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#1 roscoep

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Posted 26 May 2003 - 04:17 PM

Is anyone out there aware of the fastest ever time around the Tan in Melb, and who ran it, and the time?

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#2 MS

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Posted 26 May 2003 - 04:36 PM

I once ran it in 18:21.  Could that be it?  

You could try the VRR time trial results.  Other than that, no idea.


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Posted 26 May 2003 - 04:38 PM

One of the Kenyans out here for Summer training/racing holds the record at 10:22.  Can't recall his name.  Can somebody help??

  :)   :)

I think either Paul Patrick or Monna holds the the Corporate Cup record with something like a 10:46 or 47.

Have a feeling that Sonia O'Sullivan is one of the few women to have broken 12 minutes, with possibly Kate Anderson being another.  Lisa Weightman holds the Corporate Cup record with a 12:45.


#4 El Torro

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Posted 26 May 2003 - 06:52 PM

Anna Thompson ran 12.12 last week in an APS race.

Shaun Forrest ran 10.46 in training over summer and I think Mike Hillardt might have also run mid 10.40's

Might even be Kipkosgei who has the record


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Posted 26 May 2003 - 08:32 PM

Here's a thought to put these times into perspective.  A lap of the tan is 3.847km.  If someone could run this at Haile Gebrselassie's 5000m WR pace (12.39, or 2.32 per km), their time would be 9.44.  
This may not be realistic given that the tan is hilly and on gravel.  However, the shorter distance should compensate for this.  So perhaps one day we'll see a sub 10 minute tan run.  [A running shoe company should sponsor a big prize for the first person to achieve this - they'd get a lot of publicity I'm sure.]

BTW, the best time for the 4km VRR  time trial is 12.13 by Steve Ellinghaus.  But remember that this run is 4km (includes a dogleg at Government House Drive).


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Posted 04 June 2003 - 09:40 PM

Very skeptical of those times. THe fastest offical time is paul hope i think which is about 10.52

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 09:05 AM

Shawn did run a 10:46 over summer.

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 09:30 AM

Old Miler I'm with you.  It was a couple of seasons back but a group of three or four Kenyan runner were here for the Zatopek and made a deliberate attempt to break the record.  I think Kipkosgei was one of the group but the runner that actually broke the record was one of his unfancied and relatively unknown training partners.  It was 10.22 or thereabouts.

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 11:24 AM

Noah Ngeny was the kenyan im pretty sure who broke the tan record, not sure about what time he ran though.
And yes Shawn Forrest did run a 10:46 on his own in training...

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 02:11 PM

I've just had a trusted source confirm that it was Noah Ngeny who ran 10:22 for the Tan, so thanks Toomz for the reminder.  

  :)   :)

Peddis - who is Paul Hope??  Would he be related to Richard Hope from St Kevins?


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Posted 05 June 2003 - 04:11 PM

yeah sorry i meant richard hope who is paul's brother. All these times done in training though are very dodgy, people don't start from the same place which does make a difference, people are always saying the kenyans ran these times but none of them are offical.

#12 HazBean

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 06:11 PM

So is that the same unknown Noah Ngeny who's Olympic 1500m Champion?

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 09:33 AM

Peddis,

Agree with you about the dodginess of some times recorded around the Tan, but have a feeling that the Kenyans were specifically time trialling and that the times were bone fide.  Press coverage was given to the runs at the time and there were some Australian athletes also involved, so I'd be taking the times as "sort of" official.

Probably the only "official" times are those taken for the APS runs (Dyson & Relay?) plus the final round match race(or 12 under 12) of the Corporate Cup.  The other rounds of Corp Cup can be a bit dodgy in that they adhere to an honesty policy.  i.e. a runner in the early 1990's who shall remain nameless consistently ran betweem 11:10 to 11:25 but was never seen in a match race or running against the strong 12:25pm start group to verify his performances.


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Posted 25 June 2003 - 05:16 PM

Monna ran 10:31 today in the final race of the Autumn Corporate Cup series, beating his nearest opponent by over a minute.

Smokin!!!

  :)   :)


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Posted 25 June 2003 - 06:17 PM

Yes it was great run by Mona in the 12 under 12. Unfortunatly all I could do was count the seconds afer the start before Mona was out of sight. "Old miler" most likely had a long look at Mona.. Did Mrs Miler get a photo of mona on the way thru???

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 09:09 PM

Mona is indeed a legend.  Shame he didn't do 10sec faster to own the record but 10.31 is exceptional.

It's a delight that he continues to run with the Aussie community in his "retirement".  So many other former champs retire to their penthouse or behind the microphone and criticise the current batch.  This guy will do more for distance running in retirement than he did in his competition days.

Mona is a legend.

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Posted 26 June 2003 - 09:17 AM

If you ask Mona, I'm sure he would say he is not retired - just not available for Australian teams. From what I have read, he is running for his Ballarat club, training more than most of us, and breaking a few race records.

Mick


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Posted 26 June 2003 - 09:17 PM

...are we talking clockwise...or anticlockwise??

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Posted 27 June 2003 - 01:26 PM

Mona is definitely a legend of huge proportions. What a lot of us (runners, joggers and walkers) realise is just how quick this 41yr old is running. I saw this man smash the Albury Nail Can Hill Run 11.3km record (held for 7yrs or so). He is so bloody humble and will help Australian distance running to no end. You just have to look at the depth of a standard club race in Ballarat. I read that for a fairly hilly, very wet and slippery 6.1km x-country in Ballarat, 10 runners ran under 21.30mins. That's depth.
Mona will continue to inspire me, knowing that a 41yr old can run so quickly and at the same time help others out. Good on you Mona's.

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Posted 29 June 2003 - 11:52 AM

kodikat, the Tan is always run clockwise for events like this.

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 12:23 AM

Everybody seems to run around the Tan in a clockwise direction.....A short distance away at Albert Park lake, we all seem to run anti clockwise.

We humans are strange creatures!


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

So with the unveiling today of the 'Tan Track Tick Tock' does anybody know who the ten fastest males are and their times?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:11 PM

Not sure of the Top Ten, but Mottram has the fastest time of 10:08.  He has also run a 10:12, which is probably the 2nd fastest time

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

Just found this list on the Glenhuntly Athletics website.  

Melbourne Tan Track best 50 times to September 2006.
Men

1 10.08.0 Craig Mottram 21-Dec 2006 Rich FC Trial
2 10.19.0 William Chirchir (KEN) 2000 Trial
3 10.22.0 Noah Ngeny (KEN) 10-Mar 1999 Trial
4 10.26.0 Luke Kipkosgei (KEN) 10-Mar 1999 Trial
5 10.29.0 Bob Kennedy (USA) 14-Feb 1998 Trial
6 10.41.0 Steve Moneghetti Oct 2003 Trial
7 10.42.0 Lee Troop 12-Nov 2003 Corp Cup
8 10.45.0 Graham Hood (CAN) 14-Feb 1998 Trial
9 10.45.0 Martin Keino (KEN) 14-Feb 1998 Trial
10 10.47.0 Mike Hillardt 30-Mar 1983 Trial
11 10.47.0 Malcolm Norwood 1991 Trial
12 10.47.0 Paul Patrick 1999 Corp Cup
13 10.48.0 Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 1997 Trial
14 10.49.4 Mark Tucker 28-Jan 2005 Go Tan
15 10.50.0 Gerard Ryan 1986 Trial
16 10.51.0 Simon Field Trial
17 10.51.0 Richard Hope 3-Jun 1995 APS Dyson
18 10.52.0 Collis Birmingham 16-Sep 2006 Aths Vic Relay
19 10.53.0 Nigel Adkin Oct 1997 Trial
20 10.53.0 Julian Paynter Feb 1996 Trial
21 10.54.0 Pat Scammell Nov 1989 Trial
22 10.55.0 Steve Austin 20-Apr 1991 APS Dyson
23 10.55.0 Greg Lyons 3-Nov 1997 Trial
24 10.56.0 Clinton Mackevicius 12-May 2001 APS Dyson
25 10.56.0 Dean Paulin July 1989 Trial
26 10.58.0 Jason Agosta 4-Sep 1990 Trial
27 10.59.0 Peter O' Donoghue 3-Jun 1995 APS Dyson
28 10.59.0 Clint Perrett 28-Jan 2005 Go Tan
29 10.59.0 Darren Wilson 12-May 2001 APS Dyson
30 11.00.0 Rod De Highden 3-Nov 1997 Trial
31 11.00.0 David Eadie 3-Nov 1997 Trial
32 11.01.0 Tim O' Shaughnessy Trial
33 11.03.0 Andrew Lloyd 17-Apr 1993 APS Dyson
34 11.04.0 Liam Adams 16-Sep 2006 Aths Vic Relay
35 11.05.0 Brad Camp 1986 Trial
36 11.06.0 Robbie O' Donnell 1996 Corp Cup
37 11.07.0 Peter Brett 1986 Trial
38 11.08.0 Simon Lewin 11-Apr 1992 APS Dyson
39 11.08.0 David Lightfoot 11-Apr 1992 APS Dyson
40 11.09.0 Stuart Lyall 12-May 2001 APS Dyson
41 11.09.0 Ryan Taylor 12-May 2001 APS Dyson
42 11.10.0 Nick De Castella 22-Apr 1989 APS Dyson
43 11.10.0 Julian Marsh 9-May 1999 APS Dyson
44 11.10.6 Richard Jeremiah 28-Jan 2005 Go Tan
45 11.11.0 Lachlan McArthur 16-Sep 2006 Aths Vic Relay
46 11.11.0 Brian Simmons 5-Jun 1991 Corp Cup
47 11.12.0 Robert Neylon 1993 Corp Cup
48 11.12.0 Ken Green 30-Mar 1983 Trial
49 11.12.0 James Atkinson 1992 Corp Cup
50 11.12.0 Chris Bowden 9-May 1999 APS Dyson

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

28 March 2012:  "Two new digital clocks have been installed at Melbourne's iconic Tan Track that will help runners and walkers record their lap times as they make their way around the Tan.

The four-metre high clocks are a gift to the City of Melbourne from the Bennelong Foundation and are located at the start/finish line on Alexandra Avenue and at the half-way mark on Birdwood Avenue.

Apart from helping track users keep time, the clocks also feature the names of the 10 men and women to have recorded the fastest times around the Tan, and also the history of the track since it was established in 1901."

Saw them on my run this morning and I encourage you to go a do a lap and have a look!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

Woo-hoo!  Stick that, Garmin Posted Image

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

I'll have to go in for a gander - what a great idea.  I really like the top 10 list too - not that I was ever a chance.  But I would like to point out that I was #16 (in posting on this thread 9 years ago).  That's endurance.

s

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:58 AM

Harry Summers just ran around 10.37 at the Tan relays, making him second fastest Aussie in history

Edited by Long Arms, 15 September 2012 - 12:10 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:26 AM

He won the moranbah 10k up in qld about 5yr ago. Knew he had great potential.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

I'm starting to think that my 28m12s at the Tan may not rank all that highly.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:15 PM

Was that on your bike B?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

I think you are right Baldric, your 28:12 may have just dropped out of the top 10

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