Monday, 11 April 2011


Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, April 11, 2011 with 7 comments

Metro Runner Mary Zhang and I before the start of the half marathon - and before the start of the rain. Mary successfully completed her first ever half marathon, running 2:16.

Speedygeese in the Australian Running Festival
409 34.10 Geoff Barker
634 finishers

117 50.32 Sarah Pau
403 68.39 Adam Robinson
596 finishers

half marathon
88 1:34:07 Geoff Moore **winner M60-69**
110 1:35:47 Mick Horan
245 1:42:42 Charlie McCormack
256 1:43:02 Yili Zhu
257 1:43:03 David Baussmann
267 1:43:32 Bronia Rowe
322 1:44:59 Warrick Howieson
416 1:48:45 Katherine Sheppard
428 1:49:25 Bronwyn Calver
454 1:50:24 Craig Davis
1014 2:12.49 Adam Robinson
1071 2:16:21 Mary Zhang
1224 finishers

152 3:19.52 Liz Bennett
380 3:46.44 Colleen Koh
430 3:50.15 Kelley Flood
683 4:12.52 Ruth Baussmann
944 finishers

56 4:34.09 Kelley Flood
114 of the marathoners went on to complete the 50k ultra.

Craig Davis battling out the half marathon in the rain.

Coming Events, week 15 of year 2011:
Mon 11th4:30pmParliament House 8k jog
5:30pmParliament House speedygeese training
Wed 13th12:15pmBBQ Stakes 6k handicap
Thu 14th6:00pmACTVAC T&F (final)
Fri 15th12:15pmCustoms Joggers 5k handicap
Sat 16th 8:00amMetro Runners Acton Ferry Terminal
1:00pmYCRC Anzac Relays, Northcote drive
Sun 17th 9:00am ACTVAC Handicap, Majura

A couple of days ago Tim Calver finished the Marathon des Sables in 130th place. A huge congratulations, what a remarkable performance!


  1. How did Mary and you manage to get sequential numbers?
    Well done all speedygeese, inspirational :-)

  2. We're that close.

    Or, possibly, we entered under the same team name. Possibly.

  3. Go Mary! Next time ditch the long pants and you'll run 10 minutes faster.

    I saw Adam running Sunday - not sure if he was in the half or the full or just running. Great run from Colleen! Must be due to the quiet race accommodation she chose.

  4. I saw Adam running Sunday too.
    I also saw Warrick running.
    Haven't got to the online results yet.

  5. Forgot to say that's a lovely photo with Mary. She did well:)

  6. Congratulations on the age group win Speedygeoff! And all the SG! How was the new race after all the trouble? Did they do a good job hosting it?

  7. From a Sunday runner's point of view, everything was OK. The helpers all worked pretty hard in miserable conditions, let's hope the YCRC and our members get well rewarded for effort, unlike under the old regime.