Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Recent speedygeese race results

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Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 23 April
4. Sandeep Chandra 50:31
6. Peter Thomson 50:54
7. James O'Neill 50:55
8. Roger Pilkington 38:56
9. Ricky Somerville 49:57
10. Cameron Curry 34:51
15 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 26 April
7 Ricky Somerville 33:24
8 Kerron Clare 28:12
10 Colin Farlow 19:31
13 Ewen Thompson 33:21
13 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #363 27 April
2 Will B 19:34 M30
8 Natty B 20:29 W30
24 Brendan BELCHER 22:55 M35
28 Andrew SIMPSON 23:20 M45
43 David BAUSSMANN 24:30 M65
85 Cathy NEWMAN 27:23 W55
110 Jennifer MAY 29:31 W60
114 Ruth BAUSSMANN 29:42 W65
305 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #324 27 April
6 David CLARKE 19:50 M60
20 Anthony PERRY 22:00 M50
33 Chris GAMMON 23:12 M55
76 Bronwyn CALVER 25:23 W45
92 Kerron CLARE 27:24 W50
125 Ricky SOMERVILLE 29:48 M50
140 Ewen THOMPSON 31:05 M60
161 Scott MARSHALL 32:27 M55
244 James O'NEILL 43:00 M50
287 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #293 27 April
200 Darcy MORRISON 35:18 M10 **New PB**
201 Nadine MORRISON 35:49 W45
286 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #152 27 April
315 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #59 27 April
9 Gavin MONGAN 21:57 M35
12 Paul QUINN 22:23 M35
14 Richard NETHERSOLE 22:36 M35 **New PB**
69 Jennifer NETHERSOLE 33:37 W45
105 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #51 27 April
36 Phil BIGNELL 24:29 M55
37 Geoff MOORE 24:42 M70 **New PB**
44 Lisa MCDONALD 25:04 W45 **New PB**
80 Cameron CURRY 29:24 M35
82 Catherine MONTALTO 29:28 W65 **New PB**
85 Andrew BRAY 29:39 M40
88 Shareen UNDERWOOD 29:43 W35
130 William ARTHUR 34:22 M65
193 Giles LAMB 1:03:46 M45
193 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #104 27 April
1 Bernardo PALMA 19:25 M35
55 Rachel SIMS 32:15 W25 **New PB**
78 Kahlia Rose GILBERT-DAVIS 36:53 W25 **New PB**
79 Deborah DAVIS 36:56 W55 **New PB**
125 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #65 27 April
90 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #29 27 April
24 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #46 27 April
40 finishers

Bowral 5k parkrun #241 27 April
76 Cameron CURRY 27:21 M35
166 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #156 27 April
18 Pieta SMITH 22:20 W45
33 Gabrielle BROWN 25:27 W55
84 Andrew SMITH 32:49 M45
132 finishers

Roma Pineto 5k parkrun #57 27 April
25 Carolyne KRAMAR 35:00 W50
29 finishers

YCRC 10 mile 27 April
3. Stuart Doyle M50 1:02:52
9. Paul Trumble M30 1:08:55
12. Louise Sharp W35 1:10:28
18. Amanda Mccormack W35 1:13:36
31. Craig Wurtz M50 1:20:36
34. Michael Thompson M50 1:22:57
41. Jennifer Bright W40 1:24:27
42. Sandeep Chandra M45 1:25:11
71 finishers

ACTMA Majura 10k 28 April
4 David Webster M65 48:47
7 Vanessa Haverd W40 44:37
8 Ruth Baussmann W65 64:02
11 Rod Lynch M55 79:47
13 Craig Wurtz M50 53:06
14 David Baussmann M65 53:19
16 Jennie Blake W60 65:06
28 Nadine Morrison W45 55:39
35 Margaret McSpadden W70 82:50
39 finishers

ACTMA Majura 5k 28 April
2 Jill Pearson W60 23:15 **gold**
6 Cathy Newman W55 28:23 **silver**
12 Cathy Montalto W65 29:11
17 Mick Charlton M65 37:24
18 Rae Palmer W70 34:18
26 finishers

My running streak day 233 - very very sore

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 with No comments
So today was just a token 3k jog, to end April, hoping the soreness will disappear asap. It is a legacy of the fast hilly parkrun last Saturday, and is a bit worrying.

So my streak has lasted 233 days; my old record was 217 days which ended on 4 August 2012, and included a 50k race, my one and only, in April that year.

So I will see what tomorrow brings.

So anyway I turn 71 very soon and we celebrated with bubbly last night.

Monday, 29 April 2019

My running streak day 232

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, April 29, 2019 with 3 comments
At training tonight running our first inverted flagpole relay session, 25 minutes of three person relays with George, Gwen, Richard, Paul Q, Ruth and the lovely Erica (5), Vanessa H, Jenny M, Kahlia, Indigo (new), Rachel, Mick, Colin, Jennie B, Deb, and Phil; with me watching and completing a rather sore 10k for the day. A great day as someone brought birthday champagne for afters (not to mention M&Ms and maltesers). Perfect weather for running.

On Sunday:

We are all in this together

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Song of the Week. Nordic Daughter: We Are One, at https://youtu.be/chXOduU1GH0



Sunday, 28 April 2019

My running streak day 231

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Today I had an easy jog in the morning, just 7k on the grass. My weekly total though was 75k, another increase in distance run.

There were many speedygeese PBs at parkruns yesterday .. including Darcy's! Many more to come, no doubt.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

My running streak day 230

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I ran Mt Ainslie parkrun today, taking exactly one minute off my previous PB for the course. The time was 24:42. It felt no harder than the slower runs there did. Fitness levels are improving.
3k warm-up, 5k race, 5k cool-down makes 13k for the day.

Here's another picture from the Australian Running Festival - Michael during his 3:29 marathon.

Friday, 26 April 2019

My running streak day 229

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Today I did a longer and easier gym circuit, and jogged 5k, my shortest day of the week. I am on track for a 75k week.

A few of the Sunday speedygeese heading towards Cooleman Ridge:

Thursday, 25 April 2019

My running streak day 228

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Anzac day and I ran 3k before lunch, the third kilometre quite fast, it takes me that long to warm up these days. Then at Parliament House late in the day I ran 8k quite fast then another 6k sort of recovering while I watched the speedygeese training group run intervals over 100/200/300/400 repeated. So, 17k for the day. Training were Allie and Peach, Isaac, Dave, Colin, Paul Q, Craig, Jenny M, and Lisa, while Jen watched and I jogged.

A lovely photo of Ruth finishing the marathon in the company of a granddaughter. Next year is promised first names, not surnames, on the bibs.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

My running streak day 227

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Today was a training run of 10k, it took me a while to get going but I was happy to get well under 60 minutes for a run with plenty of vert.

A final picture from the Australian Running Festival - Sandeep.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

All the recent speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 with No comments
YCRC Women’s Jogalong 07 April
17. Vanessa Haverd W40 31:36
18. Carinna Tong W45 31:37
29. Kathy Sims W65 31:15
38. Cathy Montalto W65 34:17
46. Nadine Morrison W45 30:25
48. Caroline Campbell W75 38:59
64 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 16 April
2. Jasen Higuchi 21:23
3. Roger Pilkington 43:14
8. Cameron Curry 32:29
11. Michael Thompson 32:53
16. Peter Thomson 50:22
17. James O'Neill 64:00
18. Ricky Somerville 64:00
19. Sandeep Chandra 64:00
20 finishers

AMRA Black Mountain 2.6k run-up 16 April
4. Louise Sharp 14.38
8. Craig Wurtz 16.53
11. Helen Way 22.11
13. David Ault 28.35
15 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #362 20 April
48 Debra KAY 24:06 W50 **New PB**
55 Lisa MCDONALD 24:35 W40 **New PB**
59 David BAUSSMANN 24:45 M65
107 Jacob MILLER 27:31 M11
109 Andrew BRAY 27:46 M40
114 Chloe MILLER 28:05 W11
128 Jennifer MAY 28:39 W60 **New PB**
129 Geoff MOORE 28:40 M70
135 Ruth BAUSSMANN 29:15 W65
138 Mick KONEMANN 29:29 M50
280 Bron SPARKES 56:27 W40
286 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #323 20 April
2 Jeff GREY 19:12 M55
4 Natty B 19:16 W30
5 Jen BRIGHT 19:45 W40
27 David CLARKE 21:58 M60
40 Isaac MUSCAT 23:06 M15
45 Anthony PERRY 23:26 M50
83 Bronwyn CALVER 25:35 W45
113 Shane WRIGHT 27:12 M45
117 Michael THOMPSON 27:16 M50 **New PB**
122 Chris GAMMON 27:51 M55
123 Kerron CLARE 27:52 W50
140 Suzie GYE 29:09 W40
156 Ricky SOMERVILLE 30:45 M50
245 James O'NEILL 42:53 M50
298 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #292 20 April
7 Louise SHARP 19:33 W35
8 Stuart DOYLE 19:33 M50
49 Janene KINGSTON 24:17 W50
306 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #151 20 April
36 Craig WURTZ 21:14 M50
41 Amanda MCCORMACK 21:28 W35
150 Caroline CAMPBELL 28:53 W75
286 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #58 20 April\
13 Paul QUINN 23:19 M35
26 Shareen UNDERWOOD 25:07 W35
27 Pieta SMITH 25:09 W45
121 finishers\

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #50 20 April
69 Sandeep CHANDRA 30:52 M45
72 William ARTHUR 31:02 M65
145 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #103 20 April
1 Bernardo PALMA 18:51 M35
122 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #64 20 April
84 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #28 20 April
3 Gavin MONGAN 21:35 M35
39 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #45 20 April
128 finishers

Bowral 5k parkrun #240 20 April
76 Cameron CURRY 27:21 M35
166 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #155 20 April
84 Cathy NEWMAN 27:38 W55
89 Victoria HENNIG 28:09 W60
171 finishers

Wagga 5k parkrun #85 20 April
67 Ewen THOMPSON 28:42 M60
145 finishers

Parkville 5k parkrun #155 20 April
34 Andrew SIMPSON 21:57 M45
167 Jack SIMPSON 32:21 M11
180 Archie SIMPSON 34:26 M11
217 finishers

You Yangs 5k parkrun #123 20 April
25 William BARLOW 29:12 M35
37 April BARLOW 1:11:17 W10
38 Penelope BARLOW 1:12:48 W10
40 Kristie BARLOW 1:12:50 W30
40 finishers

Taupo 5k parkrun #115 20 April
14 Giles LAMB 21:47 M45
136 finishers

Roma Pineto 5k parkrun #56 20 April
36 Carolyne KRAMAR 32:43 W50 **Nuovo PB**
51 finishers

Candy running the marathon

My running streak day 226

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 with No comments
I ran 8k this morning, and did a 50 minute gym circuit. Lots of debris from last night's rain, but it was much nicer for running this morning than it was last night.

Here are some of the speedygeese at Ginninderra parkrun last Saturday:


Lisa


Debra


Jacob


Chloe


Jenny and I


Ruth


Mick


Bron

Monday, 22 April 2019

My running streak day 225

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This morning I ran 3k down at Kippax, as was my plan but a good idea in case my young (55 tomorrow) sister in law was right when she prophesied massive thunderstorms in the evening. In the evening I ran 7k early between the raindrops then joined Anthony, Jenny M, Ruth and Lisa (45 today) in the shelter of a rather empty (public holiday) Parliament House carpark for another 5k. Making 15k for the day, slightly short of what I had planned, all good though given the thunderstorms! I was surprised to discover that my latest Garmin device could accurately measure our car-park distance, given that older versions could not, but it did decline to show me a map of the route taken.

Jenni and Ruth enjoying the marathon at the ARF.

My favourite band - and what great drumwork in this live video!

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, April 22, 2019 with No comments
Song of the Week. Foals – Providence.
At https://youtu.be/6Xln27JD1wc



This song has been stuck in my head.
Just check out the drummer, particularly in the second half.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

My running streak day 224

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Today the speedygeese set off from Stromlo Forest Park on their weekly long run at the same time as I was partway through a jog on the grass there. None of the speedygeese joined me but I did get to run with Pru who said she was at "Day 1" of her training. So I did have pleasant company.

I ran 10k, which brought the week's total to 68k.

Here's the group of us who supported Jenny May yesterday. Photo by Ruth via time delay, which beats her selfie shots!

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Mr running streak day 223

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, April 20, 2019 with No comments
Today I ran at the Ginninderra parkrun, pacing Jenny May to a new PB, and following her in at 28:40. She was running her 100th parkrun. With a 5k warm-up run, that made it 10k for the day, at a nice easy pace.

Friday, 19 April 2019

My running streak day 222

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A lovely sunny morning in Canberra, and I ran a loop of a 7k course which I used to run many years ago. First time it's been measured though, and it turns out to be 7.2k. So that's good. And I stopped at 7k, not wanting to have to top it up to 8.

Today's run makes 222 days in a row for me, so far, and I have plans to continue this streak indefinitely. Or perhaps more accurately, "non-definitely"?


Robert Ey and his family and friends were all out with him as he completed his 100th marathon on Sunday. I remember "holding hands" with him across the line in the Melbourne Marathon one year, we ran 2:59 coasting home.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

My running streak day 221

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Today was a 17km day. That's right, the distances are gradually increasing which bodes well for future performances. Not to mention longevity etc. If I'd been sick anytime in those 221 days I would have skipped a day. That's a long time of not being sick. Today I ran 2k in the morning and did a quite demanding 50 minute exercise circuit in the gym. Then this evening I ran before speedygeese training an 8k at a good clip, then supervised the speedygeese training session where they ran 12 x 40 seconds on 2 minutes, I did the first 11, and I completed another 7k. Won't push the pace this Saturday, plan to run with Jenny May while she completes her 100th parkrun - this is at Ginninderra.

Speedygeese training tonight were Ruth back from her marathon already, Dave, Jen, Isaac, Colin, Brownie, Lisa and me.


Thommo playing up running the marathon.

Moral of the story today - running is good for the health.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

My running streak day 220

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Today I ran an easy 5k. Warm April weather continues and will do so all week.

I didn't have Jarod (Potter?) in my weekend results list as his name wasn't there, but number 8265 is recorded as having run a good time, 1:51.38 (a female F40, no less).

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Speedygeese race results...

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 with 1 comment
Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 09 April
3. Roger Pilkington 37:02
5. Rajeev Bajania 35:37
6. Sandeep Chandra 35:39
10. Gary Bowen 29:06
13. Cameron Curry 29:58
16. Peter Thomson 56:50
17. Ewen Thompson 57:14
19. James O'Neill 57:28
20. Natty Beck 33:59
21 finishers

ACTMA Track and Field 11 April (final)
800m
M50 Damian Rutledge 2:36.17 75.7%

1 Mile
M55 Dale Moore 8:13.99 54.6

5000m Championship
M35 Jacob Grooby 16:06.10 80.1 Gold M35
M55 Peter Brown 19:18.86 79.1 Silver M55
M55 Dale Moore 22:48.98 67.0 Bronze M55
M60 David Clarke 19:41.91 79.6 Gold M60
M60 Ewen Thompson 26:06.01 60.6 Silver M60
M70 Robbie Costmeyer 22:55.93 77.1 Gold M70
W40 Vanessa Haverd 19:59.60 76.3 Gold W40
W65 Kathy Sims 24:27.44 87.3 Gold W65

Customs 5k handicap 12 April
4 Colin Farlow 19:20
6 Craig Wurtz 24:11
9 Caroline Campbell 31:30
11 Yili Zhu 25:09
14 Roger Pilkington 30:09
15 Ewen Thompson 31:35
16 Peter Thomson 32:43
20 James O'Neill 42:41
21 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #361 13 April
13 Kevin MILLER 21:17 M40
36 Gavin MONGAN 23:13 M35
39 Scott MARSHALL 23:20 M55
90 Celina MILLER 26:38 W40
97 Cathy NEWMAN 27:15 W55
239 Jennifer MAY 45:36 W60
279 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #322 13 April
30 Cameron CURRY 23:25 M35 **New PB**
37 Jen BRIGHT 24:09 W40
39 David CLARKE 24:10 M60
40 Isaac MUSCAT 24:10 M15
67 Bronwyn CALVER 26:15 W45
114 Suzie GYE 29:02 W40
141 Ewen THOMPSON 30:54 M60
165 Ricky SOMERVILLE 32:38 M50
315 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #291 13 April
22 Geoff MOORE 22:52 M70
29 Janene KINGSTON 23:35 W50
136 Margaret MCSPADDEN 31:44 W70
263 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #150 13 April
9 Craig WURTZ 21:10 M50
68 Elizabeth BENNETT 26:37 W55
231 Amanda MCCORMACK 46:10 W35
245 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #57 13 April
30 Pieta SMITH 26:12 W45
103 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #49 13 April
2 Stuart DOYLE 18:58 M50
4 Louise SHARP 20:35 W35
9 Jonathan MILLER 21:56 M50
50 Deborah PURSS 27:30 W45 **New PB**
105 William ARTHUR 48:44 M65
120 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #102 13 April
106 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #63 13 April
70 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #27 13 April
51 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #44 13 April
33 finishers

Bowral 5k parkrun #239 13 April
95 Norma WALLETT 36:45 W85 (101.27%)
109 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #154 13 April
29 Victoria HENNIG 28:12 W60
70 finishers

Inverloch 5k parkrun #245 13 April
51 William BARLOW 27:06 M35
147 finishers

Wagga 5k parkrun #84 13 April
12 Lisa MCDONALD 23:33 W40 **New PB**
95 finishers

Mt Penang 5k parkrun #217 13 April
38 Shane WRIGHT 26:16 M45
113 finishers

Roma Pineto 5k parkrun #55 13 April
33 Carolyne KRAMAR 34:51 W50
41 finishers

Buffalo Stampede 12-14 April
20k
5 Monika Holmwood 2:23.37 (first female)
155 finishers
75k
42 Paul McGeachie 13:12.32
87 Michael Thompson 16:12.14
95 finishers

Running Festival 5k 13 April
Perfect weather to race 5k – but why didn’t they just run a local parkrun?
1126 finishers

Running the 10k in perfect conditions makes more sense though.
Running Festival 10k 13 April
58 Natasha Beck 40:38
66 Zain Upton 41:27
196 Kristy Primrose 48:05
264 Richard Nethersole 50:02
703 Jossie Seisun 59:19
728 Caroline Campbell 59:55
753 Jenny Nethersole 1:00.22
1397 finishers

Running Festival Half Marathon 14 April
138 Paul Trumble 1:29.56
271 Natalie Budd 1:38.47
285 David Webster 1:39.18
580 Louise Sartore 1:48.53
650 Debra Kay 1:50.46
792 Jess Peil 1:54.08
1147 Lachlan Craig 1:57.50
1359 George Quarmby 2:09.30
1636 Deborah Davis 2:19.01
1647 Jennifer May 2:19.26
1708 Kirsten Webber 2:22.34
1784 Denis Reid 2:27.21
2104 finishers

Running Festival Marathon 14 April
117 Rajeev Bajania 3:15.15
149 Jonathan Miller 3:21.27
195 Will Brady 3:28.54
218 Daryl Roweth 3:31.10
203 Michael Smith 3:29.15
244 Amanda McCormack 3:36.10
367 Brendan Belcher 3:39.48
471 Candy Potter 3:59.08
519 Giles Lamb 4:04.11
618 Sandeep Chandra 4:14.52
819 Ruth Baussmann 4:48.12
856 Jennie Blake 4:54.54
857 Roger Pilkington 4:55.22
888 Peter Thomson 5:03.00
924 Joffrid Mackett (with Lily) 5:15.20
979 Bill Arthur 5:50.11
1011 finishers

Running Festival Ultra Marathon 14 April
9 Jeff Grey 3:35.36
15 Justin Hiatt 3:53.51
90 Chris Gammon 4:52.10
97 Craig Stocks 4:55.48
134 Gavin Mongan 5:22.48
190 David Ault 7:00.16
192 finishers

Boston Marathon 15 April (two of my Canberra friends)
4967 Kristy Zwickert 3:13.11
18737 Jennifer Kellett 4:11.19

Kristy at Boston



My running streak day 219

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 with No comments
Today I did a relentless 50 minute gym circuit, and ran 5k from there. Another lovely day for a run.

Here's Ruth running Sunday's marathon!



Monday, 15 April 2019

My running streak day 218

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What great weather for running it is at the moment! This morning I jogged 2k then tonight I ran 6k at Parliament House with Deborah P, then conducted a speedygeese session where I ran another 6k making it 14k for the day. Present at training along with me and Deborah P (new) were Rachel, Kahlia, Allie (and Peach), Rae, Celina, Kevin, Chloe, Jacob M, Mick, Colin, Phil (new), Bron, and Deborah D (the only ARF runner to back up). Brownie also passed by to greet us. The session was our favourite continuous relay training, 12 minutes of three person and 12 minutes of 2 person zigzag relays at the lower flagpoles.

One of the photos I took at the ARF, George running the Half Marathon.

Song of the Week.

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, April 15, 2019 with No comments
Empress, by Snow Patrol - https://youtu.be/_FgpS3TfvYM - I love this song, I love this videoclip.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

My running streak day 217

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Today I ran 16k around Telopea Park watching the Australian Running Festival and taking photographs, many from the top of the hill behind Telopea High.

Check out my FB page for many more photos of speedygeese and friends.







Saturday, 13 April 2019

My running streak day 216

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, April 13, 2019 with No comments
It has been a breakthrough day, not just for me but also for many of the speedygeese with some great performances today, and no doubt more to come this weekend. See next Tuesday's post for all the results! I finally broke the 23 minute barrier at parkrun, doing 22:52 at Gungahlin, feeling good unlike the last couple of days. The first sub 23 of many, or that's the plan.

Candy - one of the many speedygeese entered in tomorrow's Canberra marathon. I will be hovering around in the vicinity of Telopea Park as the marathoners / half marathoners / ultra runners head towards the finish.

Friday, 12 April 2019

My running streak day 215

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I jogged 5k today. That's all.

Here are running pics of Helen and Bill.



Thursday, 11 April 2019

My running streak day 214

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This was the first Thursday speedygeese session back at Parliament House, now that daylight saving time was over. Just four of us there - I had Tori, Craig and Colin running a ladder of 600m, 400, 200 repeated for 20 minutes. All recoveries were a 200m jog. As for me, I was sore from yesterday's gym session and struggled through a 10k run.


Two speedy geese - Pieta and Sandeep.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

My running streak day 213

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with No comments
It was up early today to get out to the gym and do a 60 minute "Group Active" exercise class, which I thoroughly enjoyed having not done one of these for a while. I also ran 5k out from the lake (Ginninderra) while I was there. Feeling fine today.

One of my youngest grandchildren has started doing gymnastics and is enjoying success already. She is taking after her two older sisters, who have been extremely successful in days gone by.


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

All the recent speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 with No comments
AMRA Mount Ainslie 2.2k run-up 02 April
6. Vanessa Haverd 15.12
8. Craig Wurtz 16.51
15. Helen Way 22.45
16. Bill Arthur 23.44
17 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 02 April
7. Michael Thompson 31:15
9. Gary Bowen 29:30
14. Sandeep Chandra 31:44
16. Cameron Curry 31:10
17. James O'Neill 52:58
17 finishers

ACTMA Track and Field 04 April
3000m
M50 Craig Wurtz 12:45.83 67.9%
M55 Dale Moore 12:56.53 68.6
M60 Ewen Thompson 15:31.07 59.3
W65 Ruth Baussmann 16:44.05 76.0
W70 Margaret McSpadden 18:41.85 72.9
W75 Caroline Campbell 16:01.66 91.5

800m
M50 Craig Wurtz 2:55.59 68.5%
M55 Dale Moore 2:50.07 72.5

Spiral 6
2 Ruth Baussmann W65 13:58
4 Michael Smith M50 10:10
6 Craig Wurtz M50 11:24
8 Margaret McSpadden W70 16:43
14 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 05 April
4 Giles Lamb 24:44
5 Yili Zhu 24:44
6 Gary Bowen 25:25
8 Ewen Thompson 29:30
10 Craig Wurtz 23:49
13 Roger Pilkington 31:48
15 Colin Farlow 19:35
21 Peter Thomson 37:17
23 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #360 06 April
19 Stuart DOYLE 20:26 M50
20 Louise SHARP 20:27 M35
56 Geoff MOORE 23:25 M70
65 Debra KAY 24:23 W50
73 David BAUSSMANN 24:39 M65
87 Jane LILLEY 25:10 W45
136 Cathy NEWMAN 27:59 W55
153 Ruth BAUSSMANN 29:10 W65
155 Brendan BELCHER 29:13 M35
164 Jack SIMPSON 29:49 M11
263 Andrew SIMPSON 38:56 M45
268 Jennifer MAY 39:46 W60
307 Bron SPARKES 1:02:52 W40
310 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #321 06 April
10 Isaac MUSCAT 20:45 M15
11 Jen BRIGHT 20:48 W40
25 David CLARKE 22:02 M60
36 David WEBSTER 23:03 M65
37 Shane WRIGHT 23:08 M45
123 Scott MARSHALL 27:44 M55
141 Ewen THOMPSON 29:00 M60
274 James O'NEILL 45:21 M50
316 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #290 06 April
42 Gavin MONGAN 22:25 M35
71 Janene KINGSTON 24:09 W50
73 Lisa MCDONALD 24:15 W40 **New PB**
94 Andrew SMITH 25:37 M45 **New PB**
201 Margaret MCSPADDEN 31:40 W70
322 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #149 06 April
34 Amanda MCCORMACK 21:03 W35 **New PB**
77 Cameron CURRY 24:13 M35
103 Shareen UNDERWOOD 25:01 W35
146 Elizabeth BENNETT 27:08 W55
162 Jennie BLAKE 27:50 W60
170 Caroline CAMPBELL 28:16 W75
234 Peter THOMSON 32:06 M55
262 Kahlia Rose GILBERT-DAVIS 34:31 W25
263 Deborah DAVIS 34:31 W55
345 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #56 06 April
18 Paul QUINN 23:10 M35
28 Gary BOWEN 24:59 M60
115 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #48 06 April
13 Jonathan MILLER 21:36 M50
24 Amanda COOK 22:43 W40
26 Giles LAMB 23:02 M45
30 Craig WURTZ 23:10 M50 **New PB**
77 Sandeep CHANDRA 29:49 M45
124 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #101 06 April
1 Bernardo PALMA 18:22 M35
43 Kerron CLARE 29:01 W50 **New PB**
44 Chris GAMMON 29:02 M55
138 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #62 06 April
18 Dale MOORE 24:59 M55
88 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #43 06 April
35 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #153 06 April
59 finishers

The Beaches 5k parkrun #217 06 April
56 William BARLOW 36:44 M35
110 finishers

Roma Pineto 5k parkrun #54 06 April
46 Carolyne KRAMAR 34:04 W50 **New PB**
64 finishers

Ewen, Mhairi at Tuggeranong parkrun


Debra

My running streak day 212

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 with 1 comment
I was bit quicker today, running 4.5k all on grass turning over the legs faster.

It's the marathon this Sunday - my plan at this stage is to be running around at or near Telopea Park cheering runners on.

Ruth at the start


Half Marathon course


Marathon course


Ultra Marathon course


Timing- 6:00am Sunday 14th Ultra start, 6:25am Marathon, 7:45am Half Marathon.

Monday, 8 April 2019

My running streak day 211

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, April 08, 2019 with No comments
As it was Jenny's birthday I decided to skip the speedygeese session and jog instead: 5.5k before lunch. We are off to Courgette tonight to celebrate.

On Saturday Bron walked the Ginninderra parkrun:

Song of the Week. Good Lord.

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, April 08, 2019 with No comments
BIRDS OF TOKYO Good Lord
At https://youtu.be/-xL4mZcnkGE

Sunday, 7 April 2019

My running streak day 210

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, April 07, 2019 with 1 comment
210 days: that's 30 weeks.
Today I ran 11k at Stromlo Forest Park, chatting with Andrew, Glenn and Phil.
Nothing much is wrong niggle-wise, I was feeling good today.

Here's a rather good photo taken yesterday. Mhairi and Jen.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

My running streak day 209

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, April 06, 2019 with No comments
Tossing up what parkrun to go to, even this morning not yet decided, I finally thought I would visit Ginninderra as I was doing some shopping nearby afterwards. I ran 23:25, equal best this year at that venue but on a less humid day will go much faster. Meanwhile at Gungahlin, Lisa ran a lifetime 5k PB, congratulations! Just behind Janene!

Friday, 5 April 2019

My running streak day 208

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, April 05, 2019 with No comments
I decided to run around the proposed Umbagong District parkrun course today to see what it was like, and to establish a time to beat in future. The parkrun is still a considerable way off and hasn't been finalised yet, but I am pretty confident it will be approved for the route I took. I did run clockwise though and its direction is under discussion. Anyway, a 5k in 27:35 running easy on a Friday is pleasing. The course is pleasantly undulating. I am familiar with it as the start is just 1k from my home and I have run many times along the creek where the course goes. This one will become my home course, for sure.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

My running streak day 207

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, April 04, 2019 with No comments
Today I ran 3k in the morning, and spent 50 minutes doing an exercise circuit in the gym.

In the evening we had the final daylight-saving-Stromlo Forest Park training session, where the speedygeese ran continuous intervals on our 500m hill for 23 minutes, alternating fast and slow laps.

Present were Kevin, Celina, Jacob, Chloe, Jenny, Jennie, Jen, Lisa, Tori, Allie, Janene, Andrew, Paul Q, Colin, Dave, Maria, Gregg at the last drinks, and me. I ran another 11k there, making 14k for the day.


Jennie - has run 100k already this week, top of the speedygeese leader-board.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

My running streak day 206

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 with No comments
Off to the Doctor to get a slice cut out of my calf - I must have convinced him my streak should continue, as he decided to try cryo on the lesion instead. These skin issues dog me every now and then.

So having no excuses, I jogged a slow 5k in the afternoon.

More pics from Queanbeyan parkrun #100: A flying Cookie plus Callum.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 with No comments
Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 26 March
3. Carolyne Kramar 41:25
9. James O'Neill 45:55
11. Cameron Curry 29:06
12. Gary Bowen 29:31
13. Peter Thomson 37:27
19. Ewen Thompson 61:49
20 finishers

Ginninderra 7k Handicap 26 March
2. Jeff Grey 27:05
12 finishers

ACTMA Track and Field 28 March
1500m Championship
M50 Michael Smith 5:29.91 75.0% Bronze M50
M55 Peter Brown 5:11.18 82.3 Silver M55
M55 Nigel England 5:31.40 76.6 Bronze M55
M55 Dale Moore 6:17.49 67.8 5th M55
W65 Kathy Sims 6:58.57 84.3 Gold W65
W75 Caroline Campbell 8:00.67 85.9 Gold W75

3000m
M55 Nigel England 12:42.63 69.3%
M55 Dale Moore 13:18.80 66.7
M60 Ewen Thompson 15:34.07 59.1
W65 Ruth Baussmann 16:41.71 76.2
W70 Margaret McSpadden 18:47.51 72.5

Customs 5k handicap 29 March
1 Peter Thomson 32:47
3 Colin Farlow 19:45
8 Bill Arthur 31:31
9 Craig Wurtz 24:53
12 Caroline Campbell 33:05
14 Carolyne Kramar 36:35
17 Ewen Thompson 33:00
19 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #359 30 March
18 Brendan BELCHER 22:48 M35
67 Kevin MILLER 26:17 M40
68 Janene KINGSTON 26:17 W50
69 Jacob MILLER 26:17 M11
88 Celina MILLER 27:44 W40
105 Ruth BAUSSMANN 29:38 W65
147 Carolyne KRAMAR 35:34 W50
198 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #320 30 March
7 Jen BRIGHT 19:48 W40
8 Isaac MUSCAT 19:48 M15
26 Peter BROWN 21:21 M55
27 David CLARKE 21:36 M60
44 Shane WRIGHT 22:55 M45
91 Bronwyn CALVER 26:25 W45
104 Chris GAMMON 27:20 M55
131 Kerron CLARE 29:13 W50
137 Scott MARSHALL 29:39 M55
149 Suzie GYE 30:40 W40
160 Ewen THOMPSON 32:12 M60
262 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #289 30 March
26 Nadine MORRISON 23:21 W45
116 Margaret MCSPADDEN 33:29 W70
191 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #148 30 March
29 Gavin MONGAN 21:28 M35
30 Craig WURTZ 21:31 M50
130 Jennie BLAKE 28:23 W60
221 Jason ROBERTS 35:55 M30
228 Gary BOWEN 37:08 M60
258 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #55 30 March
40 Pieta SMITH 31:37 W45
62 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #47 30 March
2 Stuart DOYLE 18:56 M50 **New PB**
6 Louise SHARP 20:20 W35
9 Giles LAMB 22:30 M45
40 Lisa MCDONALD 25:37 W40
65 Catherine MONTALTO 29:53 W65
74 William ARTHUR 31:14 M65
100 Helen WAY 45:44 W50
103 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #100 30 March
1 Bernardo PALMA 18:28 M35
25 Amanda COOK 26:41 W40
38 Geoff MOORE 30:25 M70
43 Peter THOMSON 31:04 M55
48 Rae PALMER 32:05 W70
115 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #61 30 March
30 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #42 30 March
23 finishers

Bowral 5k parkrun #237 30 March
59 Norma WALLETT 38:48 W85
62 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #152 30 March
7 Amanda MCCORMACK 21:26 W35 **New PB**
46 finishers

Kamay 5k parkrun #123 30 March
13 Cameron CURRY 25:04 M35
30 finishers

Parkville 5k parkrun #152 30 March
186 Jennifer MAY 33:52 W60
227 finishers

ACTMA Stromlo Forest Park 8k 31 March
2 Michael Smith M50 35:21 **gold**
8 Peter Brown M55 34:47
11 Ruth Baussmann W65 49:23
15 George Quarmby M60 55:41
17 Craig Wurtz M50 41:05
20 Rod Lynch M55 63:25
22 Gabrielle Brown W55 45:05
24 David Webster M65 41:03
26 Peter Thomson M55 51:55
27 Margaret McSpadden W70 58:29
35 Jennie Blake W60 54:08
39 finishers

ACTMA Stromlo Forest Park 4k 31 March
9 Gary Bowen M60 19:32
12 Cathy Montalto W65 23:18
20 finishers

Sri Chinmoy Acton 10k 31 March
Jeff Grey 39:03
Debra Kay 49:50
Deborah Purss 55:53

MS 10k Fun Run 31 March
71 Denis REID 1:02:58
139 finishers

MS 5k Fun Run 31 March
89 Kahlia-Rose Gilbert-Davis 36:52
(Kahlia went on to complete 10k as well, time not recorded.)
140 finishers

Pics from Sunday's speedygeese long run