Friday, 27 May 2016

My third car

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, May 27, 2016 with No 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 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 1 comment
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.