Saturday, 31 December 2016

The speedygeese Calendar of Events

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

Fri 9/1212:15pmCustoms Joggers 5k handicap
Sat 10/128:00amBurley Griffin 5k parkrun
8:00am**Ginninderra 5k parkrun
8:00amTuggeranong 5k parkrun
8:00amGungahlin 5k parkrun
Sun 11/127:30am**speedygeese @ Stromlo Forest Park
AMRA Deep Space Marathon events
Canberra Summer Marathon series
Mon 12/125:30pm**speedygeese @ Parliament House
Tue 13/1212:25pmLake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k handicap
Wed 14/1212:15pmBBQ Stakes 6k handicap
Thu 15/125:30pm**speedygeese @ Parliament House
6:00pmACTVAC track @ AIS (3k / fast 5k; 4 x 1500m; steeple)

Sunday, 11 December 2016

One all time great; and another.

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!

Ron Clarke

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.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Today's Ginninderra parkrun photos

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, December 10, 2016 with 1 comment
Parkruns are always fun
It was a great day for running 5k once again

32 Brendan Belcher 22:25 legs a bit heavy after Thursday training

43 Bron Sparkes 24:18 happy happy

48 Stephanie Pfohl 24:49 rejoining us any day now

51 Joanna Belcher 25:05 a very close relative of Brendan's

Today I met Steph's friend 63 Debbie Lovett 26:23 New PB

69 Geoff Moore 27:04 still alive and kicking

72 Gary Moss 27:19 running well

76 Thea Zimpel 27:51 probably still recovering from last Monday's feast

77 Ruth Baussmann 28:08 fully recovered from the previous night's excesses (unlike her husband)

Friday, 9 December 2016

Zatopek 10k

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, December 09, 2016 with No comments

Susan Hobson winning the 1989 Zatopek 10k. I was there cheering her on. She trained with me for four years. Note the low arm action.

Carolyn Schuwalow leading Susan in the 1991 Zatopek.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Stromlo Lightning Strike 10k Video

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, December 08, 2016 with No comments
By Ewen

Video shows the start of the 2016 Stromlo Running Festival Lightning Strike 10k trail race held at Stromlo Forest Park on 20 November. The on course commentary is from Rob de Castella.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

speedygeese training and partying

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!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

how the speedygeese raced this week.

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 with No comments
ACTVAC Track 24 November
W30 Thea Zimpel 1:29.18 55.0%

M50 Craig Wurtz 5:48.12 70.4%
M55 David Clarke 6:21.45 67.7
M55 Roger Pilkington 6:49.88 62.5
M55 Ewen Thompson 7:27.96 58.1
W70 Caroline Campbell 7:30.65 88.3

M50 Craig Wurtz 12:24.19 68.7%
W30 Thea Zimpel 15:40.60 53.8
W65 Ruth Baussmann 16:25.30 75.0

M55 Roger Pilkington 24:42.70 61.9%

Lake Ginninderra 7k handicap 29 November
14 finishers

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
14 finishers

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
38 finishers
Note – times adjusted as official times were incorrect

ACTVAC Track 1 December
One Mile

M55 David Clarke 5:50.15 77.7%
M50 Craig Wurtz 6:04.22 71.0
M55 Ewen Thompson 7:42.43 59.3

Customs 5k 2 December
Giles Lamb 21:44
Peter Thomson 21:48
Craig Wurtz 22:11
Ewen Thompson 29:10
Caroline Campbell 30:05
12 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #239 3 December
27 Andrew Simpson 21:25 M45
71 Bron Sparkes 25:21 W40
73 Brendan Belcher 25:43 M30
113 Ruth Baussmann 29:46 W65
114 Geoff Moore 29:47 M65
175 Jill Pearson 44:32 W55
195 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #197
3 December
7 David Clarke 19:20 M55
24 Bronwyn Calver 22:34 W45
49 Ewen Thompson 24:19 M55
86 Peter Thomson 26:37 M55
227 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #164 3 December
97 Margaret McSpadden 30:56 W65
166 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #25 3 December
19 Craig Wurtz 21:56 M50
68 Caroline Campbell 27:51 W70
154 finishers

Last night's speedygeese dinner at il Figaro, Kingston. Thirty attendees.
Photo by Bron.

Monday, 5 December 2016

eternal flame

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, December 05, 2016 with No comments
Song of the week: Eternal Flame, by The Bangles

"Do you feel my heart beating
Do you understand"

Sunday, 4 December 2016

"What I eat"

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, December 04, 2016 with No comments

Alex Ratelle ran 18 flat for the 5k at age 64.