Saturday, 19 February 2011

I have friends

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, February 19, 2011 with 5 comments
The verdict on Firefox: I finally got around to trying out the Firefox browser. A couple of very minor oddities detected, no more than for other browsers, and the only annoyance in the things I tested is, "select" (for copy from blog) misses embedded videos. Safari had the same problem, Chrome was the only browser where "select" works exactly as I think it should. Otherwise Firefox is better than Chrome in the few areas where Chrome is annoying.

For functions I frequently use, I would rate my five browsers as follows, on a scale of one to ten: Firefox 9; Chrome 8; Safari 6; Opera 4; Internet Explorer 2 (some will challenge that but it has a couple of good points!) So I recommend everyone consider installing Firefox, it is quick and easy to do so and is easy to get working, partly because it can copy over all your existing browser’s settings before you even start to use it.

ACTVAC Track Results 17 February
W40 Emma Adams 9.18 79.1%
M60 Garry Maher 9.29 85.5
W55 Noeline Burden 10.06 85.3

W40 Emma Adams 30.53 75.0%
W55 Noeline Burden 35.36 77.6

4x1500m Relay
M45 Bruce Graham, M45 Ian McDonald, M45 Geoff Monro, M45 Jeff Grey 20:16.36
M55 Ken White, M55 Phil White, M55 Roger Hollis, M55 Michael Leahey 20:40.49
M50 Angel Marina, M50 Gary Bowen, M50 Peter Thomson, M50 Rod Lynch 21:49.54
W55 Kathy Sims, W55 Maria O'Reilly, W50 Helen Larmour 23:13.57, W50 Kathy Southgate 23:13.57
M60 Geoff Sims, M60 Paul Archer, M60 Jim White, M60 Robbie Costmeyer 23:37.16
W40 Heidi Johnston, W45 Katie Forestier, M70 Tony Booth, M55 George Kubitzky 23:59.24
M75 Stuart Reid, M75 Ray Bramwell, M75 Peter Trotter, M75 Bob Chapman 31:01.77
M80 Michael Freer, M80 John Burns, M80 Rad Leovic, M80 Merv Collins 37:53.44

Spiral 5
1 Geoff Barker M65 13:07
3 Brett Morrison M40 8:03
5 Maria O'Reilly W55 9:00
13 Graeme Patrick M55 8:45
15 Ruth Baussmann W60 10:13
16 Kathy Sims W55 9:01
17 Helen Larmour W50 8:22
18 Nadine Morrison W40 8:25
24 Rod Lynch M50 7:29
30 Gary Bowen M50 9:33
31 Tony Booth M70 13:38
32 finishers

I have friends.
At the Stromlo Running Festival this morning, Kathy Southgate excelled herself with a top ten placing in the age-gender 7.5k handicap, running sixth. I ran well back. Not well, just well back. I would like to thank my friends for coming out to cheer me on - Emma P, Kym, Ruth, Ewen and Brett. And Maria and Liz who both ran (and ran well!) and cheered me on. Thanks guys. Thanks for waiting at the end for me to come in, I will run better next time, I promise.

Tapping the watch
(Actually, my run was OK. But it was very humid and very hard-going)


  1. Agree with your choice of Firefox, Speedygeoff; I've been using it for years!

    Can imagine how hard your run would have been this morning; it's so humid here that I'm actually sitting around doing nothing at all!

    Nice to have such good friends!

  2. Thanks LL. My running friends are the best. There are many positives for me to focus on and in a couple of days I'll be able to put the run behind me and look ahead!

  3. That's the spitit, my lad! It's over, done with, behind you; ahead is the only way worth looking, travelling...and running!

  4. You forgot Jen B and family ;)

  5. It was fantastic being able to watch you and the other speedygeese run - such difficult conditions. I think you were brilliant!