Friday, 8 February 2008

"Humour is the shortest distance between two people" - Victor Borge

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, February 08, 2008 with 4 comments
ACTCCC Summer Series #2 Tuesday 5 February
Weston Park 5k
Speedygeese results
22. Richard Faulks M45 18:48
39. Mick Horan M45 19:57
61. Annette Sugden W45 21:49
64. Cathy Newman W45 22:05
67. David Webster M55 22:37
77. Neil Boden M55 23:12
80. Kelley Flood W45 23:22
98. Mick Charlton M55 25:22
100. Geoff Barker M60 25:36
103. Caroline Campbell W65 26:44
109. Barbara Tucker W55 27:47

Vets track Thursday night
In the 3000m my 11:27.45 season’s best by 12 seconds was the only real training group highlight; my splits were 3:50, 3:51 and 3:46. I glanced at the garmin at 1500m, those splits were 5:45 and 5:42. All in all I had an uncharacteristic surge in the last two laps, and felt stronger than usual. However, this season's target pace for 5000m is still faster.

The 800m times were slow because of the strong wind.

It cooled down and calmed down somewhat for the novelty race, the spiral 7 ("Why do they always get the best conditions?" he asked again) and the runners who actually tried did quite well. But I don't think much of this race except as a cool-down: the up-and-down handicapping makes no sense at all, and what I find most off-putting is that burglars abound.

But I am in good spirits having achieved my race target of a sub 11:30. I would like to thank Bryce for running steadily at that pace for much of the race, helping me along!

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Strewth at the speedygeese dinner

If you listen closely you can hear the ocean!


  1. Congrats again Speedygeoff! I like the look of those splits.

    So, a sub 11 before season's end?

  2. The season's end is nearly here! The main game is the 5000m. An 11 minute 3000m equates to an 18:45 5000m (there is a two seconds per lap slowdown). And that's my goal. This season? Unlikely, but next season for sure. So yes, 11 minutes by next season's end.

  3. Great run but I am not impressed with that photo - talk about concentrating on the wine glass as I listen for the ocean! Why do you always pick the terrible photos!! I look at least 100!

  4. I knew you'd hate that photo!

    Actually, I didn't, but I am starting to think the only photos you'd love would be at a long distance and out of focus.