Monday, 24 January 2011

coming up this week

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, January 24, 2011 with 2 comments
Mon 24th4:30pmParliament House 8k jog
5:30pmParliament House speedygeese hill training
Wed 26th7:00amOrroral Valley Classic
Thu 27th12:15pmBBQ Stakes 6k
6:00pmACTVAC T&F
Fri 28th12:15pmCustoms 5k handicap
Sat 29th 8:00amMetro Runners Acton Ferry Terminal
Sun 30th 8:30am ACTVAC Handicap Campbell Park

Maui results
Bronwyn Calver 21k 1:54:43
Jodie Davis 15k 1:43:38

Metro runners
While some of us ran in Saturday's Half Marathon, the Metro runners still met at Acton Ferry Terminal for their regular training run. Present were Susan, Ann, Mary, Caleb, Bon, Chuan, and Amanda H I think. Some of them are training up for a Half Marathon on 10 April at the Australia Running Festival in Canberra.

In Melbourne today my wife Jenny is participating in a memorial service for Gordon Stirling. Gordon was a strong positive role model for Jenny in Jenny's teenage years and played a major part in making her the beautiful young woman she became. Also attending the funeral are Rod and Brett L: it just so happens that Brett is Gordon's great-grandson.

Note: As Wednesday is the Australia Day holiday, the BBQ Stakes has been shifted to Thursday. And Sunday's 4k/8k handicap events start at 8:30am, not 9:00am, to avoid the heat.

Racing a half marathon, blazing sun, humidity, and much of the run on concrete.

Photo by MirandaConcrete is not the best surface to race on, so I was pleased with the lunar racers I wore, they provided just enough cushioning at my slowish pace. My feet can get very sore, and I might try something better for the next road race, Saucony Kinvaras perhaps?


  1. Good photo Miranda! The lake looks blue, not the brown that it really is ;)

  2. Yes, I agree, that is a really good photo. Good run speedychief :)