Tuesday, 28 February 2017

All the recent speedygeese race results

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Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 21 February
2. Sandeep Chandra 31:45
8. Ewen Thompson 33:31
14. Peter Thomson 29:23
17 finishers

AMRA Black Mountain Run-up 2.6k 21 February
10 Craig Wurtz 18.30
15 Caroline Campbell 24.36.
15 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #4 Weston Park 5k 21 February
17. Peter Thomson M55 21:45
21. Craig Wurtz M50 22:36
38. Mick Charlton M65 28:56
47 finishers

ACTVAC Track 23 February
10,000m Championships
M55 David Clarke 41:30.27 77.5%

Customs 5k 24 February
Giles Lamb 22:34
Colin Farlow 19:13
Ewen Thompson 29:08
Caroline Campbell 32:34
Peter Thomson 22:41
21 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #251 25 February
33 Geoff Moore 23:26 M65
55 Bron Sparkes 25:00 W40
78 Stephanie Sabadas 26:57 W25 **New PB**
95 Thea Zimpel 28:14 W30
228 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #176 25 February
43 Amanda Cook 22:37 W35 **New PB**
262 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #38 25 February
27 Craig Wurtz 20:54 M50
94 Caroline Campbell 27:17 W70 **New PB**
111 Jennie Blake 28:14 W55 **New PB**
240 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #210 25 February
17 David Clarke 20:55 M55
57 Peter Thomson 23:26 M55
68 Ewen Thompson 23:41 M55
135 Vanessa Palmer 27:54 W45 **First Timer**
159 Ruth Baussmann 29:07 W65
189 Thomas Howieson 31:20 M11
223 Jessica Howieson 33:14 W10 **New PB**
224 Warrick Howieson 33:18 M45
359 Isaac Daniel Muscat 50:33 M?
360 Jen Bright 50:33 W40
393 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #
43 25 February
59 finishers

ACTVAC Handicap Central Curtin 6.3k 26 February
3 Jennie Blake W55 36:52 **gold medal**
8 Bron Sparkes W40 31:11
9 Mick Charlton M65 38:04
27 Caroline Campbell W70 39:09
57 Christopher Lang M65 41:15
61 finishers

ACTVAC Handicap Central Curtin 3k 26 February
34 finishers

Monday, 27 February 2017

You Are A Tourist

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Song of the week; "You Are A Tourist", by Death Cab For Cutie.
From https://youtu.be/qkk5wViJo-I



From the album "Codes and Keys."
"You Are a Tourist" was reportedly the first ever live, scripted, one-take music video shoot.



Sunday, 26 February 2017

Surprise party for 70 year old twins

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Held yesterday. And it was a surprise!




Geoff Vines, Julie Hill-Webber (Gwen's daughter), Margaret McSpadden, Peter McSpadden, Gwen Vines.

Margaret tells me she is 4 minutes older than Gwen.

That morning Julie, Margaret, Gwen and Ron Vines enjoyed a run at the Tuggeranong Parkrun's 4th anniversary. Margaret set a new W70 record there.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

ACT record 4 x 1500m

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Here are the four women who set a W65 ACT record, 31:26.45, in the 4 x 1500m a week ago.


Kathy Sims, Margaret McSpadden, Jill Brown, Caroline Campbell.

Kathy, Margaret, and Jill are all former members of the speedygeese, while Caroline who is a W70 is a current member. And Margaret turned 70 a couple of days after the relay.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Fun with Garmin ... Parliamentary Triangle Man

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Thanks to David Osmond ...

Thursday, 23 February 2017

2004 - Canberran wins world cross country

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Benita Willis - World Cross Country Champion 2004

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Recent speedygeese training

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Thursday 16 February Jen, Isaac, Garry, Steph S, and I ran random intervals from the Rose Garden side of Parliament House.

Sunday 19 February Andrew and I ran at Stromlo Forest Park; sighted doing a long run were Dave, Ewen, Giles, Bronwyn, amongst others.

Monday 20 February was a cooler evening at last and at Parliament House we ran 8 very hilly 400m loops on 4 minutes; Ewen and I ran early, my first early 8k for a very long time, then for the main session we had Andy, Caroline, Christopher, Colin, Dave, David, Ewen, Garry, me, Isaac, Jen, Mick, Pieta, Rae, Sandeep, Susan, Tom, Vanessa, and Warrick participating.

Today I did two one-hour exercise classes in a row and pushed the pace.


This is me at the end of two intense hours. Tentatively, though, I think my calf/achilles problems are nearly fixed.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

All the recent speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 with No comments
Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 14 February
3. Sandeep Chandra 31:19
7. Craig Wurtz 29:00
8. Peter Thomson 27:01
12. Ewen Thompson 36:20
16 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #3 Telopea Park 4k 14 February
9. David Clarke M55 16:45
13. Peter Thomson M55 17:20
17. Craig Wurtz M50 18:12
23. Ewen Thompson M55 19:55
38. Vanessa Palmer W45 22:28
43. Mick Charlton M65 23:43
49 finishers

ACTVAC Track 16 February
3000m
M55 Colin Farlow 11:04.71 78.8%
M50 Craig Wurtz 12:57.57 65.8
M55 Ewen Thompson 14:52.67 60.8

Spiral 6
Craig Wurtz M50 11:00
Ewen Thompson M55 14:48
14 finishers

Customs 5k 17 February
Colin Farlow 19:36
Peter Thomson 22:43
Giles Lamb 23:08
Craig Wurtz 24:49
Ewen Thompson 29:51
Caroline Campbell 33:58
22 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #250 18 February
30 Brendan Belcher 21:13 M30
62 Bron Sparkes 23:57 W40
193 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #175 18 February
42 Amanda Cook 23:21 W35
247 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #37 18 February
36 Craig Wurtz 21:46 M50
65 Helen Northey 24:11 W40 **New PB**
132 Caroline Campbell 28:45 W70
236 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #209 18 February
17 David Webster 21:57 M65
33 David Clarke 23:15 M55
36 Bronwyn Calver 23:20 W45
39 Peter Thomson 23:28 M55
76 Ewen Thompson 25:35 M55
209 Thomas Howieson 35:50 M11
231 Jessica Howieson 37:43 W10 **New PB**
232 Warrick Howieson 37:44 M45
322 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #42
18 February
47 finishers

Lower Hutt 5k parkrun #254 18 February
75 Ruth Baussmann 29:30
145 finishers

Howieson family at the Tuggeranong parkrun


Tom


Warrick and Jessica

Monday, 20 February 2017

Stronger

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Song of the week: Stronger, by Delirious
From https://youtu.be/gm3Z4Cy0Gvw



We're getting stronger every day
We're getting braver in every way
Hallelujah, here we come

We're getting stronger every day
Push through the waves that fall our way
Hallelujah, here we come
We're much stronger when we're one
Hallelujah, here we come

Chorus
Oh, I love You from the depths of my heart
And nothing here will tear us apart
Everything's beautiful with You
Everything's beautiful when You invade my life
And I'm living just to say that I love You

We're getting closer every day
Chasing the dreams that heaven gave
Hallelujah, here we come, yeah

We're getting closer every day
Into Your arms I'm here to stay
We're much stronger when we're one
Hallelujah here we come

Chorus
Oh, I love You from the depths of my heart
And nothing here will tear us apart
Everything's beautiful with You
Everything's beautiful when You invade my life
And I'm living just to say that I love You

Yes I love You
Oh, I love You now
Oh, yes, I love you

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Queenstown

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Another member of the speedygeese currently visiting New Zealand, Jen Blake completed the Shotover Moonlight Half Marathon. And toured around some beautiful countryside.



Saturday, 18 February 2017

Lower Hutt

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Ruth running today's Lower Hutt parkrun #254
http://www.parkrun.co.nz/lowerhutt/results/latestresults/

Friday, 17 February 2017

It's wall-slide weather

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

1991

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Gerard Ryan, Andrew Lloyd, Rob de Castella, Rod Higgins

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

speedygeese training

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On Thursday 9 February it was very hot; we ran up to 6 x 360m loops from the Rose Garden with a loop’s jog recovery. Participating were Andrew, Brendan, me , Isaac, Jen, Sandeep and Stephanie.

The morning of Sunday 12 February Andrew and I trained at Stromlo Forest Park;

On Monday 13 February Sandeep ran early; the main session was a new kind of hill session, running down the 100m hill and turning back up to the top; 20 on 90. Participating were Andy, Caroline, Colin, David, Ewen, Garry, Giles, Isaac, Jen, Mick, Pieta, Sandeep and Vanessa, while I mainly supervised.

And here's a great photo of Bron***.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

speedygeese race results

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BBQ Stakes 6k 25 January
19. Ewen Thompson 34:33
29. Andrew Matthews 32:00
31. Bronwyn Calver 30:47
34. Craig Wurtz 30:18
35. Peter Thomson 29:13
42. Caroline Campbell ?
43 finishers

BBQ Stakes 6k 01 February
1. Jennifer Bright 27:42
12. Ewen Thompson 34:54
14. Bronwyn Calver 30:17
29. Andrew Matthews 31:00
30. Peter Thomson 28:51
43. Craig Wurtz 32:33
54 finishers

AMRA Mt Ainslie Run-Up 2.3k 07 February
8 Craig Wurtz 16.57
12 finishers

Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 07 February
8. Peter Thomson 27:29
12. Ewen Thompson 35:11
14. Sandeep Chandra 39:49
14 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #2 Museum 5k 07 February
19. Peter Thomson M55 21:58
22. Craig Wurtz M50 22:29
29. David Clarke M55 24:28
38. Ewen Thompson M55 27:05
39. Vanessa Palmer W45 27:17
46. Mick Charlton M65 29:31
53 finishers

BBQ Stakes 6k 08 February
17. Ewen Thompson 35:18
22. Bronwyn Calver 30:54
24. Craig Wurtz 29:40
32. Jennifer Bright 29:12
33. Peter Thomson 29:13
43. Caroline Campbell 44:13
50 finishers

ACTVAC Track 09 February
3000m Pennnington
3 Colin Farlow M55 11:01 79.3%
9 Ewen Thompson M55 16:47 53.9
9 finishers

Customs 5k 10 February
Colin Farlow 19:59
Giles Lamb 24:54
Craig Wurtz 25:28
Peter Thomson 26:34
Caroline Campbell 38:00
15 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #249
11 February
42 Geoff Moore 24:12 M65
98 Stephanie Sabadas 28:04 W25
Teddy the dog 46:45 M6
200 Dom Sparkes 46:46 M11
201 Bron Sparkes 46:47 W40
238 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #174 11 February
203 Amanda Cook 50:47 W35
213 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #36
11 February
40 Craig Wurtz 22:14 M50
128 Caroline Campbell 30:03 W70
212 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #208 11 February
11 Peter Thomson 21:17 M55
16 David Clarke 21:32 M55
22 David Webster 22:08 M65
38 Bronwyn Calver 23:12 W45
106 Ewen Thompson 27:58 M55
317 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #36 07 January
6 Jacob Miller 21:12 M11
17 Chloe Miller 23:09 W10
30 Kevin Miller 25:38 M35
37 Celina Miller 26:44 W35
94 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #37 14 January
14 Peter Simpfendorfer 22:23 M55
30 Liz Simpfendorfer 24:28 W55
103 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #39 28 January
18 Amanda Cook 23:24 W35
75 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #40 04 February
26 Vanessa Palmer 27:02 W45 **her first ever parkrun**
64 finishers

Batemans Bay 5k parkrun #41 11 February
16 Kevin Miller 23:55 M35
21 Celina Miller 26:15 W35
28 Rae Palmer 28:50 W65 **her first ever parkrun**
54 finishers

ACTVAC Sprint Marathon Relay, Sunday 12 February


This is the second year in a row Isaac has been in the winning team.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Vertigo

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This is my Song of Week: "Vertigo", by U2.
From https://youtu.be/98W9QuMq-2k



I used to suffer from terrible vertigo, to the extent that I couldn't even run over footbridges and had real trouble crossing, say, Commonwealth Avenue Bridge on foot, but that's all gone now.


The cure was glasses with a special correcting lens that adjusted for a weak muscle in the left eye.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Runners' complaint

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, February 12, 2017 with 1 comment
Some runners complain that no-one has ever taken a decent picture of them, in their running gear.



Giles is one of those runners.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Colin runs sub 20 in extreme heat

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, February 11, 2017 with 1 comment
Friday lunchtime's Customs Joggers 5k saw Colin Farlow turn up and run 19:59 - on a day when most other runners were taking it pretty easy in the heat.


Colin taking off in the Customs 5k


Craig Wurtz also at Customs.

In another of the lunchtime handicap runs, Jen Bright completed her 200th run shirt at Wednesday's BBQ Stakes.


Jen about to try on her shirt


Here it is!


Ewen having a run in the same "Vegetarian Stakes" as he called it.

Friday, 10 February 2017

running mistakes

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Footnote. There IS rolling - down the hill at Parliament house, for a start.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Giants!

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An 11 year old granddaughter and her latest gymnastic feat..

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Our last two speedygeese training sessions

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...were on ...
Thursday 2 February at Parliament House: I ran early: Jen, Isaac and Brendan ran 8x400m with a jog averaging 300m; Thea, Fiona, and Stephanie (new) ran 4 of the 400m then did 15 minutes of drills, I supervised.

Monday 6 February at Parliament House, where relay teams of 3 ran around a 210m+ loop, for ~25 minutes. Andy, Christopher, Colin, David, Ewen, me, Helen, Isaac, Jen, Mick, Rae, Ruth, Sandeep, Tom, Warrick were there. No new people this time. It looks like young Tom is enjoying running with us oldies. Certainly we enjoy running with him.

More of the geese.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

speedygeese race results

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Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 6k 31 January
Sandeep Chandra 29:02
Peter Thomson 33:54
11 finishers

Ginninderra 7k handicap 31 January
10 finishers

YCRC Summer Series #1 Stromlo Forest Park 5k 31 January
11. Craig Wurtz M50 24:53
13. Ewen Thompson M55 25:55
28. Vanessa Palmer W45 29:30
29. Celina Miller W35 30:18
34 finishers

ACTVAC Track 02 February
3000m
M55 Colin Farlow 11:06.96 78.6%
M50 Craig Wurtz 12:49.63 66.4
M55 David Clarke 14:17.23 62.7
M55 Ewen Thompson 14:18.51 63.2
W65 Ruth Baussmann 16:43.48 73.6

1500m
M55 Colin Farlow 5:13.00 80.4%
M50 Craig Wurtz 5:57.09 68.7
M55 David Clarke 7:58.10 54.0
W70 Caroline Campbell 8:17.53 80.0

Spiral 5
9 Craig Wurtz M50 8:47
11 Ruth Baussmann W65 11:24
18 Ewen Thompson M55 12:22
19 finishers

Customs 5k 03 February
Colin Farlow 19:43 (first run)
Giles Lamb 22:09
Craig Wurtz 23:55
Peter Thomson 24:14
Ewen Thompson 30:43
Caroline Campbell 33:44
21 finishers

Ginninderra 5k parkrun #248 04 February
20 Brendan Belcher 21:10 M30
54 Bron Sparkes 24:42 W40
93 Thea Zimpel 27:24 W30
123 Ruth Baussmann 29:40 W65
221 Gary Moss 52:50 M70
246 finishers

Gungahlin 5k parkrun #173 04 February
67 Amanda Cook 24:14 W35
298 finishers

Burley Griffin 5k parkrun #35 04 February
20 Craig Wurtz 21:11 M50
221 finishers

Tuggeranong 5k parkrun #207 04 February
3 David Clarke 19:21 M55
25 David Webster 22:25 M65
40 Bronwyn Calver 23:00 W45
51 Ewen Thompson 23:41 M55
92 Peter Thomson 26:07 M55
250 Thomas Howieson 36:30 M11
313 Jessica Howieson 41:06 W10 **New PB**
314 Warrick Howieson 41:08 M45
405 finishers

YCRC Women’s 6k Jogalong 05 February
Thea Zimpel 33:19
Caroline Campbell 37:15
102 finishers

Sunday's long distance runners


Sandeep, Dave, Nicole, Ruth, Bron

Monday, 6 February 2017

Eight Days a Week

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, February 06, 2017 with 2 comments
The movie "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years" is one of the very best movies ever.



Song of Week: The Beatles, Eight Days A Week
From https://youtu.be/JELULTSzjWw



And then there's my version of the song. I had been quite sore, checked strava and discovered I only ran 8k the week before last. I had to write a song to celebrate that.

Eight k's a week
Oh, I need more running
Guess you know it's true
Hope you need to train, mate
Just like I need to

Chase me, race me, scold me, push me
I ain't got nothing left, mate
Eight k’s a week

Must run every day, girl
A streak is on my mind
One thing I can say, girl
I’d love a faster time

Chase me, race me, scold me, push me
I ain't got nothing left, girl
Eight k’s a week

Eight k’s a week
I have to
Eight k’s a week
Is not enough to get me there

Ooh I need to go, son
Get out every day
Can you meet me now, son
We need to jog today

Chase me, race me, scold me, push me
I ain't got nothing left, son
Eight k’s a week
Eight k’s a week
Eight k’s a week

Sunday, 5 February 2017

mentor and pupil

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Percy Cerutty - Australia's greatest ever running coach.
Herb Elliott - Australia's greatest runner of his time.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

At today's Ginninderra parkrun

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I didn't run so I took some photos instead...


Brendan


Bron


Jo


Thea


Ruth


Volunteers


David B


Bron


Jo


Thea


Ruth

It was pretty warm at the parkrun today and I suspect there were not many PBs?

Friday, 3 February 2017

Game Changer

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, February 03, 2017 with No comments
It is great to see women's AFL kicking off this evening.



And it was great to see Suzie, having recently returned to Canberra from Darwin, attending the Gungahlin parkrun last week, pushing a stroller.



While at speedygeese training last night, the girls outnumbered the boys.
Go the Girls!

Thursday, 2 February 2017

punday

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, February 02, 2017 with 1 comment
I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.
When chemists die, they barium.
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.
How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.
This girl said she recognised me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.
I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O.
PMS jokes aren't funny; period.
I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?
When you get a bladder infection urine trouble.
Broken pencils are pointless.
I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.
What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.
All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen. The police have nothing to go on.
I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.
Haunted French pancakes give me the creapes.
Velcro — what a rip off!
A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.
Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!
The earthquake in Washington obviously was the government's fault.
Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings, too.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Speedygeese training and post-session fish & chips

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 with No comments
Our most recent training sessions were on
Thursday 26 January at Yarralumla Oval up from the dog park – it was Australia Day so we avoided our usual venues in the Parliamentary triangle - I could barely run so supervised - participating were Andy, Bron, Colin, Dave, Ewen, Giles, Isaac, Jen, Thea, Jennie - they ran 5 x 400m on about 5 minutes, with a lap jog in between.

And on Monday 30 January back at Parliament House we ran ten normal hills, then reversed procedure and ran eight down and up from the top, with Colin, Dave, David, myself, Isaac, Jen, Mick, Rae, Ruth, Sandeep, Vanessa, Warrick, Tom, Helen, and Unknown Runner (new) participating.

Afterwards we went to Snapper (for the first time) for fish and chips by the lake: a good turn-out, for the record Dave, David, Me, Mick, Rae, Ruth, Sandeep, Vanessa, Warrick, Tom, Jennie, and George (new). And what a lovely evening it was.

Here's somewhere I would like to have a run - in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, through London.