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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! 100km DONE 2018!!!), 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 2018; 4.15
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)
Perth City to Surf Marathon finisher 2009,2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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 2018 4hrs 15min
2016 50km 9 hours 50min
2017 100km DNF CP4 57km
2018 100km 24hrs 33min 15
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

As of June 2018; 31 road marathons finished (Perth x12, Melbourne x9,Perth City to Surf x6 Gold Coast x2 Rottnest x2
Have also finished 19 trail ultra races; 6 inch 47km ultra finished 11 times, six foot 45km ultra 4 times, Ultra Trail Australia ultras 2 times, Truth 50km ultra once within cutoff (and once outside cutoff), Lark Hill 50km ultra once.
Also completed the Bloated Goat 31km (1500m Vertical gain) 2 times which is similiar effort to a 46km ultra.
DNFs in UTA100km, WTF50miler, WAMC40miler race, Truth 50km, Six foot and 6 inch.
The first 3 DNFs were after covering more than 42km, and with Truth one was a 25km DNF and the first one I finished the full 50km but was 19minutes outside cutoff battling an ankle injury for 36km.
In road marathons 2 DNFs one at 23km in the 2008 Melbourne Marathon due to severe ankle injury in the first 1km, and PC2S @ 30km.

Most races since October 2009; >
24/06/2018 Eagle 22km 2hrxx(59min officially, but 43min on my watch as started late)
17/06/2018 Perth Marathon 4hrs 15min
19/05/2018 Ultra-Trail Australia 100km 24hrs 33min 15secs 913th of 964 finishers
218 withdrawals
03/03/2018 Lark Hill 50km
17/12/2017 6 inch 48km 7hrs
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...

Friday, June 30, 2006

Ride & run

Monday 26/6/06 cycled 13.75km in 38min01 hr 162
WEDNESDAY 27/6/06 RAN 10.5km 54min 59 (5.14 per km) hr 177 came home strongly in last 3.5km splits;17.42/19.04/18.12? first 3.5km was on the thorburn park course and the rest an out and back course alongside reid hwy

both sessions were night sessions just trying to stay in good nick for this weekends big one...typing this in at internet cafe during lunch break....

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Work Rides III

Friday June 23/6/06 AM; Cycled 17.25km mostly at high intensity in 52min 04..HR at end was 162...took a detour to East Perth to catch up with SP,TM, and RO, who are mates of mine, and were having breakfast at a cafe plus bible studies...took a 10 minute break there...Celebrating the Socceroos awesome effort to get past Croatia....Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!

PM; Cycled home from work on the MTB; 16.35km in 47min 29 HR-147..so great to get under 3min per km and to average more than 20km/h for the evening ride home...which I think is harder than the morning ride...
more uphills on the way home...

Perth Marathon only a week away now..and I am very disappointed in my lack of training this week...but I still think I am a good shot at beating my 3hr 55 PB for the 2006 Perth Marathon on July 2nd...and who knows I may still nail the sub 3.30 this time as well...

5x2km hill reps @ Arena Joondalup

Saturday 17/6/06;
Ran 5x2km hilly reps; 8.21/8.54/ 8.53/ 8.45/8.53=AV of 8.45(4.22 per km) HR's were; 180,183,177,177,183...
Pretty happy with a solid reps effort on the beautiful Arena Joondalup course...which is inclusive of a pretty tough hill...

Only negative is that afterwards I realised I somehow managed to cut my foot quite deeply...may have been something to do with the steep hill combined with a sharp stick in my shoe or something...Took me a few days of putting the foot in salt water and bandaids to sort it out...but it seems fine now...
This meant the long run I had planned to do was not an option the next day...and I failed to get out on the MTB instead..so a little bit of a concern (only having done the one 32km long run) with the Perth Marathon not far away...

Still feel like I am on track for about a 3.40-4.10 at least, with the sub 3.30 still a possibility...
We shall see...

17/6/06 PM & 21/6/06; Evening walks with my fiancee KL...

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Work Rides II and moonlight stroll with KL

Monday 12/6/06; 23min moonlight stroll with KL was fun...

Friday 16/6/06 AM; Cycled the 16.35km on the MTB to work in a crankin' 42min 54...Attacked this one hard as trying not to be late for work...and ended up being 10minutes faster than last week almost...course was a bit shorter and decided to finish at Barrack St this time...my fingers were very cold at the start...left home at 0650am...Very happy with agood high intensity ride to blow the cobwebs away...

PM; Cycled home 16.35km in 49min 40..again quicker than last week, but a lot more relaxed on the way home...
Hope to keep the work ride pattern going every week...
RHR was 46 this morning which is the best I have had for 3 months...

Monday, June 12, 2006

Freo HALF Mara IV (2003-06) Mission accomplished.

Sunday 11/6/06 Ran Fremantle Half Marathon in 1hr 44min...HR 183 (cos I had to get past a few people at the finish)....Reasonably happy with a sub 5min per km run...
267th of 466)
My organisation for the race was once again rather poor, but I didn't pay for it as much as with the Bridges 10k...Arrived 40 seconds before the start gun so just made it...Started fast as usual estimate I went through first 2.5km in 4.21 per km pace (10.53 split)....had to do a toilet stop again same as I did for Bridges in April...did that about 4km in this time...not sure why this time...so lost about 90 seconds there...but still went through first 10km at about 4.44 per km (47.20 10k pace)...on the way back I thought I had about 5-8km more to go than I did, and I thought I was going to run about 2hrs...but then I saw Dave doing situps on the side of the road and he said I only had about 4-5km to go...that gave me a boost..and I knew the 1hr 50 target was in reach...so fairly happy...also back got sore for awhile had to walk that out...Took a gatorade and a hammer gel which worked well...used hammer gel about 1hour into it...wore long sleeve top which proved to be too hot...I think I'm capable of giving the PB (1.41) a good shake if I was better organised...so some good signs before the Marathon in my 4th Consecutive Fremantle Half Marathon...

Great that my fiancee KL came along, and it was cool catching up with Dave,Nathan,Dan,Epi...saw a cool running top out there..very fast time from Todd Ingraham to win in 1hr 8min...impressive..a nice fast course with views of the ships out to sea...I'm happy!...achilles seems to be ok...so just got to maintain and increase the momentum for a good Perth Marathon and a sub 3.30 is still a possibility for me....

Saturday, June 10, 2006

work rides I

Friday 9/6/06 AM; Cycled 17.5km to work in 51min 45...exploring a bit at the beginning before I found the cyclepath at Bayswater Train Station that goes all the way into the CBD...Nice ride mostly...Pushed the intensity a bit as I was not sure how long it would take me to get there and wanted to be at work by 0830..ended up getting there about 8 minutes quicker than I expected...

PM; Cycled 16.25km home in 52min 52...HR-132...Took it a lot easier on the way home...stopped for one break to check my map and found a better way to get to Morley Drive by using Beechboro Rd south and Walter Rd to get me from the train line and over Tonkin Hwy...Nice relaxed ride...

Hope to ride to work twice a week from here on...

Although my general conditioning fitness is not quite there I am hitting Resting Heart rates of 47 beats per minute this week, so starting to look good for a shot at the Marathon...If all goes well I think I will be good for a 3.20-4.20 marathon...how good it is will depend on how well I train in the next 2 weeks...Freo Half Marathon tomorrow will be a good litmus test of where I am at....

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ride and tortourous 20mile RUN

Monday 5/6/06 AM; Mountainbiked 16.5km in 66min HR-144 along bennett brook tracks with people from church..a lot of fun...also got up to 42km/h along Lord st and had the HR up to 171 at one point....

PM (2 hours later);Ran 32km 3hours 47 min HR-132 splits 1hr 49/1hr.58.....Went 16km up the John Forrest National Park Railway Heritage trail from Pechey Rd to Sawyers Rd in Mt Helena and then back...very hard on the return...walked some of the last 5km which took me 35minutes..tough step up in distance but needed this one to keep my marathon hopes for July 4th alive...Tough!....pretty sore today...enjoyed getting out on the trail....

Sunday, June 04, 2006

REPS n Ride Attack

Sunday 4th June Cycled 20km in 55min 44 HR-158...splits; 28.35/26.51...Excellent ride and enjoyed using my new cateye cycle computer...(finally replaced the old one which died after almost 9000km... a few months ago) which I fitted yesterday, and also got the tyres pumped up a bit...felt good... Had BOND song Midnight garden playin in my head...got a Bond CD (Classified) the other night when out with my fiancee KL...Bond is described as a saucy string quartet...which is apt...but I like their song explosive especially.....

Just finished my third week in a new job, and got my first pay in several months, so hopefully catch up on a few debts and get lots of things back on track in the coming months....including my internet access which is very limited at present...cant get to net very often at the moment...

Wednesday 31/5/06 Ran 4x2000m reps @ Gerry Archer (Belmont) Times; 8.23/9.07 // 8.49/9.14...Heart rates at end of reps were; 186/177 //186/177...Took 7 minute rests.

A long way off the pace of what I have done in previous years for this session but still a good effort, and enough for where I am at...should see me fit enough to go under 1hr 50 for Freo Half next weekend...or maybe quite a bit better...we shall see...
Did all the reps in tracksuit pants...too cold and I did em under lights, shared the venue with some footballers...