Sunday, 30 August 2009

the only way is up

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, August 30, 2009 with 7 comments
My very poor training week and my relatively slow Mt Taylor run today has me wondering why I am not going so well and whether I will ever bounce back to something like the fitness I was developing a year ago.

Nevertheless: here are the Vets Handicap results from today. Both courses featured rather long up-hill climbs in the first half into the cold wind. And the fact that the wind was behind us on the downhill return didn't seem to help.

Mt Taylor 3.5k
11 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee W35 16:02 66.6%
13 Ken White M55 14:50 75.7
15 Amanda Walker W40 15:54 71.3
24 Geoff Moore M60 15:04 78.9
26 Cathy Montalto W55 17:59 75.5
29 Katie Forestier W40 14:36 78.3
37 Gary Bowen M50 16:44 66.0
38 Neil Boden M55 17:45 65.3
51 finishers

Mt Taylor 7k
8 Brett Morrison M40 32:53 64.1%
12 Alan Duus M60 36:11 69.5
18 Heidi Johnston W35 33:55 67.8
19 Bronwyn Calver W35 33:59 68.3
28 Nadine Thomlinson W40 33:14 70.3
41 Janene Kingston W45 35:01 68.3
47 Roger Pilkington M50 31:05 72.8
50 Helen Larmour W50 34:22 75.9
56 Caroline Campbell W65 40:23 80.1
84 Mick Charlton M55 43:07 56.1
90 finishers

Half Marathon running photos
Thanks to John Kennedy for the series of half marathon running photos I will be featuring for the next two weeks or so. This one's of Ewen, that's not me in the background despite appearances if you don't look closely!


  1. Poor Brett, first we miss his birthday and now he's been missed in the results for the handicap .... I guess that what you get for turning 41.

  2. OOPS My eyes are not as sharp as they used to be

  3. I notice things seem to go in waves, so just ride out the plateau and I bet you will be rewarded.

    Ewen - you look like you are out on an easy run - look very strong!

  4. Ewen looked pretty good at the end of the race, too!

  5. Thanks Dusty. That was very early - less than 1k into it. At least I look like I'm running, unlike many other photos!

  6. Of course I meant "unlike in many other photos".

    I often look like I'm walking when I'm actually running.

  7. Ewen - both feet off the ground - you are moving!