Saturday, 2 April 2016

Fun and games at the Ginninderra parkrun

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, April 02, 2016 with 12 comments
The Griffins were well represented at the Ginninderra parkrun this morning.


I wore the correct coloured Griffin shorts but the wrong colour shoes. apparently.


Ginninderra also suffered a large invasion of Tuggeranong speedygeese parkrunners, of whom Dave, Isaac, Jen and Thommo ran very fast Ginninderra PBs. A bit slower than their parkrun PBs, as the Ginninderra course is the correct length. Results to be published here on Tuesday.

12 comments:

  1. Great photos there speedyG. Interesting comment about the length of the course, do you think Tuggers is not a full 5k?

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    1. If it's a full 5k I have run some awesome times from the 4k mark to the finish line...

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    2. Hi Geoff and Janene, Tuggeranong has been measured and remeasured. It is exactly 5km. Flat pancake course. Ginninderra is a little tougher

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    3. That's good to know. Seems our garmins are pretty unreliable for distance measurement.

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    4. my Garmin measures between 4.96-4.98k for Tuggeranong - I start about 5m back from the line, don't cut the corners at the bollards (like 98% of everyone) and I go wide on one of the corners (both ways) around a concrete thing leading into the boardwalk...

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    5. and I don't cut the other corners either! (must be annoying to run on my tail)

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  2. Your shoes look blue to me therefore they are the correct colour - unlike mine which were definitely the wrong colour but fortunately you can't see them hehe!!

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  3. What I also find interesting in the top photo is the way the men have their hands, three with hands crossed in front of them, three with hands by their sides. Is this something to do with the schools they attended?

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  4. Strange. I only got 4.91k at Gindy, but regularly get 5.0 at Tuggers. There are a couple of short-cuts (at the wooden walkway and past Maccas) that many tend to take at Tuggers. If you run around the bollards/trees (how the course was measured) it should be 5k but you have to slow down quite a bit to take the corners.

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    1. Maybe Ginninderra is shortish now but see comment above. It's certainly tougher than the other two Canberra parkruns.

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  5. The course was measured around that concrete thing, but going inside it doesn't save much as it's a one person gap and you're in danger of cutting your head off on the steel bit.

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    1. maybe we need a blue line to follow like the marathon line for the Sydney Olympics!

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