Saturday, 31 December 2016

The speedygeese Calendar of Events

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, December 31, 2016 with 3 comments
**=I plan to attend

Thu 27/105:30pm**speedygeese @ Parliament House
Fri 28/1012:15pmCustoms Joggers 5k handicap
Sat 29/108:00amBurley Griffin 5k parkrun
8:00am**Ginninderra 5k parkrun
8:00amTuggeranong 5k parkrun
8:00amGungahlin 5k parkrun
Sun 30/109:30amACTVAC Handicap Ainslie Woodlands
Mon 31/105:30pm**speedygeese @ Parliament House
Tue 01/1112:25pmLake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k handicap
6:15pm**YCRC Spring Series #1 Weston Park 5k
Wed 02/1112:15pmBBQ Stakes 6k handicap

Friday, 28 October 2016

Happy Birthday Jarod

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, October 28, 2016 with No comments
One of our Jamberoo grandchildren, Jarod, turns 16 today. He is a top footballer, mountain biker, sprinter, hurdler, triple jumper, and musician. Go Jarod!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Favourites - Adelaide Oval

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, October 27, 2016 with No comments
Adding to my posts on the topic of "Favourites"

Favourite Sporting Venue: Adelaide Oval

I have raced there on five occasions, in 1962 thru 1965.
The oval has changed a bit since then. Except, the old score board is still there, and so are the Victor Richardson gates although the gates have been moved, having been returned to the ground in 2014, but in a new location.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

latest speedygeese training

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 with No comments
Thursday 20 October at Parliament House: the session was 30 minutes running around a 600m figure eight loop. Runners were invited to jog the first 200m, which included a 100m uphill, then run 400m which mostly gentle downhill. Jen, Kylie, Kym, Liz, Nicole, and Sandeep participated but some found this a hard session and had to bail out.

On Monday 24 October again at Parliament House we ran from the tennis courts 7&8 a repeat of the course of two weeks earlier, but this time a 2 and 3 person relay making some team changes halfway through the 30 minutes. Running were Andy, Caroline, Colin, Dave, Ewen, Garry, Isaac, Jen, Joel, Pieta, Ruth, Sandeep, Warrick with me watching. Dinner at the Yacht Club followed.

I am finding running tricky in my old age, so where I will do most of my training as soon as this opens:

The venue for this new gym is at Lake Ginninderra past the restaurants near the footbridge, at the Belconnen Arts Centre end. I can run around the lake before/after sessions. The two owner/managers are good friends of mine and I have trained with them before, many times. The sessions times when I plan to attend are weekdays 9:30am thru 11:30am, and Saturdays 9:30am thru 10:30am after Ginninderra parkrun.

So I might get fit again without having to run too much for a while.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Latest speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 with No comments
Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 18 October
Peter Thomson 25:59
Sandeep Chandra 30:03
Ewen Thompson 34:27
Nicole Bruce 38:18
18 finishers

AMRA Black Mountain 2.6k 18 October
10 finishers

ACTVAC Track 20 October at Woden
Early 3000m
M50 Colin Farlow 10:58.07 79.0%
M55 David Clarke 11:24.25 78.6
M55 Rod Lynch 11:34.11 76.2
M55 Dale Moore 13:01.15 67.1
W65 Kathy Sims 13:47.66 87.9
M55 Roger Pilkington 13:54.23 63.9
W70 Caroline Campbell 16:18.43 86.6
W65 Ruth Baussmann 16:19.04 75.5
W65 Margaret McSpadden 18:01.97 71.7

M50 Colin Farlow 5:16.39 78.9%
M55 Rod Lynch 5:21.87 78.9
M55 David Clarke 5:30.77 78.1
M55 Dale Moore 5:33.61 75.5
M55 Roger Pilkington 6:20.18 67.3

M50 Colin Farlow 2:40.04 75.1% (last race as an M50)
M55 David Clarke 2:44.09 75.7

M55 Rod Lynch 70.16 73.4
M55 David Clarke 76.57 68.2

Late 3000m
M55 David Clarke 12:21.29 72.5
M55 Rod Lynch 12:26.11 70.8
M55 Dale Moore 13:28.91 64.8
W30 Thea Zimpel 15:00.01 56.3

M55 Roger Pilkington 23:50.06 64.1

Customs 5k 21 October
Ewen Thompson 26:17
14 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #233 22 October
37 Stephanie Pfohl 24:27 W40
51 Thea Zimpel 27:06 W30
70 Ruth Baussmann 29:21 W65
71 Geoff Moore 29:23 M65
141 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #191 22 October
26 Bronwyn Calver 23:00 W45
52 David Clarke 25:21 M55
69 Ewen Thompson 26:28 M55
213 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #158 22 October
119 Margaret McSpadden 32:34 W65
158 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #19 22 October
138 Caroline Campbell 53:01 W70
138 finishers

Bega 10k Fun Run 23 October
28 Amanda Ruffin W50 50:25
79 finishers

Bega 5k Fun Run 23 October
126 finishers

AMRA Two Peaks 22.6k 23 October
74 finishers

AMRA One Peak 10k 23 October
8 Isaac Muscat 57:27
30 Ewen Thompson 70:03
75 finishers

Rottnest Marathon 23 October
40 Peter Thomson M55 3:46:43
179 finishers

Kiddies take off at the Bega Fun Run

Monday, 24 October 2016

A Hard Rain

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, October 24, 2016 with 1 comment
Song of the week: Bryan Ferry’s version of the classic Bob Dylan song "A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall". Arguably the best cover of any Dylan song.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Here's another favourite

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, October 23, 2016 with No comments
In my recent post Favourites I missed one-

Favourite non-running sports moment: Steven Bradbury.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Today's parkrun

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, October 22, 2016 with No comments
..was something of a disaster. I started off with a 4:45 km then a 4:55 but ended up walk/jogging. It's the return of niggle #6 and a new niggle, #7.

At the end:

Thea well ahead

Pacing along

And finishing off; nearly swamped by faster finishers

Friday, 21 October 2016

Nice running weather but...

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, October 21, 2016 with No comments
Spring, specifically October, is my allergy time. Not only
p-platers, but also
cottonwood fluff.
One run through the fluff = 3 days of headaches. The only airborn material I am really allergic to.
Cottonwood fluff is just starting to appear, it has arrived late this year.
Here's how it looked at the ANU a few years ago

Fortunately Parliament House, where I mainly train, and Stromlo, is relatively free of it.
But it is all over Canberra, particularly around the lakes and rivers.
Here's to a headache-free spring.