Thursday, 15 March 2018

56 years running

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, March 15, 2018 with 2 comments
56 years ago I "threw away my tennis racket and started running". (From my 1962 diary)

In 1962-1965 I was a member of the ABHS Athletic club.
In 1966 a member of Adelaide University Athletic club.
In 1967-1968 a member of the Flinders University Athletic club, of which I was inaugural Secretary.
From 1969 a member of North Canberra Athletic club. To present day, as I am a life member.

Running highlights worth mentioning:
In May 1965 winner of the SA Schools one mile track championships, 4:32.2, just before my 17th birthday.
In July 1978 seventh in the National Marathon in 2:30.05 in “steam-bath” conditions, Caboolture, Queensland.
In November 1978 winner of the Canberra Marathon, 2:26.58, a new ACT open record at the time.
In 1979 ACT Distance Runner of the year.
In January 1984 3000m in 8:47.3, an AMA M35 Australian record which stood until 2015.

Being not currently injury free, I do not know what tomorrow will bring.

"Now enjoying my running".


  1. A great achievement Geoff and hopefully more years yet to come. It is not always the results and the rewards that count, but the enjoyment and friendships that come from the running community. You have certainly put back into the sport. Cheers, Nifty Nev.

  2. That's a quick summary! Tomorrow you'll be one day closer to running again!