Friday, 8 January 2010

Don’t cry victim to me

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, January 08, 2010 with 2 comments
Song of the week. Overcome, by Creed, from the album Full Circle.
"Don’t cry victim to me
"Everything we are and used to be is buried and gone
"Now it’s my turn to speak..."

Results BBQ Stakes 6 January; hot hot hot.
Katie 26:57
Gary 29:59

Results combined track meet 7 January
3000m (earlier)
Rod Lynch ~11:14
Yelena Pearson 15:14

M50 Rod Lynch 5:18.73 75.6%
M55 Ken White 5:19.13 79.6
W35 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee 5:45.82 69.3
W40 Amanda Walker 5:47.76 72.2
M50 Ewen Thompson 5:54.69 69.1
W45 Janene Kingston 5:55.15 73.2 **PB**
M40 Brett Morrison 6:05.05 60.7
M70 Tony Booth 6:06.03 79.0
W40 Nadine Thomlinson 6:09.64 66.5
M40 Craig Davis 6:11.83 59.6
W40 Bronwyn Calver 6:17.90 65.0
M55 Graeme Patrick 6:25.21 66.5

3000m (later)
M60 Geoff Moore 12:12.15 75.4
W45 Janene Kingston 12:27.95 73.9 **PB by 22 seconds**
W40 Amanda Walker 12:45.70 69.8
W35 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee 12:55.68 66.2
M40 Brett Morrison 13:07.23 59.6
M55 Graeme Patrick 13:11.77 67.3
M40 Craig Davis 13:13.80 59.1
W40 Nadine Thomlinson 13:16.66 65.9
W40 Bronwyn Calver 13:30.65 64.7
M70 Tony Booth 13:49.32 73.4

We're back on track for 2010. It was hard work battling the wind, and soreness made it twice as hard for me, so I couldn't do any Rachelle-like surges. But I hobbled to a 4:04 + 4:04 + 4:04 = 12:12 3000m, starting up the new year about where I left off the old. I still expect to run a minute faster if I can cure this achilles problem. And 1500m is definitely a better event for me but I dare not race such a short distance while injury is a concern.

No way! 

No! 2010 is the year I am going to battle on. "I'm entitled to overcome". No way will I succumb to the pain! "It's my turn to speak."

Whatever the weather

Janene, me, Heidi. Janene found her mojo on Thursday with successive PBs in the 1500m then the 3000m. It was certainly her turn to excel.

p.s. Much thanks to photographer Strewth for the speedygeese dinner photos currently illustrating my stories here. Janene as well. Me too. I have lost track of who took which photos!


  1. I obviously didn't "take" that photo with the camera in my hand :-)

  2. Thanks for providing the photo then even if someone else I do not remember took it after you gave them your camera! Probably Jenny, it's a good photo.