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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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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mt Helena 40miler and 17th Bridges 10km disasterpieces

13km into it holding about 5.20 per KM and going well at this stage...             

 40 miler 2013 DNF again (39km this time) 4hrs 51min.

APRIL FOOLED/beaten by the 40 miler again...Basically just too slow from about 15km onwards...But I think I am better off for having been there and lots to thank the Creator Triune God for...

7km 34.21 10km 53.26? 14km 1hr 14min.53 (40min 32secs 7km split) 23km 2hrs 24.05  26km 2hrs 47min 32km 3hrs 49min 00secs 36km 4 hrs 20min. 39km 4 hrs 51min 32secs .
The splits in BOLD are official splits. The others are my wristwatch as best as I remember them...

Managed to fool myself into thinking I might be able to finish the 40 miler today for a few hours, but by about 27km I knew it probably wasn't going to happen. Had some annoying hammy problems towards the end of the first 32km for a few minutes (I think I just stepped on a rock on a small incline that upset the balance a bit and gave me a small hamstring strain), which had me wondering if I'd have to hobble the next 7km back to the start area, but after about 5-10minutes the pain disappeared and the hammy came good...Heel excellent for the most part today, so injuries not a significant factor today.


First 7km (slight downhill) was right on target in 34.21 under target A of 35minutes, and well under target B (42 minutes)...Next 7km (slight uphill) I wanted to try and hold onto about 37-42 minutes, and I managed 40 minutes exactly. 


Had hydration pack loaded up with the full 3L of water in the bladder and 1.6L of other drinks (mostly Gatorade), so was carrying about 5kg on the back, but hit 14km in 74min 41 well under my 84 minute target, and maybe a bit too fast. Was about 7th-10th-15th for most of this section, although I did have some fun in the first Km and hit the lead at 1km (1st place), so got to say hello to all the big guns... My quads didn't like that, so didn't play that game very long...


So was very happy with the 74min 14km, (about 5.20 per K pace on trails even an easy trail like this one is pretty good) but figured that was probably unsustainable, and that I'd need to drop down to about 6min per K pace... Got passed by a few people, and was making heavy weather of it, so took a toilet break at Chidlow, and grabbed a GU chomp and tried to get going. That seemed to work for a bit, but I was still getting passed by a lot of people, and I was a bit disappointed to get to the Ash Rd turnaround (23km) in 2hrs 24min when I was hoping for about 2hrs 03min- 2hrs 18min.  However I figured the next 16km was all downhill, and I should be able to get some momentum going on that... Saw a lot of BT runclub shirts and heaps of people I knew in the first 26km or so, so really encouraging situation in many ways... 

33km into it and knowing that in the 29 degree heat (33-37 degrees in the direct sunlight), it was thumbs down time as it was mission impossible to get through the next 13km in under 60 minutes...

Almost 39km into the 2013 40miler April 1st...knowing its not my day... But FUN!, a 74min first 14km, and 4hrs 51min done.

Thanks to Bernadette and Susan for the 40 miler photos.

Unfortunately from about 27km onwards the body was sluggish as anything and wanted to walk, and even though I was forcing a jog/slow run, I was finding it hard to sustain anything under 8 min per K and that is just too slow, it needed to at least be under 7 min per K...and on the downhill maybe a bit quicker to have any chance of getting back on track and getting to 32km in 3hrs-3hrs 30min and giving myself a chance of making it to the 46km cutoff of 5 hours... Just couldn't get going, the body was not up for it today, maybe thats poor training and me kidding myself that I would be ready, or I used too much energy in the first 14km, but either way, nothing was really working. It was nice being on my own, but in hindsight I probably should have tried to latch onto one of the relay runners coming past me... When I jogged/shuffled into 32km in 3hrs 50 minutes I was thinking thats its time to DNF now, no point in going on no way I can make the 5 hour cutoff... But I refueled, threw some water over the head as the warm temperatures were starting to become a factor, and fired up for one last attempt at some faster running. It worked a bit.....for a couple of K's, and I was running about 6.45s for about 3km, and got to 36km in about 4hrs 20 minutes... Started to think maybe if I could step up the pace a heap in the next 3km I might be an outside chance to go close to sub 5 hours for 46km... But then the heat started to drive the body temperature up, my motivation dipped and I found myself back to shuffle mode. The next 3km took me over 30minutes, and involved a lot of walk breaks... the muscles seized up, and I gave up at 39km and 4 hrs 51 minutes, with 0% chance of doing the next uphill  7km in 9 minutes...

Stopping the watch at the 39km turnaround 


 I think in the end the body just wasn't ready today... I was close to being up for it, and I'm pleased with the first 14km, but I'd like to get some good results on the board before I chase any tough targets in ultras again... At least I have a pretty solid long run done for April, and I had heaps of fun for the first hour or two. 

 I am glad I had a good shot at it, but like 6 foot track, I came up short of hitting any big targets, so I'll have to go back to the training track for a few weeks at least, maybe a few months... Thanks to all who encouraged me out there appreciated it. 

Some fantastic results with 40 miler records from Claire Broadway and Todd Ingraham on a day when the mercury fired up from about 3-4 hours onwards in mostly direct sunlight. Not a very shaded trail, but is a fast fairly flat terrain on the old railway tracks...James Roberts, Scott Hawker, Louise and Kate filled the podium spots in the solo 40 miler. Really good catching up with heaps of runners on course and afterwards. Keen to see BBC's photos... Full results of the 40 miler including splits of all who made it to 7km,14km,23km,32km,39km,46km, and 55km are HERE or at the WAMC website (http://wamc.org.au) HERE

Good to see at least one PHATTie finish the 40 miler...Maybe next year...  BT runclub took home some silverware with 2nd place from the BenB/BenM relay team not sure who all the people in the team were...

Way too sick to be running Bridges 10km, but did it anyhow in a Personal Worst of 54minutes 45 seconds , to extend my consecutive streak to 17 years... Found a few sub 5min K's in the first km and the last 2km, and my first 5km in 25.12 was almost half decent... but a forgettable race mostly...Was nice to be there though...Before the race I was thinking I might find it hard to get under 60 minutes, but it wasn't that bad...

Have massive money troubles and not training much at the moment, hopefully things turn around soon, and that can happen quickly, but its getting a bit scary at the moment, living on the edge in a big way now...Anyone want to lend me money let me know ASAP.

 My 17 year history at the Bridges funrun documented briefly HERE are the Archives

Bridges 10km run results @ HERE

My 10km Bridges splits;
 5k splits 25.12/29.33 1k splits; 4.33, 5.07,4.51,5.41,5.00,6.31,4.58,8.35(getting a blister from a tiny rock so stopped to get it out), 4.56, 4.36.

Thanks to Simon, Callum, Audrey and BT Runclub for the photo...