Friday, 17 August 2012


Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, August 17, 2012 with 6 comments
Yay, it's snowing in Canberra, hasn't done so for years. Here are photos taken today at Gold Creek, which is in the ACT suburb of Nicholls.

Young flyers
Last night at Parliament House training, Cathy, Jen & Justine ran early, then Jen was joined by Abi, Andy, Colin, Craig, Eliza, Sarah (new), Susan, Verena & Warrick who ran 10 x 360m with 240m recovery along the west side of Parliament House. I supervised and joggled 5.5k altogether.

A drop in the ocean
Since the year 2000, nearly 1,600 asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat have died or are missing. Meanwhile, how many Australians have died in that time from smoking? Where's the outrage about that? See yesterday's post…

A plunge in the pool
Tomorrow I run at Acton with the 9:00 crowd, then I am off to the AIS for my first swim for many years. I am looking forward to it!


  1. If it's snowing I hope you are swimming inside in a heated pool?

  2. At the Australian Institute of Sport pool the water is heated but cool and the air is warm - perfect for distance swimming!

  3. I wish it had been snowing when I ran this evening! I can only recall running while it's been snowing 3 times since I've lived here.

  4. The highlight was running the ACT Cross Country Championships by Lake Burley Griffin while it was snowing one year...

    1. Yep - I was there. Bloody freezing! Other times for me were a track session at Calwell and on my local fire trail.

  5. It was only back in 2008 that the Deep Space Mountain marathon in November had snow falling & thick on the ground at Honeysuckle Tracking Station. That was a great but very cold day. Certainly fun running with snow/ice on the ground.