"Running! If there's any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can't think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms."
- Joyce Carole Oates, American author and professor of creative writing at Princeton University:
"When I am running my mind empties itself. Everything I think while running is subordinate to the process. The thoughts that impose themselves on me while running are like light gusts of wind – they appear all of a sudden, disappear again and change nothing."
- Haruki Murakami, Japanese author
"When I run, I think about everything: physics, family problems, plans for the weekend. I haven't made any big discoveries on a run, but it does give me time to think through problems. Some solutions are obvious, but they are only obvious when you are relaxed enough to find them."
- Wolfgang Ketterle, Nobel prizewinning physicist, MIT
"Being a runner, to me, has made being depressed impossible. If ever I'm going through something emotional and just go outside for a run, you can rest assured that I'll come back with clarity and empowerment."
Thursday 5 March 6:00pm Hackett Houses Pack run (from top of Antill St) **ACTVAC Track @ AIS 6:00pm 2k Steeple Championships 6:20pm 3k Steeple Championships 7:15pm 800m 8:05pm 3000m/5000m
Friday 6 March 12:15pm Customs 5k @ Commonwealth Park
Saturday 7 March 8:00am Ginninderra 5k Parkrun 8:00am Tuggeranong 5k Parkrun 8:00am Gungahlin 5k Parkrun I may run **Shellharbour Parkrun if I can get there in time.
Sunday 8 March 7:30am Speedygeese @ Stromlo Forest Park
Monday 9 March 8:00am AMRA Mt Rob Roy 25k 4:30pm **Speedygeese early run @ Yarralumla Dog Park 5:30pm **Speedygeese interval training @ Yarralumla Dog Park (Venue changed for Canberra Day Holiday only)