Saturday, 18 August 2018

Temporary Closure

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That's it from me for 2 or 3 weeks!

Friday, 17 August 2018

This week’s speedygeese training sessions

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Sunday 12 August: [Dave]: Another great speedygeese long run event with 18 starters, despite C2S competing for runners. From Mawson playing fields following the start of the Tour de Ridges, up Farrer Hill and then various loops and so on, depending which group we ended up in.
As de facto tail runner for the 12k, I followed Sue, Sandeep and Monique clockwise around Isaacs Ridge, while a group of 6 went anticlockwise and we crossed paths and said our goodbyes at the top of the hill. The remaining group of 8 was nowhere to be seen.
At the end Shiree, who organised today’s run, miraculously appeared alone at the same time as us. Martin, Shiree and James had gone to Mount Taylor to complete almost 20k. Martin and James turned up shortly after and the others were never again spotted (except Allie, who turned up at Fox and Bow only to find we didn’t have a table).
Apart from various meanderings and detours, it was a great run. No one stole the speedygeese flag, which was left flying for Isaacs grandad to pick him up, and no injuries were reported. Plus it was excellent weather and great views of the snow on the Brindabellas and even more out near Kowen Forest.
Thanks for the run everyone and thanks Shiree for organising. See you at Martin’s run next week.
By the way, there will be a separate C2S event report, including William’s incredible 55:30 PB and Pieta’s 64.10 PB.

Monday 13 August at Parliament House: I ran 8x200m Rose Garden intervals, while running 10 x 200m were Jennie, Craig, Ruth, Dave, Giles, Isaac, Tom and Anthony.

Thursday 16 August at Parliament House: A set of 12 runs, 100m uphill, 50m downish, then return and repeat on 2:30. This was completed by Craig, Jennie, Allie, Isaac, Jacob, Brownie, Anthony, and me, while Dave jogged around nearby.





That's it from me for 2 or 3 weeks!

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Day twentysix

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Day twentysix goal: hill reps at speedygeese
Day twentysix actual: I ran all 12 x 160m hilly reps

More from last Sunday's speedygeese long run.



Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Day twentyfive

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Day twentyfive goal: 60 minute gym session.
Day twentyfive actual: gym circuit achieved.
Day twentyfive goal: easy 6k.
Day twentyfive actual: 6.2k feeling good.



Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Day twentyfour and race results

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Day twentyfour goal: run 6k
Day twentyfour goal actual: 6.4k easy run. Not all that slow, either.

All the recent race results!


BBQ Stakes 6k 25 July
1. Ricky Somerville 38:13
22. Carol Ey 35:38
30. Victoria Hennig 35:31
39. William Barlow 25:30
41. Craig Wurtz 31:03
43. Jason Lewis 31:21
44. Sue Bowden 34:09
50. Ewen Thompson 34:53
51. Gary Bowen 34:40
54. Caroline Campbell 42:51
57. James O'Neill 29:17
63. Bronwyn Calver 35:29
64. Peter Thomson 33:26
71 finishers

BBQ Stakes 6k 01 August
7. Carol Ey 35:13
18. Craig Wurtz 30:22
19. Bronwyn Calver 33:55
21. Jason Lewis 30:32
30. Caroline Campbell 41:40
32. Gary Bowen 33:57
36. Ewen Thompson 34:19
55. Roger Pilkington 35:01
56. Jennifer Bright 31:17
57. William Barlow 27:47
58. James O'Neill 31:32
69 finishers

AMRA Mt Ainslie Run-Up 2.3k 07 August
5 Caroline Campbell 24.55
5 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 07 August
3. James O'Neill 31:45
4. Ewen Thompson 34:43
6. Peter Thomson 33:25
8. Michael Thompson 30:23
10. Ricky Somerville 35:46
11 finishers

Customs Joggers 5k 10 August
2 Bronwyn Calver 26:02
6 Ewen Thompson 24:31
7 Caroline Campbell 31:35
12 James O'Neill 23:24
13 Giles Lamb 23:25
15 Colin Farlow 20:42
17 Bill Arthur 31:15
19 Peter Thomson 29:27
22 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #326 11 August
16 Shane WRIGHT 22:01 M45
22 Andrew SIMPSON 22:36 M45
23 Jane LILLEY 22:39 W45
25 Thomas ROBERTS 22:52 M40
32 Kevin MILLER 23:50 M40
35 David BAUSSMANN 23:59 M65
45 Geoff MOORE 24:47 M70
54 Bron SPARKES 25:38 W40
93 Ruth BAUSSMANN 29:30 W65
95 Cathy NEWMAN 29:37 W55
110 Margaret MCSPADDEN 31:23 W70
195 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #285 11 August
32 Jason LEWIS 24:31 M40
40 Amanda COOK 25:17 W40
167 Ricky SOMERVILLE 53:56 M50
175 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #254 11 August
92 Suzie GYE 32:07 W40 **New PB**
161 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #114 11 August
14 Craig WURTZ 22:43 M50
66 Caroline CAMPBELL 29:26 W75
124 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #22 11 August
1 Isaac MUSCAT 18:45 M11
4 Jeff GREY 19:24 M50
20 Gary BOWEN 26:18 M60
49 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #14 11 August
15 David CLARKE 22:09 M60 **New PB**
26 Sandeep CHANDRA 24:38 M45 **New PB**
58 William ARTHUR 31:49 M65
91 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #67 11 August
4 Jacob MILLER 22:19 M11
8 Celina MILLER 25:58 W35
58 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #27 11 August
61 finishers

Jindabyne parkrun #10 11 August
24 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #119 11 August
6 Amanda MCCORMACK 22:20 W35 **New PB**
37 finishers

Kamay 5k parkrun #90 11 August
15 William BARLOW 23:18 M35
81 finishers

parkrun du Chรขteau de Pierre de Bresse #116 11 August
Carolyne KRAMAR 34:15 W50

Sydney City to Surf 12 August
I will provide these results at a later date, probably in a few weeks' time!
Congratulations to all finishers, there were some great PBs!

Sunday's runners (cont.)



Monday, 13 August 2018

Day twentythree; and our new banner, thanks Thach!

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Day twentythree goal: run 200m intervals with the speedygeese
Day twentythree actual: done! I ran 8 while the rest of the speedygeese ran 10.

Yesterday's speedygeese long run





Sunday, 12 August 2018

Day twentytwo

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Day twentytwo goal: rest
Day twentytwo actual: rest

Some of the speedygeese enjoyed running in the snow this morning.






Pictures by Kerron

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Day twentyone

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Day twentyone goal: usually a 5k parkrun or equivalent
Day twentyone actual: Ginninderra parkrun in 24:49, slightly quicker than target pace.
Seven days to go!

Photos of last Sunday's speedygeese long run, Goorooyarroo.



Friday, 10 August 2018

Day twenty and speedygeese training

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Day twenty goal: 60 minute gym circuit.
Day twenty actual: gym circuit achieved.

Day twenty goal: run 6k easy.
Day twenty actual: I ran a comfortable 6.4k around Lake G.

How nice was it running Sunday morning at Goorooyarroo?





This week’s speedygeese training sessions
Sunday 5 August: [Dave]: Just another Sunday morning and another 20km run for Speedygeese in 1 degree which, thanks to sunshine and no wind, felt more like 10 degrees. 22 geese met at The Knox in Watson Shops for an out and back course to Goorooyarroo.
With 400 metres vert, it was a bit of a struggle for us track runners, but we all made it in the end. 7 did the 14k short course and the rest of us did 18 to 22. ๐Ÿ‘
No major dramas or incidents although I was a bit disappointed that Giles didn’t throw me over the fence as promised. Was very tempted to climb it, especially when I discovered it was electrified, but pulled out due to lack of interest. Would have been a real buzz (grand dad joke ๐Ÿ˜ณ)
Good to see some new people as well as the old (and young) stalwarts. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Thach proudly planted the new Speedygeese flag outside the shops and surprisingly it was still there when we got back. ๐Ÿ˜
Good luck to all those doing City to Surf next weekend. The long run will still be on. Check Speedygeese Facebook page for the event details. ๐Ÿค“
Oh yeah, and of course we had coffee after.

[Edit: Candy ran 15k, four days before giving birth]

Monday 6 August at Parliament House: cold and wet didn’t deter nine of us attending training. We ran at 3 to 5 x 800m, with a 400m jog in between. Attending were Brownie, Ruth, Ewen, Deborah, Bernardo, Warrick, Isaac, Tom (new) and me.

Thursday 9 August at Parliament House: I jogged around while Isaac, Brownie, Dave, Jennie, Lisa and Ruth ran 6 x 400m intervals with 400m recoveries, on 5 minutes more or less.

Welcoming the new speedygosling - Kai.

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Candy: "Introducing a new gosling into our gaggle. Most likely referred to as Kai (Kaito-Japanese name meaning to fly, soar)"

Congratulations Candy and John on a beautiful baby boy!

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Day nineteen

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Day nineteen goal: 6 x 400m at speedygeese
Day nineteen actual: I got the speedygeese to run the 400s, but too sore to attempt them myself. Did yesterday's deferred session instead; I ran a slow 7k.

More pictures from last Sunday's Goorooyarro run.



Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Day eighteen

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Day eighteen goal: 60 minute gym circuit.
Day eighteen actual: gym circuit achieved.
Day eighteen goal: easy 6k
Day eighteen actual: It is way too cold again today, so I have deferred the 6k run to Thursday or Sunday!







Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Day seventeen and race results.

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Day seventeen goal: run 6k
Day seventeen actual: did run 6k on the wind swept and snow swept Ginninderry badlands. Fully rugged up.

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 31 July
6. Peter Thomson 37:59
7. Ewen Thompson 37:02
8. Roger Pilkington 38:51
10. James O'Neill 34:46
11. Sandeep Chandra 34:47
13. Michael Thompson 36:08
14 finishers

Lake Ginninderra 7k 31 July
10 finishers

Customs Joggers 5k 03 August
1 Caroline Campbell 32:02
4 James O'Neill 22:50
6 Roger Pilkington 26:50
7 Colin Farlow 19:34
11 Bronwyn Calver 27:16
15 Giles Lamb 21:28
18 Peter Thomson 27:40
19 Ewen Thompson 26:12
20 Bill Arthur 32:05
23 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #325 04 August
3 William BARLOW 19:47 M35
21 Jacob MILLER 22:20 M11
28 Kevin MILLER 23:05 M40
34 Jane LILLEY 23:42 W45
38 David BAUSSMANN 24:06 M65
47 Chloe MILLER 24:49 W11
49 Celina MILLER 24:51 W35
55 Brendan BELCHER 25:41 M35
100 Cathy NEWMAN 30:03 W55
102 Ruth BAUSSMANN 30:14 W65
103 Bron SPARKES 30:15 W40
164 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #284 04 August
10 David CLARKE 20:45 M60
12 Nigel ENGLAND 20:57 M55
20 Shane WRIGHT 22:01 M45
45 Chris GAMMON 24:26 M55
70 Bronwyn CALVER 26:10 W45
135 Ewen THOMPSON 33:01 M60
214 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #253 04 August
41 Lisa MCDONALD 24:41 W40 **New PB**
106 Margaret MCSPADDEN 31:14 W70
131 Suzie GYE 33:48 W40 **New PB**
161 Gregg BERRY 43:45 M60
174 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #113 04 August
8 Jeff GREY 19:18 M50
25 Craig WURTZ 22:25 M50
57 Elizabeth BENNETT 25:42 W55
67 Jennie BLAKE 26:53 W60
68 Michael HORAN 26:54 M55
88 Caroline CAMPBELL 29:15 W75
149 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #21 04 August
6 Isaac MUSCAT 21:26 M11
8 Michelle WELLS 21:47 W45
34 Andrew SMITH 29:59 M45 **New PB**
66 Gary BOWEN 59:26 M60
66 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #13 04 August
14 Giles LAMB 21:32 M45
31 Sandeep CHANDRA 25:07 M45 **New PB**
59 William ARTHUR 33:15 M65
87 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #66 04 August
8 Amanda MCCORMACK 22:34 W35
20 Peter THOMSON 27:02 M55
30 Vanessa PALMER 30:50 W45
43 Bernardo PALMA 38:40 M30
65 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #26 04 August
55 finishers

Jindabyne parkrun #9 04 August
26 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #118 04 August
41 finishers

Canterbury 5k parkrun #229 04 August
9 Jen BRIGHT 21:05 W40
112 finishers

YCRC Dunrossil Drive 4k 04 August
9. Jeff Grey M50 16:21
12. Rohan Pitchford M50 17:52
14. Craig Wurtz M50 19:44
15. David Clarke M60 19:45
16. Ewen Thompson M60 19:50
17. Geoff Moore M70 20:31
21. Peter Thomson M55 21:50
27 finishers

YCRC Dunrossil Drive 2k 04 August
6. Peter Thomson M55 11:33
7. Ewen Thompson M60 11:37
9 finishers

Congratulations on your engagement Narelle and Graeme!

Monday, 6 August 2018

Day sixteen

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Day sixteen goal: run 3 x 800m with the speedygeese.
Day sixteen actual: done, although they were not particularly quick given the cold wind and rain.

Photos from Sunday's long run.



Sunday, 5 August 2018

Day fifteen

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Day fifteen goal: rest
Day fifteen actual: rest

And yet another 5k PB for Lisa. I cannot recall such a long series of PBs by anyone before.


Gungahlin parkrun 4 August

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Day fourteen

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Day fourteen goal: usually a 5k parkrun or equivalent.
Day fourteen actual: Dunrossil Drive 4k at 5 minutes/k. Plus 2k warmup and 2k cooldown. Struggling a bit.

Last lot of pictures from the Bush Capital events last weekend.



Friday, 3 August 2018

Day thirteen

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, August 03, 2018 with No comments
Day thirteen goal: 60 minute gym circuit.
Day thirteen actual: gym circuit achieved.

Day thirteen goal: run 5k easy.
Day thirteen actual: I ran a token 3k which is enough today.

Still more photos from the Bush Capital events last weekend.



Thursday, 2 August 2018

Day twelve

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Day twelve goal: 5 x 400m at speedygeese
Day twelve actual: achieved, although had to leave early, so started early.





Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Day eleven

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Day eleven goal: 60 minute gym circuit.
Day eleven actual: gym circuit achieved.

Day eleven goal: easy 5k
Day eleven actual: ran a pretty slow 5k

More Bush Capital images