Monday, 6 February 2012

Coming Events

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 06, 2012 with 5 comments
Week 6 of 2012:
Monday 6 Feb 4:30pm *Parliament House 8k jog
Monday 6 Feb 5:30pm *Parliament House speedygeese training
Tuesday 7 Feb 6:15pm *Summer Series Race #2 Boat House East 5k
Wednesday 8 Feb 12:15pm BBQ Stakes 6k Woden
Thursday 9 Feb 6:00pm ACTVAC track, Bruce. 3000m, 4 x 800m, spiral 5
Friday 10 Feb 12:15pm Customs 5k Commonwealth Park
Saturday 11 Feb 7:00am *Metro Runners Acton Ferry Terminal
Sunday 12 Feb 7:15am *Sprint Marathon Relay Dunrossil Drive
 * = I expect to attend

Ten days until the Vets 10k track
Six weeks until the Weston Creek Half Marathon
Eight weeks until the Vets 5k track championships
Ten weeks until the Canberra Running Festival. 

I have entered the running festival 50k and I have three questions. Only #2 is one of the "faq"'s on the website.
1. Can we see who has entered? The Running Festival website appears to have no "entrants" option.
2. Will there be pacers? The website reports that an announcement about marathon pacers will be made "soon"
3. Will we be timed from the start line? It seemed odd last year to have a timing chip but no mat across the start line. It meant that  only "gun time" was measured.


  1. 1. I don't think they publish an entry list for the marathon. 2. Pacers would most likely be there for the marathon, not for the ultra. It's not the most important event on the day. 3. Chip times are to make sure you do the full distance. Timing is usually gun time to finish time with or without chip timing. Not fair, but that's the way it is. Get a good start position, then hold back.

    1. 1. Yep it appears they don't. No worries. 2. I don't need a pacer for the ultra! Knowing where I am in relation to one or more pacers through the marathon will be very handy. But I will be blindly shuffling from tree to tree in the last 7.805k as speedily as I can. 3. NO NO NO I disagree. All major races measure chip time.

  2. Ten days and eight weeks... I'll put those in the diary.

  3. Just don't get me started on how poorly organised the Canberra marathon is since Fairfax took over (that's not to say Cundy et al were perfect .....). And mention the Griffins program and I'll be totally on my soapbox. Let's just stop there shall we ....

    If you want a pacer from 42km to 50km Speedygeoff I'll volunteer.

    1. Dear Jog Blog, there is nothing I would like better than PLEASANT COMPANY for the last 8k to get me through the unknown, the pain, the excruciationalityness, by distracting me with witticisms and encouragement and just-being-there-ality. The end.