Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Coming event this Saturday - 10k road race

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 with 2 comments
The Canberra Runners Shop/New Balance Fun Runs – Saturday 27 July 2013 -
Grevillea Park – East Basin- Lake Burley Griffin
The YMCA of Canberra Runners Club will be conducting the Canberra Runners Shop/New Balance 2k/5k and 10k Fun Runs on from the beach area at Grevillea Park, East Basin. The events are free to club members and just $5 for juniors and concessions and $10 for those over 20 years.
The Canberra Runners Shop/New Balance will provide a range of gift vouchers as prizes.
The 2k run commences at 10am with the 5k at 10.15am and the 10k at 11am.
All courses are accurately measured and these events give runners a great chance to assess their fitness prior to the major spring funs runs in Canberra and around the country.

2k Course 10am start. - 1k out and back from Grevillea Park along the lake edge west to a point just a few hundred metres the western side of Kings Avenue Bridge.
5k Course 10.15am start. – 2.5k out and back east (towards the airport) along the lake and river edge with the exception of that area under construction and where the current share path is on Morsehead Drive. The 2.5k turn is some 100 metres after going under the bridge (Monaro Highway) at Molonglo Reach.
10k Course 11am start – This course is the same as the 5k course except runners go a further 500m east and turn after going under the second bridge and run back to the start for 6k. Runners then run a 2k out and back leg west, going under Kings Avenue Bridge and running on the R.G. Menzies walk to a point approximately 50 metres onto the red gravelled area at Rond Terraces, where they turn and come back to the finish line.

Speedygeese results (We are now red! instead of yellow)
BBQ Stakes 6k Wednesday 10 July
5. Mark Murphy 31:27
17. Jennifer Bright 26:01
22. Andrew Matthews 28:10
30. Caroline Campbell 38:00
52 finishers

BBQ Stakes 6k Wednesday 17 July
16. Mark Murphy 31:09
33. Caroline Campbell 38:30
54 finishers

Tuesday night training at Dickson oval: "the girls are back". Good to see Kelley and Susan at training despite having raced the Bush Capital events over the weekend. No excuse for others then! They and the boys, Clint, Colin, Rod and Roden, ran 10 to 12 laps of straights with bend recoveries. We will see you on Thursday back at Kaleen for long intervals, good luck for your racing on the weekend either the 10k on Saturday or the Vets handicap on Sunday, then it is back to Parliament House Monday for more easy hills. There is also a 5k on Saturday at 10:15am which may appeal, the course is reasonably fast, or you may like to run either Parkrun at 9:00am instead. And on Sunday I will be at Stromlo as usual. So many options! Pick the ones you like, but the important thing is to be somewhere other than the couch!


  1. I'll be doing an adventure race on Saturday (in a team of 3 including Jodie) with footy to follow on Sunday!

  2. Feature event for me - the 5k road race.

    Wow - Jen thrashed Andy by over 2 minutes at the stakes!