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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; >
06/08/2017 Truth 50km 8hrs 22min 59
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!



... 2004 ...2005 ...2006 ...2007... >...2008...2009...2010 ...2011... 2012.

but for the most important thing in life;
there is only 2 ways to live!...Bible Gateway...

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Jordan Grace Ashleigh & See page 78 of R4YL Trailblazer is (im)famous!!!

Jordan Grace Ashleigh born at Fremantle (Kaleeya @ East) Hospital to my wife Kathryn on Thursday, she weighed in at 4.01kg and is 55cm long. Big feet could be a swimmer or a basketballer. My wife recovering in hospital, so I have been juggling work with looking after my almost 3 year old and visiting the hospital for a few days. Its been tough. Photos of Jordan are @ http://runmara2005blog.blogspot.com/2010/06/photos-of-jordan-grace-ashleigh-4kg-and.html.........

But all worth it for the special moments Kathryn and I had sharing this incredible moment. She has dark hair, and midwife was excellent. Operation (C-section) went quickly and smoothly no complication, I was very happy to be a part of the process all the way this time, was able to help Kathryn get through it this time, and we invented a new product the stress wallet along the way hahaha...patent pending...
Extremely happy that Kathryn was able to start breastfeeding Jordan within 20 minutes of birth. Massive blessing that. Have lots of photos from the first few special moments of birth, and a few hours after as close family all came around to see this beautiful big girl!

Massive thanks to Kathryns' Mum and my Mum and Dad for the help with babysitting and their wonderful support of us during this time. Kathryns' Mum gave up several days to be there for Kathryn. A lot of driving around and long days for all concerned, but Kathryn had the toughest job physically of course on the Thursday, and now busy feeding and getting used to our new baby girl. Hoping she will be home from the hospital soon, but also know its best to be patient with her until she feels she has recoverd from the Caesar enough to make the transition back home. So trying to be patient on that. Its hard for me and for Jacob too, maybe harder for Jacob since he is only 2 years and 10 months old, and not sure how well he understands why his MA is away so much at the moment. In some ways a lot easier for me this time around. Very thankful to God that despite the fact we didnt get to do the normal Vaginal delivery it was more of a "dream come true" type experience than the nightmare of Jacobs birth, where Kathryn had to have general anaethesetic (sp), and neither of us were part of the birth moment, her because she was unconscious, and me because they didnt allow me to be there. So Thankyou K hospital and your staff, especially the excellent midwife, but also the Dr and aneasethitist, and others for a much better birth experience. Praise God! How great Thou art! (to use some archaic King James version/Shakespearian style english..).

Ive finally done it, I have made it into the covers of R4YL magazine. Its in my 14th Bridges funrun this year. See page 78 of the June/July edition. Famous at last!

Dave Kennedy is in there also doing his incredible 223km in Coburg page 62 from memory.
Jane Elton and Claire Walkley are there finishing the 40 miler on the next page.
Todd Ingraham winning the Bridges 10km for the 5th time.
Michael Mezzatesta (sp) winning the Bridges 5km, who wins a few races at our Thursday night Masters at Coker Park.
Another awesome photo in R4YL is of Nathan Deakes and Robert Korzenowski two ex-50km walk WORLD record holders, (Korzenowski arguably the best 50km walker of all times, gold in several Olympics for starters...) summiting Mt Kosciusko in the inaugural run up Mt Kosziusko run (10km and 900m of climbing...Photo is also HERE...

Kep Ultra 100km and 75km is on today Dave Kennedy and Kate Sommerville are both doing the 100km can follow live results @ HERE thanks to Rolf (Bernadettes friend who was at the Monaghetti camp.) Bernadette is race directing, and Rob Donkersloot who invented this race and the website along with the new 6 inch website (I did a long run with these 3 at the Monaghetti camp) is a late withdrawal from the 100km with a calf muscle tear in the last weel or so so big commiserations to him...

Training;


Sunday;
2pmish; 2 minute run carrying Jacob. Planned to go further but it was just too hard...

11amish; Ran hilly 7.8km in 62minutes of fartlekish speedplay Hr 153 at end, @ 7min 56 per K pushing 16kg Jacob in the old rickety pram not designed for running with. lots of stops and walks to keep Jacob happy along the way, so a bit stop/startish...

Wednesday; 10.5km (49min.33 @ 4.43 per KM) of intervals + 20 minutes of jog/walk recovery between the intervals. Heart rates again surprisingly low in the 162-174 range. Dodged dogs, and soccer players and did most of the session under the soccer lights at the local oval. using my trusty 700m course on the grassy oval...Again a good session to get on the board before Perth, and another indicator I am on track to challenge the PB this year.

Tuesday; 20km 1hr 46.39 @ 5.19 per Km HR only 168
10km Splits 51.18/54.21

Singing the new "War is Hell" tune from Grave Forsaken in my head fr a lot of this run...
On my Gibbs Rd via Freeway road course. First and last 3km is extremely hilly and difficult from a dodging traffic point of view. Plus a tricky intersection to navigate near Gateways shops. Its a 9min PB on what I did 10th June 2009, the last time I tried this course. Took it easy in the hilly sections to look after my knees, probably why the heart rate was pretty low at the finish...Very happy with that...sets me up for my 7th Perth Marathon nicely.

I think thats a pass for this week...an effective week, which keeps me on track for a PB in the Perth...

Nice to See Grave Forsaken putting out some legendary rippin new tunes on their new Fight to the Death album...I had "War is Hell" tickin over in my head while running that 20km this week for sure...looking forward to getting my hands on their cover of the brutal speed metal classic track by Deliverance called Bought by Blood from the Weapons of Our Warfare (WOOW) album back in 1992?...Heard some interesting stuff about the Jesus racing team on the radio the other day...

4 Comments:

Blogger Clown said...

Big congrats to you and Kathryn.

Looking good for Perth, heard you're in the mag, good stuff.

Sun. Jun. 06, 10:53:00 am AWST  
Blogger Ewen said...

Huge congratulations to you and Kathryn. Great that it all went well. Maybe a tad early to have Jordan Grace talent-spotted for 400m swimming ;)

Impressed you're holding the training together. Solid 20k run Tuesday lines up well for a good 'thon in Perth.

On the chart thing, I didn't bother scoring the 10k and half, as they're just below the 5k. I'll reply on the blog tomorrow.

Sun. Jun. 06, 06:08:00 pm AWST  
Blogger Sling Runner said...

Congratulations. A very beautiful name :)

I think that's a decent week all things considered, esp. the 20k brisk run.

Sun. Jun. 06, 06:49:00 pm AWST  
Blogger Epi said...

Congratulations Jon, I'm glad everything went well.

I think you were already infamous - just more so now!

Hope you top it all off with a great run at Perth Mara.

Mon. Jun. 07, 07:28:00 pm AWST  

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