Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Geese among the Griffins

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 with 3 comments
A brief report
Saturday training at Aranda oval on the grass was sets of 50s and 100s in a session of 10 x 450 on 2 1/2 minutes;
Monday training at Parliament House was three easy runs over 900m on 8 minutes with a stand-around-and-chat recovery.

What was I thinking? Easier training sessions because peoples' races are becoming more important. The much cooler weather made the training very pleasant.

A gaggle of griffins

Spot the geese. For non-Canberrans, a Griffin is someone who has completed ten Canberra Marathons. A Griffin is a mythological creature, with the body of a lion and head and wings of an eagle. A Griffin belongs in heraldry. The Canberra Marathon runs alongside Lake Burley Griffin. The lake is named after Walter Burley Griffin, the architect of Canberra. (Yes Canberra was made, not born). Finally, one of this blog's contributors is cool-runner Griffin. Curiously, Griffin has not yet completed ten Canberra marathons, so he is not in the photo, taken at the 2006 marathon. But he is very close. (to running ten).

What is the collective noun for Griffins? Anyone?


  1. Fancy, amongst this screech of posts, something to tax the imagination.

    I fancy a pryde of griffins.

  2. A retirement-village of Griffins? A lake-full of Griffins?