Friday, 9 October 2009

Ken's quick season start

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, October 09, 2009 with 5 comments
Speedygeese in the TRACK AND FIELD 8th October 2009
M55 Ken White 2:25.45 84.1% great run
M50 Gary Bowen 2:36.05 75.8
W35 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee 2:41.78 70.0
W40 Katie Forestier 2:43.52 73.1
W40 Amanda Walker 2:45.36 71.1
M40 Brett Morrison 2:50.75 62.9
W40 Nadine Thomlinson 2:54.41 66.8
W55 Kathy Sims 2:56.40 80.2
W40 Bronwyn Calver 3:05.22 62.9
M70 Tony Booth 3:05.59 75.8
W50 Maria O'Reilly 3:12.31 69.6

W40 Katie Forestier 11:54.08 75.6%
M50 Roger Pilkington 11:58.09 70.1
M55 Ken White 12:22.90 71.2
M50 Gary Bowen 12:29.90 68.2
W40 Amanda Walker 12:51.25 68.7
W50 Helen Larmour 13:00.22 75.4
W40 Bronwyn Calver 13:14.77 66.0
W50 Maria O'Reilly 13:15.91 77.9
W30 Jodie Sims 13:58.03 60.1

I wish there were more training groups competing
In the 800m, all the women runners were members of our training group. Quite often people contact me looking for a training group to join, many of them women. I wish there were many other training groups like ours, because the times we meet don't suit everyone. Also, when it comes to inviting feedback on proposed competition programs, my thoughts on 800m races should be given more weight, because so many of the 800m runners are training with me. Rather than the opposite, less weight, if I am seen to be the only one expressing a particular opinion. Also, it would be fun having sets of runners from rival training groups to compete against.

Next week's Track and Field is a Come-And-Try_it meet. Here's a chance to get some new people involved. (a) Bring your friends. (b) Be prepared to try a couple of new events yourself. (c) Come prepared to assist any newcomers.

Training at Stromlo
When we meet at 9am tomorrow (Saturday) at Stromlo, we may have to park just inside the entrance and jog down. There is yet another major cycling event happening, with tents everywhere. I will try and arrive at the start line on time, but I may have to arrive in the car park several minutes early in order to get down there through the crowds.

Go Janene Go in the Melbourne Marathon.


  1. ..and in the 3000m there were only two other women, and they were three minutes behind our lot.
    I am not being critical of these two women. I am just wishing there were lots of other women running who would give ours the challenge of close races.

  2. That would be the Scot 24hr on at Stromlo...starts around midday but they will be riding the course before then...

  3. Wow that is a good run by Ken, I'm impressed.

  4. I better be smiling like that after the marathon ;-)

  5. Yep, can't wipe the smile off my face ;-)