Cr 5k Challenge - Sydney
Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:15 PM
I just put my time into the calculator on http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/ and it predicts my 10km time at 39.05!!! :D
So there's hope for me to get under 40mins this year yet. Bring on the SMC.
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:15 PM
Persuaded Genene to come for a walk around the bay this morning, knowing full well a 7k walk would knacker her out, and our all day shopping spree would be reduced to a grab and dash.....home for 1:02pm, mission accomplished! :)
Couldn't believe my eyes, seeing an army of blue this morning, feels good to be part of something that is promoting running in the community, hopefully we can keep it going through the summer. Well done all those people that ran today, good to see Mr G go sub 20.
Last time I ran the 5k challenge I did 20:58, so a 3 minute PB with 17:57 makes me a very happy chap.
The sun is out, so must reward myself with some icy cold beers on the deck. :D
p.s I was able to take a few quick snaps before I had to run, hither
Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:29 PM
Mr TA was nearly a DNS because of his ankle but decided he wanted to join me in our first ever bay run.At the moment his ankle is asking why. Should mean a PB next time. :D
As for me I'll have to create someone to chase so I can improve my PB.
Posted 27 November 2004 - 05:25 PM
Great to meet so many Coolrunners I didn't already know, as well as catch up with all the familiar faces. Keen to keep this as a regular challenge over summer, it appears the majority of us ran PBs today so all the more incentive to come back for another!! :D
Posted 27 November 2004 - 06:21 PM
Agree with Mr G the Coolrunning community is growing very fast.
Started with the 20 minute group - not being sure how the recovery was from last sunday's marathon - did not look at my watch until 3km - thought I had misread 11.07 - knew I would fade very quickly to the end but managed two more 3.46 ks for 18.39 - can't remember the last time if at all that I ran that time - so I will treat it as a PB.
So pleased to see all those other PB's - congratulations to all who achived that and also to all who turned up to make the morning such an 'event'.
Posted 27 November 2004 - 07:50 PM
I am intrigued on how you organise it. Just a question on timing. Do you take you own times when you go? What do you mean by a package beinging left behind for Acton? What are all the comments about chalk?
Well done everyone. Plu
Edit: Action - Would have liked to come just had cricket commitments this week.
Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:29 PM
Next date? Looking at the calendar it will be tricky pre Christmas ...
[*]4th Dec - next week, despite being next month it is next week
[*]11th Dec - two weeks away, so better, but a bit soon. Won't be too many pb's.
[*]18th Dec - SMC the next day. Possible, but a bit of a conflict for many.
[*]25th Dec - most are busy this saturday
[*]26th Dec - a sunday, but perhaps a workable date?
[*]1st Jan - Fat Ass Black Stump, can't conflict here
[*]8th Jan - well, this Saturday works!
PS- Marty, your ladies spelling and results adjusted; TigerAngel, your time and pb noted; and others, your various minor adjustments made. :)
Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:45 PM
First time I've been timed over 5km, so guaranteed an easy PB. I felt sluggish in the lengthy warm-up just to make the run a real challenge. At the start I chose the 20 minute group for people who I thought were in similar form to me. I took off trying to keep visual contact with the flyers Mr G, Ray James and gnscon and the others disappearing into a blue blur.
Eventually another tall fellow thundered past and Vat-man zipped past.
It might be a few 5km challenges before I start to take in the scenery and have the composure to find the km markers. Nevertheless, a lot of fun this morning and got another goal to strive for.
As for next date, any time from 11 Dec. I usually enjoy a 26 December post plum-pudding pound on the pavement.
Posted 27 November 2004 - 09:41 PM
Well as for the 6.15 crew and as superflake mentioned, we were all very happy with our times.
Special mention to Andrew ff53 who carved over 1min 30 from his 5 km time, very impressive, congrats mate!
Also congrats to the 'mailman' Superflake who still managed a PB after a fairly arduous 3k warm up courtesy of a dodgy alarm!
I was just outside a PB from around 4 weeks ago, however very happy with my consistency.
I think running good times is comparable to your best rounds of golf...you can dine out on them but still see the areas where you can improve...onwards and upwards!
Hope to catch with you all next time round.
Posted 28 November 2004 - 03:08 AM
We are putting in our vote for either the 25th or 26th of December.
(and Mr Wildthing who is standing behind me)
Posted 28 November 2004 - 05:18 PM
next saturday december 4th is no good with a lot of cool runners doing the central coast half next day. I like Jan 8th. Passed the overindulging period.
December 26th usually carrying extra weight from turkey, pudding and wine/port.
And runners will have made their predictions for the year. Hopefully for a fast 5k. :)
Posted 29 November 2004 - 03:02 AM
Time to re-work the plan, that hasn't been adapted since winter and cross-country. And to work around new problems, like the shin splints I've developed running with my recently-acquired 4-legged friend, and the demands of being a club runner, needed for weekend track meets, when I'd rather be doing a long run instead. TBC...
It was a great morning to be out running, though. While I was running, I was thinking we must look like mad escapees from a blue, yellow and green boot camp, tearing along the paths. And to everyone who finished the run back to the start, running five abreast on the path, I refer you here. ;) Good to see everyone again; hope to catch up with a few more of you at CR Xmas drinks, than I did y'day on the run :D .
And Chonky - congrats on the 5k PB on the track the night before, and for backing up to do the Bay run twice the next morning. Good stuff.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:26 PM
Congrats to all the Run Club members, we'll have to hassle Tim for not showing up.
See you all at the next one.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:26 PM
sorry i didn't make it, i had a very unfun visit to dentist on fri night, i promise to be there for next race.
the green and blue sea of runners that i saw coming back around the bay should make kev a very proud site founder.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:34 PM
Tony, told you Paul (Thundercat- late scratching from SAH and NepeanTri) wasn't my imaginary friend as he finally found us. Should be keen to come along in future too, plus tri's.
Any chance we could follow the Bay for the 5ks next time, then it would be a quick trot back to the car (no complaints, just work sat morn).
Hope to see you all again in January( or next friday night - bring spare liver!).
Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:50 PM
it felt like everyone in the 5km challange gave it 110% (well done to all)
and i was the only bludger who got off lightly in the warm conditions
and was able to roll through it in the middle of a long run.
the 5km on the track the night before was only a recent pb but a 10 year one at that,i wish it was a pb.
looking forward to the next 5k challange.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 01:57 PM
Lastly, consistent splits, don't bother with them and run 3:36,3:54,4:00,4:06 and 4:30 to end up with 20:06. I now know that if I didn't walk during the last k I could have easily broken 20mins, just shouldn't have walked. Annoyed with myself about that. Next time, even splits and NO walking.
Stacks and stacks of CRs. Good to see everybody out and about. I also enjoyed the more leisurely run back to the cars the rest of the way around the bay.
My votes go to 11th of December and Jan 8th. Setting a 5k PB will be a good way to start the new year.
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Posted 29 November 2004 - 08:41 PM
Well done everyone, it was a great morning, even got a PB myself so the trip home was somewhat friendlier. Looking forward to the next one.
Posted 30 November 2004 - 12:15 AM
Monday 27th is not a bad idea!
Not bragging much but I am off to Egypt on 30 December and will be away for most of January. I would love to get a 5km in before I go so I can eat lots of falafels while I am away :D .
Posted 30 November 2004 - 02:06 AM
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Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:59 PM
Drinks afterwards sounds like fun, too. Or perhaps breakfast? We could make like cyclists and overrun some poor unsuspecting cafe :D
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Posted 30 November 2004 - 01:42 PM
Firehorse - hope the surgery goes OK... did you end up running in the (late) 5km at Homebush on Sat'dy?
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Posted 30 November 2004 - 02:52 PM
i also like the idea of having a get together afterwards.
Posted 30 November 2004 - 03:22 PM
Sparkie - I'll be happy with any answer which drags me under 17 mins. And with you running for the Toffs it might bring some of the Bay Boyz big guns out.
Didn't particularly like the answer I got from the physio this morning - the weekend's efforts have left me on a regime of no running till Sat! Excellent treatment though from Anna at Bondi Junction (who works with Mrs Shadow).
Posted 30 November 2004 - 03:30 PM
Posted 01 December 2004 - 12:33 AM
I may have to do one on the 26th and chalk the result!
The 27th it is.
Posted 01 December 2004 - 12:06 PM
Posted 02 December 2004 - 08:28 PM
We have your post above with nearly all PB's.
So handicapping will be easy unless a few who missed last time can make it like Sparkie.
December 27th looks good though.
Posted 06 December 2004 - 05:10 PM
Being from Annandale, I will be happy to join the Bay Runners side of the war if required!!! :)
Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:55 PM
I'll be ready to go at 7.15 and being a new-ish user of the CR message boards I'm looking forward to meeting some other CRs.
Posted 14 December 2004 - 07:45 PM
And as some one that does, I respectfully request that Nuderunner doesn't run nude.....
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Posted 15 December 2004 - 11:47 AM
And they said running wasn't a danger sport!
Posted 15 December 2004 - 01:01 AM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 11:07 PM
Can't promise anything but I'm going to try to be there. I know that I can break 20mins even I maintain a more even pacing, just got to see that in practice.
Posted 15 December 2004 - 11:35 PM
Hope to be there for my first CR 5km challenge.
Posted 15 December 2004 - 01:29 PM