Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Speedygeese Calendar of Events

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, July 31, 2016 with No comments
**=I plan to attend

Mon 27/065:30pm**speedygeese @ Parliament House
Tue 28/0612:25pmLake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k handicap
Wed 29/0612:15pmBBQ Stakes 6k handicap
Thu 30/065:30pm**speedygeese @ Dickson Sportsfields
Fri 01/0712:15pmCustoms Joggers 5k handicap
Sat 02/078:00amBurley Griffin 5k parkrun
**Ginninderra 5k parkrun
Tuggeranong 5k parkrun
Gungahlin 5k parkrun
8:00amYCRC Pennington 8k/16k @ Stromlo Forest Park
Sun 03/077:30am**speedygeese @ Stromlo Forest Park
9:00amYCC Women's 6k Jogalong, Weston Park

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Mountain Running news

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, June 30, 2016 with No comments
Early bird discount closes on 1 July for Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival, ACT, 7 and 8 AugustMt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature Reserves, Campbell High School, CanberraSATURDAY  6 August 2016: 9.00am16km bush run and 16km bush walk; 11.00am 10km run and walk; 11.10amUnder 13 years 2km children’s run; 11.40am 5km run & walk
SUNDAY  7 August 2016: 8.00am 42.2km bush marathon run; half marathon walk; 9.00am 21.1km half marathon run
This event raises funds to support the Australian mountain running team travelling to Europe for World Mountain Running Championships.
ENTRY: Please download the event details and enter online at
VOLUNTEERS: Many volunteers are needed on both days. Volunteers receive a choice of T shirt, wine or chocolate. Please volunteer online at
Other events coming up
Every month in Canberra – free events:1st Tuesday Mt Ainslie Run Up and Power Walk , 2.3 km, 12.45pm Treloar Cres, Campbell3rd Tuesday Black Mountain Run Up and Power Walk , 2.6 km, 12.45pm Clunies Ross St, Acton (200m east of Botanic Gardens entrance).

Sunday 16 October: Mt Majura Vineyard One Peak and Two Peaks, 12km and 20 km runs and walks over Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie

Sunday 6 November: Deep Space Mountain Marathon run, Half Marathon run & walk, 10 km and 5km runs & walks:  a spectacular half marathon course from the Orroral Deep Space picnic ground to the Honeysuckle Creek Deep Space camp ground and return.

Sunday 18 December: Tour de Ridges 21k run, 15k and 10k runs and walks from Mawson sports fields over Farrer ridge, Wanniassa Hills and Isaacs Ridge

Mountain running and hilly trail runs around Australia
See the following websites:
Running Wild NSW  Mountain Sports
Queensland Trail Runners Association
Trail Running SA
Western Australia Trail Runners  perthtrailseries.comPoint to Pinnacle, Hobart
Running Wild Victoria
Sri Chinmoy Triple Triathlon, Canberra  au.srichinmoyraces.orgAustralian Ultra Runners Association
Wagga Wagga Trail Running Weekend 19-21 August 

Get the latest information on mountain running events on Facebook at the Australian Mountain Running Facebook page.

World Long Distance Mountain Running Championship, Gorski Marathon (42 km),Podbrfdo, Slovenia, 18 June. Website:
Victorian runner Kylee Woods represented Australia at this Championship which had 2800 metres of climb. Kylee finished a creditable 33rd in 5:33:35.
World Mountain Running Championships (uphill courses), Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria, 11 September.Website:
The Australian team comprises:Senior men: Mark Bourne (ACT), Alan Craigie (ACT), Ben Lucas (VIC), Michael Chapman (ACT).

Senior women: Elizabeth Humphries (ACT), Audrey Amiya-Hall (NSW).

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

speedygeese training

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 with No comments
Last Thursday at Dickson Colin Dave Roger Jen and I turned up and jogged around while Susan, Sandeep and Giles turned up and actually trained, doing 9 x 300 + 1 x 200.

On Sunday Andrew and I ran long at Stromlo Forest Park.

Monday Thommo, Sandeep and I ran early: then for training we ran 200/400/600/200/400/600/200 with a jog back each time: present were Andrew, Andy, Christopher, Colin, Dave, me, Isaac, Jen, Mick, Pieta, Sandeep, Susan, Thomas & Warrick. Three degrees didn’t seem all that cold after -5 the previous day; and no breeze to speak of.

Pine Island ...



Tuesday, 28 June 2016

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 with 4 comments
Tuesday 21 June Black Mountain Run Up 2.6 km
5 Peter Burke 16.16
15 finishers

Friday 24 June
Customs 5k
Giles Lamb 21:59
Peter Thomson 22:11
Bronwyn Calver 23:48
David Clarke 24:49
Bill Arthur 27:37v
19 finishers

Saturday 25 June Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #2
31 Kylie Malone 22:57 W40 ** first parkrun**
49 Gary Bowen 24:20 M55
140 finishers

Saturday 25 June Ginninderra 5k parkrun #217
39 Susan Sturgeon 24:21 W40
49 Stephanie Pfohl 25:30 W40
134 finishers

Saturday 25 June Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #174
8 Peter Thomson 20:18 M55
18 Pieta Smith 22:45 W40
19 David Clarke 22:46 M55
164 finishers

Saturday 25 June Gungahlin 5k parkrun #141
17 Giles Lamb 22:14 M40
91 Margaret McSpadden 37:10 W65
104 finishers

Saturday 25 June RunACT 5k cross country handicap at SFP
Stuart Doyle M45 18:11
David Clarke M55 19:12 **2nd across the line**
Louise Sharp W30 19:47
Jennifer Bright W40 20:26
Peter Thomson M55 21:28
Rohan Pitchford M50 22:21
Geoff Moore M65 23:02
Ewen Thompson M55 28:21
33 finishers

Sunday 26 June ACTVAC handicap Mt Ainslie 9.3k
3 Bronwyn Calver W45 46:33 71.6%
8 Roger Pilkington M55 47:55 68.8
20 Kathy Sims W65 50:05 83.9
21 Rae Palmer W65 57:55 76.8
22 Christopher Lang M65 58:50 59.5
23 Nadine Morrison W45 47:53 69.6
27 David Webster M60 43:56 79.3
32 Rod Lynch M55 39:20 82.8
41 Mick Charlton M60 61:42 56.5
44 Peter Thomson M55 45:10 71.2
57 Gabrielle Brown W50 53:59 66.8
60 Margaret McSpadden W65 73:52 60.2
68 finishers

Sunday 26 June ACTVAC handicap Mt Ainslie 4.5k
13 Jill Pearson W55 25:25 69.3%
15 Tony Booth M75 31:16 62.5
29 Caroline Campbell W70 38:14 58.3
37 finishers

Sunday 26 June Sri Chinmoy Pine Island 20k
29. David Clarke 1:40:33
60. Jen Bright 1:51:03
77. Bron Sparkes 1:55:22
87. Mhairi Craig 1:58:53
108. Leonie Doyle 2:09:44
153 finishers

Sunday 26 June Sri Chinmoy Pine Island 8k
8. Isaac Muscat 34:55
150 finishers

Pine Island 20k trail run




Monday, 27 June 2016

Be an overcomer!

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, June 27, 2016 with No comments

Song of the week - "Overcome", by Creed

Sunday, 26 June 2016


Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, June 26, 2016 with 2 comments
Just reposting a couple of pictures from Steve Appleby's Facebook page:

That was yesterday, and this morning it was -5 when I arrived at Stromlo to train (10k) and -3 when I left. At least there was no breeze! It was also the Vets Handicap at Mt Ainslie this morning, brrrr.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with No comments
Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival, 6 & 7 August, Canberra Cockatoo's. Annual fund raising event for the Australian Mountain Running Team.
SATURDAY 6 August 2016
9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk
11.00am 10km run and walk
11.10am Under 13 years 2km children’s run
11.40am 5km run & walk
SUNDAY 7 August 2016
8.00am 42.2km bush marathon run; half marathon walk
9.00am 21.1km bush half marathon run
Event information and online entry at

Early bird entries with a discount close on 1 July. Many helpers are needed and receive a choice of T shirt, wine or chocolate. Volunteer online at

Friday, 24 June 2016

Palmer family birthdays

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, June 24, 2016 with No comments
There seem to be a lot of speedygeese birthdays this month ... including both Vanessa (46 yesterday) and Rae (69 tomorrow). Happy birthday, celebrate hard!