Friday, 7 October 2005

Masters Day One

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, October 07, 2005 with 4 comments
What a great day! Not. Freezing cold, pouring rain, strong winds.

I rang Roger and talked to him around 11:30am, he had only just arrived and was going to run his 800 at 2:00pm.

Instead of driving the hour to the track to watch him and other Canberrans I stayed indoors and watched the cricket, my favourite batsman plundering the World XI's bowling. (They will have to import some bowlers from Venus or Mars to beat the Aussies, I reckon).

There are about sixty sports in the Masters, and many would have to be rescheduled I guess. What a nightmare! The competitors' packs all have big plastic raincoat thingies, good planning guys, well done.

The athletics had 100 heats and finals, 800s, 1500 walks on today. I will go out tomorrow, watch the 1500s, try out the track, and see if the program is the same as planned. The rain is supposed to ease but it has been raining since 10pm last night and it still is now at 6pm. Boy am I glad the 5k wasn't on today. Originally I wished it were on first so I could get it out of the way and have a run in the 1500. But not now.

Ha ha, Canberra will get this weather tomorrow.


  1. Very best of luck Geoff - hope all goes really well and you run like the wind (tail wind that is)and set yourself a PB!
    Canberra certainly did get your weather - damn cold especially last night on the dragon boar on the lake! And cold running this morning before it warmed up too!

  2. Yes, it was a bit cold and windy up at the Cotter this morning Geoff. I think Moore rain is on the way.

    Good luck in the 5000. Pretend it's a 3000 and hang on for the last 5 laps.

  3. Good Luck Champ !

    It may be a bit of a while before I get a chance to post on your blog (Hurrah for that I hear you say).

    I am just about to head off for the airport, so I wish you all the best for the race(s), go well !

    I shall be thinking about you running in them fantastic green shoes !

    Yours in Running Writing

    Gary (GRIFFIN) Bowen

    Just remember:-

    ' If old age ios catching up with you, just run a bit faster. '

  4. That's great about the cold weather hitting Canberra, but - hahahaha - it didn't leave Adelaide. Last laugh is on me.