Quote of the day: "Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world." - Lily Tomlin
On a very hot (34 degrees C) Saturday afternoon, a tiny handful of local Veterans ran the 1500 metres at a combined ACTA/ACTVAC championships. Notable performances by the speedygeese were M45s Mick passing Colin in the straight to win in about 4:31, with Colin 4:35; Ken getting under 5:10 in the M50s, and Katie running a lifetime 5 seconds pb to win the W40s. Colin and Katie started fast; Katie would have run an 800m pb had she kept her first lap pace up.
Just some personal thoughts today, before I go for my run. Living as I do in a part of Australia where the sports coverage consists mainly of sports where fat people run up and down with a ball tucked under their arm (controversy!!), at least we have the internet where I can read
..how my SANFL team is going, 2006 premiers the Woodville West Torrens Eagles.
..how my AFL team is going. No off season Crows news makes it here. Today's Canberra Times says "Cats give Adelaide the slip", when it was Port that Geelong defeated! Ignorance reigns.
Although, I was delighted that the ABC news last night, after their ten minutes of interviews with the inarticulate, had an athletics spot where they mentioned both Craig Mottram and Lisa Corrigan. Of course, websites like http://www.athletics.com.au/community/news/melbourne_wrap tell the full story. Read there how ACT's Lisa Corrigan broke the Australian mile record, upsetting the favourite. And Craig Mottram ran a world class 5000m time, running a rather quick 2:20 for the last km.
Highlights are to be shown on SBS today at 4pm. Hurrah for the SBS! Perhaps the media aren't that bad after all.
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