Wednesday, 30 September 2015

See Where We Went 16 May 2014 - Chelsea

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 with No comments
Over the next week or so I am going to post the remainder of our "See Where We Went" UK and Ireland trip in 2014.
Those from 25 May 2014 and on were all posted earlier: See the label! http://geoffmoore.blogspot.com.au/search/label/See%20Where%20We%20Went
All that are left to put up are from the first third of our trip - everything we did before boarding a ship in Portsmouth.
So here we go.
On the 16th we flew into Heathrow and took the tube to South Kensington, walking across to our Chelsea hotel.
Leaving our luggage there - it was very early in the day - we walked down to the Thames, bought some lunch, then hopped on a bus to St Pauls and back, just to see the sights.
My phone battery died so the last four photos here are Jenny's.
Otherwise every photo after this will be mine. A small selection.

















Tuesday, 29 September 2015

speedygeese race results

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Tuesday 15 September AMRA Black Mountain Run-Up 2.6k
13 Helen Way 20.07
17 finishers

Saturday 19 September YCRC Goorooyarroo Half Marathon
..I will publish these in due course..

Friday 25 September Customs 5k
Peter Thomson 22:08
Bronwyn Calver 23:01
Caroline Campbell 29:45
21 finishers

Saturday 26 September 5k Ginninderra Parkrun #178
16 Jen Bright 21:57 W40
18 Isaac Muscat 22:01 M11
87 Natalie Balfour 29:01 W35 **New PB**
88 Clinton Zirk 29:01 M30
103 Ruth Baussmann 30:09 W65
160 finishers

Saturday 26 September 5k Tuggeranong Parkrun #135
7 David Clarke 19:47 M55
16 Peter Thomson 21:17 M55
30 Bronwyn Calver 22:38 W45
98 Ewen Thompson 28:51 M55
208 finishers

Saturday 26 September 5k Gungahlin Parkrun #101
35 Gary Bowen 23:43 M55
148 finishers

Saturday 26 September Run Yass Off 14k
16 Susan Sturgeon W40-49 1:15.11
125 finishers

Saturday 26 September Run Yass Off Half Marathon
39 Bron Sparkes W30-39 2:02.38
83 finishers

Sunday 27 September ACTVAC 8k Handicap O’Connor Ridge
5 David Clarke M55 35:06 82.3% **silver**
6 Maria O'Reilly W60 38:54 88.5 **bronze**
18 Nadine Morrison W45 41:09 70.9
30 Janene Kingston W50 41:18 75.7
31 Christopher Lang M60 52:07 58.5
35 Rod Lynch M55 35:01 80.5
36 Caroline Campbell W70 53:20 79.1
39 Jennifer Bright W40 39:59 69.6
42 Ruth Baussmann W65 52:50 69.6
45 Margaret McSpadden W65 60:39 63.2
50 Geoff Moore M65 42:11 75.4
53 finishers

Sunday 27 September ACTVAC 4k Handicap O’Connor Ridge
14 Gary Bowen M55 19:47 69.8%
36 finishers

Monday, 28 September 2015

get it on!

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Song of the week: "Get It On" by T. Rex
From https://youtu.be/XspsJACj8WY

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Farewell Lucia

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, September 27, 2015 with No comments
Lucia is off to live and work in Indonesia for 3 years and 3 months. Have a good time! I am certain the speedygeese will still be flying when you return. I can't wait to see your new biceps after 39 months of gym work.

Lucia and Andrew at training today.

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!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Latest family photos - my son's children

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They live in Townsville, there are four boys, and a fifth baby is due in the next few weeks. so they won't be visiting us, and (in the new year?) we will see if we can get to visit them.

Jackson Moore


Tyler Moore


Charlie Moore


Samuel Moore


All four

Thursday, 24 September 2015

I was up a bit late this morning.

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The cat and I slept in.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

this week's speedygeese training

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Thursday at Kaleen, Turon Place was closed, so parking was at the tennis courts at Birie Place. Dan, Ruth and I ran 8.5k early, then we were joined by Dave and Susan, and we ran 5 x 850m, with a 250m recovery jog in between each. The lights at Kaleen weren’t on but we could see OK and it meant that there were no footy players on the numerous ovals.

Probably when the lights are on and the footy players are there, the gate will be open and we can park on Turon. Also, the Birie place car-park may be pretty well full then.

Sunday at Stromlo Forest Park I joined Thommo, Dave and Andrew for multiple laps.

Monday at Parliament House Dan and I ran early. We were joined by Andrew, Christopher, Dave, Isaac, Jen, Lorena, Pieta, Ruth, Susan & Warrick for Rose Garden 200s, 12 of them.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

recent speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 with 3 comments
Sunday 13 September YCRC Women’s 6k Jogalong
Nadine Morrison W45 29:16
Thea Zimpel W30 35:11
55 finishers

Friday 18 September Customs 5k
Bronwyn Calver 22:47
Ewen Thompson 22:58
27 finishers

Saturday 19 September 5k Ginninderra Parkrun #177
27 Geoff Moore 22:03 M65 **New PB**
172 finishers

Saturday 19 September 5k Tuggeranong Parkrun #134
7 David Clarke 19:45 M55
27 Bronwyn Calver 22:25 W45 **New PB**
35 Pieta Smith 23:09 W40 **New PB**
235 finishers

Saturday 19 September 5k Gungahlin Parkrun #100
45 Gary Bowen 23:39 M55
59 Janene Kingston 24:49 W50
115 Ruth Baussmann 29:28 W65
187 finishers

Saturday 19 September YCRC Goorooyarroo Half Marathon
I will find and publish the results next month. Thommo and Warrick had good runs.

Sunday 20 September Blackmores Sydney Bridge Run
787 Ewen Thompson 45:03
11465 finishers

Sunday 20 September “8k Memory Run” – see Dave’s report I published on Sunday.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Running: we just need to do what we know.

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Song of the week: "Running"; by Evermore.
From https://youtu.be/1i0SAMpXXmA

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Dave's Memory Run Report

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About 100 people in the 8Km "memory run". A lot more did the walk.
Got 2nd place overall (26:40) but we ran 6.5km, not 8 so we might have taken a short cut. No map of the course, no cones or arrows and the "marshalls" just sat there looking like they couldn't remember why they were there, even the one where I think we took the wrong turn.
I probably would have won it if I'd known we only had 500m to go instead of 2km as I expected. The kid I was running with took off in the last 500m.
No numbers handed out or timing so they wouldn't know my name even it it counted.
The good news was we averaged 4.05 pace. 18km altogether so all up a good day of running.
Dave


Dave at Tuggeranong parkrun yesterday. (He trained with us at Stromlo this morning before doing the Memory Run)

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Pieta smashed her PB yet again!

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23:09 at the Tuggeranong parkrun today. Yet another all time 5k PB for Pieta. Setting the speedygeese standard for rapid improvement.

Also I ran another Ginninderra PB (22:03), and Bronwyn ran a Tuggeranong PB (22:25), we are both rapidly coming back to form.

Friday, 18 September 2015

See where I run: Kippax to Latham

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A pleasant and sheltered 4k run from Kippax to Latham and back after an hour of gym work.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

draft Vets track program

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Vets track starts in a month's time. Two out of every three weeks are at the new Woden track. I am thinking of attending most weeks at both venues. I haven't yet finalised my training pattern from October and on, but that is my current thinking. Regardless, Vets track is a good opportunity for anyone thirty years of age and over to include one short sharp running race into their program, which can only benefit people getting or staying fit. And the standard is not high, not at all, anyone can participate without feeling they are outclassed.

The program is draft but close to final. The first half of the season is reproduced below. Click to enlarge.



It would be great to see more people using these races to develop their speed and fitness. And of course there are also throwing, jumping, and walking events to try as well for those so inclined.

I am keen to see good fields for the relays. I have decided that I will help organise M65 teams this season for all relays ranging from 4 x 100m to 4 x 1500m. If possible I will participate in the 4 x 800m and 4 x 1500m myself. How about those of you in other age categories doing the same? If you would like to do this, I can provide contact details for those in your age category.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

latest speedygeese training sessions

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Thursday at Dickson: Julia, Marie and I ran early. And Colin, Susan and Dave ran at 5:30pm, an 800m and 2 x 3 x 200m, a repeat of the previous week.
No more runs at Dickson, we will be at Kaleen for the next couple of weeks.

Sunday at Stromlo Forest Park: Dave, Andrew, Thommo and I ran around the cross country track. I also ran part of it with Katie. And there was a Duathlon being set up, we said hello to Bronwyn, Ewen, David B and Ruth.

Monday at Parliament House: Dan, Ewen and I ran early. The main session was a repeat of last week, 6 x 200m followed by an option of hills sprints (6) or burpees (85). Participating were Christopher, Colin, Ewen, Julia, Pieta, Vanessa & Warrick. Afterwards eight of us enjoyed dinner at the Yacht club – Christopher, Ewen, Jenny and I, Pieta, Ruth, Vanessa & Warrick.


Vanessa and Ruth at Monday night's speedygeese dinner.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 with 1 comment
Friday 11 September Customs 5k
Peter Thomson 22:13
Bronwyn Calver 23:19
Ewen Thompson 25:51
Caroline Campbell 30:14
25 finishers

Saturday 12 September 5k Ginninderra Parkrun #176
80 Ruth Baussmann 30:19 W65
156 finishers

Saturday 12 September 5k Tuggeranong Parkrun #133
8 David Clarke 19:38 M55
21 Geoff Moore 21:20 M65 **New PB**
46 Julia Anderson 23:16 W45
52 Pieta Smith 23:31 W40 **New PB**
67 Ewen Thompson 24:13 M55
93 Peter Thomson 25:30 M55
119 Kayla Anderson 26:53 W11
126 Marie Fischetti 27:20 W55
260 Bronwyn Calver 62:53 W45 running with tail runner Hodge
260 finishers

Saturday 12 September 5k Gungahlin Parkrun #99
30 Nadine Morrison 22:14 W45
171 finishers

Sunday 13 September Stromlo Sprint Duathlon
55 Ewen Thompson 1:25.51
57 Bronwyn Calver 1:26.55
82 finishers


Superstar Pieta with my lovely Jenny at dinner last night

Monday, 14 September 2015

running down the road

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, September 14, 2015 with No comments
Song of the week: the theme tune from "Running On Air" - a weekly radio program run by the ACT Cross Country Club back in the 1970s.

"Take It Easy", by the Eagles, from https://youtu.be/FhH3mRkKDX8

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Tall tail tale

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, September 13, 2015 with 2 comments
On Saturday 5th I ran my 24th parkrun, a Ginninderra PB of 22:17. It was also my first Ginninderra parkrun for ~15 months.



Then on Saturday 12th I ran my 25th parkrun, this time at Tuggeranong, and took 40 seconds off my Tuggeranong PB set in August, and cracked 80% age grading for the first time.
There was a familiar tail runner - Hodge (accompanied by Bronwyn)



I am thinking of repeating those runs on the next two Saturdays to see if I can knock some more time off. And potentially, an M65 record beckons. Stand by.

This spring weather is just great.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

What rhyhmes with spaghetti?

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, September 12, 2015 with No comments
You might race the many animals across the Serengeti
You might run through any jungle, clearing paths with a machete,
You might speed along the aisle and avoid all the confetti
Or go trekking in Nepal and overtake a trundling yeti.
You could join the speedygeese and try to match Marie Fischetti
When we start from Parly House and turn around at Yarra Jetty,
Every effort of this kind will make you thirsty hot and sweaty
So persist with constant training and keep eating your spaghetti.
And in time you may succeed and be as quick as Moneghetti.
I swear I did not type this on an ageing Olivetti.

...and here's the lovely Marie herself...

Friday, 11 September 2015

Changes to speedygeese training venues as we transition from winter to summer

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, September 11, 2015 with No comments
Mondays at Parliament House:
This will continue every Monday as usual.
Monday 14th: we will eat at the Yacht Club after training
Monday 21st: training as usual
Monday 28th: Training as usual but I shall be away
Monday 5 Oct: Training as usual; I am still away
Monday 12 Oct: Training as usual; I am still away
Monday 19 Oct: Training as usual; I'm back!

Thursdays:
Dickson Oval is expected to be unavailable, so
Thursday 17th: Training at Kaleen
Thursday 24th: Training at Kaleen
After that if people want to meet at Kaleen or elsewhere it's fine by me.

Thursday 15 Oct: Vets track begins, I plan to be there. I am open to alternative suggestions.

Kaleen:
Parking is at the end of Turon Place, off Diamantina, as indicated by the red circle in the map below.
The ovals are well lit and used by a number of sporting teams for training.
There is plenty of room for us to train around the perimeter of the ovals.
The timetable is:
4:30pm: I shall go on a longer run from Kaleen; all welcome to join me.
5:30pm: we commence a warm-up jog around the ovals
6:00pm: we begin an interval training session
6:30pm: intervals are finished and we complete a short cool-down.
The plan is to run long intervals at this venue.
If we turn up and there are no lights, we have the option of reconvening at UC, not far away.

Turon Place, off Diamantina

Thursday, 10 September 2015

speedygeese tourists

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On top of Machu Picchu in Peru: Margaret McSpadden, Jo Cullen, Ron Vines, Gwen Vines.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

speedygeese training

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 with No comments
Thursday 3/9 at Dickson:
Ruth and I ran early. Colin, Susan, Kathy and Tori ran 1 x 800m and 2 x 3 x 200m.

Monday 7/9 at Parliament House:
Ewen, Dan and I ran early; at 5:30pm the main group warmed up then ran 15 minutes of Rose Garden 200s, after which Ruth, Colin and Susan ran 6 hill runs with a good break, while Lorena, Julia and Pieta did 85 burpees, and Jen did more 200s.

Julia running the Canberra Times Fun Run 14k:

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 with 4 comments
Tuesday 1 September AMRA Mt Ainslie Run-Up 2.2k
24 Caroline Campbell 23.10
25 finishers

Friday 4 September Customs 5k
Peter Thomson 23:29
Bronwyn Calver 23:31
Caroline Campbell 30:48
20 finishers

Saturday 5 September 5k Ginninderra Parkrun #175
25 Geoff Moore 22:17 M65 **New PB**
145 finishers

Saturday 5 September 5k Tuggeranong Parkrun #132
52 Peter Thomson 25:56 M50
54 Bronwyn Calver 26:15 W45
90 Ewen Thompson 28:50 M55
186 finishers

Saturday 5 September 5k Gungahlin Parkrun #98
31 Janene Kingston 23:34 W50
34 Gary Bowen 23:49 M55
120 finishers

Sunday 6 September Canberra Times Fun Run 14k
125 Peter Thomson 1:03:05 M50-59 11
251 Bronwyn Calver 1:08:01 F40-49 17
252 Julia Anderson 1:08:08 F40-49 18
324 Sarah Pau 1:10:35 F40-49 24
548 Marie Fischetti 1:18:31 F50-59 14
644 Caroline Campbell 1:23:06 F70-99 1
707 Ruth Baussmann 1:26:29 F60-69 5
891 finishers

Sunday 6 September Canberra Times Fun Run 10k
20 Stuart Doyle 36:37 M40-49 4
50 Louise Sharp 39:49 F30-39 1
77 David Clarke 41:22 M50-59 6
158 Maria O'Reilly 44:49 F60-69 1
196 Liz Bennett 46:10 F50-59 4
203 Susan Sturgeon 46:21 F40-49 8
265 Jen Bright 47:37 F40-49 10
266 Isaac Muscat 47:37 M00-12 3
269 Thach Huynh 47:41 M40-49 50
317 Kathy Sims 48:42 F60-69 2
424 Julia McDonald 50:59 F20-29 22
1526 finishers

Sunday 6 September Canberra Times Fun Run 5k
59 Gary Bowen 24:07 M50-59 2
1269 finishers

Thach Huynh (spiderman) at the Canberra Times Fun Run with his family

Monday, 7 September 2015

Eb minor, 5/4 time and more

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, September 07, 2015 with No comments
Song of the weekAnimals”, by Muse, from “The 2nd law
At https://youtu.be/tFG_5PBl2K8



It is ironic that there would be a competition for a video of a song about industries desperate to "kill the competition". Anyway I am more interested in the rhythms therein. An article reads in part "'Animals' is a unique composition in Muse's discography, being the band's first full song to use a 5/4 time signature, and marking their first use of polymeters as a band, (previously used in Hoodoo with a string section): during the outro, the drums play in 4/4 while the other instruments remain in 5/4. It's also the first Muse song written in the key of E♭ minor. The progression in the chorus is similar to Screenager. The bridge that leads into the guitar solo bears a resemblance to the outro of Unnatural Selection. Throughout the guitar solo, the band plays 3 bars of 5/4; the 4th bar being 6/4. Throughout this solo, the crash is hit in 5/2 time for two bars, and then 11/4 for the next two bars in a similar fashion."

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Father's day!

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, September 06, 2015 with No comments
I am a father. Three children. Three children-in-law. Thirteen grandchildren.

Dad joke. (There are many more where this came from).



What a great idea: legendary.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Amelie at Tamworth

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My youngest daughter was at Tamworth with her youngest daughter Amelie in a gym comp, the Country Capital Cup, where Amelie finished fourth overall. Yet another gymnastics champion in the family!









Amelie was 3rd on beam, 4th on bars, 4th overall. The team from Southern Canberra Gymnastics club came 6th overall, a brilliant result.

Friday, 4 September 2015

two rules

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Come out and play

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"Sportsgrounds are OPEN".
See you at Dickson this afternoon.
If the ground is too wet we'll run up beside Antill Street.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

speedygeese training: DOMination

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Thursday at Dickson: Jen, Julia, Marie and I ran 7k early. Then our track session was {2x2mins(2)+2x1(1)}x2(5) and enjoyed by Colin, Dave, Julia, Julia McD, Maria, Marie, Roger, Susan, Thea and Tori. There were fast runners from another group flashing by as well.



Monday at Parliament House on a pleasant evening reminiscent of spring, Dan, Miranda and I ran 8k early; Cathy, Christopher, Colin, Ruth, Susan and Warrick participated in the 5:30pm session where we ran six Rose Garden 200s on 2:30, and did 85 burpees.

Not every speedygoose runs as their main sport. Here's young Dom: I bet he could complete 85 burpees with ease.


Photo by Shane.

For balance we should include a pic of the very fit Lola.


Doesn't she look like her mum?

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 with 1 comment
Louise at the National Cross Country


Friday 28 August Customs 5k
Peter Thomson 24:09
Bronwyn Calver 24:12
Ewen Thompson 24:55
Caroline Campbell 29:43
23 finishers

Saturday 29 August 5k Ginninderra Parkrun #174
16 Jen Bright 21:01 W40
22 Isaac Muscat 21:58 M11 **New PB**
67 Bron Sparkes 26:20 W35
97 Ruth Baussmann 29:20 W65
146 finishers

Saturday 29 August 5k Tuggeranong Parkrun #131
18 David Clarke 21:34 M55
32 Julia Anderson 22:44 W45
42 Bronwyn Calver 23:16 W45
47 Pieta Smith 23:49 W40 **New PB**
54 Ewen Thompson 24:36 M55
88 Kayla Anderson 27:40 W11
90 Marie Fischetti 27:43 W55
197 finishers

Saturday 29 August 5k Gungahlin Parkrun #97
60 Gary Bowen 24:05 M55
139 finishers

Saturday 29 August National Cross Country Championships 12k Men
55 Stuart Doyle 43:58
68 finishers

Saturday 29 August National Cross Country Championships 8k Women
32 Louise Sharp 32:33
43 finishers

Sunday 30 August ACTVAC Handicap Goorooyarroo 10k
11 Bron Sparkes W35 53:27 62.8%
16 Maria O'Reilly W60 49:12 85.0
21 Nadine Morrison W45 50:53 69.5
22 David Webster M60 47:27 77.6
36 Helen Larmour W55 48:41 82.5
44 Caroline Campbell W70 63:31 80.7
45 Rod Lynch M55 42:11 80.8
50 Janene Kingston W50 52:26 72.4
51 David Clarke M55 49:26 70.7
54 Gabrielle Brown W50 58:27 65.0
55 Ruth Baussmann W65 64:57 68.6
56 Christopher Lang M60 68:22 54.1
57 Roger Pilkington M55 56:41 60.9
59 finishers

Sunday 30 August ACTVAC Handicap Goorooyarroo 5k
16 Gary Bowen M55 25:22 67.1%
21 Cathy Montalto W60 26:46 78.5
39 finishers

Sunday 30 August Southern Highlands Challenge 19k
35 Jen Bright 1:40.29
281 finishers