Monday, 30 September 2019

Mumford & Sons - "Woman"

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Monday is "Song of the Week" day.
At https://youtu.be/6iWYdkcJBo4

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Bronwyn racing

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At Tuggeranong parkrun. Looking fit, and improving most weeks.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Margaret - parkrun #250

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Friday, 27 September 2019

How Thursday training went.

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It was another session of Rose Garden - or possibly Flower Garden, not many roses to be seen - 200s, with Colin running 13 on 2:20; Paul Q, Jen, Isaac, and Kevin running 12 on 2:30; Jennie and Celina running 10 on 3:00; and Denis 9 on 3:30. I supervised, having jogged earlier, and Dave ran laps, 14 in all, probably.

The cold weather has gone, viva spring!

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Planning the next complicated relay training session?

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Sleeping on it does work - if you can sleep!



Planning ahead is, however, essential.
What relays shall we do next Monday?
[The last Monday before daylight saving begins.]
There will be relays. More in October on Mondays, too.
But from Thursday 10th we start Thursday training at Stromlo Forest Park - longer intervals.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Latest speedygeese at the races.

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Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 17 September
1. Sandeep Chandra 38:24
4. Cameron Curry 34:29
8. Kylie Wood 33:51
11. Ricky Somerville 36:07
13. Ewen Thompson 53:40
13 finishers

AMRA Black Mountain 2.6k run-up 17 September
1. Louise Sharp 14.15
6. Vanessa Haverd 17.18
11 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 20 September
1 Sandeep Chandra 24:14
3 James O'Neill 22:32
3 Craig Wurtz 24:12
9 Michael Thompson 27:56
10 Colin Farlow 19:46
14 Giles Lamb 21:51
17 Peter Thomson 34:37
20 Caroline Campbell 49:55
21 finishers

Parkruns http://www.parkrun.com/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=23606
If you wish to appear in the speedygeese parkrun report linked above, it is very easy to set your home club to speedygeese.
Highlights – 21 September. Thach a new PB at Tuggeranong, 21:05. A few speedygeese at Queanbeyan and Coombs this week, running good times.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Monday night training

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Last night "we few" (that's a palindrome) went to the Rose Gardens for our longer version of relays in teams of three, then our shorter version in teams of two. Worked well. Running the relays were Bernardo, James, Shane, Jacob, Allie, Peach, Kevin, me, Chloe, Celina, Paul Q, Deborah D, and Clare. Also seen were Warrick, Dave, and Christopher.

Not all of us are in the pic.

Monday, 23 September 2019

Pyramids

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Song of the Week: Radiohead: Pyramid song.
People like running pyramid sessions, though we will probably run relays tonight at speedygeese training.

At https://youtu.be/3M_Gg1xAHE4

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Pics - some of the speedygeese at Ginninderra parkrun yesterday

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I couldn't see their photos, but others who ran included Clare (yet another PB) and Rachel.
I was pleased to get close to 24 mins again, hopefully I will be back to sub-24 next week.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Pics part 3

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Friday, 20 September 2019

Thursday night training

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At Parliament House for the third-last Thursday this year, our "Rose Garden 200s" resumed, with Yelena running 9 on 3:30, Jennie 10 on 3:00, Clare, Lisa, Celina and me 11 on 2:50, Paul, Brownie and Isaac 12 on 2:30, Kevin 11 running some on 2:30 and the rest on 2:50, Colin 13 on 2:20, and Jacob G many on 1:45! Jen was stretching nearby. A great night for training.

More Canberra/Running pics:









Thursday, 19 September 2019

Pics part 1

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

recent speedygeese race results

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YCRC Women’s 6k Jogalong 01 September
20. Nadine Morrison W50 28:08
41 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 10 September
1. Sandeep Chandra 30:26
3. Peter Daly 32:50
5. James O'Neill 37:53
6. Peter Thomson 43:55
7. Kylie Wood 34:05
9. Cameron Curry 27:35
10. Ricky Somerville 33:55
11. Peter Brown 25:42
13. Rajeev Bajania 30:54
17. Ewen Thompson 53:34
21 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 13 September
3 Peter Thomson 34:58
7 Yili Zhu 23:13
9 Michael Thompson 27:35
10 Peter Daly 23:15
11 Colin Farlow 19:31
12 Ewen Thompson 36:56
16 James O'Neill 25:58
17 Caroline Campbell 35:27
20 finishers

Parkruns http://www.parkrun.com/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=23606
If you wish to appear in the speedygeese parkrun report linked above, it is very easy to set your home club to speedygeese.
Highlights – 14 September. A rare run by Miranda at Coombs; I pip Ruth at Ginninderra as we celebrate Clare’s 50th run (and her new PB 23:25), Lorna’s first run as a W90 after storms caused cancellation of last week’s Bowral parkrun.

Canberra 100 14 September
From Jacob Grooby:
"Great running by the SpeedyGeese at Saturday's Sri Chinmoy 100km relay.
"A big thank-you (from everyone, I'm sure) to Jen Bright for the huge amount of work that went in to organising all the teams and for supporting each of us on the day. I'm sure only half of us would have made it to the start line without your efforts!

"Soloists
Justin Hiatt 5th in 12:24:55
Sean Chan 7th in 12:50:43
Thomas Allen 8th in 13:05:50
Adrian Cengia DNF


"Female Teams
Kool Galz 1st in 9:37:45 🏆
The Silly Chickens 6th in 11:58:06

"Mixed Teams
Moore Geese than Ganders 7th in 10:18:19
Duck Duck Duck Goose 9th in 10:31:19
Giansubrawan 14th in 10:54:03

"Male Teams
SpeedyGeese #100 2nd in 7:19:18
Speedy Goats 5th in 9:16:48
A Rose Before Thorns 11th in 11:11:48
Moore Flocking Geese 13th in 11:30:03"


Also, Richard was a DNF soloist, Bernardo powered home to run a Queanbeyan team into third place, and I thought Cookie’s first leg run was a blinder. Just one of many fabulous performances.
See my earlier post (below) for team composition.



DuckDuckDuckGoose

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Relays in the rain - south-east side

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We had three person teams running the short loop south of the Rose Gardens: teams were Jennie, Ruth, Yelena; Paul, James, me; Bernardo, Colin, Shane. George jogged around and filled in for me on one of the loops, and Dave was somewhere nearby, I thought I saw Christopher once, and I didn't see Joel but Joel arrived to collect his two daughters from Yelena while we were out warming up. Light spring drizzle was no problem.





Monday, 16 September 2019

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Our Bron...

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... looks pretty cool, on her Fiji work trip.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Clare's 50th parkrun, and a new PB

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Clare was 32nd at Ginninderra parkrun today, in the time of 23:25.



Friday, 13 September 2019

A mostly quiet Thursday night training session

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Under a full moon, running 10 x Rose Garden 200s on 3 minutes, were Don, Lisa, Ruth, Clare, and me also.
At times in the distance could be heard Jen and Dave.
Ruth: "A smaller turnout tonight for rose garden intervals on a sultry spring evening."





Thursday, 12 September 2019

Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail 100

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Only two days to go before the 100k:



List of entrants, including entrants in relay teams, are here: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/ParticipantList.aspx?E=32973. Click on "Category" if you wish to see team members listed together.

There are nine speedy geese teams, and I will have to cheer loudest of all for two of them, "Moore Flocking Geese" and "Moore Geese than Ganders". Geese and Goats feature in several other team names.

Good luck everyone.

Jen Bright did an awesome job organising the entrants.
Here's a quick summary:

Soloists:
Thomas Allen
Adrian Cengia
Sean Chan
Justin Hiatt
Richard Dunley

Relay teams:

Speedy Goats:
Scotty Imhoff leg 1
James Swann leg 2
Peter Brown leg 3
Raj Rajeev leg 4

Kool Galz:
Allie Corripio leg 1
Ellie Barrett leg 2
Narelle Smyth leg 3
Gwen Mccormack leg 4

Duck Duck Duck Goose:

Sue Bowden leg 1
Paul Quinn leg 2
Matt Robbie leg 3
Robin Fieldhouse leg 4

Speedygeese 100#:
Rohan Lewis leg 1
Matt Robbie leg 2
Jacob Grooby leg 3
Sam Burridge leg 4

Moore Geese than Ganders:
Amanda Cook leg 1
Zoe Cameron leg 2
Emily Hill leg 3
David Clarke leg 4

The Silly Chickens
Josie Seisun leg 1
Lauren Evans leg 2
Allison Chambers leg 3
Kerron Clare leg 4

Moore Flocking Geese
James O'Neil leg 1
Sandeep Chandra leg 2
Cameron Curry leg 3
Yin Shan leg 4

Giansubrawan
Susan Sturgeon leg 1
Giancarlo Del Miglio leg 2
Andrew Chapman leg 3
Brad Malone leg 4

A rose before the thorns
Bryce Wilson leg 1
Angus Lamb leg 2
Shane Wright leg 3
Giles Lamb leg 4

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Recent Race Results

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Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 03 September
2. Peter Daly 42:17
3. James O'Neill 37:50
4. Sandeep Chandra 37:51
9. Jerry Markovic 26:46
10. Jasen Higuchi 21:50
11. Cameron Curry 29:29
17. Ewen Thompson 40:30
18 finishers

Customs 5k handicap 06 September
1 Peter Daly 23:34
3 Giles Lamb 21:25
6 Kerron Clare 25:25
7 Colin Farlow 19:50
9 Yili Zhu 23:59
11 James O'Neill 24:14
13 Peter Thomson 38:10
14 Ewen Thompson 45:24
16 finishers

Parkruns http://www.parkrun.com/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=23606
If you wish to appear in the speedygeese parkrun report linked above, it is very easy to set your home club to speedygeese.
Highlights 07 September – on a windy day, a big win to Bernardo at Queanbeyan, in a good time.

There he goes...

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Monday's speedgeese training session

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It was back to relays last night - "square" relays, 3 person 3-sides fast with 2-side recovery; then 2-person 3 sides again with 1-side (jogging back) recovery. Participating were Bernardo, Shane, Jacob, Richard, James, Jodie, Gwen, Allie, Mick, Deborah D, Kevin, Chloe, Celina, Vanessa, Kahlia, Ruth, Jenny, Jennie, Susan with Maya, Warrick, me, and Dave early on, plus I saw Deborah P cycling.

The happy crew once the session was over:



Monday, 9 September 2019

Let’s Stick Together

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Song of the Week Bryan Ferry – Let’s Stick Together
At https://youtu.be/lj0XD1NFa1I
This video of a recent live performance is better than the old original video, I reckon.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Words of Wisdom

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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Repost of scary pictures from 1964

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Adelaide Oval. Under 16 800m. Ouch.