Saturday, 26 September 2015

Something is happening in Adelaide

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, September 26, 2015 with 1 comment
And people have been asking what and when.
I have entered five events in the Australian Masters Games and I am not sure I will run all five.

(Adelaide time)
~12:20pm Saturday 3 October 800m. I haven't prepared for this but I might run it to get a feel for the track and to see if my track shoes are still OK.

~10:45am Sunday 4 October 1500m. I may or may not run this. Three options I guess: Start and race flat out; start and run at 5000m pace; don't start. Or option 4, miss it altogether if I forget to put my clocks forward one hour. The M60s and M65s run together. So I might have considerable opposition given that only two age groups will be there.

~2:00pm Monday 5 October 5000m. This is the one I have been training for. Look at the start time; let's hope Adelaide weather is kind. There's one combined race for M60 and over. Big field, but maybe not many M65s. I will be busting a gut regardless.

8:00am Thursday 8 October 8000m Cross Country. I may not be suited by the course if it's heavy going which it was last time, but it's quite flat. I will be going flat out if I have survived the track events.

800am Saturday 10 October Half Marathon. This could be my best event. I will pace it watching my opposition.

Cross Country course. Four laps!

Half Marathon course. Four laps!

Four years ago in Adelaide I ran in three events: gold in the Half Marathon, silver in the 5000m, and bronze in the cross country. And that was in the M60s.

Two years ago in Geelong in the M65s I ran the same three events and won gold in the 5000m, gold in the Half Marathon, and silver in the cross country.

The goal this time is to win at least one medal of any colour!

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy yourself Geoff. Looking forward to seeing guts busted on Monday. Good luck!