Friday, 31 May 2019

Reprint: Why "speedygeese"?

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, May 31, 2019 with No comments
Running is great for the development of health, fitness, and quality of life, but how do we get the message across to our friends and acquaintances who would benefit from joining in with us? How we promote ourselves and how we can encourage others to join us in our quest for fitness is something that has been on my mind for many years. I wrote the following story for the August 2004 Vetrunner; after adapting it from an e-book, "Provocations", by Danish author Søren Kierkegaard.

Every time wild geese go on their amazing migratory journey, they fly along, not too far above ground, and call out to any geese on the ground to join them in their flight.

When the flight of the wild geese is heard in the air and there are tame geese down on the ground, the tame geese are instantly aware of it and to a certain degree understand what it means. Some of them even start to run along, beating their wings, crying out in awkward, confused disorder – but they are just mimicking the flying birds, and they never lift off.

There was once a wild goose. In the autumn, about the time for migration, who became aware of some tame geese. The wild goose thought it a shame to fly away from them, and hoped to win them over so that they would decide to go along with him on the flight. He tried to entice them to rise a little higher and then again a little higher, that they might, if possible, accompany him in the flight, saved from the wretched, mediocre life of waddling around on the earth as respectable, tame geese.

At first, the tame geese thought it very entertaining and liked the wild goose. But soon they became tired of him, and drove him away with sharp words, censuring him as a visionary fool devoid of experience and wisdom.

In a certain sense there was something admirable about what the wild goose wanted. Nevertheless, it was a mistake, for a tame goose never becomes a wild goose, but a wild goose can certainly become a tame goose. If what the wild goose tried to do is to be commended in any way, it must above all watch out for one thing – that he himself become like the tame geese. As soon as he notices that the tame geese have any kind of power over him, then away, away in migratory flight.

This could be a metaphor for our sport, albeit not an exact one. True, an athlete who is fit and healthy and full of life is as different from the ordinary person as the wild goose is from the tame goose. However, for us there is always the hope that a tame goose might become a wild goose. When we wild geese call out to the tame geese, some will be able to lift off and join us. But some will argue that we are silly and undignified and too old to be an athlete “at your time of life”. Don’t listen! You know what to tell them. You are a wild goose and you are proud of it. Resist the temptation to sink back into “wretched mediocrity”!

Now you know where the idea of “the speedygeese” training group originated.

Fly goose fly!

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Training tonight

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Eleven runners including me (not running owing to surgery today) and Peach the dog. Running one kilometre then 20 minutes of surging (fartlek) were Ruth, Allie, Erica, Vanessa, Michael, Jennie, Paul Q, Brownie and Dave. The kilometre was under lights west side Parliament House, the surges were on the small west side oval there. I stayed warm and dry. Actually the dog did all the intervals too.

...but winter is on its way.

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Last Sunday might have been the last sunny and pleasant day for a while...


Richard, Lisa, and me, running along easily a few kms into the Half Marathon.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Streak ended: 260 days completed.

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 with 1 comment
So I will be going into hibernation for winter. With a bit of a cold and some minor surgery happening, it would not be wise to run outdoors in these blizzard conditions. Monday was my final day, number 260. I may revisit a streak come spring, or not. Until then a tentative plan is to do longer runs than I have been doing, when the weather is fair. And give it a miss when the weather is foul. I may look at a 5k training plan too. We will see. But first, recover from some surgery.

I feel a bit like this guy, having to stop. And his cat.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Race results including Half Marathon and Cotter Canter

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AMRA Black Mountain 2.6k run-up 21 May
6. Vanessa Haverd 16.17
7. Michael Smith 16.56
13 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 21 May
1. James O'Neill 31:16
2. Sandeep Chandra 31:47
3. Rajeev Bajania 31:55
6. Ewen Thompson 38:43
7. Michael Thompson 31:38
8. Jerry Markovic 28:45
10. Cameron Curry 30:20
14. Roger Pilkington 38:03
16. Peter Thomson 56:28
17. Ricky Somerville 41:23
18 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 24 May
3 James O'Neill 24:11
5 Giles Lamb 24:19
8 Craig Wurtz 23:40
9 Kerron Clare 27:15
10 Colin Farlow 19:18
13 Ewen Thompson 29:56
17 Roger Pilkington 32:14
21 Caroline Campbell 37:50
22 Peter Thomson 45:15
24 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #367 25 May
21 Andrew SIMPSON 21:58 M45
29 Gavin MONGAN 22:42 M35
32 Scott MARSHALL 23:10 M55
49 Gabrielle BROWN 24:35 W55
55 David BAUSSMANN 25:03 M65
56 Jane LILLEY 25:11 W45
69 Kevin MILLER 26:18 M40
71 Celina MILLER 26:31 W40
73 Chloe MILLER 26:32 W11
214 April BARLOW 42:32 W10
215 William BARLOW 42:36 M35
247 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #328 25 May
34 Pieta SMITH 23:12 W45
35 Shane WRIGHT 23:16 M45
52 Bronwyn CALVER 25:14 W45
55 Kerron CLARE 25:26 W50
72 Ricky SOMERVILLE 26:54 M50
88 Suzie GYE 28:35 W40
165 Bernardo PALMA 36:31 M35
200 Ewen THOMPSON 43:39 M60
255 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #297 25 May
27 Nadine MORRISON 22:35 W45
185 Margaret MCSPADDEN 39:45 W70
222 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #156 25 May
11 James SWANN 19:40 M45 **New PB**
19 Amanda MCCORMACK 20:42 W35 **New PB**
69 Amanda COOK 24:27 W40
105 Andrew BRAY 26:04 M40
233 Natty B 52:52 SW30
240 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #63 25 May
12 Paul QUINN 21:57 M35
17 Richard NETHERSOLE 24:25 M35
22 Giles LAMB 25:10 M45
64 William ARTHUR 33:20 M65
99 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #55 25 May
11 Jonathan MILLER 22:14 M50
52 Cameron CURRY 26:41 M35
138 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #108 25 May
48 Vanessa PALMER 33:18 W45
93 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #69 25 May
94 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #33 25 May
21 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #50 25 May
32 finishers

Bowral 5k parkrun #245 25 May
59 Norma WALLETT 37:31 W85
79 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #160 25 May
11 Jerry MARKOVIC 23:10 M30
25 Victoria HENNIG 26:38 W60
72 finishers

Kirra 5k parkrun #367 25 May
55 Andrew SMITH 24:18 M45
185 finishers

Roma Pineto 5k parkrun #61 25 May
36 Carolyne KRAMAR 33:38 W50
38 Jennifer MAY 34:05 W60
53 finishers

YCMA Half Marathon Eve 5k 25 May
6. Isaac Muscat U16 18:51
13. Ewen Thompson M60 24:59
19. David Clarke M60 26:16
30. Geoff Moore M70 34:40
36 finishers

YMCA Half Marathon 26 May – chip times
Jacob Grooby 1:15:53 (outright winner)
Bernardo Palma 1:22:13
Jeff Grey 1:23:45
David Clarke 1:29:11
Rajeev Bajania 1:29:53
Michael Quinn 1:29:56 (1:30 pacer)
Vanessa Haverd 1:33:27
Will Brady 1:34:22
Amanda McCormack 1:37:10
Louise Sharp 1:39:10
David Webster 1:40:28
Chris Gammon 1:42:11
Michelle Wells 1:42:12
Natasha Beck 1:43:20
Michael Smith 1:43:23 (1:45 pacer)
Fiona Kilby 1:43:30
Natalie Budd 1:44:36
Michael Thompson 1:47:19
Craig Wurtz 1:48:24
Geoff Moore 1:51:59
Michael Horan 1:54:35
Richard Nethersole 1:54:40 (1:55 pacer)
Peter Daly 1:58.43
Geoff Mether 1:58:53
Lisa McDonald 1:59:19
James O'Neill 1:59:40 (2 hour pacer)
Sandeep Chandra 2:00:23 (2 hour pacer)
Liz Simpfendorfer 2:03:40
Peter Simpfendorfer 2:03:40
Candy Potter 2:05:09 (2:05 pacer)
Roger Pilkington 2:06:41
Jossie Maree Seisun 2:06:49
Allison Chambers 2:12:17
Ruth Baussmann 2:13:11
Jennie Blake 2:15:31
George Quarmby 2:23:28
William Arthur 2:24:56
Caroline Campbell 2:26:26
Madeleine Kaye 2:34:30
Ewen Thompson 2:46:09
Margaret McSpadden 2:49:32

Cotter Canter 10k 27 May
31 Narelle Smyth 47:33.9
59 James O'Neill 55:02
61 David Baussmann 55:09
72 Gabrielle Brown 57:47.6
77 Nei-Kiewa Close 58:33.5
83 Kerron Clare 1:00:25.0
84 Graeme Smyth 1:00:35.5
93 Helen Northey 1:03:46.1
123 finishers

Cotter Canter 5k 27 May
5 James Swann 22:24.1
25 Max Swann 27:56.6
27 Ewen Thompson 28:03.4
34 Carinna Tong 28:51.9
49 Shareen Underwood 31:27.0
89 finishers


Dave Clarke blitzing the Half Marathon

Monday, 27 May 2019

My running streak day 260

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, May 27, 2019 with No comments
Today I ran 5k well rugged up, no issues with recovery from the half marathon. Speedygeese training, wind off the snow and about 5 degrees, was attended by Jennie, George, Paul Q, Ruth, Mick, Giles, Bill and Bron. They ran 9 or 10 x 200m intervals before we retired to celebrate two birthdays.

Jacob leading out in the half marathon.

Song of the Week - White Onions

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At https://youtu.be/HxeU2mD_bKA

Sunday, 26 May 2019

My running streak day 259

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, May 26, 2019 with 2 comments
The long anticipated YMCA Half Marathon was held today. I eased into it, gradually increasing effort through the race, and ended up with ~1:52.13 [Edit: Chip time 1:51.59] which was good enough for an M70 win. I am certain that I have not won my age group in the Canberra Half Marathon before and this was number 29 I have completed (of 50 that have been held). I only felt a bit tired in the last 2k, surprising in that I have done no real distance training. The slow start would have helped. No timed warm-up; 21k-ish for the day.

Nearing the end.



Isaac running the YMCA half-marathon-eve 5k yesterday.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

My running streak day 258

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Today I had a run in the YMCA half marathon eve 5k, just a jog to tune up for tomorrow. I was going to run anyway, and with a 35 minute 5k I was not last place.

Margaret - another speedy goose running tomorrow.

Friday, 24 May 2019

My running streak day 257

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Usually I would have a day off two days before a half marathon.
So I jogged a token 3k today. Active rest.
I feel that I am ready for Sunday.

CJ below - she is getting fitter.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

My running streak day 256

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Training at Parliament House in friendly conditions were Paul, Susan, Ruth, Michael, Rachelle, Mick, Lisa and Jennie running repetition 200s, 300s, 400s while I jogged 5k. Friendly conditions are likely to depart on Sunday for the Half Marathon if those fronts coming through get here on time.

R.I.P Judith Kerr 1923 - 2019

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

My running streak day 255

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I jogged 5k from home.

Principles of running: the three 'C's
(1) Commitment
(2) Consistency
(3) Common Sense
I've got (1) and (2) covered.

Here's that last time I ran Queanbeyan parkrun:





Yes I know these people.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

My running streak day 254

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I ran 5k mostly on the grass at Kippax. Also, A nice young man took some photos of me. For publication. In the RiotACT. About the Half Marathon.

All the recent speedygeese race results

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UTA results – see William Barlow’s 16 May post in https://www.facebook.com/groups/speedygeese/

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 14 May
1. Sandeep Chandra 30:30
4. Jason Lewis 32:12
9. Gary Bowen 29:01
13. Cameron Curry 29:13
14. Ewen Thompson 47:07
15. Roger Pilkington 34:42
17. Peter Thomson 53:58
19. Jerry Markovic 29:26
20 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 17 May
1 Gary Bowen 25:09
5 Kerron Clare 27:29
6 Colin Farlow 19:32
7 Craig Wurtz 24:21
16 Roger Pilkington 31:38
17 Ewen Thompson 31:13
18 Caroline Campbell 36:15
19 Peter Thomson 43:55
21 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #366 18 May
16 Brendan BELCHER 21:16 M35
19 Gavin MONGAN 21:29 M35
85 Kevin MILLER 26:31 M40
94 Eliza LILLEY 27:09 W11
95 Jane LILLEY 27:11 W45
97 Celina MILLER 27:21 W40
127 Ruth BAUSSMANN 30:11 W65
156 Jack SIMPSON 31:53 M11
157 Archie SIMPSON 31:55 M11
158 Andrew SIMPSON 31:55 M45
265 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #327 18 May
4 Jeff GREY 19:10 M55
5 James SWANN 19:52 M45
27 Shane WRIGHT 22:54 M45
50 Bronwyn CALVER 25:25 W45
64 Max SWANN 26:20 M11 **New PB**
81 Tracie SCARLETT-ARUNDELL 27:39 W50
82 Chris GAMMON 27:40 M55
92 Ricky SOMERVILLE 28:00 M50
107 Suzie GYE 29:18 W40
194 Ewen THOMPSON 39:17 M60
259 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #296 18 May
39 Janene KINGSTON 24:16 W50
60 Nei-Kiewa CLOSE 25:25 W45
71 Andrew BRAY 26:30 M40
101 Lisa MCDONALD 28:52 W45
145 Margaret MCSPADDEN 33:08 W70
222 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #155 18 May
160 Caroline CAMPBELL 31:01 W75
225 Natty B 46:21 W30
226 Gary BOWEN 46:22 M60
227 Will B 46:23 M30
243 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #62 18 May
3 Isaac MUSCAT 19:26 M15
5 Scott IMHOFF 19:47 M40 **New PB**
7 David CLARKE 20:08 M60 **New PB**
86 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #54 18 May
20 Amanda MCCORMACK 22:59 W35 **New PB**
71 William ARTHUR 31:44 M65
131 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #107 18 May
1 Bernardo PALMA 19:20 M35
9 Nigel ENGLAND 22:39 M55
29 Kerron CLARE 28:10 W50 **New PB**
68 Amanda COOK 44:08 W40
98 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #68 18 May
82 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #32 18 May
25 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #49 18 May
19 Vanessa PALMER 32:51 W45
28 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #159 18 May
52 finishers

Orange 5k parkrun #133 18 May
39 Cameron CURRY 26:04 M35
165 finishers

Roma Pineto 5k parkrun #60 18 May
26 Carolyne KRAMAR 39:16 W50
30 finishers

Mura di Lucca 5k parkrun #39 18 May
36 Jennifer MAY 32:28 W60
49 finishers

YCRC Stromlo Forest Park 6k 18 May
2. Stuart Doyle M50 21:58
5. Louise Sharp W35 23:33
9. Jennifer Bright W40 25:19
13. David Clarke M60 26:43
16. Craig Wurtz M50 27:47
17. Nigel England M55 28:19
19 finishers

YCRC Stromlo Forest Park 4k 18 May
=3. Geoff Moore M70 21:18
=3. Ewen Thompson M60 21:18
9 finishers

ACTMA Molonglo Forest 7.4k 19 May
10 Nadine Morrison W45 36:05
11 David Baussmann M65 38:08
12 Craig Wurtz M50 38:12
13 Rod Lynch M55 33:08
17 Nigel England M55 35:49
20 Ruth Baussmann W65 48:07
21 Gabrielle Brown W55 42:26
22 Margaret McSpadden W70 55:55
30 Cathy Newman W55 41:46
32 Caroline Campbell W75 55:34
33 Roger Pilkington M60 46:36
35 Peter Thomson M55 1:00:54
37 David Webster M65 51:20
37 finishers

ACTMA Molonglo Forest 4.5k 19 May
3 Gary Bowen M60 22:29 **bronze**
16 finishers

What happens at Thursday training? Here's what.





Monday, 20 May 2019

My running streak day 253

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This evening at speedygeese I jogged 5k. The geese ran a session of 10 x 1 minute fast on 3. Participating were Rae and Colin (neither in the photo below) and Tori, Mick, Kahlia, Rachel, Max, James, Indigo, Deborah D, Dave, Bron, Vanessa, Bernardo, and Ruth, all sharing bubbly for Dave's birthday, belatedly. Next week, on Monday the bubbly day, two birthdays are planned to be celebrated.

Song of the Week by Death Cab for Cutie

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Dreamt We Spoke Again

At https://youtu.be/A6YO8GzbVLc

Sunday, 19 May 2019

My running streak day 252

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This morning I jogged 5k at Stromlo Forest Park, with Andrew. Glenn was also there and a few other runners, and many cyclists as usual, this time on the hill. Families enjoying the sunshine, too.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

My running streak day 251

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, May 18, 2019 with 1 comment
I let myself sleep in this morning, too cold for parkrun, and ran a warm YCRC event at Stromlo in the afternoon instead. Planning to run a 6k, I didn't feel like going any further than 4k. As luck would have it, that was an option, and I came in equal third with Ewen and Brian. What a coincidence!

Here's an awesome photo of Lisa running this morning's parkrun at Gungahlin.

Friday, 17 May 2019

My running streak day 250

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A jog in the sun - just 5k. There's an awful lot of traffic on Drake Brockman this time of day, mid Friday afternoon, and the huge new development at Ginninderry isn't even occupied yet. Drake Brockman is narrow and the roundabout at the end is a bottleneck at the best of times. I hope our ACT Town Planners know what they are doing.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

My running streak day 249

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I ran 10k today.. 5k before training with the speedygeese, 5k during. The session tonight was 3 x 800m with a 400m jog, then 200ms until the 30 minutes was up. We ran at the upper flagpoles for a change, at Parliament House. I enjoyed jogging around a bit with Erica(5); Erica's lovely mum Vanessa did the training running with the encourager Michael, and others taking part were Lisa hoping to be running well by Sunday week's Half Marathon, Ruth still croaky from a throaty thing, Deborah D, and Dave doing the whole session.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

My running streak day 248

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I spent an hour at the gym, and jogged 5k on another warm sunny day.

A not-running photo of David B.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

My running streak day 247

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Today I ran 8.3k - not the plan, but when I set off around the back of the golf course, I discovered that the bicentennial trail had been diverted way round the back of the Ginninderry development, northern section. I managed the longer-than-planned run OK, except for it getting a bit muddy in places.

There have been some nice days for running recently. Here's Ginninderra parkrun's successful sub-30 pacing.

speedygeese race results

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AMRA Mount Ainslie 2.2k run-up 07 May
7 Louise Sharp 14.44,
8 Vanessa Haverd 15.28
10 Michael Smith 15.58
13 Craig Wurtz 16.49
23 Bill Arthur 21.46
26 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 07 May
1. Sandeep Chandra 31:15
2. James O'Neill 38:23
5. Jasen Higuchi 21:11
9. Roger Pilkington 32:57
15. Gary Bowen 29:41
16. Rajeev Bajania 24:31
21. Cameron Curry 32:28
22 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 10 May
1 Ewen Thompson 29:43
4 Roger Pilkington 29:47
5 James O'Neill 24:51
8 Craig Wurtz 24:28
10 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #365 11 May
6 William BARLOW 19:47 M35
25 Andrew SIMPSON 22:05 M45
49 David BAUSSMANN 24:13 M65
58 Jacob MILLER 24:51 M11
60 Chloe MILLER 24:54 W11
62 Debra KAY 24:55 50-
65 Kevin MILLER 25:06 M40
80 Celina MILLER 26:08 W40
125 Rachel SIMS 29:57 W25
126 Geoff MOORE 29:58 M70
144 Indigo COLLINS 31:05 W20 **New PB**
148 Scott MARSHALL 31:15 M55
172 Ruth BAUSSMANN 32:27 W65
196 Kahlia Rose GILBERT-DAVIS 34:39 W25
197 Deborah DAVIS 34:41 VW55
260 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #326 11 May
5 James SWANN 19:43 M45
8 David CLARKE 19:58 M60
12 Nigel ENGLAND 20:57 M55
15 Jerry MARKOVIC 21:08 M25
17 Craig WURTZ 21:11 M50
24 Peter BROWN 21:31 M55
30 David WEBSTER 21:54 M65
32 Jen BRIGHT 21:59 W40
33 Isaac MUSCAT 21:59 M15
71 Andrew SMITH 24:50 M45 **New PB**
77 Bronwyn CALVER 25:10 W45
125 Suzie GYE 28:08 W40 **New PB**
126 Ricky SOMERVILLE 28:21 M50
211 Ewen THOMPSON 38:11 M60
291 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #295 11 May
39 Nadine MORRISON 22:42 W45
51 Gavin MONGAN 23:36 M35
107 Nei-Kiewa CLOSE 27:42 W45
169 Margaret MCSPADDEN 32:33 W70
237 Finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #154 11 May
16 Scott IMHOFF 20:23 M40
20 Paul TRUMBLE 20:44 M30
30 Brendan BELCHER 21:41 M35
43 Marcus MARKOVIC 22:38 M45 **New PB**
46 Michael THOMPSON 23:15 M50
60 Kelley HORAN 24:15 W55
108 Jennie BLAKE 27:40 W60
109 Michael HORAN 27:41 M55
151 Caroline CAMPBELL 31:22 W75
208 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #61 11 May
11 Chris GAMMON 22:54 M55
100 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #53 11 May
13 Jonathan MILLER 21:38 M50
19 Giles LAMB 22:52 M45
41 Sandeep CHANDRA 25:45 M45
53 Cameron CURRY 27:51 M35
76 William ARTHUR 31:20 M65
123 Will B 57:05 M30
124 Natty B 57:07 W30
124 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #106 11 May
1 Bernardo PALMA 18:54 M35
5 Amanda MCCORMACK 22:36 W35
91 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #67 11 May
78 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #31 11 May
35 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #48 11 May
25 finishers

Bowral 5k parkrun #243 11 May
62 Norma WALLETT 42:51 W85
69 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #158 11 May
20 Victoria HENNIG 27:38 W60
46 finishers

Caffarella 5k parkrun #35 11 May
40 Carolyne KRAMAR 32:37 W50 **Nuovo PB**
47 Jennifer MAY 42:46 W60
50 finishers

Mothers Day Classic 10k 12 May
17 Natasha Beck 40:51
22 Amanda McCormack 42:25
51 Peter Simpfendorfer 46:45
84 Kelley Horan 49:13
92 Liz Simpfendorfer 49:50
146 Lisa Mconald 52:55
162 Michael Horan 53:48

Mothers Day Classic 5k 12 May
1 Jacob Grooby 15:21
61 Ewen Thompson 24:36
223 Rachel Sims 28:43
231 Indigo Collins 28:53
395 Deborah Davis 32:18
396 Kahlia-Rose Gilbert-Davis 32:18

Michael running up Mt Ainslie:

Monday, 13 May 2019

My running streak day 246

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Today before speedygeese training I ran a steady 7k with Kelley, then a 2k warmup with the geese. After that, I was jogging around supervising and doing another 2k to make 11k for the day. Christopher was seen early (in the car-park), Dave was there and did his own thing, and running 12 minutes of three person relays, and 12 minutes of two person relays, were Brownie, Rachel, Bernardo, Rae, Paul Q, Ruth, James, Max (new), Kahlia, Indigo, Deborah D, Jennie, George, Bron, Mick, and Richard.

Champagne for Brownie and Rachel's birthdays (58 and 28) were enjoyed by all who stayed.

Here's Ruth before she lost her voice:

All I Need (is the air I breath)

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Song of the Week Switchfoot: All I Need. At https://youtu.be/2LOmjNHb08I

Sunday, 12 May 2019

My running streak day 245

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A cold foggy morning at Stromlo Forest Park; no other runners in sight but hundreds of cyclists. I ran an easy 5k on the grass track.

Deborah D's three protégés got big 5k PBs yesterday at Ginninderra. One was so excited she wanted a photo taken with me, for some obscure reason. Then today at the Mothers Day Classic 5k, they all improved dramatically again. Well done girls and Deborah!

Saturday:



Sunday:

Saturday, 11 May 2019

My running streak day 244

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Today I ran Ginninderra parkrun, pacing Rachel to break 30 minutes, as it turned out. My time was 29:58, and I totalled 7k for the day.


... or even a double-stroller.

Friday, 10 May 2019

My running streak day 243

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A bit of light rain didn't deter me from jogging 5k this morning. A comfortable 30 minutes from Kippax along the creek. I ran in the rain a bit after 10am because the forecast promised the rain to continue all day. Lets hope so.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

My running streak day 242

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I supervised the speedygeese training session, and consistent with current goals, jogged just 5k. Training, doing 4-5 x 400m and 4-5 x 200m were Ally and Peach, James (new), Vanessa H, Paul Q, Jennie, Mick, Lisa, Jen, Isaac, and Dave, with Erica tagging along. Afterwards nine of us including George enjoyed a meal at Snapper/Southern Cross Club on the lake.

Jennie at Mt Ainslie

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

My running streak day 241

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It was my one visit to the gym for the week, and I took it fairly easy. And I got in a 5k run as well, nice and slow.
There has been no sun so far today....

Nadine at April's Masters Handicap. It was sunny there.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

My running streak day 240

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 with No comments
This sore area above the right ankle comes and goes/ It's only one of about six niggly spots, albeit the worst one on a bad day. Today was a good day, and I jogged a seriously slow 5k, as I may continue to do for the next three weeks so as to give myself half a fighting chance to complete 26 May's Half Marathon.

If, on the 26th, I were to feel like I do today, I will be OK.


Rae. And her brother David. ACTMA Mt Ainslie handicap.

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 with No comments
AMA Track Championships 26-29 April
M55 10000m
2 Jeff Grey 38:59.47

M60 10000m
5 Roger Pilkington 50:15.76

W75 800m
2 Caroline Campbell 4:02.23

W75 1500m
1 Caroline Campbell 7:58.01

M60 1500m
9 Roger Pilkington 6:26.90

M55 1500m
5 Peter Brown 5:05.60
7 Jeff Grey 5:12.98

M55 3000m steeplechase
2 Jeff Grey 12:43.89

W75 5000m
2 Caroline Campbell 28:13.96

M60 5000m
9 Roger Pilkington 23:34.33

M55 5000m
5 Jeff Grey 18:58.56
6 Peter Brown 19:09.50

M55 8k Cross Country
3 Jeff Grey 32:01
5 Peter Brown 33:01

M60 8k Cross Country
9 Roger Pilkington 42:18

W75 8k Cross Country
1 Caroline Campbell 40:42

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 30 April
1. James O'Neill 46:46
2. Sandeep Chandra 46:48
4. Michael Thompson 29:42
5. Jasen Higuchi 21:07
6. Ricky Somerville 44:07
11. Rajeev Bajania 24:57
14. Cameron Curry 31:50
18 finishers

Ginninderra 7k Handicap 30 April
12 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 03 May
1 Giles Lamb 22:23
3 Ewen Thompson 31:06
4 Gary Bowen 25:46
5 Craig Wurtz 23:45
6 Colin Farlow 19:28
15 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #364 04 May
29 Kevin MILLER 22:35 M40
78 Cathy NEWMAN 26:59 W55
111 Jack SIMPSON 29:16 M11
114 Archie SIMPSON 29:27 M11 **New PB**
115 Andrew SIMPSON 29:28 M45
200 Jane LILLEY 35:59 W45
205 Jennifer MAY 36:43 W60
277 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #325 04 May
1 Jeff GREY 18:35 M55
13 David CLARKE 21:02 M60
27 Shane WRIGHT 23:02 M45
33 Phil BIGNELL 23:37 M55 **New PB**
92 Jenni SCHOFIELD 27:19 W45 **New PB**
112 Suzie GYE 29:03 W40
129 Ricky SOMERVILLE 30:02 M50
143 James O'NEILL 31:35 M50
216 Ewen THOMPSON 40:11 M60
288 Bronwyn CALVER 1:22:51 W45
288 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #294 04 May
128 Brendan BELCHER 27:32 M35
214 Margaret MCSPADDEN 32:42 W70
311 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #153 04 May
32 Amanda MCCORMACK 21:12 W35
35 Craig WURTZ 21:29 VM50
66 Gary BOWEN 24:04 VM60
134 Jennie BLAKE 28:13 VW60
236 finishers

Coombs 5k parkrun #60 04 May
3 Martin FRYER 20:58 M55 **New PB**
9 Richard NETHERSOLE 21:59 M35 **New PB**
24 Paul QUINN 23:36 M35
50 Pieta SMITH 27:36 W45
51 Andrew SMITH 27:37 M45
87 Jennifer NETHERSOLE 33:59 W45
97 Narelle BUDD 38:37 W55 **New PB**
116 finishers

Mount Ainslie 5k parkrun #52 04 May
12 Jonathan MILLER 21:58 M50
16 Giles LAMB 22:35 M45
44 Sandeep CHANDRA 25:32 M45
47 Lisa MCDONALD 25:51 W45
60 Andrew BRAY 27:27 M40
72 Cameron CURRY 29:42 M35
85 William ARTHUR 30:41 M65
130 finishers

Queanbeyan 5k parkrun #105 04 May
19 William BARLOW 25:13 M35
21 Scott MARSHALL 25:26 M55
26 Amanda COOK 26:01 W40
42 Chris GAMMON 28:10 M55
47 Kerron CLARE 29:19 W50
71 Rachel SIMS 31:30 W25 **New PB**
75 Rae PALMER 32:08 W70
97 Kahlia Rose GILBERT-DAVIS 35:14 W25 **New PB**
99 Deborah DAVIS 35:18 W55 **New PB**
100 Geoff MOORE 35:18 M70
162 finishers

Goulburn 5k parkrun #66 04 May
74 finishers

Braidwood Showground 5k parkrun #30 04 May
37 finishers

Jindabyne 5k parkrun #47 04 May
34 finishers

Bowral 5k parkrun #242 04 May
78 Norma WALLETT 37:45 W85
90 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #157 04 May
65 finishers

Huskisson 5k parkrun #66 04 May
1 Bernardo PALMA 17:41 M35
103 finishers

Albert 5k parkrun #389 04 May
129 David BAUSSMANN 24:47 M65
253 Ruth BAUSSMANN 29:02 W65
422 finishers

Golden Beach 5k parkrun #271 04 May
54 Janene KINGSTON 25:05 W50
239 finishers

Wilson Botanic 5k parkrun #140 04 May
6 Jen BRIGHT 23:18 W40
40 finishers

Roma Pineto 5k parkrun #58 04 May
18 Carolyne KRAMAR 40:00 W50
18 finishers

YCRC North Lyneham 6.2k 04 May
5. Stuart Doyle M50 23:49
9. Louise Sharp W35 26:00
11. Vanessa Haverd W40 27:00
18. Craig Wurtz M50 29:57
22. Bronwyn Calver W45 36:48
24 finishers

YCRC Women’s Jogalong 05 May
12. Vanessa Haverd W40 32:26
13. Carinna Tong W45 32:27
35. Cathy Montalto W65 33:46
37. Nadine Morrison W45 28:48
38. Kathy Sims W65 32:14
58 finishers

Vanessa Haverd

Monday, 6 May 2019

My running streak day 239

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, May 06, 2019 with No comments
I jogged 5k today while running around with the speedygeese at training. The session was 25 minutes of short flagpole continuous relays - people ran a bit shorter each interval than last week's session but would have got more little intervals in. Running were Melissa (new), Vanessa H, Erica, Deborah D, Kahlia, Rachel, Bernardo, Rae, Gwen, Richard, Colin, Jennie, George, Paul Q, Anthony, Bron, Jenny M, me, with Dave in the distance not connecting, and a possible sighting of Christopher after the cool-down which may have been my imagination.[Edit: I checked Christopher's Strava: it was him I saw briefly.]

And this Thursday all are invited to Snapper on the Lake for fish 'n chips 'n beverages straight after training.

Something Human

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, May 06, 2019 with No comments
Song of the Week. Something Human. https://youtu.be/azAEHCQgcUI

Sunday, 5 May 2019

My running streak day 238

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, May 05, 2019 with No comments
Today I ran 11k at Stromlo Forest Park with Phil and Andrew, not feeling too bad.

Cookie (and Callum) at the Queanbeyan parkrun yesterday.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

My running streak day 237

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, May 04, 2019 with No comments
It was Queanbeyan parkrun's 2nd birthday (and my 71st) and I trotted around the parkrun course with Deborah and Tahlia. Other speedygeese there included Rachel, Cookie, Callum, Vanessa, Rae, Will; as below. I ran only the 5k plus an un-recorded mini warm-up.

Friday, 3 May 2019

My running streak day 236

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, May 03, 2019 with No comments
I went to the gym for the only time this week and did an easy circuit. Later in the day I jogged 5k. I am pleased to continue my streak despite niggles, which seem to be clearing up.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

My running streak day 235

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, May 02, 2019 with No comments
With acute soreness from last Saturday's parkrun now easing, I ran a more comfortable 6k today while looking after the speedygeese. They ran 12 x 170m hill sprints on 2.5 minutes, which despite (or because of) the generous rest between each effort, the group found quite demanding. Doing the hill-work were Allie and Peach, Phil, Lisa, Colin, Paul Q, Michael, and Dave who seemed to have his own agenda as is often the case. I did go up the hill a couple of times, and I think Dave may have as well.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

My running streak day 234

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 with No comments
I am still hanging in there - an enjoyable 11k jog today, I tried not to run too fast.