Saturday, 18 September 2010

marathon - a contact sport!

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, September 18, 2010 with 3 comments
The Sydney Running Festival is on tomorrow - Bronwyn will be running the Half Marathon, and Craig will be running his maiden Marathon. It looks like it will be a great day for it.

Steve reports that Pam Muston and Kerrie Bremner had great runs at Glasshouse:
"Well done Pam at Glasshouse, 1st female, in an excellent time of 21 hrs 52 mins for over 100 miles ( 161 or more kms) of trail running, on a big variety of tracks, hills, night time & heat. That will get you into Badwater for sure.
And well done to Kerrie B in the 100 kms, 12 hrs 45 mins over the same course & holding back to captain the womens team at the World 100 km event in Gibraltar on 10th Nov. Well done girls."

More on that famous Boston marathon:
"Tom, my 235-pound boyfriend came to the rescue and smacked Jock with a cross body block and Jock went flying through the air"... from "Life is for Participating", a chapter about Kathrine taken from the book "The Spirit of the Marathon", by Gail Waesche Kislevitz, and published by Breakaway Books, 2002. The full text of this chapter can be found at


  1. Wishing Bronwyn and Craig the best of runs!

  2. Yes, have good ones Bron and Craig.

  3. Great section on Katherine Switzer Geoff. I think the best thing is that the young boys & girls I work with now can't imagine a woman not being allowed to run , or do any sport she chooses.
    Thankfully those ideas are totally alien to the young people in our country today.
    Kathy Southgate