Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 with No comments
Our latest two Parliament House sessions were on Thursday 15 December with Brendan, Jackson (new), Jen, Lauren, Nicole, Peter, Sandeep and Steph attending; with me watching them run 211m loops in a relay, and Monday 19 December I ran some of the 400m loops along with Andy, Ben, Colin, Dave, Garry, Isaac, Jen, Nicole, Pieta, Rae, Ruth, Sandeep, Susan and Vanessa. Training will continue through the holidays on Mondays and Thursdays although I will be absent this Thursday and next Monday.
Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 with No comments
Thursday 8 December at Parliament House: attending were Brendan, Jen, Liz, Nicole, Peter, Sandeep, with me watching them run 10 or 12 Rose Garden 200s.
Sunday 11 DecemberJoel and Andrew would have trained at Stromlo Forest Park on the grass.
On Monday 12 December we were back at Parliament House, where I watched on while the others ran continuous 2 and 3 person relays, the short loop to the south of the rose gardens. It was warm so we broke it up into 2 sets of 12 minutes. Attending were Andy, Colin, Dave, Ewen, Fiona, Garry, Gary, Giles, Isaac, Jen, Mick, Nicole, Pieta, Ruth, Sarah-Jayne, and Sandeep.
Sunset at Manuka Oval. Living in Canberra as we do, we have to put up with these sunsets from time to time.
Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, December 11, 2016 with No comments
I was at St Mary's cross country course in the mid 1960s, watching the great Ron Clarke win the Australian Cross Country championships by a very big margin. He was awesome!
St Mary's was next door to Adelaide's Flinders University where I studied from 1966 to 1968. While I was there at Flinders, I went on a couple of training runs with John Farrington; John was on staff. Later when I ran my first marathon, which was conducted at Richmond, NSW, it was John Farrington who won it; again by a very big margin.
This is the only photo I can find of John Farrington.
Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 with No comments
On Thursday 1 December we met again at Parliament House. Peter ran just the warm-up; Colin, Fiona, Gary, Jen, Colin, Ruth ran Rose Garden 200s; I attempted one and decided to opt out.
On Monday 5 December we held our Christmas dinner at il Figaro, Kingston. Thirty people attended, namely Sandeep & Kavita, Dave C, Ruth B, Vanessa & Brett, Rae & Alex, Gary & Coralee, Andy M, Jen + Richard + Isaac + Laura + Daniel, Thea, Nicole, Pieta, Colin, Yuan (new!), Joel & Yelena, Ewen, Bron + Lola + Dom, Susan, Jenny & me.
It's Joel (front right)'s birthday today, 33 years old! And Yelena will be 35 this Friday. Happy Birthday!
Lake Ginninderra 7k handicap 29 November
Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 29 November Peter Thomson M55 29:47 Sandeep Chandra M30 33:23 Ewen Thompson M55 34:12 Roger Pilkington M55 34:47
YCRC Spring Series #4 5k Stromlo Forest Park 29 November
9. Peter Thomson M55 21:12
12. Craig Wurtz M50 21:55
13. Rohan Pitchford M50 22:15
23. Ewen Thompson M55 25:48
24. Sarah Pau W40 26:22
31. Tori Hennig W55 28:53
33. Vanessa Palmer W45 30:37
Note – times adjusted as official times were incorrect
ACTVAC Track 1 December
M55 David Clarke 5:50.15 77.7%
M50 Craig Wurtz 6:04.22 71.0
M55 Ewen Thompson 7:42.43 59.3