Monday, 27 October 2008

Skating On Hot Water

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, October 27, 2008 with 4 comments
My training progress
last week’s target: 90k
achieved: 42k (couldn't run most days!)
year 2008 total to date: 3320k in 43 weeks
this week's target: whatever! (sigh)
weight: 65kg ►◄ (oops!)

How the speedygeese have gone in recent races:

ACTMA monthly handicap: O’Connor Ridge 8k
3 Carolyne Kramar W40 53:37 54.4%
4 Ewen Thompson M50 45:20 61.9
14 Alan Duus M60 43:02 71.6
28 Christopher Lang M55 44:06 67.4
32 Caroline Campbell W65 48:53 79.8
37 Rod Lynch M45 34:37 79.3
45 Colin Farlow M45 35:58 75.9
46 David Baussmann M55 43:42 68.7
51 Kathy Sims W55 44:40 76.6
58 Margaret McSpadden W60 54:54 65.4
65 Geoff Barker M60 46:44 66.4
82 Ruth Baussmann W55 52:52 65.4
89 Cathy Newman W45 45:19 67.0
92 Jeni Greenland W30 47:11 58.9
95 Roger Pilkington M45 46:11 59.8
98 Mick Horan M45 44:09 62.5
100 finishers

O’Connor Ridge 4k
10 Katie Forestier W40 17:10 81.1%
11 Ken White M55 17:11 80.7
17 Neil Boden M55 19:42 72.3
26 Amanda Walker W40 19:38 70.1
34 Gary Bowen M50 18:35 72.5
36 Geoff Moore M60 17:57 80.7
37 Cathy Montalto W55 22:11 73.4
43 Jodie Sims W30 20:25 62.1
61 finishers

Bulls Head
Mick Horan thinks his downhill time was ~2:08. Looks as if Steve is right: we will all have to do some downhill training before next year's run, so we can get under 2 hours and challenge CJ's time!

From Sonia Veldhoven
Hey Geoff
One of my new running buddies from work is the president of an athletics club here in Melbourne and he is trying to recruit new members. That is how I ended up at the Box Hill track surrounded by teenagers! BUT I bravely entered the 5000 having not run a proper track race since little athletics and I ran 20.45. I was quite surprised to run under 21mins but very pleased. The coach (Wal Robinson) handed me my splits at the end of the race on a piece of paper! The thing I have noticed about Melbourne runners is that they are not very techy with their running, no one has a Garmin and even my simple Timex with the lap splits is a bit of a novelty! They were all very welcoming though (despite the lack of gadgetry!) and I had so much fun I think I might just join!
Hope you are well, high fives for the team, I miss you all!

Jodie won at Parkway...

So this month the handicapper hit her..

Edit: I have removed what I wrote here earlier. It was stupid. Why do I keep skating on hot water?


  1. Hey Speedy Geoff

    I like your mixed metaphors. From now on, I'll be watching everything you do with a fine-tuned comb.

  2. When you run out of mixed metaphors may I be so bald as to suggest a few bad analogies. Like this:

    --"He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
    (John Kammer, Herndon)

  3. Or this one:

    --"She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs."
    (Jonathan Paul, Garrett Park)

  4. I can just picture that centipede.