Sunday, 11 March 2007

half marathon goal achieved

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, March 11, 2007 with 4 comments
Quote of the day: "It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards" - Lewis Carroll

Speedygeese results from Thursday night:
M45 Rod Lynch 5:19.95
M50 Ken White 5:26.26
M55 Shisei Oya 6:54.46
M60 Kevin Chamberlain 5:28.82
M65 Tony Booth 6:41.37
W40 Katie Forestier 5:58.15

M45 Colin Farlow 10:22.32
M45 Mick Horan 10:35.40
M45 Rod Lynch 10:38.68
M45 Richard Faulks 11:12.39
M55 Geoff Moore 11:17.49
M65 Tony Booth 14:57.97
W55 Kathy Sims 13:30.27
W55 Ruth Baussmann 15:08.82
W60 Margaret McSpadden 15:13.02

How the Weston Creek Half went:
(a) age group winners included Helen, Ruth, Maria and Richard; outstanding runs. Four golden geese! I missed out by a narrow margin (sob!).

(b) speedy coach beat the speedy gaggle (Amanda, Katie and Ken). But they ran darn well too.

(c) speedy coach achieved stated aim of breaking 90. And is sore. Sciatica hit me in the first km and only determination prevailed from there. But I am ecstatic with my final time, about 89:34. A first 5k of 20:20 and 10k of 41:40 is good too. But darn those hills and a sore bum. Next the marathon, and as a result of today's experience I will only set out to run about 3:20 or 3:30, as originally planned.

(d) My Weston Creek progress
M40 pb 1990 1:11.38 (1st), and a few other runs in the early days.
M45 did not run, lost form
M50 12/03/2000 1:40.06
M55 13/03/2005 1:39.12
M55 12/03/2006 1:33.40
M55 11/03/2007 1:29.34

(e) "sob" has two meanings.


  1. Congrats on the sub 90 Speedygeoff! Hope the sciatica goes away as quickly as it came.

    I notice a John Kennedy in your mob's 6ft results. Don't suppose he's the same John Kennedy who works in the IT area in C'link???

  2. Great result for the half Speedygeoff. You must now be excited for your prospects in the better conditions of the Canberra marathon. All the best with your preparations up until then

  3. So who was the sob who beat you?

    Great time Geoff. Keep the trend going for a sub-84 next year.

    No, Tess, this John Kennedy has retired.

  4. Results are out now, at and make fascinating reading, and I will publish the speedy geese results tomorrow.