Friday, 21 November 2008

Rachelle’s Australian record in her first ever track day!!!

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, November 21, 2008 with 4 comments
4 x 1500m relay
The W35 relay team which broke the Australian record by 65 seconds:

The M60 relay team which established an ACT record:

The M50 relay team which broke the ACT record by ten seconds:

The M45 relay team which also broke the ACT record by ten seconds:

The M60 relay team again which is the same four who broke the 4 x 800m M60 Australian record by 19 seconds earlier this month.

The happy new track star Rachelle:

Is it time to go home already?

A fast 1500m is a hard bubble to crack. But we did it.
Highlights included Kevin's 5:17, my 5:32, and Katie's 5:36. More of the highlights tomorrow!

In Melbourne, Sonia (our 50,000th blog visitor) also had her track debut last weekend. Her first ever track race was a 1500m in 5:35, abou the time Katie and I ran; well done, and good luck in this week's 5000m; don't let a little dampness deter you, you can run faster when it's cool!

Back here in Canberra, Wednesday’s Spring Series result for 5.1k+ at O’Connor Ridge was:
24. Mick Horan M45 23:01
34. Roger Pilkington M45 24:34
40. Thea Zimpel 25:00
46. Geoff Moore M60 25:57
49. Neil Boden M55 26:40
60. Mick Charlton M55 28:01
66. Caroline Campbell W65 29:14
76 finishers

Persistence pays! To anyone who thinks of given up trying when times seem tough: here is my definition of "fatalism": fatalism is the delusion that, because the past is immutable, so is the future. Yes folks, fatalism is not rational. We determine our own futures, according to our actions today. End of lecture.

Finally, for your diaries: a restaurant is booked for the speedygeese Christmas dinner for 7pm Tuesday 16 December. It's the Phnom Penh Cambodian & South-East Asia restaurant, in Luxton Street Belconnen. I will be taking names.


  1. There is one guy in those photos in dire need of a beard!

  2. That'd be the ugly one Scott.

    Go Geese! HooWoo!

  3. Fantastic results!!! Give Rachelle a big congratulatory hug for me. Sounds like under your guidance she is totally flying!

  4. I certainly shall give Rachelle a big hug! My pleasure!