Monday, 6 September 2010


Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, September 06, 2010 with 1 comment
What's on this week:
Monday 6 September: Parliament House 4:30pm 8k jog; 5:30pm speedygeese interval training.
Wednesday 8 September: 12:15pm BBQ Stakes 6k handicap.
Thursday 9 September: Dickson 4:00pm long run; 5:30pm speedygeese interval training.
Friday 10 September: 12:15pm Customs 5k handicap, "Floriade" course.
Sunday 12 September: 8:00am I plan to go out to Stromlo Forest Park and check out the surface.
Sunday 12 September: 9:45am Canberra Times Fun Run.
Do we have speedygeese training if it is raining?
  • Monday training at Parliament House is always on. The only exception is if we are having a group dinner on a Monday, which might happen once or twice a year.
  • Thursday training is only cancelled if ACT Sports Grounds are closed. This is less often than people might think, and I usually turn up for the early run anyway.
  • Thursday Vets track is rarely cancelled, Conditions are often OK despite rain. There would have to be lightning everywhere, or floods, for events to be cancelled.
  • Training at Stromlo Forest Park, 8am Sunday mornings, will always be on, for the weeks there is no Sunday morning race. At Stromlo we can run on the road if necessary; and have a shower and get changed afterwards.
In the longer term:
  • Speedygeese training will continue on Monday nights at Parliament House indefinitely. Everyone meets at 5:30pm for the warm-up but some arrive at 4:30pm for an 8k jog first.
  • Meanwhile Thursday nights at Dickson (the 400m track on Antill Street) also starts at 5:30pm for the warm-up and a few hardy souls start early and run about 12k up through Majura/Ainslie first, starting at 4:00pm.
  • Thursday training will continue there at Dickson until ACTVAC track starts, scheduled to be 14 October, but I am going to replace the Dickson session with an 8:00am Sunday morning session at Stromlo Forest Park, starting on 17 October.
  • The Stromlo sessions should continue until March or April unless we decide to move them to Pialligo like we did last summer. Which we could well do should we tire of the surface and/or the lack of shade at Stromlo.
Anyone is welcome to join the speedygeese!
Recent Results of interest
World Mountain Running Championships, Slovenia (see
Women’s 8.5k
42 Vanessa HAVERD 58:26
(the winner ran 49:30)
Men’s 12k
49 Scott MCTAGGART 1:03:57
(the winner ran 56:25)

Wolverhampton Marathon
Roger Pilkington

1 comment:

  1. Go Roger!

    I ran a PB for the 8k jog this arvo. Bloody Kathryn!