Thursday, 22 October 2009

Stromlo Running Festival

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, October 22, 2009 with 2 comments
STROMLO Running Festival is now in its second year and will take place in Canberra on the weekend of the 19th-21st February 2010. On-site camping and caravan facilities will provide a unique opportunity for participants to submerse themselves in weekend crammed full of running, seminars, presentations, entertainment, socialising, and food and drink. Organised by Run For Your Life in conjunction with Robert de Castella and the ACT Cross Country Club, the weekend promises to build on the reputation of the inaugural event.
There are eight different running events to choose from over the weekend; providing variety and choice for every single runner, regardless of ability or experience. Catering will be provided on-site and will offer a selection of meals at affordable prices.
More details on the website -

BBQ Stakes
Yesterday's BBQ Stakes 6k handicap was held in pleasant conditions, but times were slowish as runners struggled to adapt to the unaccustomed warmth. Phill Toomey achieved his 100th run to receive his T-shirt, one week after I did. I tried as hard as I could to reel in the 15 seconds start I gave Gary, and by 5k it was 12 seconds, the closest I got!  But he pulled out his usual sprint finish to regain those 3 lost seconds and 5 more. Roger went roaring past both of us however. Maybe next week I will regain some “zip”.

Speedygeese times:
Roger Pilkington 26.07
Gary Bowen 27.40
me 27.45


Another fast finisher like Gary, Helen crossing the line at Mt Taylor. She won last week's BBQ Stakes so was doing timing duties this week. Next week I give her 45 seconds start; is it still too big a start  for me to catch her?