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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, September 25, 2011

For the Week.......

Walk:   20km
Pool:   30 minutes

A slack week, but better than doing nothing and, for now anyhow,  I'm enjoying walking and taking time to look around my local area.

For the immediate future, or until I find a goal to train for, I'll continue with walking and the pool.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Finding a Start.....

Found my start this week!

 Walking a total for the week of 30km.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


OK....So for the past week I've started regular daily walking....not running! I'm just not ready for that, if ever.

Five to six kilometres. At left, is today's walk starting from home, to the school, through the main drag of Renwick known, not surprisingly, as Renwick Drive and back home.

Today:  6.4km in 1:04:11...I can only get faster!


Renwick Drive

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

On a Whim.....

After a picnic lunch at Lake Alexandra on Saturday, without rhyme or reason and not having run at all in the past two weeks, I decided to make a huge effort and do the Bankstown Half Marathon on Sunday. I think the motivation was to finish my 81st year with a bang!

It was a bang alright and a debacle as well : I walked/jogged the entire distance, nearly died on the hills and finished with a roaring headache in 2:39:40; twenty minutes slower than in Canberra two weeks previously! No other competitors in the W70+ age category so I got away with a medal! I was surprised that there were no other entries from any 70+ year olds....where have they all gone?

21.1 painful kilometres in 2:39:40 to end my 81st year!