Sunday, 10 February 2008

But it was only 36k

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, February 10, 2008 with 3 comments

On a perfect day for running, nine teams of six competed in the 2008 Sprint-Marathon. This is a great event, and Jim White does an excellent job organising it. What I liked was the fact that several new club members were there to participate. I was not in a team, I planned to "run along" for most of it, but no way I could keep up with most runners; they are too fast. I ended up doing 25k of the 36.

A Game
Try Even though it is in Japanese, your seven year old brother/son/grandson should have no trouble completing it, maybe with a little help if they don't "get" what it's all about initially. And if you try it, you will find out that the game is in fact aimed at seven year old boys!

ACT Athletics track results.
1 Mile Saturday 9 February
Mick Horan 5:10.90
Kathy Southgate 5:38.93

5000m Saturday 2 February
Ewen Thompson 21:29.58
Thea Zimpel 22:17.89


  1. Whow! Ewen's 5000 time is pretty good Geoff. He must be happy with that.

  2. Thanks Rob. Not quite 3 hour marathon pace though, which is spodychoff's goal. I'd love to shave 30 seconds off by March and another 30 by the end of the year.

    A 36k marathon! That makes it tough for Tesso-types running the 50k option - they have to run another 14k!

  3. Ewen might be happy, but I haven't heard him describe himself as pretty.

    Oh if only all marathons were 36k instead of 42. Although, in a couple of them, I have only got going at the 38k mark. But in a Com Games trial once (in 1978) I did hit the wall in a big way at 40k and crawled to a 2:29.03. So it just depends.