Sunday, 6 February 2011

Darwin weather

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, February 06, 2011 with 1 comment
Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks!
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Strike flat the thick rotundity o’ the world!
Crack nature’s moulds, all germens spill at once
That make ingrateful man!

from King Lear. Curious how often Shakespeare talks about ungrateful man. God save us from critics!

Some of the Half Marathons in 2011
Sun 9 Jan Cadbury Marathon, Tasmania.
Sun 22 Jan Capital Summer Half Marathon, Canberra
Sun 13 Mar Weston Creek Half Marathon, Canberra
Sun 10 Apr Australian Running Festival, Canberra
Sun 1 May Bathurst Half Marathon
Sun 1 May Geelong Half Marathon
Sun 1 May Greenbelt Half Marathon, Adelaide
Sun 15 May SMH Half Marathon, Sydney
Sat 21 May Mt Beauty, Victoria
Sun 22 May Rex Foulkes Half Marathon, Canberra
Sun 22 May Noosa Half Marathon, Queensland
Sun 29 May Barossa Half Marathon, Adelaide
Sun 5 Jun Queensland Half Marathon, Doomben
Sun 12 Jun Macleay River Marathon
Sun 3 Jul Gold Coast Marathon
Sat 30 Jul Australian Outback Marathon, Uluru
Sun 31 Jul Cities Marathon, Blacktown
Sun 7 Aug Brisbane Running Festival
Sun 21 Aug ACT Veterans Half Marathon
Sun 18 Sep Sydney Running Festival
Sun 9 Oct Melbourne Marathon
Sat 15 Oct Australian Masters Games, Adelaide
Where a marathon is listed, a half marathon is on at the same time. Let me know if there are any other notable halves I should add to the list; I shall republish it from time to time.

At Saturday training there were Metro runners and friends: Ewen, Ruth, Jen (on wheels), Andy M, Emma P, Zainab, Andy H, Bon, Mary, Ann, Amanda J, Chuan, The Metro group ran 10k.

Photo by Ruth. The Metro group were going to run 10k but we detoured to the Carillon for a photo, so it was more like 10.5k. I ran on to complete 33k for the day. This is only 8k in, see how horribly wet the t-shirt is already. Mr Weatherman described it as "Darwin weather". Stinking hot one day, pouring rain the next.

Thank goodness it looks as if the weather will be much better for running this coming week. We runners who are not total masochists should be able to achieve our target distances once again, unlike the week past.

Next week's photo will feature Andy M in the front row.

1 comment:

  1. Andy's a shy lad.

    It was funny when you said to the Metro group after their 10k that you were going to run a few extra ks with us and a couple of them were keen to join in until you said "a few" meant 15.