Saturday, 16 December 2006

three feet

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, December 16, 2006 with 1 comment
Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. — Escher

Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are capable of greater things than we realize. - Norman Vincent Peale

No one knows what he can do until he tries. - Publilius Syrus

Start of plans for 2007
I will not be racing again in 2006. So it is time for a re-valuation and re-setting of goals. Looking at my 2006 targets for specific distances, none of my goals for 1500m thru Half Marathon were achieved! But the goals needed to be there to give me something to work towards.

I am setting new targets to March 2007. My races in January thru March will be 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, and possibly a 10000m. The targets are faster, because I am expecting (hoping on reasonable evidence) that I will get fitter and not fatter.

1500m was aiming at 5:20; now aiming at 5:17
3000m was 11.15 now 11.09
5000m was 19.10 now 19.00
10000m was 39.30 now 39.15

How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!


1. full results of the 4 x 1500m relay
M45 Colin Farlow
M45 Amalendu Edelsten
M45 Mick Horan
M45 Paul Considine 18:53.20

M50 Trevor Jacobs 5:03
M35 Chris Newton 4:58
M50 Ken White 5:23 (error fixed)
M55 Geoff Sims 5:38 (error fixed) 21:01.34

M55 Paul Archer 5:28
M55 John Lamb 5:09
M55 Trevor Cobbold 5:08
M55 Geoff Moore 5:32 21:14.88

M45 John Parker
M45 Don Smith
M45 Roger Pilkington
M45 Dave McClelland 23:05.99

M65 Roger Abbott 6:20
M65 Bryan Thomas 6:10
M65 Richard Hilhorst 6:16
M65 Tony Booth 6:06 24:49.77

W65 Val Chesterton
W65 Francis Harris
W65 Sue Counsel
W65 Jennifer Odgers 34:09.33

W70 Cory Collins 7:53
W70 Anne Young 9:28
W70 Alison Ide 8:50
W70 Consie Larmour 8:05 34:20.42

2. The official results are incomplete and don't show all individual times or who set records. Obviously the M50 team didn't set a record, because there is an M35 runner in the team. The first M45 team smashed their national record; as did we old 55s and I believe the M65s as well. The W65 and W70 runners would have established national records I expect. I am surprised no M60 team ran; that age group is quite strong now. If they had Kevin Chamberlain, Des Brown, Kent Williams, and Garry Hand, for example, they would have beaten the M55s! No younger women's teams too is a bit disappointing.

3. Other Team Moore results from Thursday night:

W40 Katie Forestier 74.07

M45 Amalendu Edelsten 10:24.39
M45 Roger Pilkington 12:12.67
M65 Tony Booth 15:04.74
W40 Katie Forestier 12:12.41
W55 Margaret McSpadden 15:11.94

triple jump advantage

postscript: spiral 8
2 Katie Forestier W40 15:14
3 Ken White M50 15:14
4 Ruth Baussmann W55 17:14
5 Margaret McSpadden W55 17:36
8 Roger Pilkington M45 14:59
11 Amalendu Edelsten M45 12:29
12 Geoff Moore M55 14:12
14 Amanda Walker W35 15:08
18 Tony Booth M65 16:49
20 Kathy Sims W55 16:38

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