Sunday, 20 September 2009

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Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, September 20, 2009 with 2 comments
I have already posted the speedygeese Canberra Times Fun Run results, Friday, see below. I haven't yet heard any direct feedback, was the weather warm with a strong headwind? Were there slow walkers blocking the path for the last 2k like last year? Was there the usual problem of a late start?

speedygeese CTFR results

Also on Friday was a photo of Heidi. Well, today is her big day! Happy 39th!

Here are the lyrics to song of the week, Blood, as mentioned yesterday:
Older brother, restless soul, lie down
Lie for a while with your ear against the earth
And you’ll hear your sister sleep talking
Say, “Your hair is long but not long enough to reach
Home to me
But your beard
Someday might be”
And she’ll wake up in a cold sweat on the floor
Next to a family portrait drawn when you were four
And beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more
She’ll lay it aside
Older father, weary soul, you’ll drive
Back to the home you made on the mountainside
With that ugly, terrible thing
Those papers for divorce
And a lonely ring
A lonely ring
Sit on your porch
And pluck your strings
And you’ll find somebody you can blame
And you’ll follow the creek that runs out into the sea
And you’ll find the peace of the Lord.
Grandfather, gentle soul, you’ll fly
Over your life once more before you die
Since our grandma passed away
You’ve waited for forever and a day
Just to die
And someday soon
You will die
It was the only woman you ever loved
That got burnt by the sun too often when she was young
And the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood
And there’s nothing you can do about it now

And, finally, Go Cats!


  1. Yes, the CTFR conditions were warm and windy. Mostly a cross wind until the last couple of km. For a QLDer, I was glad of the lack of humidity and didn't find the heat too challenging for that reason. No problems with the walkers this year. Yes there was a delay at the start ~30 mins due to problems with a water truck.

  2. I should add that the course was a bit long this year by ~100 m. Most people's final km times support this observation.