Monday, 30 April 2012

losing my hair

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, April 30, 2012 with 4 comments
speedygeese in the Ginninderra parkrun #1 - 28/04/2012 - 5k.
14 Lucia Pietropaoli 23:02 64.25%
36 Jill Pearson 26:52 65.63%
91 runners!
Being exactly 5k and a bit hilly, this would be a good course to break 20 minutes on!

Photo #1. CJ doing a CJ

There have been a few falls in recent days. CJ did this one at the Majura handicap.

Photo #2. Janene's two left feet

We have all done this sometime in the past - got the racing shoes out of the bag to find they don't quite match.

Coming Events
Week 18 of 2012:
Tuesday 1 May 4:00pm *Dickson Oval long run
Tuesday 1 May 5:30pm *Dickson Oval speedygeese training
Wednesday 2 May 12:15pm BBQ Stakes 6k Woden
Thursday 3 May 4:30pm *Parliament House early run
Thursday 3 May 5:30pm *Parliament House speedygeese training
Friday 4 May 12:15pm Customs 5k Commonwealth Park
Saturday 5 May 8:00am *Acton Ferry Terminal long run
Saturday 5 May
2:00pm YCRC Stromlo Forest Park 7.5k **note new time**
Sunday 6 May 9:00am YCRC Women’s 6k Jogalong, Weston Park
Sunday 6 May 12:00 noon *High Noon Meet (3000m)
* = I expect to attend

For a low key Fun Run/Walk, I have measured a 5k course similar to the Customs Joggers 5k, except eliminating the hills at the start/finish and staying on the path at the turn. I just have to venture out with some paint one day. There is also a convenient turning point for a 3k, right where the wooden posts are before you get to Mr Spokes Bike Hire.

It starts/finishes in front of the Parkes Way underpass. The red line is the measured 2.5k. The green line is how to get to the start from the city.
This would be an easier course to break 20 minutes on - but is it exactly 5k? I only measured it using my Garmin.


  1. CJ only did it to prove she's the best at doing CJs. If she'd done it at Stromlo there'd be green stains on her green shirt and no blood!

    That looks a much better Customs course. Worth 13 seconds at least.

  2. Speedygeoff, feel free to borrow the measuring wheel in the vet's trailer at my place. Ewen took it for a walk around lane 1 at the AIS to find it out by less than 1 metre over 400 metres, about 399.5 metres. We use this to measure as well as averaging several Garmins. Would be very accurate on a good smooth bike path surface, not so good but Ok on dirt/gravel trails. Much better than Garmins which are all over the place, as much as 100 metres every 1 km. Refer discussion after Stromlo monthly handicap.

    1. Great! I shall take you up on that Steve. You're worth your weight in gold medals.

  3. CJ just keeps on running in spite of her injuries. Ewen and CJ are just soooo competitive. Neither one will give in - Ewen with bruised ribs and CJ with bruised everything!! I have crazy brave running buddies:)