Saturday, 22 November 2008

Showing Off

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, November 22, 2008 with 2 comments
At the gym on Friday I held the hover (a.k.a. plank) for three minutes and was branded a "show off". Well of course I am! My record was 90 seconds and I was going for a new record! Since when are we limited to following the gym instructor's dictates to the letter? She told us to hold it for one minute, rest, then go for another half minute. I am trying improve myself; some of the exercises I am terrible at, some I can barely do, and some I find easy. I shall continue to do harder versions of the easy exercises.

I also like showing off our accomplishments at the track.

More pictures from Thursday - click to enlarge.

1500m's over, now we can relax.

Signing up for the 2000m. "What time did you put down?"

"new starter"




lining up for the 2000m

Thursday night track results
Full result of the 4x1500m relays:
1. M45 team 18:43.38 ACT M45 record by 10 secs.
M45 Hugh Lennon ~4.32
M45 Paul Considine ~4.47
M45 Mick Horan ~4.56
M45 Bruce Graham ~4.26

2. M50 team 20:40.45 ACT record by 10 secs.
M50 Michael Leahey ~5.11
M50 John Morton ~4.56
M50 Phil White ~5.09
M50 Gary Bowen ~5.24

3. M45 'B' team 21:17.29
M45 George Mason ~5.06
M45 Dale Moore ~5.38
M45 Bryce Anderson ~5.30
M45 Rod Lynch ~5.01

4. Mixed team 22:34.17
M45 Roger Pilkington ~5.44
M40 Steve Johnstone ~4.53
M60 Graham Burke ~5.45
W45 Helen Larmour ~6.12

5. M60 team 22:57.96 Established ACT record.
M60 Kevin Chamberlain ~5.17
M60 Geoff Sims ~5.50
M60 Garry Maher ~6.18
M60 Geoff Moore ~5.32

6. W35 team 23:56.61 Australian record by 65 secs
W35 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee ~6.12
W35 Bronwyn Calver ~6.21
W35 Nadine Thomlinson ~5.48
W40 Katie Forestier ~5.36

speedygeese in the 2000m (Turkey Handicap)
M45 Rod Lynch 7:10.78 74.0%
W40 Katie Forestier 7:49.59 73.5
M50 Gary Bowen 8: 00.64 67.9
M45 Mick Horan 8:25.82 63.5
W40 Amanda Walker 8:29.00 66.5
W45 Helen Larmour 8:59.52 69.6
W35 Bronwyn Calver 9: 05.14 61.5
W35 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee 10: 05.78 54.2

More pictures and results tomorrow.


  1. Tee hee, I'm just back from the gym after doing the exact same thing ... a 3 minute plank to show off. Well, these 2 young girls near me looked so proud of themselves with their 90 second effort so i did what I had to do :)

  2. AND it was Tesso's planky achievement which she bragged about on Facebook which inspired me to have a go!