Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Stir crazy.

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 with 1 comment
It is my policy to avoid politics. Except - this is all too much.

People should stop denying Trump is insane. He is insane.





I guess I am angry because I have had to stop running this week. So, I am thinking about other things.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

All the recent speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 with No comments
Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 20 February
3. Warrick Howieson 33:59
4. Nicole Bruce 39:04
7. Carolyne Kramar 41:02
8. Roger Pilkington 38:03
13. Peter Thomson 30:04
15. Michael Thompson 29:47
17. Ewen Thompson 39:36
18 finishers

AMRA Black Mountain Run-up 2.6k 20 February
Louise Sharp 18.13
Craig Wurtz 18.44
Sue Bowden 22.22
Caroline Campbell 25.57
21 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #4 Weston Park 5k 20 February
13. Peter Thomson M55 23:18
15. Craig Wurtz M50 23:46
22. Gabrielle Brown W50 24:58
25. Sarah Pau W45 26:03
26. Maria O'Reilly W60 26:10
28. Roger Pilkington M55 27:06
32. Vanessa Palmer W45 28:29
35. Ruth Baussmann W65 28:53
37. Mick Charlton M65 30:17
42. Ewen Thompson M60 31:05
43. Caroline Campbell W75 31:22
46. Carolyne Kramar W50 33:13
49 finishers

BBQ Stakes 6k 21 February
3. Roger Pilkington 40:21
18. Sue Bowden 34:21
23. Carolyne Kramar 43:31
37. Craig Wurtz 31:11
40. Peter Thomson 30:06
42. Ewen Thompson 34:24
46. Bronwyn Calver 34:03
47. Caroline Campbell 42:29
50. Jodie Davis 48:10
54 finishers

ACTMA track 22 February
3000m Pennington
2 Kathy Sims W65 13:48
7 Nigel England M55 12:01
9 Rod Lynch M55 12:18
11 Ruth Baussmann W65 16:51
12 Margaret McSpadden W70 18:33
13 Craig Wurtz M50 13:22
14 Dale Moore M55 14:28
15 Roger Pilkington M55 14:39
16 Ewen Thompson M60 15:36
18 finishers

800m
M50 Damian Rutledge 2:39.76 73.4%
M55 Rod Lynch 2:48.79 73.6
M55 Nigel England 2:51.43 70.8
M50 Craig Wurtz 3:05.53 64.3
M55 Dale Moore 3:55.74 51.9

Spiral 6
2 Roger Pilkington M55 11:16
5 Nigel England M55 10:24
6 Craig Wurtz M50 11:32
9 Damian Rutledge M50 12:18
11 Ruth Baussmann W65 13:42
14 Rod Lynch M55 10:29
15 Ewen Thompson M60 14:24
16 Margaret McSpadden W70 16:48
18 finishers

Customs 5k 23 February
2 Carolyne Kramar 33:44
5 Colin Farlow 19:22
10 Yili Zhu 24:13
11 Roger Pilkington 27:57
12 Caroline Campbell 31:49
14 Ewen Thompson 32:25
18 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #302 24 February
36 Jane Lilley 23:08 W45 **New PB**
77 Chloe Miller 25:59 W11
78 Eliza Lilley 25:59 W11 **New PB**
88 Jason Roberts 26:35 M45
91 Celina Miller 26:50 W35
131 Ruth Baussmann 29:11 W65
132 Geoff Moore 29:12 M65
286 Brendan Belcher 1:00:03 M35
288 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #261 24 February
12 William Barlow 20:06 M35 **New PB**
17 Nigel England 20:33 M55
32 David Clarke 21:54 M55
118 Ewen Thompson 27:36 M60
257 Maya Smith 36:30 W10
258 Pieta Smith 36:30 W40
392 Kerron Clare 56:27 W50
417 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #230 24 February
150 Lisa McDonald 30:25 W40
152 William Arthur 30:38 M65
174 Margaret McSpadden 32:03 W70
294 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #90 24 February
30 Craig Wurtz 22:03 M50
86 Kelley Horan 25:35 W55
120 Jennie Blake 27:24 W60
123 Michael Horan 27:33 M55
155 Caroline Campbell 29:24 W75
311 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #43 24 February
28 Vanessa Palmer 29:54 W45
54 Justine Caines 38:59 W45
81 finishers

Goulburn parkrun #3 24 February
202 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #95 24 February
41 Victoria Hennig 36:03 W55
50 finishers

St Peters 5k parkrun #317 24 February
6 Bernardo Palma 18:41 M30 **new PB**
336 finishers

ACTMA Handicap Weston Park 6k 25 February
3 Ruth Baussmann W65 35:14 **silver**
5 Jennie Blake W60 35:05
20 Craig Wurtz M50 34:14
21 Nadine Morrison W45 31:18
25 Mick Charlton M65 39:04
27 Nigel England M55 27:07
30 Caroline Campbell W75 37:58
32 Roger Pilkington M55 38:03
37 finishers

ACTMA Handicap Weston Park 3k
25 February
6 Cathy Montalto W65 16:00
12 Jill Pearson W60 15:16
27 finishers


Caroline and Sue

Monday, 26 February 2018

“It Wears Me Out”

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 26, 2018 with No comments
Song of the week, from Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees.
At https://youtu.be/n5h0qHwNrHk


“This machine will not communicate”

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Deluge

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, February 25, 2018 with No comments
Pictures by Lisa taken this morning in Lyneham.



I didn't run a soggy Coombs parkrun trial run. I didn't run a drenched Masters handicap. But I was away from home when water started flooding our lounge room. Fortunately my wife was home and saved the day.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

30 Day March Plank Challenge

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, February 24, 2018 with No comments
I will try this one (plus other abdominal exercises). For the first 15 days I will probably do it twice in the day. Then we'll see how easy the second half becomes.



My record plank so far is about 200 seconds. But that was a couple of years ago when I was fitter.
Anyway I may have to resort to such exercises more frequently, to give my calf and Achilles time to repair.

Friday, 23 February 2018

This week’s speedygeese training sessions

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Sunday 18 February long run report [Jen]: To start I should say that I wasn't actually at the long run today. There will be no guarantee that this report is actually very accurate and indeed most of it will be made up. William Barlow did provide me with with some notes thankfully.
It was a brisk morning at the start of the run when 12 runners sprinted away from Tuggeranong McDonalds vowing never to come back. They had only waited out the front of Maccas for a short while, but it didn't take long from watching the clientele coming and going to know that it was a place to be avoided.
Graeme had created a very pleasant course on nice trails over Urambi hills and along the Murrumbidgee to Point Hut and back.
I'm not actually sure if anyone got lost but apparently they made a good effort to try. Narelle did her best to stop their efforts of "extra exploring" by yelling out directions whenever she could.
Those running today were: Jinny, Susan, Narelle, Graeme,William, Martin, Brownie, Sue, Matt, Paul as well as first-timers Rowan and Richard!
Everyone ending up running anywhere from 15k to 22k (even if they did risk their life and limb by doing laps of maccas to achieve the further distance)
There were no major falls although Martin did try to roll his ankle at the 1k mark. Luckily didn't do a good enough job of it and kept upright so that he continued and finished the rest of the run.
Lucky thing as he tends to be the one that many of us rely on to keep us going and remain upright on the running front!
It was a great turn out for a lovely run when many of us were absent doing various other events.
Lots of us were at Jimmy’s sprint marathon relay at Fadden Pines. Only to be greatly disappointed to find out that the Wooden spoon prize was no longer on offer. A sought after and obtainable goal for many.
Ruth and Dave were away for the Huskisson Triathlon (Dave coming second in his age group).
Jen Blake was in NZ winning her age group in a tough half marathon (Shot over moonlight marathon)
Shiree was doing UTA training - 32 hilly ks (with Kristy and others) after running up and down Tennent the day before!
Thach and Jason were off doing the "big canberra bike ride" both involving their children in the event. (Jason backing up after a 3 hour rogaining event the night before!
So basically a bunch of over achievers really.
See you next week on our Sunday long run which will include doing the Coombs park run trial somewhere in the middle of it. 🤓

Monday 19 February at Parliament House: 20 minutes of 3 person zig zag relays, then 5 or so minutes of 2 person. Present: Bron, Dom, Mick C, Miranda, Jinny, Ruth, Colin, Rae, Bernado, Vanessa, Jen, Isaac, Pieta, Warrick, Lisa, Craig, Christopher, me supervising, and I saw Adrian and Richard and Daniel there as well.

Thursday 22 February at Stromlo Forest Park saw a smaller number run the km intervals, while Thach and Ryan hit the cycle tracks before joining in the warmup 2.5k. I ran a few token kms, and Jen, Isaac, Jennie, Colin and Andrew ran 3 x 1km, and Sandeep ran 4 x 700m.

Just a few of the speedygeese

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Bill Arthur - promoting a fund raiser for the NTA

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Contact Bill at https://www.facebook.com/bill.arthur.9

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Simon’s Cat - Paws and Chores

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From https://youtu.be/UL9LnPa-3A4

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

All the recent speedygeese race results

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Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 13 February
1. Warrick Howieson 31:56
2. Sandeep Chandra 32:05
6. Nicole Bruce 41:07
8. Peter Thomson 29:40
9. Ewen Thompson 37:13
10. Craig Wurtz 30:19
13. Roger Pilkington 33:06
14. Michael Thompson 30:49
16. Carolyne Kramar 45:14
20 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #3 Telopea East 4k 13 February
15. David Clarke M55 17:09
18. Craig Wurtz M50 18:15
19. Louise Sharp W35 18:26
23. Peter Thomson M55 18:48
28. Sarah Pau W45 20:49
36. Mick Charlton M65 22:55
43 finishers

BBQ Stakes 6k 14 February
5. William Barlow 28:04
20. Jodie Davis 48:42
21. Roger Pilkington 33:04
40. Craig Wurtz 31:47
44. Jason Lewis 34:26
45. Peter Thomson 31:28
50. Bronwyn Calver 35:37
51. Ewen Thompson 37:09
54. Caroline Campbell 46:43
60 finishers

ACTMA track 15 February
3000m
M55 Roger Pilkington 14:54.90

10000m Championship
M55 Nigel England 46:21.46
M60 Ewen Thompson 50:33.28
M55 Roger Pilkington 52:22.95
W65 Ruth Baussmann 57:49.47
W70 Margaret McSpadden 65:47.87

Customs 5k 16 February
3 Caroline Campbell 31:44
5 Peter Thomson 23:37
6 Roger Pilkington 33:23
10 Yili Zhu 24:00
13 Craig Wurtz 25:14
15 Colin Farlow 19:41
21 Bill Arthur 49:07
21 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #89 17 February
42 Craig Wurtz 22:28 M50
97 Elizabeth Bennett 25:43 W55
307 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #301 17 February
25 Gavin Mongan 21:54 M35
34 Emma Adams 22:53 W45 **First Parkrun**
65 Bron Sparkes 24:27 W40
87 Geoff Moore 25:46 M65
88 Jill Pearson 25:48 W60
311 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #260
17 February
15 Nigel England 20:18 M55
65 David Clarke 23:54 M55
140 Ewen Thompson 28:06 M60
349 William Barlow 50:46 M35
373 Kerron Clare 59:41 W50
383 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #229 17 February
77 Janene Kingston 24:46 W50
160 Lisa McDonald ~30:05
172 Margaret McSpadden 31:03 W70
192 Carolyne Kramar 32:06 W50
266 William Arthur 41:21 M65
316 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #42 17 February
1 Bernardo Palma 19:08 M30 **New PB**
37 Justine Caines 35:55 W40 **New PB**
79 finishers

Goulburn parkrun #2 17 February
28 Dale Moore 25:36 M55
243 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #94
17 February
21 Victoria Hennig 28:11 W55
51 finishers


Lisa enjoying parkrun

Monday, 19 February 2018

Too much too young

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 19, 2018 with No comments
Song of the week – Muse - New Born.
From https://youtu.be/qhduQhDqtb4

Sunday, 18 February 2018

In the long run

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, February 18, 2018 with 1 comment

Friday, 16 February 2018

This week’s speedygeese training sessions

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Sunday 11 February long run report [Dave]:
The speedygeese were in usual form this morning, with Sandeep setting a new benchmark, getting lost before the run started. Unfortunately he didn’t know there were two Kaleen shopping centres. 😂 He still arrived before Narelle, who missed out on the group photo and almost missed the opening ceremony.
The celebrity for the opening ceremony was Shane’s best friend Scully, who was so excited to see everyone, with tail wagging (but not as psycho as at parkrun). Scully wasted no time getting festivities underway, opening the days activities by squatting in the middle of the group and proudly emptying his bowels (thanks for cleaning it up Shane). 😱 💩
Ruth had created a very pleasant course on nice trails through O’Connor Ridge for the short run and Bruce Ridge for the long run. With perfect weather, a good time was had by all.
Welcome to first-timers Brett, Nadine and Jess. 😊
It’s hard to say whether anyone got lost, especially seeing as I was near the back (after yesterday's intense runs), but there were rumours of various people turning up in strange places and crossing paths, as well as a large group running the wrong way around one of the ridges. Nevertheless, most seemed happy with their run.
Ewen, Shane, Scully, Jennifer, Brett, Nadine, Sue and Jess did around 18km. Giles ran from home and ended up with 25k. Narelle, Ruth and Lisa did 23k and Sandeep and James did around 21k. Graeme finished with about 20k.
Dave B, Susan, Margaret, Bron, Janene, Helen, Carolyne and I did the short version (about 13k, although I added a couple of km by heading for the wrong shops – at least Sandeep had an excuse as he hadn’t already been there 😂).
It wasn’t without incident, with Carolyne and Ruth taking a dive (standard procedure for Carolyne unfortunately). Plus Bron had issues with a very leaky bladder (photos omitted due to rating).
Next week some of us are doing Jimmy’s sprint marathon relay. For those who aren’t, Narelle has already created the routes.
See you next week. 🤓

Monday 12 February at Parliament House: Highlights included 3 year old Maya in a stroller being wheeled around the course by her mum with the assistance of 2 or 3 others up the steepest hill. We ran court 8 450m loops, 8 in total including the familiarisation jog at the start. Participating were Brownie, Ruth, Miranda, Bernado, Thomas, Warrick, Craig, Ewen, Jen, and Susan with Maya, while I supervised and Christopher walked in and out of sight.

Thursday 15 February at Stromlo Forest Park: Brownie, Isaac, Colin, Susan and Jen ran 3 x 1k with a 1k jog (and hydration) in between. I watched before limping home with an Achilles tendon which seems to be worsening. Thach enjoyed drills with Ryan and Emily. And many other runners were enjoying the short grass and cooling evening.

Sunday's run.






Thursday, 15 February 2018

running on empty

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Anniversaries.

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 with No comments
I should have been busy today, I have to work out how to change ACTMA run/walk handicaps without breaking the system. But it looks like being delayed yet again as speedyJenny and I will go out to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sorry Day; to celebrate Valentines Day; to celebrate the 15th anniversary of my retirement from the ABS; to celebrate my brother's 68th birthday; and to celebrate the demise of an awful deputy Prime Minister. And something else, to mourn the Eastern States' flagrant disregard for the need to release water into dying South Australian waterways. By the way, guess who is "water minister" and what state he comes from. Good news today would be his resignation along with the defeat of a motion to reduce the environmental water recovery target. Which gives us more to celebrate, should both happen today.

Yes!


No!


The choice is obvious, to me.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

All the recent speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 with 2 comments
BBQ Stakes 6k 31 January
9. Roger Pilkington 31:21
37. Caroline Campbell 40:49
38. Craig Wurtz 30:10
40. William Barlow 29:00
44. Jason Lewis 33:07
45. Carolyne Kramar 45:38
48. Peter Thomson 31:21
50. Bronwyn Calver 34:33
52. Ewen Thompson 37:20
59 finishers

YCRC Women’s Jogalong 6k 04 February
18. Sarah Pau W45 34:19
53. Caroline Campbell W75 36:41
58. Nadine Morrison W45 28:57
59. Cathy Montalto W65 34:38
71 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 06 February
1. Sandeep Chandra 30:00
5. Carolyne Kramar 42:34
6. Roger Pilkington 30:34
7. Peter Thomson 28:36
8. Ewen Thompson 35:38
10. Michael Thompson 30:11
15 finishers

AMRA Mt Ainslie Run-Up 2.3k 06 February
2 Stuart Doyle 13.40
4 Monika Holmwood 14.22 **New PB**
14 Craig Wurtz 17.22
17 Louise Sharp 18.52
20 Caroline Campbell 25.04
20 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #2 National Museum 5k 06 February
9. David Clarke M55 20:47
14. Rohan Pitchford M50 21:49
15. Louise Sharp W35 22:24
16. Craig Wurtz M50 22:36
20. Ewen Thompson M60 23:44
23. Gabrielle Brown W50 24:11
24. Peter Thomson M55 24:46
26. Kathy Sims W65 25:22
27. Sarah Pau W45 25:36
28. Maria O'Reilly W60 26:04
29. Tori Hennig W55 26:18
35. Mick Charlton M65 28:44
39 finishers

BBQ Stakes 6k 07 February
2. Victoria Hennig 47:10
7. Roger Pilkington 31:20
40. William Barlow 28:33
43. Craig Wurtz 31:11
49. Peter Thomson 31:11
50. Caroline Campbell 42:56
55. Bronwyn Calver 36:23
56. Ewen Thompson 39:06
62 finishers

ACTMA track 08 February
400m
M55 Nigel England 71.83
M55 David Clarke 77.81

1500m
M55 David Clarke 5:34.67
W65 Kathy Sims 6:39.11
W65 Ruth Baussmann 7:49.64
W70 Margaret McSpadden 8:50.22

3000m
M55 Roger Pilkington 14:34.16
M55 Dale Moore 14:57.67

Customs 5k 09 February
3 Colin Farlow 20:08
5 Giles Lamb 21:48
7 Peter Thomson 24:12
10 Craig Wurtz 25:07
12 Carolyne Kramar 35:45
20 Roger Pilkington 29:06
21 Ewen Thompson 32:51
24 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #88 10 February
35 Craig Wurtz 21:51 M50
54 Yili Zhu 23:24 M50
281 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #300
10 February
111 Kevin Miller 26:42 M40
113 Jason Roberts 26:48 M45
126 Chloe Miller 27:38 W11
127 Eliza Lilley 27:39 W11
128 Jane Lilley 27:42 W45
139 Celina Miller 28:20 W35
142 Geoff Moore 28:28 M65
348 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #259
10 February
14 Nigel England 20:13 M55
23 David Clarke 21:16 M55
44 David Webster 23:11 M65
105 Kerron Clare 27:16 W50
382 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #228
10 February
38 Nadine Morrison 22:13 W45
94 Janene Kingston 25:28 W50
296 William Arthur 44:45 M65
336 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #41 10 February
2 Bernardo Palma 20:25 M30
11 Amanda Cook 25:44 W40
19 Vanessa Palmer 29:13 W45
45 Justine Caines 37:46 W40 **New PB**
66 finishers

Goulburn parkrun #1 10 February
25 Peter Thomson 21:42 M55
28 Chris Gammon 21:47 M55
54 David Baussmann 24:30 M65
128 Ruth Baussmann 28:40 W65
155 Brendan Belcher 30:53 M35
165 Margaret McSpadden 32:11 W70
182 Carolyne Kramar 33:40 W50
240 Ewen Thompson 38:57 M60
456 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #93 10 February
17 Gabrielle Brown 24:28 W50
23 Victoria Hennig 27:06 W55
51 finishers


Run-of-the-week: Monika's big PB at the monthly Mt Ainslie run-up

Monday, 12 February 2018

New from U2

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 12, 2018 with No comments
Song of the week: "Get Out Of Your Own Way" by U2
At https://youtu.be/_zu53yAoTJE


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Eliza, Jane and friends at Ginninderra parkrun

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New speedygeese, Eliza (on the right), Jane (second to the right)

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Goulburn parkrun launch

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My mate Jaemin won the inaugural Goulburn parkun. Good job! Thommo was the first of the speedygeese, finishing 25th. There were 456 finishers! But with a few Canberrans skipping their local parkruns, Ginninderra still managed to set a new record, 348 finishers, 23 up on last time. At Ginninderra I didn't make the first 100. So here are some Goulburn pics.


Oh look! A fruity Ruth at Goulburn.


It's a sign! Good try. Margaret, Carolyne.


There's Jo! Hey, Jo.


..and Ewen.

Friday, 9 February 2018

This week’s speedygeese training sessions

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Sunday 04 February long run report [Dave]:
With a nippy 16 degrees and overcast conditions, 22 speedygeese headed off from Forde shops for the Sunday morning 7am ritual, this time at Mulligans Flat thanks to Jen Blake. Welcome to newbies Sue, Paul and Katrina and some returning including Margaret, Jenny M, Kelly, James and Monika. The usuals included Shiree, Thach, Janene, Sandeep, William, Browny, Jen Br, Giles, Ruth, Jen Bl, Ewen, Graham, Narelle and me. 😮
The lead pack set a cracking pace, helped by the course being relatively flat (thanks Jen). Monika and William were standout performers, followed by a few strugglers - Jen, Narelle and I. Narelle slowed up at the end with a stitch, while Jen was tiring and I’m just old. Monika even had time to throw in some chin-ups on the way. 😱
Thach, Giles and a couple of others were smart enough to slow down in the second half (and did I mention they got lost?). 😂
Ewen decided to make his run more interesting by adding 15 x 500s. Must be a new thing recommended by some famous coach – long slow run with fast bits. 🤔
It was nice to see Mick at the end as well as Bob, Carolyne, David B and Bron, who turned up for coffee. 🙂 ☕
Thanks for the run everyone. See you next week and don’t forget speedwork at Parliament House 5.30pm Monday and at Stromlo Forest Park 5.30pm Thursday. 🤓







Monday 05 February at Parliament House: 31 degrees and sunny meant that we headed for the shade of the Parliament House Rose Gardens again this week, and ran relays in teams of three and two. Present were Ruth, Ewen, Kelley, Giles, Colin, Pieta, Sandeep, Bron, Dom, Isaac, Jennie, Lisa, Mick H (new), Tori, Dave, Jen, Craig with me doing little more than watching.

Thursday 08 February at Stromlo Forest Park: Another warm night, the clouds came over just in time. Running 6 x 500m hill loops on 5 minutes were Janene, Sandeep, Jen, Isaac, Jennie, Nicole, and me doing the timing. No Gosling session tonight as it had promised to be hot.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

A Day In The Life Of A Cat Owner - Simon's Cat

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From https://youtu.be/fcjR93Jin4Y

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

this weekend

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

All the recent speedygeese race results

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Lake Ginninderra 7k 30 January
9 finishers

ACTMA track 01 February
800m
M55 Nigel England 2:43.94

3000m
(early)
M55 Roger Pilkington 14:14.98
M55 Dale Moore 14:48.11
M60 Ewen Thompson 14:48.33

3000m (late)
M55 David Clarke 11:29.46
M55 Peter Brown 11:35.29
M55 Roger Pilkington 14:33.99

Customs 5k 02 February
3 Roger Pilkington 26:50
5 Caroline Campbell 32:04
6 Bill Arthur 28:37
10 Craig Wurtz 24:45
11 Giles Lamb 21:32
16 Peter Thomson 24:28
20 Ewen Thompson 30:51
21 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #87
03 February
50 Craig Wurtz 21:44 M50
125 Kelley Horan 25:52 W55
295 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #299
03 February
25 William Barlow 22:23 M35
72 Geoff Moore 25:43 M65
88 Jill Pearson 26:15 W60
91 Eliza Lilley 26:35 W11 **New PB**
92 Jane Lilley 26:36 W45
104 Jason Roberts 26:58 M45
186 Brendan Belcher 31:41 M35
325 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #258 03 February
13 Nigel England 20:11 M55
34 David Clarke 22:26 M55
45 David Webster 23:31 M65
72 Bronwyn Calver 25:10 W45
99 Ewen Thompson 26:40 M60
163 Kerron Clare 30:11 W50
184 Maya Smith 32:08 W10
185 Pieta Smith 32:08 W40
197 Andrew Smith 33:14 M45
364 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #227 03 February
30 Nadine Morrison 21:55 W45
92 Janene Kingston 25:38 W50
205 Margaret McSpadden 31:15 W70
376 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #40 03 February
16 Helen Northey 27:27 W40 First Timer
23 Vanessa Palmer 29:38 W45
48 Justine Caines 39:46 W40 First Timer
79 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #92
03 February
25 Victoria Hennig 26:51 W55
57 finishers

Monday, 5 February 2018

song of the week

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Great new music from Sheppard - "Coming Home". At https://youtu.be/LyxFt9ecT28


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Gungahlin parkrun 3 February

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There were 376 runners at Gungahlin parkrun - a new Saturday record.





Saturday, 3 February 2018

parkrun attendances smashed again

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I ran at Ginninderra today where there was a big record set - 325 - and it is reported that 1360 participants across the ACT (1439 including Queanbeyan) was also a big record. Gungahlin's 376 would have been a record for them, except for the New Year's Day attendance of 519 bolstered by a lot of tourists doing the New Year's Day double.

Hope you didn't miss out.

Friday, 2 February 2018

This week’s speedygeese training sessions

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Sunday 28 January long run report [Dave]:
Might have been a record crowd this morning with over 20 geese eager to sweat in one of our most humid runs yet. Welcome to newcomers Amy, Jenny and Jennifer and to those who came back including Judith, Helen and James.
This morning’s run, thanks to Thach, took in the scenic trails of Coolemon Ridge as well as a lap around McQuoids Hill. The short course (11k) was enjoyed by Isaac, Mhairi, Jenny, Jennifer, Ewen and Isaac. Isaac managed to stop for a quick pat of Tilly as we ran past Jen’s back yard. 🙂
I did the 11k then added 6k rounding up stragglers and strugglers (including myself). Carolyn pulled out after doing her knee in. 😥 Other than that there were no falls or injuries, although Mhairi left early, not feeling to well in the humidity. Luckily there were no nasty surprises in the long grass.
The stalwarts did the long course (20k), including Thach, Fiona, James, Shuji, Jinny, Sandeep, Jen, Giles, Adrian, Narelle, Martin and William. William then Martin were first to finish, followed closely by Narelle. Amy managed to stick with tradition (on her first run) and got lost. Definitely potential there. 😂
Thach did an excellent job running back and forth checking and rounding people up and was suitably rewarded by his win on the McQuoids Hill time trial (in William’s words).
Breakfast and coffee was enjoyed at The Meating Room.
Well that’s all for today folks – see you next week. 🤓

Monday 29 January at Parliament House: The high temperature didn’t deter 20 of us turning up at Parliament House for a Monday session. We ran from “tennis court 8” a relay of 3-person teams for 17 minutes, then one of 2-person teams for 8 minutes. Participating were Nadine, Kelley, Kym, Jack, Andrew, Jen, Giles. Colin, Ben, Ewen, Ruth, Vanessa, Jennie, Warrick, Rae, Isaac and Bernado, with me supervising, Mick (reportedly) running and Christopher walking nearby.

Thursday 01 February at Stromlo Forest Park: Thach entertained eight goslings with drills, shuttle relays, and a longer run to finish off, while I looked after the (mostly) oldies. Thach's group consisted of Maya, Dan, Jack, Callum, Gus, and Ryan plus 2 of his friends whose names I didn't catch. Also Kobe and his dad Andrew did their own thing, while a third Simpson child sat in the shade and read. My group's main session was 3 x 1k with a 1k jog, and participating were Annie (new), Jennie, Celina, Jacob, Chloe, Isaac, Jen, Andrew, Sara-Jayne, Ryan and Janene. We also saw Gregg on a bike, Jason on a bike, and even on her way to racing up the mountain, Helen on a bike.

Meanwhile Jinny was playing with the kangaroos.



Twilight Golf at Federal Golf Club - even more kangaroos there than at Stromlo!

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Recent speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, February 01, 2018 with No comments
BBQ Stakes 6k 17 January
4. Caroline Campbell 46:47
5. William Barlow 28:32
13. Roger Pilkington 31:31
18. Carolyne Kramar 43:26
20. Jodie Davis 48:49
35. Craig Wurtz 29:32
48. Ewen Thompson 35:49
64 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 23 January
1. Jennifer Bright 33:28
3. Sandeep Chandra 35:11
5. Warrick Howieson 35:11
6. Ewen Thompson 36:05
8. Roger Pilkington 33:29
11. Craig Wurtz 31:59
16 finishers

BBQ Stakes 6k 24 January
6. Roger Pilkington 34:28
10. Carolyne Kramar 43:07
30. Craig Wurtz 30:29
39. Ewen Thompson 39:00
41. Peter Thomson 31:28
47 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #86 27 January
25 Shuji Iwasaki 20:05 M40
34 Michelle Wells 21:04 W45
81 William Barlow 24:31 M35
165 Caroline Campbell 29:53 W75
285 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #298 27 January
5 Gavin Mongan 21:36 M35
21 David Baussmann 23:59 M65
22 Jane Lilley 24:01 W45
31 Molly Lilley 24:42 W11
35 Jennifer Kellett 24:54 W60
78 Janene Kingston 27:55 W50
79 Roger Pilkington 27:56 M55
81 Eliza Lilley 28:02 W11
120 Ruth Baussmann 30:25 W65
212 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #257 27 January
68 Bronwyn Calver 25:37 W45
121 Ewen Thompson 29:00 M60
338 David Clarke 1:00:58 M55
350 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #226 27 January
113 William Arthur 28:25 M65
158 Margaret McSpadden 31:41 W70
317 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #39 27 January
62 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #91 27 January
10 Jacob Miller 21:11 M11 **New PB**
19 Kevin Miller 22:29 M40 **New PB**
41 Gabrielle Brown 24:53 W50
46 Chloe Miller 26:32 W11
50 Celina Miller 26:43 W35
60 Victoria Hennig 27:52 W55
130 finishers

Albury Wodonga parkrun #194 27 January
36 Amanda Cook 23:16 W40
250 finishers

ACTMA Campbell Park (High Course) 6k
28 January
2 Caroline Campbell W75 38:19
3 Nigel England M55 26:28
7 Roger Pilkington M55 32:42
9 Mick Charlton M65 35:54
20 Nadine Morrison W45 29:30
30 Craig Wurtz M50 34:32
38 Rod Lynch M55 50:10
44 Margaret McSpadden W70 43:30
47 finishers

ACTMA Campbell Park (High Course) 3k 28 January
3 Jill Pearson W60 15:43
9 Cathy Montalto W65 16:35
30 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #1 Stromlo 5k 30 January
8. Rohan Pitchford M50 23:12
9. Louise Sharp W35 23:26
10. Craig Wurtz M50 23:38
11. Peter Thomson M55 24:23
13. Ewen Thompson M60 25:28
23. Tori Hennig W55 29:06
25. Vanessa Palmer W45 29:16
27. Geoff Moore M65 29:42
28. Mick Charlton M65 30:38
31. Carolyne Kramar W50 36:10
34 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 30 January
1. Sandeep Chandra 35:52
3. Carolyne Kramar 43:37
5. Craig Wurtz 29:45
7. Ewen Thompson 32:52
8. Roger Pilkington 32:56
10. Peter Thomson 34:27
14 finishers


The Smith family enjoying a summer's morning at the Tuggeranong parkrun