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Jonathon's Racing Attacks and Adventure Packs!

Amazing racing and training adventures on roads and mountainous/hilly TRAILS, freewaybikehike and triathlons. Dreams of a SIX FOOT 45km finish,(DONE 2011,2013,2014,2015!),then ULTRA-TRAIL AUSTRALIA (50km DONE 2016!), memorable Melbourne Marathon and Gold Coast racing. Over a decade dreaming of a SUB 3HR MARATHON, sub 18min 5k, sub 38min 10k, sub 90min Half marathon etc...(shattered? or still realistic?)

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Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia


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42.2km SB; 2004; 3.55 2005; 4.02 2006; 4.18 2007; 4.10 2008; 3.55
2009; 4.11 2010; 4.05 2011; 4.02 2012;3.49 2013; 4.12 ... 2014; ; 4.08 ...2015; 4.00
2016; 4.11
More ongoing GOALS;
***PB's pursuit; 5k 21.49, 10k 41.01 21.1k 1.41, ...42.2k 3.49

MM and the G!...

In recent years I have been enjoying races like;
December; 6-INCH(46km offroad)2005;--6 hrs 25 min...
2006; 7hrs 04 min 2008; 7hrs 00min...2009; 6hrs 16min
...2010:--5hrs 49min..2011:---5hrs 30min..2013---7 hrs 24min... 2014--- 7 hrs 06min 2015--6hours 43min ...2016---6hours 41min
October; Melbourne Marathon 2007; 4hr 10 . 2008 DNF at 23km..
2009 4hrs 11. 2010 4hrs 05min...2011;4hrs 02min...photos
2012; 3hrs 49min 52secs PB!... ..2013; 4.12 2014; 4.08 2015; 4.05... 2016; 4.53
Rottnest Marathon 2004; 4hr 32min ... 2013; 4hr 16min
August; City to Surf most years since 1997 see HERE for details,photos.
PERTH C2S PB's; 4K;17min 25 (2002) 12K;52min 52 (1997)
21.1K;1.54.20 (2007) 42.2K; 4.00.20 (2015) (2010 video)
June/July;
GOLD COAST; 2012 HALF; 1.44 2013 HALF; 1.47 2014 HALF 1.49
2015 4.11 ..., 2016 4.11
PERTH Marathon(42.2km)
2004; 3hrs55min
2005;--4 hrs 02 min. 2006; 4hrs 18min 2007;4hrs 33
2008; 3hrs 55 2009; 4hrs 41min 2010; 4hrs 30min
2011; 4hrs 12min 2012; 4hrs 6min 2013; 4hrs 19min 2014 4hrs 48min
May; Ultra TRAIL AUSTRALIA;
2016 50km 9 hours 50min
April;TWO DECADES of Bridges racing; 1997; 43min 43 1998; 41min 01
1999; 47min 29 2000; 46min 47 2001; (5km) 30min 01 2002; (5km) 22min 48
2003; 42min 40 2004; 48min 50 2005; 44min 40 2006; 48min 07 2007; 49min 16
2008; 50min 42 2009; 49min 54 2010; 48min 39 2011; 52min 55 2012; 47min 02 2013; 54min 45 2014; 48min 47 2015; 49min 53 2016 52min 20
March;6 Foot Track 45km;
2011; 6.53 2013; 6.54 2014; 6.47
2015; 6.14!!! 2016 DNF


Most races since October 2009; >
16/07/2017 Jolly Jumbuck 21km 2hr 54min (94th of 129)
02/07/2017 King of the Mountain 16km 1hr 41min
20/05/2017 Ultra-Trail AUSTRALIA 100km DNF (at 58km and 10hours 38min)
26/03/2017 Bloated Goat 30km 5hr 18min
18/12/2016 6 inch 48km 6hrs 41min
16/10/2016 Melbourne Marathon 4hours 53min
25/09/2016 WTF 50 miler DNF at 55km
14/08/2016 Truth 50km DNF at 25km
3/07/2016 Gold Coast Marathon 4.11
14/05/2016 Ultra Trail Australia 50km 9 hours 50min
3/4/2016 My 20th consecutive Bridges fun run 10km 52.20 (hammy strain)
12/3/2016 Six Foot Track DNF at 30km 5 hours.
---------------------- 20/12/2015 6 inch 47km 6 hours 43min
15/11/15 Bloated Goat 30km Trails race (1600m Vert) 5hrs 43min
18/10/15 Melbourne Marathon 4.05
13/09/15 Fremantle 10km 47min 22
30/08/15 Perth City to Surf Marathon 4 hours 00min 20 secs.
05/07/15 GCM 4.11
24/05/15 R4R Half Marathon 1hr 46min 13secs
12/04/15 Bridges 10km 49min 53secs.
04/04/15 Perth Trail Series Truth & Consequences 50km ULTRA 8hours 49min
14/03/15 Six Foot Track 45km 6hrs 14min 11secs Smashing PB!!! (32min)
21/12/14 6 inch Trail 47km 7hrs 06min 30secs
12/10/14 Melbourne Marathon 4hrs 8min (8th fastest marathon in 25 finished)
14/09/14 Fremantle 10km 49min 26 (first K 3.47 5k split 23.02)
31/08/14 Perth City to Surf 42.2k 4hrs 34min
06/07/14 Gold Coast Half Marathon 1.49
15/06/14 Perth Marathon 4.48
01/06/14 Elleker Half Marathon 1.59.
21/04/14 40 miler DNF (28miles)
06/04/14 18th Bridges 10km 48min 47secs...since 1997
08/03/14 6 Foot Track 45km 6hrs 47min 02. (824th) A PB!!! :-)
09/02/14 Snakes and Ladders 15km 2.05
15/12/13 6 inch Trail Ultra 7.24
27/10/13 Rottnest Marathon 4.16.41
13/10/13 Melbourne Marathon 4.12.55
25/08/13 Perth City to Surf Marathon 4.13.28
11/08/13 Perth Half Marathon 1.54.05
28/07/13 Fremantle 10km 50.06 (very sick but first 1k in 3.55)
07/07/13 Gold Coast Half Marathon 1.47.29

16/06/13 Perth Marathon 4hrs 19min 55secs
My 10th consecutive Perth Marathon...Click to see -> how I became a SPARTAN...

19/05/13 Joondalup Half Marathon 1hr 58min 26secs 310th of 495.
07/04/13 Bridges 10km 54min 45seconds.
09/03/13 6 Foot Track 45km 6 hours 54 minutes 20 seconds. 740th of 804...blog post or ...photos! page.

24/02/13 Perth Trail Series Qi Gong 14km 1hr 37min 04 Placed 79th of 117 finishers.
09/02/13 Busselton Half Marathon 1hr 51min 58 secs 219th. full Busso results here
02/11/12 John Gilmour 10k track 47.17 ..see here
14/10/12 Melbourne Marathon 3hrs 49min 52secs ..(777.)
16/09/12 Fremantle 10km 47min 16
26/08/12 City to Surf Marathon 4hrs 42min 41 secs
15/07/12 Lake Joondalup 10km 47min 30.
01/07/12 Gold Coast Half Marathon 1hr 44min 49 secs. 1668th of 9035 finishers

17/06/12 Perth Marathon 4hrs 6min .. (post and photos here)
20/05/12 Joondalup Half Marathon 1hr 47min 01secs. (151st of 313 finishers)
15/05/12 Masters 5000m 21min 58secs
13/05/12 Bunbury Half Marathon 1hr 46min 45 secs. (76th of 240 finishers)
22/04/12 PTS Ellis Brook 21.8km trails race 3hrs 12min 28secs. 39th.
01/04/12 Bridges 10km 47min 02
25/03/12 17.3km (690m ascent) Swissmurdie trails race 2hrs 19min 17secs 54th of 60.
20/03/12 MastersWA 1500m in 5.56, 100m in 14.3, 400m in 76.4, 5000m in 23.33.
26/02/12 WAMC Swan Twilight 5km 24.32
26/02/12 Perth Trail Series Qi Gong 14km 1hr 44min 08 secs 70th of 102.
04/02/12 Busselton Half Marathon in 1hr 49min 31 secs.
18/12/11 6 inch 46km 5hrs 30min PB!
09/10/11 Melbourne Marathon in 4hours 02minutes 49secs...photos...

12/09/11 Fremantle 10km in 45minutes 50 secs.
7/8/11 Perth Half Marathon in 1hr 47min 46 secs.
17/7/11 Lake Joondalup 10km in 46min 33secs.
19/6/11 Perth Marathon in 4 hours 12min 54secs (351st of 547.)
12/6/11 Lake Monger 10km in 48min 09secs
22/5/11 Bunbury Half Marathon 1hr 51min 44secs 109th of 261 finishers
10/4/11 Bridges 10km 52min 55
12/3/11 6 foot 45km in 6hrs 53min 07 secs...819th...of 877...33 DNF's...4 outside 7hr cutoffRace Report and race photosPre & post race photos,initial ELATION
Note; Completing 6 foot is a major goal achieved which I have had in mind since 2005!!!!!!!

4/3/11 3000m in 12min 40 (19th of 19 finishers)Momentum building a little,sub 13 done! :-)
18/2/11 5000m in 23min 31 (20th of 20 finishers...4 DNF's)..results
5/2/2011 21.1km Busselton Half in 1hr 51min 41 secs for 124th of 218 finishers.
19/12/10 46km 6 inch trails race in 5hr 49min (63rd of 79 finishers)
10/12/10 5000m in 22.43 18th of 18!
5/11/10 John Gilmour 10,000m in 47min 36. (23rd of 31)
10/10/10 Melbourne Marathon 4hrs 5min...2895th of 5027 finishers...
12/9/10 Fremantle 10km in 46min 53...a big SB and my best time since 2005!
29/8/10; 42.2km in 4hrs 15min for 537th of 830 finishers...my 6th best of 12 M. finishes.
19/8/10; 5000m in 22min 06.0 secs (SB by 0.6 of a second, & Stan did a SB also that night)
22/7/10; 5000m in 22min 06.6 secs. (SB and 17secs off my track PB)
20/6/10 Perth Marathon in 4.30.
13/5/10; Masters 2000m 7.55 (first sub 8min run since 2005) & 5,000m 22.42
22/4/10; Masters 800m 2.46 & 5,000m 22.29!~(2nd best ever track 5,000m, track PB is 21.49,)
3/4/10; Australian Masters 35-39yrs; 4th in 1500m 5min 34secs. see here...
28/3/10; Bridges 10km in 48min 39secs. 388th of 1646
25/3/10; 300m in 47.6, 600m in 1.57.0 100m in 14.6
18/3/10; Masters 1500m in 6.03 & 10,000m in 49min 35
28/2/10; 4th place in 6 hour Track Race at Coker Park; 45.003km
6/2/10; Busselton 21.1km in 1hr 52min 50 secs
20/12/09;6 inch 46km 6hrs 16min
15/11/09; Peninsula 5km 22min 5225th of 73.
6/11/09; John Gilmour 10km 48min 39
11/10/09; Melbourne Marathon 4hrs 11 min 33 secs
4/10/09; Freo funrun 5km in 22min 53 secs
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2011; 5hrs 30min 6 inchPB!! 2012; 3hrs 49min PB(Melbourne Marathon)!!2014; 6hrs 47min PB! @ 6 foot!

The next big things racing wise maybe;


6 inch 46km
on 16th December @ 0430hrs, countdown (activated a few days before?) is;


Kathryn and I welcomed our daughter Jordan into the world June 2010 A.D.!
Kathryn and I welcomed our son Jacob into the world in late July 2007 A.D.!
Our challenge is to be good parents with the Creator Gods help!



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there is only 2 ways to live!...Bible Gateway...

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

PB short ride & 37km struggle long ride

Sunday 23/7/06 AM; cycled 13.5km in massive!!! PB 35min 37 HR 186 (VERY! high for a ride) Reid HWY course..prev PB for this course 42min...

PM cycled 37.25km in 1hr 56min 14 HR 138 very tough northerly headwind on the way back...Beechboro to Causeway and back...

Friday, July 21, 2006

61km ride in 3hrs 11

Sunday 16th July 2006; Cycled 61km in 3 hours 11min.39 on mtb...HR 159...worked pretty hard for the first 2 hours especially...was rather cold towards the end...finished about 7pm...went from Beechboro to Oats St Train station and then around the Swan River Windan bridge to Narrows and back then back to Beechboro...
the longest ride I have done this year..and only took one 600ml gatorade.......

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Beechboro to City & back ride I

Sunday 9/7/06 Cycled 32.3km in 1hr 27.55 HR 153 Splits;48min/39min approx. (headwind/tailwind)
Lotsa fun crankin along at 37-40km/h + on the MTB with the tailwind behind me.

Saturday 8/7/06 Ran 4km 22.06 HR 156.. Night run.

Easing back into some training again after the marathon...Also very busy with work and trying to make ends meet financially..Has been hard the last few weeks
with KL off work for 2-3 weeks, and lots of expenses like car Rego etc..
Thursday 13/7/06 bought a new bladder for my hydration pack which I will need for SIX INCH TRACK 45km in December this year,and also the MUNDA BIDDI Map 3...
KL got her first ever hydration pack, (they had outer limits ones on special for $20!!)..KL and I also got some very warm Adventureline beanies..(finally got around to using the voucher my sister gave us for Ranger Camping....) Hopefully get out there get off my backside soon...was good to have two weeks taking it easy after the marathon though...

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Perth Marathon III done..4hr 18...

Sunday 2/7/06; Ran Perth Marathon in 4hours 18minutes HR 186 (sprint finish at the end)....Some splits;
1km-3.59, 5km 22.44 10km 47.58 12km 59.44 15km 1hour 15 20km 1hr 48 Half splits; 1hr 54/2hr 23...Last 1.2km was about 5.03 per km pace...last 200m was 49 seconds? Was able to throw in 5min per km splits a few times after 10km but too much 6-7min or slower splits...

Well I beat one reserve target of 4hr 20..but the rest fell by the wayside...first 10km was pretty much on target, drinks strategy worked extremely well,very nice conditions although a little on the warm side in the last 12km...Unfortunately my suspect prep,lack of long runs (only one 32km run over 21km) found me wanting...Again ended up walking a lot of the section after Canning Highway/Raffles with the concrete paths...Other than that fairly happy with the run even though did not threaten my PB or the 3.30...Probably my last Perth Marathon for awhile,although may do some different marathons, and still want to do 6-inch and 6-foot....

Yesterday and today my quads are sooooooo sore as to be expected, but will ease back into some rides soon...
On the morning of the race my RHR was 54 and I was thinking maybe I should pull out of it, but I thought no I have to give it a go..and I am very glad I showed up, it was a lot of fun, and enjoyed the challenge and seeing many people out there I know, plus having my Dad along as well...enjoyed the day a lot despite the slowish time...

Saturday, July 01, 2006

last ride before the 42!!

Saturday 1/7/06 Cycled 9km in a leisurely 27min,then got a puncture and ran/walked fartlek style for 67min with my bike to get home..hr 138..all in all probably not bad prep for the big one tomorrow...

Enjoyed catching up with 4 others who are doing the Perth 42.2 tomorrow, at an italian restuarant..the food was pretty good, and the 3 hours we spent discussing various marathon related things was a lot of fun, and very interesting..I will be looking out for N (racing) and D (spectating) tomorrow also...

Put my drinks in this afternoon, and I am hoping my drinks strategy this time is superior to the last two years...sounds like it is going to be hard work pushing into the usual Northeasterly wind on the way back to the finish line, and a lot of humidity/precipitation in the early stages...

Getting distinctly nervous today..which is a good thing in that it means I am taking it seriously...but its partly cos I wonder as per usual if I am well prepared...Can't confidently say yes...but the signs from sessions in recent months are that a 3.20 to 4.20 is possible..which means I wont be disappointed with a PB (i.e. 3.20 to 3.55), even though my main target is still the 3hrs 30 minutes..reserve targets are 3.40,3.50,3.55,4.00,4.20,4.40....here goes.....nothing ventured nothing gained...

today I listened to an old instruMETAL compilation music tape (yes the old cassette tapes of the 1980's that were the big thing before CD's came on the scene and were the mod con after the records started to get out of date in the early 80's...my sister has an i-pod,but I am yet to be dragged into that yet...mind you I was pretty slow to bother getting a cellphone/mobile too..only been usin that since last year...but I have been running my website since 1996...)of mine
enjoying tracks like Lanny Cordolas echo boy,Shout;Moonlight Sonata Whitecross Hammer & Nail & Flashpoint, scaterd fews look into my side, Fourth Estate; Reflections, Tourniquet;somnambulism,whitewashed tomb,swarming spirits (STB;1992), Prodigal Sons,some of my old drummer mate(Richard R.)'s music;Steve Morse,Tommy Emmanuels Journey,Villa Anita,Angelica:Harvest & Bumble Bee groove,David Zaffiro;Blue ice...lots of late 80's early 90's stuff...I'm feeling very reflective and also rather psyched up..could be a good race this one, or it could be a debacle..not too sure yet...but I intend going out there with all guns blazing....

tonight I intend watching some of Freos game versus the sydney swines and maybe my Perth marathon video from 2004,which I have finally managed to dig up from the boxes at Gozzy..