Wednesday, 13 May 2009


Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 with 3 comments
The postman delivered my chest number for Sunday's 40th Canberra Half Marathon. It is number 40. That's not a coincidence. Race organiser Ken Eynon would have done that intentionally, as I would be the only entrant who also ran in the very first Canberra Half Marathon in 1970. Thanks Ken, I am flattered.

Of course it does mean I will have to run, however sore and tired I feel. And I AM sore, I have barely been able to run all week so far. And I AM tired. I will start with the hope of finishing in one piece.

Graeme Small and Alan Wilson who both ran the first Half Marathon may also have entered this year.

I AM the only entrant of the 1970 starters, but I am told Graeme, Alan, Julian Scott, Dave McInnes, Jack Pennington, and possibly Dennis Smith, will all be at the start to cheer the runners away.


  1. cool! I am F95 even though Ken has said something about me being the first to enter!

  2. You'll have to frame that one and send it straight to the pool room.

    Any chance of 140th in your 40th?

  3. That is so cool - best wishes :)