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Cliffy's Dream - 1000 Mile Run - Melbourne8th-23rd April 2000
Final Results : Day 15 - 22nd AprilThe runners stopped and down came the rain. Final Results Cliff Young 921.2 kms John Timms 1133.3 kms Luke Richardson 400.4 kms Sorry but you will have to do the mile conversions. Regards Marg.
Day 14 - 21st AprilCliff Young 869.6 Kms. John Timms 1048.4 kms. Luke Richardson 360.4 kms
Day 13 - 20th AprilNone received.
Day 12 - 19th AprilWeather is still changeable. The runners are still going around. John Timms 921.6 kms Cliff Young 782.8 kms Luke Richardson 309.2 kms Day 13 John Timms 986.4 kms Cliff Young 825.2 kmsLuke Richardson 331.6 kms Regards Marg.
Day 11 - 18th AprilWell the Victorian weather has changed again with the sun finally breaking through. Unfortunately after a trip to the doctor, Gerald has been ordered not to participate any further as his feet are badly infected. He is disappointed but being philosophical about it. The results to date are John Timms 860 kms Gerald Manderson 774.8 kms Cliff Young 731.2 kms Luke Richardson 273.2 kms Regards Marg. P.S. Can anyone tell us where to get a copy of the current age group records for distances up to and including 1000 miles. Preferably Australian records. Also are there any distance/time records for 14 year old age group? Would appreciate some info as soon as possible.Thanks
Day 10 - 17th AprilWell after the heavy downpour yesterday evening (5.30 pm.) the light drizzle seems to have set in for the day even though the sun is trying to shine through. This is welcomed by the residents but somehow I don't think the runners appreciate it. All runners are still circling the track, but Luke has had a couple of hours away from the track as the family had to go back to Lavers Hill to fix their water pump. No pump no water. Anyway he plans to be back on the track as soon as he gets back. Gerald was moving well when I saw him on the track but how long before he complains of swollen feet is anybody's guess. Cliff and John just keep going around and around and around. Anyway results Cliff Young 682.4 kms John Timms 791.2 kms Gerald Manderson 738 kms Luke Richardson 253.2 kms. P.S. With an hour to go on day 11 Gerald is off to the doctor's as it looks as though his foot could be poisoned. Will let you know further developments.
Day 9 - 16th AprilThe runners are still going around in circles. John appears to have settled down now without too much bothering him while Gerald was taking it easy as he is having problems with blisters and swollen feet. I will pass the suggestions on to him today. Thanks. Meanwhile Cliffy just keeps going around and around at a steady pace while Luke is still enjoying himself and is clocking up the kilometres ( an ultra runner in the making). The drizzle of the past couple of days seems to have eased with the days now in the mid teens to twenty range but the night are getting colder ( 8 degrees at 8 a.m. this morning. To date the runners have covered John Timms 734.8 kms Gerald Manderson 710.8 kms Cliff Young 622.4 kms Luke Richardson 240 kms. Regards Marg.
Day 8 - 15th AprilJohn Timms 666.4km, Gerald Manderson 660km , Cliff Young 569.2km, Luke Richardson 220km. Apparently Gerald is suffering from two bad blisters and his feet are swelling badly.
Day 7 - 14th AprilThe weather has become cooler but not cold and the has been some light rain with has settled the dust on the track. Everyone has blisters on their feet and this has really slowed Gerald down as he has a couple of bad ones, but they're still running/walking. John's muscle strain pain appears to be easing. The totals to date are Gerald Manderson 602.8 kms John Timms 580 kms Cliff Young 517.6 kms Luke Richardson 193.2 kms Again you'll have to do your own mile calculations. The fax number is (03) 5231-4137. Its a panasonic machine and maynot be compatible with older fax machines. If you want to email the runners that's fine as I'll just print and deliver them. Apologies for not sending these results earlier but was not around to use the computer. Regards Marg.
Day 6 - 13th AprilGerald Manderson 580 kms John Timms 563 kms Cliff Young 508.4 kms Luke Richardson 180 kms. Sorry but you will have to do your own mile calculations for this.
Day 5 - 12th AprilWith the temperatures reaching a maximum of 27 degrees each day, the runners have continued to pound the track. The last 24 hours has seen Gerald spending nearly the whole time circling the track in order to over take John. He finally succeeded in doing this when John strained/pulled a tendon or something in his leg and this really slowed him down. Young Luke and Cliffy are still quietly circulating the track and are consistently clocking up the miles. At this stage of the race the little niggles and grumps are beginning to be displayed by the more seasoned runners though the atmosphere on the whole is still great, though time will tell as towards midnight on day six the niggling drizzle Colac is known for has started and there has also been the occasional downpour ( a time for celebration for the town if it keeps up but a bug bear for the runners). Anyhow the current results are Gerald Manderson 285.5 miles, John Timms 276.7 miles, Cliff Young 232.2 miles, Luke Richardson 87.02 miles.
Day 4 - 11th AprilThe runners are still going around in circles but the compacted track is now starting to make its presence felt with blisters beginning to appear on the feet. Everyone still appears to be in good spirits and the unusually hot weather is continuing. Results to the end of day 4 are as follows John Timms 232.08 miles Gerald Manderson 223.44 miles Cliff Young 186.0 miles Luke Richardson 76.32 miles.
Day 3 - 10th AprilAs of midday today the results are: John Timms : 189.1miles, Gerald Manderson: 180.1m , Cliff Young: 156.3m, Luke Richardson 56.1m. The runners continue to battle the unseasonally hot temperatures and hard ground. John Timms is in the lead - but the NZ walking champion is hot on his heels. Young 14 year old Luke Richardson has almost brought up 100km and has to be congratulated for his efforts.
Day 2 - 9th AprilDAY 2 After spending yesterday pounding the track flat, four of the five runners continued to pound away completing laps.Youngster Luke Richardson is making good progress in his first attempt and he is constantly being monitored by his parents.The unusually high temperatures for this time of the year in Colac, 25 - 30 degrees, is making itself known to the runners and took its toll on Arthur Watson who has gone for a long, long lunch. The other runners have slowed down a bit during the hottest part of the day. At the end of Day 2 the runners had attained Cliff Young 114.3 miles Gerald Manderson 124.0 miles John Timms 131.0 miles Luke Richardson 49.8 miles Arthur Watson 9.5 miles ( having a long, long lunch) Regards Marg.
Day 1 - 8th AprilAt noon on April 8th, with the temperature at 27 degrees, five runners commenced the challenge of completing Cliff's 1000 Mile Dream run.After the creaks and groans had been ironed out in the older runners all settled down at a steady pace and at the end of the first day the runners had covered as follows Cliff Young 67.6 miles John Timms 71.3 miles Gerald Manderson 71.8 miles Luke Richardson ( a young newcomer) 29.5 miles Arthur Watson 9.5 miles Regards Marg Timms for John Timms.
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