Monday, 20 December 2010

summer snow

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, December 20, 2010 with 3 comments
Mon 20 Dec4:30pmParliament House 8k jog
5:30pmParliament House speedygeese interval training
Wed 22 Dec12:15pmBBQ Stakes 6k

It feels like winter today. This morning we have rearranged the lounge room and rekindled the fire! There was a report of snow near Yass, and I am not surprised. We are not far from Yass, here in West Belconnen. But, is it the longest day of the year about now? How strange this weather has been.

Training tonight will be cooooooold.

2010 World Rankings
W55 800m
20. Kathy Sims 2:48.25

W55 1500m
24. Kathy Sims 5:45.43

W55 5000m
15. Kathy Sims 21:11.75

Tour de Mountain 25km:
31 Mick Horan 51 2.30.56
33 Roger Pilkington 52 2.31.22
36 William Chin 34 2.37.47
44 male finishers

8 Colleen Koh 33 2.37.47
15 female finishers

Tour de Mountain 17k
1 Jim Stewart 31 1.24.06
12 Alan Duus 64 1.56.38
13 Geoff Barker 66 2.12.45
15 Peter Hogan 63 2.32.17
17 male finishers

2 Kym Chisholm 29 1.30.16
17 female finishers

Candid Canberra #33: Storm Damage: The bike path at Molonglo Reach

This is along one of our regular spring series/summer series courses. Not to mention being part of the East Basin - Kings Avenue - Jerrabomberra Wetlands loop we train on sometimes. 
A bit of a worry that the Parkes Way road is just above the retaining wall shown in the photo.

Have your say on the Bowen Place crossing
"Three options for improving safety at the Bowen Place crossing have been released for public comment by the National Capital Authority.

"Located near Kings Avenue Bridge, the Bowen Place crossing forms part of the popular pedestrian and cyclist route around Lake Burley Griffin’s central basin. It is also a busy commuter peak hour road in and out of the Parliamentary Zone, as well as being a point of access to Kings Avenue Bridge.

"'The NCA has been working with representatives from heritage, pedestrian, cycling and motorist groups for the last twelve months.

"'Based on comments received by the stakeholder groups, three options have been selected for broader public consultation,' said NCA Chief Executive, Gary Rake.

"The options include:
  • Footbridge over Bowen Place
  • Ramp and stairs with traffic signals
  • Traffic signals at existing crossing" ... continued at the NCA website


  1. James Stewart who won the 17k Mini Tour de Mountian is the one that works with Jodie and came to a speedygeese session earlier in the year...

  2. Is Jim still on my speedygeese list? Yes he is, because Jodie said he'd be back. I just didn't recognise the name!

  3. How about a lift up to Kings Ave Bridge? - I get to have a rest during my run.

    That's some major damage on the bike path. Saw it blocked from the road. I'd like them to shave off that hill when they repair it. I always hit the wall on that hill.