Friday, 16 February 2007


Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, February 16, 2007 with 3 comments
newspaper headline quote of the day: "Fish lurk in streams" - Rochester, New York, Democrat & Chronicle.

The irreverant "uncyclopedia" has a variant on "Health" which begins:
"Health is a generic term used in video games and RPGs to describe the amount of vitality left in a certain unit. Various equivalent terms are in use, such as hit points (HPs), cohesion, energy level, etc., but they all refer to the same basic concept of health. Generally, higher health is regarded as better, as it makes a unit more difficult to terminate. However, due to the inability of game creators to keep anything simple, various complicating factors enter the mix. Such things as shields, or other bonuses and forms of defense, can increase a unit's resilience, and make it even more difficult to terminate."
The article continues in the same vein. You can read it here.

1. Great turnout at Vets last night. It was good to see Gwen and Julie there; also a group of supporters there to see Luckylegs run the 1500m.

2. My 3000m time was a season's best by 13 seconds. I felt much stronger than I have for a long time. An 11:25 at last. The first lap was 95; the kms were 3:51, 3:49 and 3:45. Negative splits. And it was hot and windy!

3. Helen, after a great BBQ Stakes on Wednesday where she ran a near pb, did achieve her best 3000m time, running 12:05, then equalled her 1500m best of 5:49. Others to run well included Kevin in the 1500m, 5:10, Ken, 5:06, and Colin 4:39 just pipping Kevin and taking out the Pennington series. Katie's 5:35 is a pb too. All times in the Pennington are approximate (expect Norma's when I get the official times, as she started with the gun).

We don't only feature geese and cats here!


  1. Congrats on your 3K seasons best Geoff. Thanks for the information about the 5K change in schedule. I much prefer to run the 5K in the ACTVAC but not on the night before the 1500m.

  2. Huge congrats on that flying 3k Speedygeoff. Wow, gotta be happy with that!

  3. Thanks S & T. Yes I'm Happy. But my targets are still faster than that. If I can break 40 mins next week for 10k I will be even happier. But again, my target is a lot faster.