Tuesday, 31 May 2016

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 with No comments
Saturday 21 May YCRC 5k Marathon Eve
3. Stuart Doyle M45 17:41
7. Louise Sharp W30 18:48
14. Rohan Pitchford M50 26:07
38 finishers

Friday 27 May Customs 5k
Bronwyn Calver 23:58
Peter Thomson 24:27
Bill Arthur 27:09
Caroline Campbell 32:48
18 finishers

Saturday 28 May Ginninderra 5k parkrun #213
33 Bron Sparkes 23:08 W35
45 Susan Sturgeon 24:04 W40
60 Stephanie Pfohl 25:28 W40 **New PB**
176 finishers

Saturday 28 May Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #170
10 David Clarke 19:06 M55
16 Peter Thomson 20:06 M55
30 Bronwyn Calver 21:54 W45
243 finishers

Saturday 28 May Gungahlin 5k parkrun #137
101 Gary Bowen 45:00 M55
101 finishers

Sunday 29 May ACVAC Handicap Callum Brae 8k
7 Christopher Lang M65 51:56 57.4% **gold**
8 Rod Lynch M55 33:50 82.2 **silver**
14 Peter Thomson M55 36:41 74.8
26 Nadine Morrison W45 42:12 67.3
29 Mick Charlton M60 51:52 57.2
31 David Webster M60 38:16 77.6
40 Bronwyn Calver W45 42:31 66.8
44 Rae Palmer W65 52:04 71.7
52 Caroline Campbell W70 53:54 76.2
63 Kathy Sims W65 49:25 72.4
70 Margaret McSpadden W65 70:28 53.7
72 finishers

Sunday 29 May ACVAC Handicap Callum Brae 4.3k
4 Cathy Montalto W60 25:04 71.3% **bronze**
9 Gary Bowen M55 24:28 59.9
17 Jill Pearson W55 26:40 62.4
33 finishers

Sunday 29 May Cotter Canter 5k
27. Helen Northey 27:16
143 finishers

Sunday 29 May Cotter Canter 10k
43. David Clarke 47:32
56. Isaac Muscat 49:39
57. Jen Bright 49:44
70. Bron Sparkes 51:40
72. Mhairi Craig 51:52
116. Leonie Doyle 58:37
178 finishers

A nice day for a Canter at the Cotter - photos by John Harding


Isaac and Jen


Bron

Monday, 30 May 2016

Walk The Moon

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, May 30, 2016 with No comments
Song of the week: "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk The Moon

From https://youtu.be/6JCLY0Rlx6Q

Sunday, 29 May 2016

I ran when it was zero degrees this morning.

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, May 29, 2016 with No comments
Or under.
And felt very comfortable.
Actually it is the best I have felt running for a long time.
Did two long sleeved tees over my short sleeved tee help?
Or was it the Crows pom-pom hat, the thicker than usual gloves, and the track suit pants?
The grass was dry despite the pea soup fog, and there was little if any wind.
Ideal conditions!


Photo by John Harding a few days ago. Sub zero at last!

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Some major events this year

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, May 28, 2016 with No comments
  • July 10 Kiama Coastal Classic

  • Aug 6-7 Bush Capital weekend

  • Aug 14 City to Surf

  • Sep 4 Canberra Times Fun Run



  • Kiama calls! The 16k Coastal Classic runs from Gerringong to North Kiama along the very scenic Coastal Walk. A number of us are considering going.

    Friday, 27 May 2016

    My third car

    Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, May 27, 2016 with 2 comments
    A 1969 Datsun sedan, pale blue. This I bought after arriving in Canberra, starting work here, and saving enough money for a deposit. I recall my father telling me he thought the 1600 was too powerful a car, but I bought it anyway. Perhaps as a Holden man he would have preferred I bought another Torana.

    Thursday, 26 May 2016

    Starting to run longer again

    Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, May 26, 2016 with 1 comment
    After an injury ridden first few months of the year .. five injuries? Or was it six? .. I am getting back into longer running again .. without trying to do too much too soon. So after a Sunday of 11k* and a Monday of 14k* I did a rare Tuesday run after an hour in the gym, doing loops at my old training venue at Charnwood.



    Today I will probably run long from 4:00pm at Dickson, although I haven't arranged to meet anyone there, before we do our track intervals.



    *distances aren't exact. Since using Garmin Connect instead of logging my runs in a spreadsheet, I no longer feel it necessary to complete an exact number of kms.

    Wednesday, 25 May 2016

    speedygeese training

    Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with No comments
    On Thursday at Dickson running 600m intervals - Dave, Susan, Jen, Sandeep and Tori were there.

    Then on Sunday Bron (two 10k laps) and I (one 10k lap) enjoyed a long run at Stromlo.

    Monday at Parliament House, Jen and I ran 8k early, then for the main training session of hill sprints and drills followed by 200m reps on the oval were Andy, Dale, Dave, Pieta, Rae and Sandeep. Afterwards ten of us enjoyed dinner at the Yacht Club: Andy, Dave, Jen, Isaac, Laura, Daniel, Pieta, Terri, Sandeep & me.

    Ruth despite being mauled by a dog last week, and spending two days in hospital as a result, is now in Spain with two legs of travel to go, on her way to supporting her husband's World Duathlon tilt. Also it was her 66th birthday yesterday as she departed Canberra.

    Tuesday, 24 May 2016

    speedygeese race results

    Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 with No comments
    Sunday 1 May YCRC Women’s 6k Jogalong
    Caroline Campbell W70 36:55
    46 finishers

    Friday 13 May Customs 5k
    Bronwyn Calver 22:59
    Bill Arthur 26:02
    Caroline Campbell 31:34
    19 finishers

    Tuesday 17 May Black Mountain Run Up 2.6 km
    8 finishers

    Friday 20 May Customs 5k
    Bronwyn Calver 23:52
    Peter Thompson 26:02
    Bill Arthur 26:35
    18 finishers

    Saturday 21 May Ginninderra 5k parkrun #212
    222 finishers

    Saturday 21 May Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #169
    15 Peter Thomson 20:11 M55
    26 Bronwyn Calver 21:46 W45
    37 David Clarke 22:39 M55
    239 Ewen Thompson 43:04 M55
    279 finishers

    Saturday 21 May Gungahlin 5k parkrun #136
    24 Nadine Morrison 22:08 W45
    39 Gary Bowen 24:34 M55
    154 finishers

    Saturday 21 May YCRC Half Marathon Eve 5k
    Results tba

    Sunday 22 May YCRC Half Marathon
    27 David Clarke M55 1st 1:27:07.2
    52 David Webster M60 1st 1:33:57.8
    54 Jen Bright F40 2nd 1:34:31.2
    80 Peter Thomson M55 1:39:31.2
    91 Bronwyn Calver F45 2nd 1:41:47.8
    121 Elizabeth Bennett F50 1st 1:45:33.2
    193 Sandeep Chandra M40 1:54:49.4
    224 William Arthur M65 3rd 1:57:57.0
    234 Rohan Pitchford M50 1:59:21.2
    347 finishers


    Dave Half Marathon 1:27.07 PB and first M55


    Jen Half Marathon 1:34.31

    Monday, 23 May 2016

    I Won't Back Down

    Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, May 23, 2016 with No comments
    Song of the week: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - "I Won't Back Down"
    From https://youtu.be/nvlTJrNJ5lA. A couple of very familiar faces in the backing band (unless you are very young)!

    Sunday, 22 May 2016

    My Second Car

    Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, May 22, 2016 with 2 comments
    A brand new just off the production line 1967 Holden Torana. I drove it to Flinders Uni for two years then bequeathed it to my brother when I left Adelaide in January 1969 and moved to Canberra.


    Saturday, 21 May 2016

    fig jam

    Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with No comments
    I don't often post about food, but when I do...

    Here is some fig jam we purchased today at the arboretum. Yum!!!

    Friday, 20 May 2016

    Caroline Campbell, a highlight from last year.

    Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, May 20, 2016 with No comments
    From August 2015: Caroline Campbell's trifecta at the BBQ Stakes - 100th run, a win, and her birthday.

    Thursday, 19 May 2016

    speedier than speedy

    Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, May 19, 2016 with No comments
    An adrenaline rush for you. From https://youtu.be/5qanlirrRWs and there are more where this came from.

    Wednesday, 18 May 2016

    speedygeese training

    Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with No comments
    Last Thursday at Dickson I jogged around and Colin, Gabe, Dave, Roger and Sandeep ran 300m intervals, teams of 3 and 2 switching after 20 minutes.

    On Sunday Andrew and I jogged around and Isaac ran long with Dave, while Jen attended but I think she stayed in the car.

    On Monday at Parliament House Dave, Jen, Isaac and I ran early. Then at 5:30pm Dave and I met up with Colin, Rae, Ruth, Sandeep, Susan and a late Christopher to run 8 lots of 200m runs on 2:00, followed by 10 minutes running up and down the south east big hill.

    Next Monday 23 May we will go off to the Yacht Club after training for one of our occasional informal meals there. All are welcome!


    Happy Birthday Pieta, 43 today!

    Tuesday, 17 May 2016

    speedygeese race results

    Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 with No comments
    Saturday 14 May Ginninderra 5k parkrun #211
    113 Ruth Baussmann 28:42 W65
    147 Cathy Newman 32:20 W55
    200 finishers

    Saturday 14 May Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #168
    6 David Clarke 19:13 M55
    88 Gary Bowen 26:17 M55
    283 finishers

    Saturday 14 May Gungahlin 5k parkrun #135
    30 Nadine Morrison 21:56 W45
    51 Helen Northey 24:07 W40 **New PB**
    126 Margaret McSpadden 34:09 W65
    150 finishers

    Saturday 14 May YCRC SFP 6k
    6. David Clarke M55 24:48
    19 finishers

    Sunday 15 May AMRA Mt Tennent Women’s 8km Championship
    4 Louise Sharp W30 53.02

    Start of the Women's Mountain Running Championships

    Monday, 16 May 2016

    An astounding new version of an old classic song

    Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, May 16, 2016 with 1 comment
    Paul Simon's "The Sound of Silence" contained some of the best lyrics ever written. Here is a new version.

    Song of the week: Disturbed: "The Sound of Silence"
    From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

    Sunday, 15 May 2016

    Ultra Australia Run (formerly "North Face")

    Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, May 15, 2016 with 1 comment
    Some of Thommo's shots from his successful 50k run.











    Thommo was 267th out of 1236 finishers, completing the very tough 50k course in 7:14.29. Not bad for an old fella'.

    Saturday, 14 May 2016

    My first car

    Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, May 14, 2016 with No comments
    Austin A40 Tourer.


    Except it was red. That is, the outer coat was red. When we looked deeper, it had the whole spectrum of paint jobs over its many years. I killed the car, its rubber band broke going too fast down Tapleys Hill Road one day.

    Friday, 13 May 2016

    A new Stromlo Forest Park master plan

    Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, May 13, 2016 with No comments
    1. Due for completion in 2019: a 50 metre pool

    2. Not currently funded:
    tourist accommodation
    an enclosed oval
    district playing fields
    a 12km road cycling circuit
    an extension of the criterium track



    Website: http://www.stromloforestpark.com.au/news/current-news/item/stromlo-forest-park-master-plan-2.

    Thursday, 12 May 2016

    Sarah-Jayne's brand new speedygosling .. it's a girl!

    Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, May 12, 2016 with 1 comment
    "It is with full and happy hearts that Ray and I would like to announce the arrival of our third and final little human. Our stunning daughter Sadie Eve arrived in 3 hours at 11.59pm Tuesday 10th May completing our little family. We fell in love with all 9lb 8oz of her instantly. Yes we are home already [Wednesday]. If your visiting, bring food."


    Photo taken 3:00am Wednesday

    Wednesday, 11 May 2016

    speedygeese training

    Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 with No comments
    Last Thursday at Dickson Dave ran early then at 5:30pm running 2-lap intervals were Jen, Dave, Colin, Maria O’R, Roger, Isaac, Sandeep (new), Julia H, Ruth and Gabe.

    On Monday at Parliament House Christopher, Dale, Dave C, Isaac, Jen, Pieta, Ruth & Sandeep ran a 30 minute pyramid session repeating up to 200, 400, 600, 400...

    Training continues this Thursday, Sunday, Monday as usual and I expect to be at each session.

    My oldest grandson has a brand new mountain bike...


    Way to go Jarod!

    Tuesday, 10 May 2016

    speedygeese race results

    Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 with 1 comment
    Tuesday 3 May AMRA Mt Ainslie Run-Up 2.2k
    17 Bill Arthur 19.32
    21 finishers

    I ran BBQ Stakes Wednesday 4th but they never publish results. Several speedygeese run this each week.

    Friday 6 May Customs 5k
    Bronwyn Calver 23:37
    Peter Thomson 23:44
    Jen Bright 24:14
    Bill Arthur 26:13
    Caroline Campbell 32:48
    24 finishers

    Saturday 7 May 5k Ginninderra parkrun #210
    85 Stephanie Pfohl 26:24 W40 **First Timer**
    129 Ruth Baussmann 30:03 W65
    140 Cathy Newman 31:29 W55
    172 Margaret McSpadden 35:03 W65
    207 finishers

    Saturday 7 May 5k Tuggeranong parkrun #167
    30 Bronwyn Calver 22:03 W45
    37 Pieta Smith 22:38 W40 **New PB**
    38 David Clarke 22:38 M55
    269 finishers

    Saturday 7 May 5k Gungahlin parkrun #134
    28 Giles Lamb 21:24 M40
    33 Nadine Morrison 22:09 W45
    136 finishers

    Saturday 7 May 5k Batemans Bay parkrun #1
    7 Peter Thomson 20:09 M55 and establishes the M55 record.
    39 Ciara Quilkey 26:00 W40
    92 Ewen Thompson 38:02 M55
    115 finishers

    Sunday 8 May Mothers Day Classic 10k
    7 David Clarke 39:06 first M50-59
    34 Rohan Pitchford 42:42 fourth M50-59

    Sunday 8 May Wings For Life World Run Melbourne
    Bronwyn Calver 23.28km

    At the start of the Wings For Life World Run

    Monday, 9 May 2016

    song of the week by Delirious?

    Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, May 09, 2016 with No comments
    Song of the week: "King or Cripple", from the 1990s album "King of Fools".



    The band is Delirious? which was fronted by the brilliant Martin Smith.

    I saw Delirious? live in Sydney a few years ago. This was one of their very best songs that night. The video is well worth watching all the way through.
    From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ishF-ZrFNiA

    Sunday, 8 May 2016

    Happy Mothers Day!

    Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, May 08, 2016 with No comments
    I hope you got a sleep-in.

    Saturday, 7 May 2016

    Batemans Bay parkrun #1

    Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, May 07, 2016 with No comments
    A few Canberrans including three speedygeese ran in the inaugural Batemans Bay parkrun this morning.



    Batemans Bay parkrun #1 - 07/05/2016
    7 Peter Thomson 20:09 establishes the M55 record.
    39 Ciara Quilkey 26:00 W40
    92 Ewen Thompson 38:02 M55
    115 finishers

    And, Happy Birthday beautiful granddaughter Amelie, 11 years old today!

    Friday, 6 May 2016

    plantar fasciitis

    Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, May 06, 2016 with No comments
    This is on my mind at the momemt.
    My calf/soleus/achilles/heel problems seems to be moving in that direction.
    An article (with links to other articles) on its treatment/cure/prevention is at http://running.competitor.com/2014/06/photos/new-techniques-treating-plantar-fasciitis_96398
    So I am bookmarking it here for future reference.

    Thursday, 5 May 2016

    Big event date clash

    Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, May 05, 2016 with 1 comment
    It happens doesn't it; you want to run in two big events and they are being held on the same morning.
    I could always run both; but is that a good idea?
    We'll see what the body is like on the day.

    ACTVAC 8k Cross Country Championships
    Being held this year at Stromlo Forest Park on Saturday 18 June.
    In 2016 the distance for ACTVAC and other Masters entrants will be 8k for all men and for all women.

    Do not be put off by the word championships! They are for all members. Register now at this link:

    AND ....

    >>drum roll please<<
    Sat. 18 June 2016 - 8am

    I think I will be running Burley Griffin parkrun #2, but not #1.
    After all, the cross country championship date was announced first, by a long shot.

    Wednesday, 4 May 2016

    speedygeese training

    Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, May 04, 2016 with 2 comments
    Last Thursday at Dickson I ran long (20k altogether). For training at 5:30pm a group of six ran 6 x 600+ in relays of 2. We had Colin, Dave, Maria O’R, Maria S (new), and Rohan participating.

    On Sunday at Stromlo the rain stopped at exactly 7:30am, Dave and Pieta ran long, I jogged on the grass, chatted to Amanda, Ken & Katie, and watched Vanessa as she started a long mountain bike race.

    On Monday I ran early then donned beanie and gloves for the first time this year which did the job nicely. Doing 6 x 15 seconds then 12 x 30 seconds on the grass were Caroline, Christopher, Colin, Dale, Dave B2, Dave C, Mick, Pieta, Ruth, Warrick & me. Birthday champagne was shared afterwards (happy birthday me, 68 today).

    To celebrate my birthday today I will run at BBQ Stakes shortly. Haven't been there for a couple of years probably, although old men sometimes have unreliable memory. However...

    Tuesday, 3 May 2016

    speedygeese race results

    Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 with No comments
    Friday 29 April Customs 5k
    Bill Arthur 27:03
    Caroline Campbell 34:25

    Saturday 30 April YCRC BMP 10 mile
    12 David Clarke M55 1:10:13
    18 Jennifer Bright W40 1:14:04
    32 Annette Sugden W50 1:24:20
    34 Roger Pilkington M55 1:25:29
    40 Warrick Howieson M45 1:27:42
    76 Caroline Campbell W70 1:51:38
    83 finishers

    Saturday 30 April YCRC BMP 5k
    3 Isaac Muscat U14 20:34
    7 Geoff Moore M65 25:33
    9 finishers

    Saturday 30 April 5k Ginninderra parkrun #209
    28 Bron Sparkes 22:57 W35
    180 finishers

    Saturday 30 April 5k Tuggeranong parkrun #166
    27 Bronwyn Calver 21:59 W45
    239 Ewen Thompson 38:11 M55
    305 finishers

    Saturday 30 April 5k Gungahlin parkrun #133
    122 Margaret McSpadden 35:53 W65
    152 Gary Bowen 55:13 M55
    152 finishers


    Dave demonstrating his typical racing style. AMA National Cross Country, Adelaide, M55s.

    Monday, 2 May 2016

    an oldie that doesn't age

    Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, May 02, 2016 with No comments
    Song of the week: "Original Sin", by INXS
    From https://youtu.be/2c7fElWw2oA


    Sunday, 1 May 2016

    New Speedy Geese tops - order yours now.

    Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, May 01, 2016 with No comments
    Jen Bright is organising for a new batch of speedy geese tops. They will be tshirts, male and female ones. Will be either blue or white once we decide and will have speedy geese written on it with geese and Parliament House design. The design is being currently worked on by speedy gosling Isaac. Being made up by same person who designed and produced Anzac ultra tshirt, which is really well made, great fit and comfy. Please let Jen know if you are interested and your size. Orders will be completed when we reach 30 orders. Each tshirt costs only $24 total. For more details, including pictures and size charts, see the speedygeese Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/speedygeese/.

    Dirt de Femme was on at Stromlo Forest Park this morning and our very own Vanessa was doing the long course. I watched her depart at 9:30am surrounded by a large bunch of other women. By the way, the rain cleared at exactly 7:30am, the time our training began.