Some speedygeese ran with the ACTCCC Saturday afternoon, despite the ACTVAC monthly handicap being held on Sunday.
North Lyneham 3.1k
14. Heidi Johnston W35 14:25
26. Geoff Moore M60 17:50
27. Ewen Thompson M50 17:54
33. Geoff Barker M65 23:04
North Lyneham 6.2k
37. Michelle Wells W35 28:31
45. Thea Zimpel 29:42
46. Ewen Thompson M50 29:57
51. Geoff Moore M60 31:45 splits 17:10 & 14:35
61. Caroline Campbell W65 35:32
64. Susan Sturgeon 35:58
As you can see, some of us were pushing the pace and some of us were not.
The "warm-up" didn't achieve a lot for those backing up on Sunday; the stars on Sunday at West Stromlo were Roger Pilkington winning the bronze medal in the long course, and Katie Forestier the bronze medal in the short course, where Ken White also ran well. The West Stromlo courses are quite tough with a long uphill section to negotiate; it's no coincidence that those doing best had not run on Saturday, and are regular participants in the hilly BBQ Stakes event on Wednesdays.
Next week the Cross Country Club conducts the challenging Pennington (12k) /Longstaff (8k) races out at Weston Park. Well worth a run!
Monday 1 June: speedygeese Parliament House training. 5:30pm. The plan is to run eight intervals each of a little under 400m on the grass below Parliament House, weather permitting. So please do come along and join in!
Wednesday 3 June: BBQ Stakes, Woden, 12:15pm
Thursday 4 June: speedygeese Dickson training. 5:30pm For the last two weeks we have been running 3 x 1k with handicap starts (groups each 15 seconds). This week the plan is to reduce this to 666m, still using handicap starts (groups each 10 seconds). This is a great session; the more the merrier.
Saturday 6 June: 1:00pm Longstaff/Pennington. ACTCCC events are excellent events; great value for money as it is very inexpensive to enter, and large fields.
Sunday 7 June: No running events but there is a big walking carnival on; I will probably run around Lake Burley Griffin and watch it coming the other way.
Also note that Monday 8 June is a public holiday but we will be training at 5:30pm at Parliament House as usual.
I am conducting a bit of a "recruitment drive" at present. Why? Because over the last few weeks we have had a lot of new people training with us so it is a good time for more new people to join in. If you haven't been along for a while, now is the time to resume; and if you have some friends you would like to invite along, please do so.
Anyone at all can join in with the speedygeese, any time.
Saturday morning I watched grandson Josiah's footy game at Jerrabomberra. After the game I had a kick with him on the oval and took some photos. Go the Tiges!
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