Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Lloydy! Lloydy!

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 with 5 comments
YouTube now has the video of the great 5000m race in full, with the original commentary. Not that the NZ commentator has anything to say, but Monner's "Lloydy! Lloydy!" in the background is a classic. At least three of the runners - Ngugi, Pat Carroll, and Andrew Lloyd himself, were Canberra based. Maybe Ondeiki was here at some stage too. I remember when I saw this race live I was cheering for Ngugi, that is, until the finish!

Part 1

Part 2

Vale Ian Mackenzie
ACT Cross Country Club runner Ian Mackenzie collapsed and died while on a run with the "Tuesday Group" yesterday morning. Ian was about 59 years old and has been part of the running scene, both track and distance running, for many many years.


  1. That was a very exciting video clip (both of them were) - what an amazing result!

  2. That's sad about Ian.

    We talked many times both before he left Canberra and after he came back.

  3. Great race!

    Very sad about Ian. I remember having quite a few close races with him in the old days.

  4. Thanks for the race. It was great ti see it again. I didn't know Ian but it does make you think about life and certainly that running is no guarantee to a long life.

  5. Very sad about Ian. I never really got to know him but he was always very friendly and a gentleman. He did a lot for the North Canberra club.

    Jim Tucker