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Mittagong, NSW, Australia
Have been a keen runner for more than 40 years; member of ACT Veterans Club. Ran my first of 11 marathons in 2000 and the NYC Marathon in 2005 where I carried the Australian flag at the "Friendship Run" (photo at left). Have Australian Age Category Records for two 50km Ultra Marathon events, a half marathon and 5000m track race; ACT record for 1 mile. Born in 1929 (!), I lived in Sydney with my husband, Jim, until we moved to the Southern Highlands in 1995....Jim passed away in 2011 after 45 years together, during which time we travelled extensively and made NYC our favourite destination at Christmas.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sri Chinmoy Mirrambeena 16km

It took less than an hour to drive from Mittagong to Mirrambeena Reserve; registered & ran 2km & a few strides as a warm-up & then the 'fun' began!

The run was planned as a fairly 'easy' run in preparation for the GC half rather than at all out race effort. First 8km loop...... 55:30 minutes. Very cool conditions, excellent for running & a super beautiful course. 52:59 for the second 8km loop.

As did many others today, I missed a turn off from the main pathway, cutting the course short by about 1km. However, there were 4 other CRs up ahead of me who had also missed the same turn so we decided to double back to include the missed section & that gave us 16km on our Garmins thereby running the correct distance. Not one of us considered finishing until all Garmins clicked on 16km!

Apart from that drama, it was a great run & I enjoyed it immensely.

Time : 1:48:33

Friday, June 13, 2008

Against the Wind....

.....I was almost in tears today!

At Chev track a cold & furious wind blew across, up, down & around the entire field, and so it was with might & main, tooth & nail & like a bull at a gate I managed 12 laps (5km) 'upper aerobic' with heart rate at 130 (84%).


Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Very Last Rose of Summer....

....rose (Mr Lincoln), is the last & biggest rose I've ever picked from the garden. It was the size of a dinner plate & suvived for 2 weeks in a vase before it gave up the ghost!

As for running....

Entry forms now in for:-

Sri Chinmoy 16km, June 22; Gold Coast Half Marathon, July 6; Blackmore's Half, September 21; Melbourne Half Marathon, October 12.

Yet to enter for:-

City-to-Surf; 4 or 5 events in the Sri Chinmoy Races, Sydney.

.....and I have a new computer! Black, grey & chrome computer & keyboard; 19" flat screen & it can do everything but tapdance!! Love it!