Monday, 22 January 2007


Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, January 22, 2007 with 2 comments
quote of the week: "Shell Found on Beach"

My training progress
last week's target: 100k
achieved: 103k
year total to date: 306k in 3 weeks
this week’s target: 110k
weight: forever 64kg and steady

song of the week: Radiohead - Bones, from "The Bends":
"i don't wanna a be krippled kracked
shoulders wrists knees and back
ground to dust and ash
crawling on all fours.
when you've got to feel it in your bones.
now i can't climb the stairs
pieces missing everywhere
prozak painkillersss.
when you've got to feel it in your bones.
and i used to fly like peter pan
all the children flew when i touched their hands"


1. The quote "Shell found on Beach" is a classic of its kind. Simple and to the point, a headline writer's dream.

2. Half Marathon Training Group
The ACT Cross Country Club is again organising a half marathon training group to prepare participants for the Instant Colour Press Canberra Half Marathon on Sunday 13 May. It is aimed at novices – those runners and joggers who have not completed this distance before and are attracted by the challenge! This will be the fourth year of the program and we hope to build on the success of the earlier ones.

The program will start on 10 February and finish with a celebratory recovery run on 15 May. Group training will take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at various venues around Canberra. Members will also be encouraged to participate in the CCC events where possible as part of their training. Any additional training suggested will need to be undertaken by participants in their own time.

A brief information session will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 31 January at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Phillip. The full program for the Group will be available on that day with the first run scheduled for 7am on Saturday 10 February at Lennox Gardens.

3. Results from ACTA Interclub athletics - Kathy Southgate ran the mile in 5:29.49. That is yet another ACT W50 record, breaking ..... I don't know whose nor by how much! The darned ACTVAC records page has already been updated! Neil you are too speedy by far!

flashNeil at Parliament House.
Be at Parliament House tonight for some solid training!


  1. Geoff, the previous record belonged to Kathy Sims - 5.54.2. A very respectable time - worth a sub 5:30 1500m.

  2. Thanks Ewen. So I suspected. I saw Kathy Sims's mile when she ran that time & it was a great run, nearly as good as her 3k record when it was hot and windy.