Saturday, 31 October 2009

I will back Gary in November

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, October 31, 2009 with 3 comments
Speedygeese results from Thursday night track:

M55 Ken White 63.09 81.7%
M60 Garry Maher 65.14 82.2
W40 Amanda Walker 73.61 72.1 pb by 0.8 seconds
M70 Tony Booth 73.79 81.5 best time since 2004
W55 Noeline Burden 80.06 76.2

M35 Troy Steinman 2:27.63 70.0%
W55 Kathy Sims 3:00.82 78.3
M70 Tony Booth 3:03.04 76.8
W30 Jodie Sims 3:06.58 60.7

M35 Troy Steinman 11:11.06 67.9%
W40 Katie Forestier 11:33.38 77.9 pb by 7.7 seconds
M50 Gary Bowen 11:40.22 73.0 pb by 4.3 seconds (run 4 years ago)
M55 Ken White 12:15.28 71.9
W50 Helen Larmour 12:40.01 77.4
M40 Craig Davis 13:25.62 58.2
W40 Amanda Walker 13:32.20 65.2
W30 Jodie Sims 14:42.95 57.0
W55 Ruth Baussmann 15:32.10 71.3
W60 Margaret McSpadden 16:58.96 68.1

O'Connor 8k Medallists

Troy Steinman. Will go back six groups but is still improving.

Put your money on Gary
In the Vets Handicap short course, Katie goes forward to group 38, I go forward to group 36, Ken goes back to group 38. But Gary Bowen goes forward to group 34. So after Gary's brilliant 3000m on Thursday, Gary should be viewed as the firm favourite for handicap honours in November.

Today's training at Stromlo
We ran 3x1k fast, a repeat of last week's session down the gravel cycle hill alongside Cotter Road, with a recovery jog back up. Troy ran 3:17, 3:06, 3:10; I ran 3:47, 3:46, 3:42; Janene 3:48, 3:47, 3:54 (? I think), and Tony I didn't get his times but cumulatively he was ten seconds quicker than he was last week.

We will keep meeting at 9:00am at Stromlo Forest Park on Saturdays.


  1. Wow, it is really awesome to see all those PBs at track! You are an impressive gaggle of speedy geese!

  2. I'm putting my money on Tony to win the next sprint finish against Bronwyn!

  3. That's a great photo. And those are amazing times at Stromlo - wow!