Thursday, 28 February 2019

My running streak day 172

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, February 28, 2019 with No comments
I ran a total of 16k today, probably my longest day for the longest time. In the morning too, an intense 45 minute circuit in the gym, see below.
Speedygeese training at Stromlo Forest Park tonight consisted of 10 x 200m with 100m float, and was attended by Brownie, Andrew, Allie, Bron, Jen, Isaac, Jennie, Jenny, Paul Q, Colin, Celina, Jacob and Kevin.

Pictures taken after this morning's circuit class:



Wednesday, 27 February 2019

My running streak day 171

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 with No comments
I left my run to late in the day, and fortunately it wasn't too hot. But I did shorten it to 7k, down Stockdill Drive, into the Belconnen countryside, and back, running slow and steady.

This is what we do on Thursdays after training. That's right, stand around comparing Strava segments.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

All the latest speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 with No comments
Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 19 February
1. Gary Bowen 32:02
2. Sandeep Chandra 29:41
3. Roger Pilkington 38:07
11. Michael Thompson 31:44
14. Cameron Curry 32:26
15 finishers

AMRA Black Mountain 2.6k run-up 19 February
6. Michael Smith 18.44
12 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #4 Weston Park 5k 19 February
3. Stuart Doyle M50 18:22
12. Paul Trumble M30 20:19
15. Louise Sharp W35 20:47
30. Kathy Sims W65 27:18
35. Ruth Baussmann W65 29:40
40. Mick Charlton M65 31:17
44. Carolyne Kramar W50 34:00
45 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #4 Weston Park 1.8k 19 February
9. Caroline Campbell 13:14
15 finishers

ACTMA Track and Field 21 February
3000m
M55 Rod Lynch 11:52.25 76.1%
M50 Michael Smith 12:26.07 69.1
M55 Nigel England 12:26.71 70.8
M50 Craig Wurtz 13:37.65 63.6
M55 Dale Moore 14:13.93 62.4
M60 Roger Pilkington 14:21.68 63.5
W65 Ruth Baussmann 17:16.69 73.6
W70 Margaret McSpadden 20:35.58 66.1

400m
W40 Vanessa Haverd 1:15.44 70.3%
M55 Rod Lynch 1:10.66 74.4
M55 Nigel England 1:15.42 68.3

1500m
W40 Vanessa Haverd 5:44.12 72.2%
M55 Nigel England 5:45.25 73.5
M50 Craig Wurtz 6:19.06 65.8
W45 Carinna Tong 6:46.57 67.2
M60 Roger Pilkington 6:55.46 63.2

Customs 5k handicap 22 February
1 Caroline Campbell 32:50
2 Carolyne Kramar 33:11
3 Giles Lamb 22:03
8 Craig Wurtz 24:44
10 Colin Farlow 19:52
11 Bill Arthur 31:11
12 Roger Pilkington 28:29
14 Gary Bowen 25:36
16 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #354 23 February
34 Jane LILLEY 22:46 W45
126 Cathy NEWMAN 28:36 W55
136 Jennifer MAY 29:10 W60 **New PB**
330 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #315 23 February
8 David CLARKE 19:39 M60
13 Michael SMITH 20:21 M50 **New PB**
14 Nigel ENGLAND 20:26 M55
26 William BARLOW 22:06 M35
36 Shane WRIGHT 23:10 M45
68 Helen NORTHEY 25:04 W40 **New PB**
95 Chris GAMMON 26:37 M55
107 Bronwyn CALVER 27:09 W45
133 Suzie GYE 28:33 W40
371 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #284 23 February
40 Gavin MONGAN 22:51 M35
47 Andrew SIMPSON 23:13 M45
50 Geoff MOORE 23:22 M70
101 Janene KINGSTON 26:32 W50
151 Jack SIMPSON 29:16 M11
165 Archie SIMPSON 30:26 M11
209 Margaret MCSPADDEN 33:21 W70
354 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #143 23 February
33 Adrian CENGIA 22:05 M45
67 Gary BOWEN 24:35 M60
72 Shiree YAP 24:45 W50
103 Michael HORAN 26:02 M55
119 Shareen UNDERWOOD 26:49 W35
140 Caroline CAMPBELL 28:33 W75
154 Jennie BLAKE 29:27 W60
314 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #50 23 February
7 Jen BRIGHT 21:33 W40
44 Andrew SMITH 28:46 M45
66 Carolyne KRAMAR 33:59 W50 **New PB**
98 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #42 23 February
8 Louise SHARP 21:31 W35
9 Stuart DOYLE 21:32 M50
15 Brendan BELCHER 22:15 M35 **New PB**
29 Craig WURTZ 24:50 M50
43 Lisa MCDONALD 25:53 W40 **New PB**
49 Andrew BRAY 26:39 M40
65 Sandeep CHANDRA 27:53 M45
81 Catherine MONTALTO 30:09 W65
96 William ARTHUR 31:24 M65
119 Helen WAY 34:36 W50 **New PB**
159 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #95 23 February
43 Vanessa PALMER 30:47 W45
114 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #56 23 February
23 Dale MOORE 24:33 M55
106 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #22 23 February
47 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #7 23 February
97 finishers

Bowral 5k parkrun #232 23 February
1 Paul TRUMBLE 19:32 M30
91 Norma WALLETT 38:00 W85
107 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #147 23 February
57 finishers

ACTMA Isaacs Ridge 7k handicap 24 February
4 Maria O'Reilly W60 36:02
9 Peter Brown M55 29:29
11 Rod Lynch M55 28:42
16 Nigel England M55 31:46
17 Caroline Campbell W75 43:43
27 Craig Wurtz M50 36:28
29 Nadine Morrison W45 36:02
30 Roger Pilkington M60 39:20
36 finishers

ACTMA Isaacs Ridge 4k handicap 24 February
1 Cathy Newman W55 23:49
2 Cathy Montalto W65 22:53
10 Gary Bowen M60 20:43
15 Gabrielle Brown W55 51:02
16 finishers

Snowy Mountain Crackenback 50k Ultra 24 February
Paul McGeachie 6:01:45

Snowy Mountain Crackenback Half Marathon 24 February
Narelle Desmet 1:57:29
Allie Corripio 1:58:55
Graeme Smyth 2:28:58
Angus Lamb 2:34:25
Shareen Underwood 2:40:27
Sue Bowden 2:55:37
George Quarmby 3:12:00
Jennifer Blake 3:12:01
Denis Reid 3:12:03

Snowy Mountain Crackenback 11k 24 February
Helen Northey 1:15:45

Narelle and Graeme at Crackenback


My running streak day 170

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 with No comments
At 9:30am, a 45 minute gym circuit, and a good 9k run around Lake Ginninderra, before it got too hot, was what I did today.

Monday, 25 February 2019

My running streak day 169

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 25, 2019 with No comments
Monday so it's Parliament House day: I ran early then jogged around at speedygeese training, totalling 12.6k. Running continuous relays over 860m were Richard and Bernardo; over 430m were Ruth, Jenny, Jennie, Michael, Vanessa, Paul, Rachel, Kahlia, Vanessa H, and jogging around were Gwen, Erica and me. I also saw Narelle before training and Christopher later on.

Some of the Parliament Hose speedygeese earlier this month. Photo by Annette.

Let's disappear until tomorrow

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 25, 2019 with No comments
Song of the week: "Olympic Airways", by The Foals
from http://youtu.be/SK9iyQJuFGg

Sunday, 24 February 2019

My running streak day 168

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, February 24, 2019 with No comments
It was a cooler morning, and today I ran 12k at Stromlo Forest Park, accompanied by Bron and Andrew. So that's 24 weeks done and I am travelling alright, though I would like to be able to run parkruns faster!

Yesterday Andrew ran strong at Gungahlin, while I had both feet on the ground, but not continuously, when sprinting to the finish line!





Saturday, 23 February 2019

My running streak day 167

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, February 23, 2019 with No comments
Another Saturday another parkrun. Plus 3k warm-up and 4k cool-down makes 12k total for the day.

"Gungahlin parkrun results for event #284. Your time was 00:23:25.
"Congratulations on completing your 123rd parkrun and your 31st at Gungahlin parkrun today. You finished in 51st place and were the 47th male out of a field of 354 parkrunners and you came 1st in your age category VM70-74. Take a look at this week's full set of results on our website. Your PB at Gungahlin parkrun remains 00:21:43. Your best time this year remains 00:23:02.
"You achieved an age-graded score of 75.30%. For an explanation of age-grading, see the WAVA age grading overview".
Some photos from Mt Ainslie parkrun this morning. John Harding is the photographer; many more photos on Mt Ainslie parkrun's Facebook page.

















Friday, 22 February 2019

my running streak day 166

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, February 22, 2019 with No comments
Today I jogged 3k before and after a 60 minute circuit at the gym. It's been a busy week, time to relax.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

My running streak day 165

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, February 21, 2019 with No comments
Today I ran around Mount Stromlo before I met up with the speedygeese, then got them to do 3 x 1k with a whole kilometre jog in between. Most did that, some achieving recent PBs, some did not do exactly what I had prescribed, because pleasingly they have their own personal goals consistent with their own progress and ambition. My 12k was also pleasing but in future I will do half that on Thursday mornings along with a more intense gym session which I am switching from Fridays to Thursdays from next week. It is important to keep on challenging myself to try for more ambitious targets.

So the runners tonight were: Daniel (visitor from East Sydney: the unexpected publicity in national Fairfax media is already working after 2 days!!!), Andrew, Lisa, Jennie, Jenny, Bron, Paul Q, Brownie, Jen too, Sandeep, Isaac looking very fast, and of course me too. At Handlebar afterwards, George rocked in after a couple of laps of the mountain on his bike. I am enjoying the revival of the group at Stromlo Forest Park and enjoying seeing the large number of other training groups there.

Here's a relative newcomer whose running pace and enthusiasm is inspiring us all. Michael Smith. Nice running style.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

My running streak day 164

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 with No comments
Today's run was a 6k jog from home. Then I visited Clinic88 for some more treatment on my sore leg. It is slowly improving apparently. Well it does feel slightly better. I am still allowed to run.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 with No comments
YCRC Women’s Jogalong 03 February
35. Caroline Campbell 37:43
37. Nadine Morrison 29:28
66. Cathy Montalto 37:47
76 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 12 February
1. Sandeep Chandra 31:44
2. Peter Thomson 40:28
6. Roger Pilkington 37:08
7. Gary Bowen 30:53
12. Michael Thompson 34:27
14. Cameron Curry 33:22
14 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #3 Telopea Park 4k 12 February
10. Paul Trumble M30 16:06
16. Craig Wurtz M50 18:48
20. Cameron Curry M35 20:01
25. Sarah Pau W45 22:02
28. Kathy Sims W65 23:03
31. Vanessa Palmer W45 23:45
33. Peter Thomson M55 24:20
38 finishers

ACTMA Track and Field 14 February
800m
M55 Peter Brown 2:45.51 74.5
M55 Dale Moore 2:59.95 68.5
W65 Kathy Sims 3:44.31 74.7

3000m
M55 Peter Brown 11:30.36 77.2
M55 Rod Lynch 11:58.30 75.5
M50 Michael Smith 12:26.28 69.1
W65 Kathy Sims 14:27.30 86.6
M60 Roger Pilkington 14:47.25 61.7
M55 Dale Moore 15:02.81 59.0

Spiral 5
4 Nigel England M55 8:27
9 Craig Wurtz M50 9:00
10 Michael Smith M50 8:06
11 Roger Pilkington M60 10:28
13 Rod Lynch M55 8:25
14 Ruth Baussmann W65 11:48
16 Margaret McSpadden W70 13:54
16 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 15 February
8 Craig Wurtz 24:36
11 Giles Lamb 23:00
12 Roger Pilkington 28:03
14 Bill Arthur 31:15
15 Caroline Campbell 34:38
16 Colin Farlow 20:14
17 Gary Bowen 25:17
19 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #353 16 February
21 Brendan BELCHER 21:48 M35
25 Kevin MILLER 22:06 M40
34 Gavin MONGAN 22:51 M35
52 Craig WURTZ 23:44 M50
59 Jane LILLEY 24:17 W45
89 Celina MILLER 26:14 W40
134 Cathy NEWMAN 28:41 W55
153 Ruth BAUSSMANN 29:49 W65
181 Jennifer MAY 31:42 W60
307 William BARLOW 50:45 M35
330 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #314 16 February
6 Jeff GREY 18:16 M55
10 Isaac MUSCAT 18:51 M11
11 Jen BRIGHT 18:51 W40 **New PB**
12 Paul TRUMBLE 19:12 M30
14 David CLARKE 19:50 M60
23 Michael SMITH 20:39 M50 **New PB**
32 Peter BROWN 21:11 M55
53 Shane WRIGHT 23:07 M45
125 Bronwyn CALVER 27:32 W45
143 Suzie GYE 28:23 W40 **New PB**
409 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #283 16 February
19 Paul QUINN 20:54 M35 **New PB**
72 Lisa MCDONALD 24:36 W40 **New PB**
73 Geoff MOORE 24:37 M70
193 William ARTHUR 30:54 M65
241 Margaret MCSPADDEN 33:52 W70
367 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #142 16 February
50 Andrew SIMPSON 23:00 M45
65 Debra KAY 24:09 W50 **New PB**
94 Helen NORTHEY 25:13 W40
133 Elizabeth BENNETT 27:11 W55
134 Kelley HORAN 27:11 W55
136 Michael HORAN 27:19 M55
158 Caroline CAMPBELL 28:33 W75
161 Jack SIMPSON 28:48 M11
312 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #49 16 February
50 Pieta SMITH 29:07 W45
51 Andrew SMITH 29:08 M45
124 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #41 16 February
169 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #94 16 February
1 Bernardo PALMA 18:28 M35
5 Chris GAMMON 22:50 M55
53 Scott MARSHALL 30:17 M50
55 Vanessa PALMER 30:21 W45
63 Kerron CLARE 32:18 W50
137 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #55 16 February
111 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #21 16 February
47 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #36 16 February
21 Jennie BLAKE 29:56 W60
22 George QUARMBY 29:57 M60
48 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #146 16 February
10 Amanda MCCORMACK 21:34 W35 **New PB**
85 finishers

Torrens 5k parkrun #328 16 February
105 Jennifer KELLETT 26:45 W60
329 finishers

Mount Beauty 5k parkrun #91 16 February
9 Carolyne KRAMAR 32:35 W50
13 finishers

Geese out and about



My running streak day 163

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 with No comments
Today I started a 9:30am Tuesday circuit class, a harder one than I have been doing in recent times. This will replace the 10:30am Wednesday strength class, as I am getting too used to the latter. Also, the earlier start gives me a chance to do a longer Tuesday run, which I intend to build on as the weather improves (hopefully). Today the run was 9k.

And today we got some free publicity, nationally, for our free training sessions! Good to have mentions of similar groups elsewhere, too.

http://www.executivestyle.com.au/how-to-find-the-best-running-crew-in-your-local-city-h1bdvi

Monday, 18 February 2019

My running streak day 162

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 18, 2019 with No comments
At 4:30pm I ran 7.2k from Parliament House. The temperature was 35 degrees at the start. At 5:30pm I ran another 5k, supervising the speedygeese running 2 person relays. Present were Vanessa H and Erica, Allie and Peach, Rae, Ruth, Jennie, Jenny, Mick, Paul Q, Colin, George, and me. The temperature was 20 degrees at the end. I did feel good with the temperature drop happening!


Us. (Some time ago)

Song of the Week. Handle With Care.

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 18, 2019 with No comments
Song of the Week. The Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care. It doesn’t get much better than this.
From https://youtu.be/1o4s1KVJaVA

Sunday, 17 February 2019

My running streak day 161

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, February 17, 2019 with No comments
I ran with Andrew and Bron this morning, the best I have felt on a Sunday morning recovery run as far back as I can remember (a few months I suppose). It was great to have Bron join us at Stromlo Forest Park on a Sunday. Total for the day, 12k.

Lisa and I at Gungahlin parkrun yesterday. Lisa ran a PB on her 50th parkrun, skirt with sequins and all. I had to push the pace to keep up. Well done Lisa, flying, obviously.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

My running streak day 160

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, February 16, 2019 with No comments
It was supposed to be an "easy" run at Gungahlin parkrun today, and I decided to run with Lisa on the occasion of her milestone 50th parkrun, but she went and ran a Gungahlin PB of 24:36 and my 24:37 felt flat out. Well done Lisa.

With 2k warm-up and 2k cool-down, that's 9k today for me.

Feeling funny today?





Friday, 15 February 2019

My running streak day 159

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, February 15, 2019 with No comments
It's Friday so I went to the gym, and also jogged just 3k. My easier week ends tomorrow or Sunday, then I will be upping it again next week.

Venns



Thursday, 14 February 2019

My running streak day 158

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, February 14, 2019 with No comments
Still no (new or old) niggles - yay! The speedygeese ran 8 x 300m at Stromlo Forest Park today - so did I, and quite well too. Participating were Eden, Allie, Jennie, Jenny, Andrew, Colin, Bron, Kevin, Jake, Lisa, someone (Who? My mental block. Please tell.) and me. I also saw Jacob G, Jen, Isaac, Daniel, Celina and Chloe. I ran a total of 7k before a few of us retired to Handlebar.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

My running streak day 157

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 with No comments
Today I ran around Lake Ginninderra - 6.5k, feeling alright, setting a very good PB for the bridge to bridge Strava segment, as it turned out. And I did a one hour session in the gym, strength and conditioning, before that. Next week I might shift this gym session from Wednesday to Tuesday, do it earlier, and run a bit further. I am yet to work out the details if I do change my training to incorporate this.

A bit earlier might be challenging, though.



There is some satisfaction, however, in being the #1 M70 for all these Strava segments that I look at.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

My running streak day 156

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 with No comments
A pretty bad day for running - I set out in the afternoon to do a few k, but was turned back by strong winds, unpleasant dust, and the prospect of tree branches snapping off and falling on my head. Total - 2k only.

And remember...

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 with No comments
Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 05 February
2. Peter Thomson 41:02
4. Roger Pilkington 38:09
7. Gary Bowen 31:10
11. Cameron Curry 30:57
12. Bronwyn Calver F 55:48
15. Michael Thompson 34:22
17 finishers

AMRA Mount Ainslie 2.2k run-up 05 February
7. Michael Smith 18.46
9. Bill Arthur 22.14
14. Caroline Campbell 25.07
17 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #2 National Museum 5k 05 February
1. Stuart Doyle M50 18:25
5. Paul Trumble M30 19:22
9. Louise Sharp W35 20:35
21. Vanessa Palmer W45 28:17
29 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #2 National Museum 2k 05 February
2. Peter Thomson M55 12:52
3 finishers

ACTMA Track and Field 07 February
3000m
W40 Vanessa Haverd 12:03.31 73.2%
M55 Nigel England 12:22.82 71.2
M50 Craig Wurtz 13:30.56 64.1
W45 Carinna Tong 14:11.59 68.2
M55 Dale Moore 14:30.72 61.2

400m
W40 Vanessa Haverd 1:10.28 75.5%
M55 Rod Lynch 1:13.27 71.7
M55 Nigel England 1:14.64 69.0
M50 Craig Wurtz 1:22.84 61.4

5000m
M55 Peter Brown 20:34.72 74.3%
M50 Michael Smith 21:51.53 67.6
M60 Roger Pilkington 26:13.00 59.8

1500m
M55 Rod Lynch 5:29.00 79.1%
W40 Vanessa Haverd 5:31.80 74.8
M55 Nigel England 5:34.98 75.8
M50 Michael Smith 5:41.16 72.5
M50 Craig Wurtz 6:14.45 66.7
M55 Dale Moore 6:27.30 66.1
M60 Roger Pilkington 6:53.24 63.5
W75 Caroline Campbell 7:56.80 86.6
W65 Ruth Baussmann 8:31.33 70.1
W70 Margaret McSpadden 9:15.57 67.9

Customs 5k handicap 08 February
3 Carolyne Kramar 34:20
8 Giles Lamb 23:01
9 Caroline Campbell 34:18
11 Peter Thomson 32:49
14 Roger Pilkington 29:22
16 Kerron Clare 29:03
17 Yili Zhu 27:44
19 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #352 09 February
39 Gavin MONGAN 22:59 M35
70 David BAUSSMANN 24:53 M65
73 Jane LILLEY 24:57 W45
75 Debra KAY 24:59 W50
90 Janene KINGSTON 26:00 W50
120 Roger PILKINGTON 28:13 M60
153 Ruth BAUSSMANN 30:28 W65
169 Jennifer MAY 31:35 W60
188 Carolyne KRAMAR 32:49 W50
356 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #313 09 February
9 Nigel ENGLAND 21:01 M55
29 Peter BROWN 23:16 M55
30 David WEBSTER 23:22 M65
103 Shane WRIGHT 27:35 M45
120 Bronwyn CALVER 28:32 W45
123 Kerron CLARE 28:36 W50
125 Scott MARSHALL 28:39 M50
127 Chris GAMMON 28:43 M55
141 Suzie GYE 29:38 W40
401 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #282 09 February
149 Jack SIMPSON 28:06 M11
156 Andrew SIMPSON 28:30 M45
204 Archie SIMPSON 31:06 M11
227 Margaret MCSPADDEN 32:36 W70
379 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #141 09 February
41 Craig WURTZ 22:38 M50
66 Kelley HORAN 24:02 W55
85 Jason ROBERTS 24:59 M30 **New PB**
121 Elizabeth BENNETT 27:15 W55
178 Caroline CAMPBELL 30:19 W75
183 Jennie BLAKE 30:41 W60
340 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #48 09 February
9 Kevin MILLER 23:12 M40 **New PB**
12 Isaac MUSCAT 24:24 M11
13 Jen BRIGHT 24:24 W40
17 David CLARKE 24:45 M60
25 Chloe MILLER 26:36 W11
26 Celina MILLER 26:43 W40
27 Jacob MILLER 26:43 M11
40 Pieta SMITH 29:27 W45
41 Andrew SMITH 29:27 M45
97 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #40 09 February
7 Stuart DOYLE 20:03 M50
14 Louise SHARP 21:58 W35
16 Jonathan MILLER 22:12 M50
20 Mick KONEMANN 22:22 M50
49 Geoff MOORE 25:42 M70 **New PB**
50 Cameron CURRY 25:44 M35
55 Sandeep CHANDRA 26:19 M45
70 Lisa MCDONALD 27:30 W40
117 William ARTHUR 32:27 M65
192 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #93 09 February
2 Bernardo PALMA 18:27 M35
42 Vanessa PALMER 31:38 W45
111 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #54 09 February
19 Dale MOORE 25:34 M55
144 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #20 09 February
42 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #35 09 February
52 finishers

Bowral 5k parkrun #230 09 February
74 Norma WALLETT 39:48 W85
82 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #145 09 February
10 Gary BOWEN 24:24 M60 **New PB**
26 Deborah DAVIS 28:29 W55
35 Rae PALMER 31:27 W70


So many speedygeese - I have had a bit of trouble lately remembering absolutely everyone's name!

Monday, 11 February 2019

My running streak day 155

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 11, 2019 with No comments
At Parliament House training tonight, doing 350m intervals in a 30 minute relay of three people on a less hilly loop in milder weather were George, Deborah, Bron, Giles, Paul Q, Michael, Mick, Vanessa P, Kahlia, Ruth, Jennie and Jenny. I supervised but still ran 9k, and there was a sighting of Christopher.


Sprinting a longer Mount Ainslie parkrun

Song of the week: The Strength to Let Go

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 11, 2019 with No comments
There isn't a video for this yet - just an audio version. A magnificent song from a new Switchfoot album.

Song of the Week.
Switchfoot, The Strength to Let Go. https://youtu.be/3RaPd9nUoN0

Sunday, 10 February 2019

My running streak day 154

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, February 10, 2019 with No comments
I ran at Stromlo Forest Park again this morning as usual, it was a lovely cool morning with surprisingly few runners on the track, although there were plenty of cyclists out and about as usual. I completed 4 circuits; 10k; at a good pace.


Mick running at Mount Ainslie yesterday

Saturday, 9 February 2019

My running streak day 153

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, February 09, 2019 with No comments
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - PARKRUN DAY! I ran 25:42 at Mount Ainslie parkrun today, my PB on that course but it is a hell of a course. Total distance run today, 10k.

Friday, 8 February 2019

My running streak day 152

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, February 08, 2019 with No comments
Today I did my Friday gym session, 60 minutes of circuit training. Running from/to the car and looping around gave me 4k of jogging. Too early to report any recovery from leg pain, after Wednesday's treatment.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

My running streak day 151. There is no finish line.

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, February 07, 2019 with No comments
Today I ran at Stromlo Forest Park with the speedygeese, and hurrah! It was 24 degrees with a cool breeze.
The group ran 6 x 500m hills at the pimple end of the park; I joined them and ran all of them.

So, running were Eden (new), Allie, Paul Q, Andrew, Rohan, Celina, Lisa, Jennie, Jenny, and me.
Others sighted were Vanessa P, and Kevin with Chloe.

Afterwards we retreated to Handlebar where I tried a Crankshaft, definitely not overrated!

Here's Lisa's drink. Cheers.



p.s. because it was Black Saturday's 10th anniversary, my wife and I watched "Then the wind changed" tonight. More traumatic than I remembered, my thoughts go out once again to those affected, particularly to Bron and her family.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

My running streak day 150. Is this the end?

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 with No comments
I ran to and from the gym, 2.5k, and did a one hour exercises class.
I was so sore, I thought I should get it checked - whatever "it" was.
Went to the physio, who diagnosed the problem for me.

The good news:
I can keep running, and won't have to end my streak.

The bad news:
I can keep running, and won't have to end my streak.

It's still game on. It's not the end.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

My running streak day 149

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 with No comments
It was raining cats and it was raining dogs when my run was scheduled - so I ducked out for just 2k.

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 with No comments
Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 29 January
2. Sandeep Chandra 33:52
3. Cameron Curry 34:19
4. Peter Thomson 39:11
5. Roger Pilkington 37:58
14. Gary Bowen 33:46
17 finishers

Ginninderra 7k Handicap 29 January
2 Jeff Grey 28:17
9 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #1 Stromlo Forest Park 5k 29 January
1. Jacob Grooby M30 18:22
2. Stuart Doyle M50 19:20
8. Louise Sharp W35 22:04
13. Rohan Pitchford M55 24:34
17. Craig Wurtz M50 25:29
18. Geoff Moore M70 25:34
30. Kathy Sims W65 30:29
33. Vanessa Palmer W45 33:14
37 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #1 Stromlo Forest Park 2k 29 January
2. Ewen Thompson M60 9:45
6 finishers

ACTMA Track and Field 31 January
800m
M55 Rod Lynch 2:39.58 78.5%
W40 Vanessa Haverd 2:45.90 70.8
M55 Dale Moore 3:15.26 63.1
W65 Kathy Sims 3:32.30 78.9

3000m
M55 Rod Lynch 12:21.18 73.2%
M50 Michael Smith 13:10.86 65.2
M60 Roger Pilkington 15:09.89 60.1

Spiral 4
3 Michael Smith M50 6:37
4 Carinna Tong W45 7:03
8 Vanessa Haverd W40 6:23
12 Ewen Thompson M60 7:58
16 Dale Moore M55 7:42
17 Rod Lynch M55 6:39
19 Ruth Baussmann W65 9:17
21 Roger Pilkington M60 8:39
23 Margaret McSpadden W70 10:54
24 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 01 February
4 Gary Bowen 24:26
9 Caroline Campbell 33:44
10 Colin Farlow 19:49
11 Ewen Thompson 27:49
18 Kerron Clare 27:43
19 Roger Pilkington 28:46
21 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #351 02 February
10 Paul TRUMBLE 20:03 M30
35 Kevin MILLER 22:22 M40
43 Gavin MONGAN 22:57 M35
70 Debra KAY 25:01 W50
97 Celina MILLER 26:21 W40
159 Cathy NEWMAN 29:49 W55
225 Jennifer MAY 34:16 W60
374 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #312 02 February
5 Jeff GREY 18:52 M55
7 Jen BRIGHT 19:13 W40 **New PB**
8 Isaac MUSCAT 19:13 M11
9 David CLARKE 19:40 M60
18 Michael SMITH 20:49 M50 **New PB**
48 Scott MARSHALL 23:01 M50
54 Shane WRIGHT 23:31 M45
83 Chris GAMMON 25:28 M55
139 Ewen THOMPSON 28:26 M60
152 Bronwyn CALVER 29:09 W45
153 Suzie GYE 29:13 W40 **New PB**
197 Ricky SOMERVILLE 31:55 M50
384 William BARLOW 53:40 M35
408 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #281 02 February
47 Geoff MOORE 23:02 M70
56 David Baussmann ~23:55 M65
172 Ruth BAUSSMANN 29:21 W65
219 Margaret MCSPADDEN 32:19 W70
365 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #140 02 February
38 Amanda MCCORMACK 21:37 W35
87 Gary BOWEN 24:38 M60
122 Elizabeth BENNETT 26:21 W55
163 Jennie BLAKE 29:22 W60
166 Caroline CAMPBELL 29:31 W75
321 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #47 02 February
5 Paul QUINN 21:59 M35
13 Craig WURTZ 24:02 M50
24 Annette SUGDEN 26:31 W55 **New PB**
36 Andrew SMITH 28:22 M45
90 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #39 02 February
10 Stuart DOYLE 19:32 M50
14 Monika HOLMWOOD 20:37 W25
28 Louise SHARP 22:49 W35
43 Sandeep CHANDRA 25:06 M45
44 Cameron CURRY 25:08 M35
189 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #92 02 February
1 Bernardo PALMA 18:50 M35
7 Mick KONEMANN 23:02 M50 **New PB**
30 Helen NORTHEY 27:04 W40
139 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #53 02 February
12 Dale MOORE 25:11 M55
81 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #19 02 February
18 Carolyne KRAMAR 32:33 W50
43 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #34 02 February
23 finishers

Bowral 5k parkrun #229 02 February
94 Norma WALLETT 39:06 W85
107 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #144 02 February
82 finishers

Huskisson 5k parkrun #54 02 February
48 Lisa MCDONALD 26:18 W40
121 finishers

Ewen Contemplating Life from the Stromlo Hill



Monday, 4 February 2019

My running streak day 148

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 04, 2019 with No comments
But first it's back to school for the children and grandchildren of many of the speedygeese. Here is a picture of my four Moore grandsons, ready for a new year!



So at training tonight I ran 7k first, then another 5k while I looked after 15 other speedygeese running 10 x 100m on a Parliament House hill, followed by 5 x 200m down then up the same hill. Present were Kahlia (new), Rachel (new), Carinna (new), George (64 today), Annette (still visiting, last day probably), and Paul McG, Paul Q, Michael, Vanessa H, Erica, Ruth, Jennie, Bron, Giles, and Jenny. George kindly brought some champagne to celebrate his birthday.

Who We Are (Lifehouse)

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 04, 2019 with No comments
Song of the Week. At https://youtu.be/SsA5YJKIZhw

Sunday, 3 February 2019

My running streak day 147

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, February 03, 2019 with No comments
Just an easy 11k run at Stromlo with Andrew - except first, it was humid and my choice of a T-shirt was a mistake, it came off after 3k. My first topless run for many a year! And second, the pace was about 15 seconds per km quicker than usual, although it didn't seem fast.

Mt Ainslie parkrun yesterday:


Monika: her first parkrun (20:37)


Louise (22:49)

Saturday, 2 February 2019

My running streak day 146 and a faster parkrun time

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, February 02, 2019 with No comments
Today I lept to the 23 minute barrier at Gungahlin 5k parkrun, actual time 23:02, will have to run it again and go faster! The better time than recently was helped no doubt by the cooler but still-very-humid weather. This is a significant improvement again, so the training pattern will continue. Total for the day, 11k.


Dave and Debra running in VERY close proximity at the Australia Day Ginninderra parkrun.