Tuesday, 6 October 2009

and now for something completely different

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 with 4 comments
Breaking news - Monty Python is 40 years old today.
song of the week: The Lumberjack Song, in its original context.

Daylight saving the first week in October brought rain and hail to our first daylight Parliament House training session for the year. The pre-training 8k run was so hot that one silly goose changed into a singlet for the interval work that followed. Luckily I forgot to do likewise, but I had intended to. The temperature subsequently dropped sharply, and then it started to seriously rain, with hail falling as we were running our ninth 200m interval of the ten planned. Most of us bailed out at that point.

Running at least nine intervals were Amanda, Andrew, Brett, Bronwyn, Gary, me, Jennifer, Jodie, Ken, Maria, Nadine, Neil, Ruth, Tony & Warrick (note spelling!) Earlier bail-outs were Christopher who cycled in at 4:30 and cycled away again, Ewen who ran out of legs in the early 8k run and went home, and Craig who pulled up halfway through the 5:30 warm-up with a sore calf. I don't think we have lost three people before we even started before. For the 200m intervals run on three minutes, the surface was pleasantly soft as a result of steady rain earlier in the day.


Is this supposed to be a fast run or just a silly walk?

going for broke down the hill

low five, anyone?

that was fun, let's do it again

good finish - well ahead of Jim


  1. I wonder how many runners have buttered scones for tea?

    I would have thought your personal favourite was the (Dennis) Moore song!

  2. Our chief weapons are fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion to the pope - name the Monty Python skit!

    Dennis Moore and his horse Concorde!!

    Don't get me started on my python obession ;-)

  3. I dream of finishing ahead of Jim!

    Now when I was a lad I used to live in a cardboard box; work 29 hours every day down a mine; when I got home I'd get a bowl of hot gravel for dinner; then I'd run to Goulburn and back. Or something like that.

  4. He steals from the rich, and gives to the poor, Mr Moore...
    J & I started watching Monty Python from series 1, episode 1, black and white TV, Myuna flats in Civic, 1969. We were engaged five weeks after! Great foundation for a marriage, must be as we have lasted 39 years and counting.
    HA! Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!