Sunday, 2 August 2015

My Bush Capital Photos

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, August 02, 2015 with 1 comment
These are the ones I put on Facebook today but they are more accessible here in the long term...

Clint halfway through his marathon

Bill Arthur starting the half marathon

Roger, Thommo and Rob half way through the marathon

Janene finishing the half marathon

Steve Appleby starting the third lap of the ultra,

Elle Knight finishing - women's marathon winner.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

grandson running

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, August 01, 2015 with No comments
I saw some of grandson Jarod's events at the AIS on Friday. It was a southern NSW regional schools competition.

Jarod running the 100m hurdles

Jarod on the right, Warilla High's 4x100m relay team won the 15's.

Jarod's favourite event, the triple jump.

His 400m time of 58.7 was good for a 14 year old. Not his fastest though! Jarod lives in Jamberoo, with his mum, dad and five siblings.

Friday, 31 July 2015

geese running

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Looks like they could do with some coaching. Running form not the best.

Thursday, 30 July 2015


Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, July 30, 2015 with No comments
Living in Canberra, the seat of government in Australia, I usually try to ignore what the pollies are up to, as it is all quite depressing. Had to laugh at this cartoon today, though. I don't think it got a run in the Canberra Times.

Thinks: probably the"L" should be highlighted rather than the "P".

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Speedygeese training report

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 with No comments
Thursday Ruth, me, Maria, ran early; Julia, Kayla (new), Jen and Dave arrived at 5:30pm. It was a perfect Thursday night on the track, with fog rolling in after we finished, Julia ran a 5k timed run in 24:20, while Maria, Jen, Dave, Kayla and I ran random intervals and paced her.

 On Monday Ewen and I ran 8k early. Julia and Marie are rumoured to have had a short early run as well. Then after our 5:30pm warm-up the group did some quick-cadence hills at the most sheltered hill, NE corner of Parliament House. Participating were Andy, Colin, Dan, Isaac, Jen, Julia, Lorena, Marie, Mick. Pieta, Ruth, Susan, Warrick and me. This was followed by a short attrition session before we enjoyed birthday bubbly from Julia (45)

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 with No comments
Tuesday 21 July AMRA Black Mountain Run-Up 2.6k
23 Bill Arthur 21.15
28 Caroline Campbell 25.35
29 finishers

Friday 24 July Customs 5k
Bill Arthur 26:47
Caroline Campbell 32:07

Saturday 25 July 5k Ginninderra Parkrun #169
55 Thea Zimpel 26:33 W30
60 Bron Sparkes 27:04 W35
83 Ruth Baussmann 30:27 W65
125 finishers

Saturday 25 July 5k Tuggeranong Parkrun #126
21 David Clarke 21:32 M55
77 Catherine Montalto 26:51 W60
154 finishers

Saturday 25 July 5k Gungahlin Parkrun #92
54 William Arthur 26:25 M60
55 Brett Morrison 26:33 M45
107 Gary Bowen 58:36 M55
108 finishers

Sunday 26 July ACTVAC Little Black Mountain 9k
5 Rod Lynch M55 37:26 81.5% **silver**
11 Gabrielle Brown W50 49:17 68.8
12 William Arthur M60 53:25 61.8
13 Maria O'Reilly W60 45:24 82.1
17 Nadine Morrison W45 46:30 67.0
19 David Clarke M55 41:48 74.8
26 Peter Thomson M50 43:32 69.6
29 David Webster M60 45:03 73.0
32 Janene Kingston W50 46:07 73.5
38 Jennifer Bright W35 50:00 60.1
42 Caroline Campbell W70 59:14 75.5
48 Roger Pilkington M55 49:38 62.2
53 Ruth Baussmann W65 60:59 65.3
54 Margaret McSpadden W65 69:55 59.4
55 Helen Larmour W55 54:46 64.7
58 finishers

Sunday 26 July ACTVAC Little Black Mountain 4.5k
19 Gary Bowen M55 23:34 62.7%
21 Jill Pearson W55 25:34 66.2
39 finishers

The last two weeks YCRC results are still missing.

Janene and Cookie at the previous Gungahlin parkrun. Cookie is playing her 100th game for the Gungahlin Jets this weekend!

Monday, 27 July 2015


Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, July 27, 2015 with No comments
Song of the week: "Ditmas", a brand new song from Mumford & Sons, from "Wilder Mind".

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Sunday afternoon at the footy - Josiah's 100th game

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, July 26, 2015 with 2 comments
At Greenway oval. Lovely location, nice oval. Excellent grandstand sheltering us from the icy Tuggeranong wind.

The banner

There's my grandson Josiah first through the banner. 4 hours to make, 4 seconds to break.

Half a dozen kangaroos on the field while the game was in progress. Didn't they know only tigers and hawks were supposed to be there?

This was under 17's. And the tigers won 124 to 20.