Tuesday, 28 July 2009

I am so over hills

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 with 2 comments
At Parliament House, we had ran our final hill sprint session for a while last week, and this week we started doing aerobic intervals. The session was 8x400m with a 400m jog; a traditional format but a good one. Except instead of being run on an athletic track, it was along the south and west side of the road around the House, sheltered from the rather cold wind that was blowing, fairly flat, sandy more than grassy. And whether or not it was because hill sprints were no longer on the program, a larger number of speedygeese participated than has been the case for a while.

Present were Alan, Alison, Andrew, Bronwyn, Christopher, Craig, Garry, Gary, me, Helen, Jennifer, Joel, Kathy, Katie, Ken, Maria, Miranda, Neil, Rachelle, Ruth, Stuart, Yelena & Yili.

Last night too we heard the very sad news that Mandy Chew passed away on Sunday afternoon. Mandy was a member of our training group, and had been fighting cancer for 15 years. Mandy has been incredibly strong and brave over the years, refusing to succumb, and up until a few weeks ago she seemed to be winning, again, but the last two weeks were awful for her. With her passing, we are especially sad for her three teenage children. Hopefully I can get news of funeral arrangements to you very soon.


  1. And only just today someone said I looked 50...