From track last night: 5000m 20:41. My km splits 4:10, 4:07, 4:13, 4:09, 4:02. I had a very sore left achilles all day and all night; there was an easterly wind; it was coolish but humid. It is a reasonable time for a 2010 pb should I do less well later.
A SWEDISH Weight Watchers group got a sign they might want to lay off the meatballs. When a group of 20 members gathered in Vaxjo, south central Sweden for their regular weigh-in, the floor collapsed, theSmalandsposten newspaper reported. “We suddenly heard a huge thud; we almost thought it was an earthquake and everything flew up in the air,” a member told the paper, according to a translation on Swedish news website The Local. "The floor collapsed in one corner of the room and along the walls." The smell of sewage quickly collected in the collapsed room. Luckily there was never any danger because the floor was only slightly above ground level, the newspaper said. No injuries were reported.
CANBERRA PRO-AM TRACK CARNIVAL- Saturday 16th January
The Ken Lorroway Memorial Gift Canberra Pro-Am Track carnival will be held this Saturday 16th January. The meet will take place between 2.00pm and 8.00pm at the AIS Athletics stadium.
Entries will be taken from noon on Saturday in the Commonwealth Room, and up to 30 minutes before start times of each series of scratch races. See Athletics ACT website for more information.
Reminder – 7am Sunday I am running from the zoo, 16k is the plan.
Cadbury Marathon report: McTaggart went straight to the lead and never looked back. McTaggart’s winning time of 2:23.40 was the fastest time by an Australian in Australia since the Gold Coast marathon in July last year. “The fact that I ran by myself from the gun and went that fast is really pleasing,” McTaggart said. The 32-year-old has a personal best time of 2:21.19 and yesterday’s result has invigorated hope that his ultimate marathon goal of running under 2:20.00 is still achievable. “I’m glad that I pushed myself hard and it’s a good omen that I might one day break 2:20,” he said. (From the NCGA newsletter)
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