Friday, 1 February 2008

Lightning, black clouds, little rain

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, February 01, 2008 with 2 comments

Thursday night track
I ran in the earliest race I could because I thought the weather might cause the cancellation of the program, at any time... and I was nearly right.

1500m: cool and humid. I ran exactly last in the first (fastest) division; but managed a recent pb of 5:22.9, better than my 2007 best time. It started raining as I ran the final 50m. Kevin had a significant improvement. In the second division, with light rain falling, Roger ran well, and Bronwyn ran a big pb.

3000m: After a break while we watched the lightening, the meet was not abandoned and the 3000m went ahead. Most runners faded in the third km in the humidity and lack of breeze. Amanda and Rachelle had good runs given the conditions.

The Spiral 6: in this novelty event, Gary had a good run, after his not so successful attempt to 13-minute pace-set in the 3000m left him well warmed up and ready to run. Kathy was running well too.

Spiral 6 results (other results soon)
2 Gary Bowen M50 10:04
7 Kathy Sims W55 11:02
8 Roger Pilkington M45 9:43
9 Bronwyn Calver W35 11:24
12 Neil Boden M55 11:12
15 Kevin Chamberlain M60 10:40
21 Tony Booth M65 14:17
23 Geoff Barker M60 14:14


  1. Wow, great result Speedygeoff! Things are looking very good.

  2. 5:22.9! That's good Geoff. Better to be fast and last than slow and first.