Sunday, 19 October 2008

The Ballad of John and Yoko*

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, October 19, 2008 with 2 comments
*or Joel and Yelena

AACT
Yesterday I ran at the track
Joel 400m 56.65
me 1500m 5:23.90
Ewen 1500m 5:48.88
Yelena 3000m 15:28.4 pb

Brindabella/Bulls Head
Today I took the bull by both feet and ran my first ever Bulls Head run. Mr Flibble "lost the satellite" at 25k, but the picture below shows the altitude up to then, starting at about 1300m and by 25k dropping to 500m. The blip at 20k is Vanity's crossing, where I caught Steve (two fruits) & Jim and had a short walk and poured water over my head. I loved the course and will run it again in future years. Other speedygeese running the downhill 27.2k were Maria & Charlie (joint third place women), and Roger. Kelley & Mick were a two person 54.4k relay, Kelley up the climb & Mick back down. I will publish the times soon, I hope they give relay splits.



Snow Patrol are back
Fellow Snow Patrol fans Katie and Ruth will be pleased to know that Snow Patrol's next album is near. Already getting airplay, “Take Back the City” will be the first single from alternative rock band Snow Patrol’s fifth album A Hundred Million Suns. Note – there are many song lyric websites. Most of the lyrics in most of the sites contain huge numbers of mistakes, in spelling, punctuation, words, and phrases. And I notice that many of the errors have been copied across many of the sites. Therefore it is possible the lyrics below have errors. Which will be fixed when found.

But mainly I am happy that Snow Patrol are producing another album. If the harmonies in this song are anything to go on, the album looks promising.

Tell me you never wanted more than this
And I will stop talking now
One perfect partner, one eternal kiss
Whoa

Take back the city for yourself tonight
Or I'll take back the city for me
Take back the city for yourself tonight
Whoa

It's a mess, it's a start
It's a flowing work of art
Your city, your call
Every crack, every wall
Pick a side, pick a fight
Get your epitaph right
You can sing 'til you drop
'Cause the fun just never stops

I love this city tonight
I love this city always
It bares its teeth like a light
And spits me out after days
But we're all gluttons for it
We know what's wrong and what's right
For every time it’s been hit
Take back the city tonight

I love this city tonight
I love this city always
It bares its teeth like a light
And spits me out after days
But we're all gluttons for it
We know what's wrong and what's right
For every time it’s been hit
Take back the city tonight

I love this city tonight
I love this city always



Roy Jones, Brindabella/Bulls Head organiser, running at Parkway.

2 comments:

  1. See, trail running isn't that bad. But, you were both slower than CJ's PB!

    Good 1500 and 3000 for you this week - I dream of times like those.

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  2. That's an advantage of this blog - it contains our last three years' results - just put "Bulls Head" in the search box and posts containing that text get listed!

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