Monday, 27 November 2006

Annette's Golden Week

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, November 27, 2006 with 3 comments
quote of the week: The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. -- Pierre de Courbertin

My training progress
last week's target: 100k, actual 65k
this week’s target: 100k
weight: 63.5kg and falling. maybe. possibly.

Not the best week, the niggles won so 100k didn't happen, I pulled out of the BBQ Stakes run after 600m with calf pain but immediate treatment worked. An average 3000m on Thursday, days off Friday and Saturday, a "very average" Vets Handicap on Sunday. Poised to get back into it this week if the heat wave doesn't intervene?

song of the week: Nothing In My Way - Keane, from Under The Iron Sea.

“It seems to me that you're having such a nice time”


Reconciliation Place 5k
8. Kathy Sims W55 22:47
25. Caroline Campbell W60 26:54
29. Ruth Baussmann W55 27:46
42. Julie Tzvetcoff W40 31:15

42. Mick Saunders M55 22:02
43. Roger Pilkington M45 22:04
65. Mick Charlton M50 28:01

ACTVAC track
4 x 800m relay W40 team Australian record
(Annette Sugden, Bernice Matthews, Gabrielle Brown, Charlie McCormack)

M45 Amalendu Edelsten 37:23.84
M45 Mick Horan 42:50.82
M50 Thomas Lane 43:54.63
W35 Amanda Walker 45:46.52 pb
W50 Kathy Southgate 39:07.42 ACT W50 record
W55 Ruth Baussmann 53:46.51
W55 Margaret McSpadden 54:16.83

Sunday ACTVAC handicap results
Innabaanya 8k
2 Mark Kethro M45 36:49
3 Annette Sugden W40 37:41 gold!
8 Mick Saunders M55 38:45
10 David Baussman M45 38:51
16 Rod Lynch M45 32:21
21 Amanda Walker W35 40:04
29 Peter McDonald M50 41:49
30 John Alcock M60 41:05
35 Colin Farlow M45 32:33
37 Charmaine Knobel W50 43:05
39 Alan Duus M60 40:19
47 Graeme Small M65 49:22
48 Helen Larmour W45 37:58
52 Tony Booth M65 45:25
54 Barbara Tucker W55 46:11
64 Margaret McSpadden W55 48:40
67 Roger Pilkington M45 39:17
70 Ruth Baussmann W55 47:29
79 Mick Charlton M50 50:54

Innabaanya 4k
6 Julie Tzvetcoff W40 24:24
10 Michael Roche M65 23:49
17 Ken White M50 20:28
21 Kerry Boden W45 23:30
23 Carol Baird W55 19:39
24 Tony Bond M40 15:42
26 Geoff Moore M55 17:16
28 Gary Bowen M45 17:21
41 Neil Boden M55 20:10


1. It was Annette's week - a member of the Australian record 4x800m team on Thursday, then winning the monthly handicap on Sunday. She will get faster, too!

2. Monday training is definitely on - although I may not be there for a Monday or two, being very busy at present. Trevor will take care of things.

3. I will re-start Saturday morning training at Aranda first week in January. And possibly 30 December? If you can make it then, let me know.



  1. Surely it doesn't get cold enough to wear gloves in Canberra?

    Annette is running well - a deserving gold medallist.

    Trevor was mean tonight - as an honorary sprinter, I found the session way too hard.

  2. Thanks Geoff that quote made me feel a lot better after a seemingly awful escarpment classic run.
    Actually it was awful and the quote great but you might understand when i decide to blog about it...

  3. Gosh, is it Tuesday already? I am supposed to be getting up early for a run...