Saturday, 20 November 2010


Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, November 20, 2010 with 3 comments
Vets TRACK AND FIELD 18th November 2010
W40 Emma Adams 9.34 77.7%

M50 Rod Lynch 31.95 70.2
W40 Emma Adams 30.62 74.8%

Approximate splits in the 4x800m Relay
M55 Ken White 2.31
W40 Emma Adams ? probably around 2.40 (guess)
W40 Katie Forestier ? probably 2.40 – ish (guess)
M40 Brett Morrison 2.45
W40 Amanda Walker 2.46
M50 Roger Pilkington 2.55
W55 Kathy Sims 3.10
W55 Maria O'Reilly 3.28
W60 Ruth Baussmann 3.41

M50 Rod Lynch 10:56.27 76.6%
W35 Michelle Wells 11:37.81 74.6
W50 Helen Larmour 11:52.94 83.5
W40 Katie Forestier 11:53.23 76.6
M55 Ken White 11:58.09 74.2
M40 Brett Morrison 11:59.70 65.7
W40 Amanda Walker 12:40.46 70.3
W55 Maria O'Reilly 12:59.62 80.6
W60 Ruth Baussmann 15:10.70 74.0

M50 Roger Pilkington 20:44.95 70.1%
W40 Nadine Morrison 20:46.85 72.7
M60 Geoff Moore 22:23.14 71.3
M50 Ewen Thompson 23:54.55 61.8

BBQ Stakes 10 November:

Gary Bowen 27:30

Bob Harlow 28.06

Roger Pilkington 32.09

Kerrie Tanner 34.49

Caroline Campbell 39.07

I couldn’t resist sharing the following, from “the Athena Diaries”: The author has lost 46lb (so far) through running, runs marathons and ultras and triathlons, and works as a diagnostician.  
Non-runners.  Last Friday, Sweet Baboo and I were emailing back and forth our weekend running plans.  My last email to him said, "I'm supposed to run 10 miles on Saturday and 8 on Sunday, but I'm going to run a couple extra on Saturday since we have that 11K on Sunday.
"I'm not sure why you're running so few miles," he replied.

Now, when I received this there was a young, new therapist in my office, and she heard me chuckle, and looked over my shoulder and read that line.  "What does he mean 'so few miles'?"

"Well, it means that I'm running only 18 this weekend, he's wondering why it isn't something more like 25 or 30," I said.

"That sounds like a lot of miles to me," she said.  And then (you'll love this) she tried to stage some sort of an intervention.  Which was ADORABLE. 

·         What was behind my "need" to run so much? 
·         Did I feel uncomfortable when I didn't run my scheduled amount? 
·         What did I imagine would happen if I didn't finish my full schedule? 
·         Did I feel less worthy if I ran less, or ran slower than I'd planned? 
·         What kinds of thoughts did I have before and after running?  Etc.

See what I mean? Adorable.

"Don't try to therapise me," I said.  "Save it for the kids. I'm comfortable with my obsession."

"Well, as long as you're comfortable," she said, in her very concerned, patient, I'm-wiser-than-you-at-age-twenty-six-even-with-far-less-education voice.


  1. Mmmm, I was comfortably the slowest Goose age-graded :(

  2. But I am always the slowest speedygoose - ALWAYS!

  3. Ewen the important things is to win the age percentage on the day. Nothing else matters.

    Strewth there is no such thing as a slow speedygoose. It is a contradiction in terms. Saying you're the "slowest speedygoose" is like someone saying they are the tallest dwarf. There is no such thing as a tall dwarf or a slow speedygoose.