Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Not this photo. That photo.

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 with 4 comments
Thursday night
Program of events:
6.00 long hurdles
6.15 1000/3000m walk
6.45 100m handicap
7.10 4 x 800m relay
7.40 200m
7.50 3000m/5000m
Entries close Thursday night for the ACTMA track and field championships. (Late entries will be at a higher cost.) The championships are on the 12th and 14th February, Thursday evening and Saturday morning. All events on these days are championship events. You need to enter to compete on these two days. There are no events on these days for those who have not entered. For those wishing to compete in one or more of the 1500m Walk (19th February), 10000m (26th February), Pentathlon, 10000m Walk, 5000m (12th March) and the Weight Pentathlon (15th March), you will also need to enter by tomorrow. The list of those who have entered in on the ACTVAC website (Go to NEWS then General Notices). For the first time there is a 3000m championship - this is included in the 14th February program.

This week see the start of the "Postal Relays". The relays this week will be a 4 x 800m, Hammer Throw, Shot Put and Long Jump. The relays are conducted in 10 year age groups. For track events there are 4 members per team and for the field events there are 3 members. As this is a national event there is a $5 entry fee per team per event. The Club will meet the cost of this.

Other track information:
The Hour Run has been rescheduled to Thursday, 26th March.

On Thursday 5th March Canberra Stadium plays host to an Asian Cup qualifying match between Australia and Kuwait on the 5th March. Parking will not be available for us. The meet has been brought forward to Wednesday 4th March.

Summer Series
The first of eight Tuesday night "Summer Series" runs was held last night in relatively cooler conditions, thank goodness. My 5k time of 20.15 was OK given the course was slightly longer than before and I had been hobbling all day. But my "consistent" time means my M60 rivals can rest easy: I won't be any threat to them this year. I am a bit disappointed; I was hoping to improve.

Or can I improve if I rest up?


speedygeese dinner photograph

Now this is REALLY funny. On request I have removed a photo of Ruth, Neil, Cathy, Maria and Ken laughing at a photo, and replaced it with this photo of Kelley, me and Helen. Any problem? Two out of three in the photo look pretty good to me. Smile!

Not for sale


  1. What happened to the gorgeous photo of Maria, Ruth and Ken?

  2. Maybe I can photoshop it and put it back later...

  3. Some of the subjects would be thrilled. You could get rid of the red eyes and double chins.

  4. i see three lookers in that photo. why can't my manboy have a shirt like that?