforth Street - rough going for the hoons

On a recent run I was delighted to see a series of speed bumps along Spofforth Street, along the back of Holt close to my home. I hadn't run there for a while. Every morning well before the sun comes up Canberra low-life are hooning around, doing burn-outs and drag racing. The speed bumps might keep some of these morons away which can only improve the quality of sleep. As you know, a good night's sleep is essential for everyone's health and well-being, particularly for tired athletes, not to mention students, parents of young children; normal people!

This Thursday there's a steeplechase, a mile, and a 3000m on offer, but I won't be able to go. The following week, Thursday 19th, there is a 3000m at 6:00pm which I will possibly run, even if the day is hot. Just to see if all this hard training is producing results.


  1. Kym's going to be disappointed. She used to practise burnouts for the 'Nats on Spofforth Street.

  2. Try living on Spofforth Street and I don't think you'll be delighted for long. It is rough going for the hoons but amazingly lots of people don't slow down at all. It's only a matter of time before a driver loses control and someone on a bike is cleaned up.

    1. Point taken, I retract my previous words and now call for the speed humps to be removed.

  3. The fact that local MLA's live on Spofforth St wouldnt have anything to do with these speed humps would it?

    Scince when did hoons get up before 10 oclock anyway.

  4. What used to be a pleasant street to peacefully drive to work to and from work away from the craziness of Southern Cross Drive has become a true nightmare. I feel sorry for the residents of that street who now have to endure the bus having to break and accelerate 13 times along the 1.5km, and hope they will succeed in selling their home should they decide to, in what has become a dead street with not a living soul around, night or day! Spofforth Street, a world record with 3X13=39 speed humps along 1.5km only!

  5. No problem for buses, the speed bump widths are designed so the buses can drive over them without hitting them.