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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...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

58km RIDE PB!

Sunday 24/9/06 Cycled 58km on mtb in 2hr 36.24 forgot to get HR but I think 160's to 180's...splits; 1hr15.52/1.26.32..Beechboro to Canning HWY bridge near Raffles course....improved about 6 minutes on my effort on this course on 13th August...Good solid ride....Only took the one gatorade....got a little dehydrated was shattered (very tired/worn out) at the end of this ride...worked very hard into headwind on the way back....But very happy!!!!!

Saturday 23/9 2x1250m (5.45/5.36) HR's 168/180... at Ottawa Park...5minute rests...put in entry for Freo 5km but after being out late at Steves bucks nite the night before found it too hard to get going the next morning and did the 58km ride which I think was of a lot more value to me at this time....although I kinda ache to race as I have not raced since Perth Marathon in July....its been too long....however can't see it happening for awhile yet....the 6 INCH 45km is a must for me....but not sure what other races I can get to this year....
Friday 22/9 Ran 3.25km 14.45 HR 171 good cruisy run...to start the morning off...went on the Ottawa Park course that KL wanted to walk to and run on in the last week or so....

Thursday, September 21, 2006

another of my dastardly schemes begins to materialize...

Well I have been extremely slack about not training so far in the first 4 days of this week after my 27km run breakthrough with the B-team on the weekend...I have been way too tied up with work interviews, trying to work out how KL and I are going to pay for the wedding expenses etc...Really need to keep Matthew 6:33-34 in mind... (I shared this with Steve, Tim and Rob while getting stuck into some disgustingly unhealthy but deliciously tasting croissants and cafe latte last week....) which was also the day that FREO beat the demons in the AFL Freo way to go!.....now for Sydney....

but I digress...back to the main topic of this post...which is my latest dastardly scheme to try and get paid to get fit....I have just completed training for a job as a meter reader....so managed to spend the last two days and about 7 hours walking around streets and up hills in the rain and the sun as quick as possible reading as many meters as posssible....and getting 100% accuracy I hope...so now I should be able to get paid to walk 20km a day 4-5 days a week at a speed that should get the heart rate into the 120's so it will be similiar intensity to a long slow! distance or more accurately an over-distance session...same as when I was delivering junkmail in 2005...so this should give me the "junk miles" I need with no impact issues that I would get with running....but also will pay the rent and the bills at the same time....I think this one unlike junk mail and basketball umpiring really has the potential to be an excellent occupation that complements my training for six-inch Track 45km in December a lot! AND encourages me towards a healthier,fitter lifestyle again....and assists to retaining a good level of sanity despite all the hassles and expenses of the WEDDING....which are am fast beginning to dread and anticipate with joy in equal biblical proportions simultaneously....

Have been listening to Mortifications Scrolls of the Megilloth on the way to work which has really been the perfect mood for me lately....looking forward to hearing the new Grave Forsaken album; Beside the river of Blood....These guys are now officially the alltime total christian metal legends of Perth after opening for Mortification last month and this month they are playing with Parameacium at Blackstump...way to go!
and go FREO!!!!! toooo.....

will I get to the Freo 5k this weekend...unfortunately I think the same scenario as the Gwelup race last week and every other race I meant to do....(coulda,woulda,shoulda etc...) is likely to rear its ugly head again...as the monster that is my wedding and my work and whatever else, eats away any chance of me getting to a race again.....hopefully this new meter reading job is the answer I have been looking for and after the wedding things will stabilise and I can finally get after some races the way I want to.....

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Darlington 27.3km run with B-Team

Saturday 16/9/06 AM; Ran about 27.3km in 3 hours 4 min 49secs
HR 141 with WAMC B-Team group from Darlington to Sawyers Rd and back...
We took several 5-10minute breaks along the way so pretty cruisy and probably running about 6minutes per km or a little faster...perfect pace for me...not a race but good solid long slow distance work....

Distance was a big jump for me as I have not run more than 10km since Perth Marathon at beginning of July, but my long rides helped me to stick at it...very sore yesterday but not too bad today...

Friendly bunch of people and enjoyed running with them, plan to be there again in coming weeks...very nice place to run (gravel trails in the bush) and very motivating just what I needed to get my six-Inch prep 2006 started....

When I got home KL (my fiancee for only a few more weeks...as our wedding will take place in a few weeks time) wanted to go for a walk/run...so we did a short 32min worth and she ran for 8 minutes (about 900m)....which was great to see as its the most she has run for awhile (same as me earlier in the day)...plus the walk (I didn't run) helped me to get some of the stiffness out of my muscles from the long run earlier in the day...so it helped me too...
The next morning I was doing aerobics UGGGH the shame of it... with KL working my abs, gluteals,buttocks etc etc...actually think that helped me to reduce stiffness too...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Have to walk before we can run.....

Thursday 14/9 AM; Ran 2km in 9min 02 seconds HR 180. Great way to freshen up in the morning...a solid 2km run on my Hull park course...pushed the pace a bit...keen to go do some intervals...but keep getting sidetracked onto other activities...also did 200 Ab crunches...

Tuesday 12/9/06 Walked 4.75km with KL in the evening in 49min 55...She is getting motivated again because she wants to be in good shape for the wedding...which is only a month away now....

Monday, September 11, 2006

Reloading again with 26km ride,10.5km run & kickin footy

Monday 11/9/06; Ran 10.5km in 60min 17 HR 162...3.5km splits; 19.07/21.00/20.10.....Thorburn Park/Reid Highway course...It rained the whole way and from about 3.5km to 7km the rain got very heavy....Felt so much better for it though.... especially after a shower to wash all the mud off me...Hoping to step things up this week with a lot more time available, (due to me being out of work AGAIN! as of last week...) and maybe have a bit of a dash in the Freo 5km/10km race...Once KL and I get through the wedding on 14th October hopefully a lot of things will be easier and I can put in some good sessions in late October/early November as preparation for Six Inch Track....Also have replaced my New Balances with numero III pair of NB's as the ones I used for Perth Marathon 2005, 2006 and Six Inch 2005 were looking a bit worn out....

Sunday 10/9/06;
Cycled 26km in 1hr 17min Beechboro to Mt Lawley and back..HR 144...Good solid much-needed ride....
Tried out hydration Bladder MK III (I broke the first two)...in my trusty DMH Hydration pack...which worked very well....I am going to need this for Six Inch Track 45km Ultra on December 17th....and it will be handy for when I mountainbike the 65km of Waterous with Dave & Nate in a few weeks time...The $55 I spent on the new Deuter hydration bladder so far looks to be a good investment...also stocked up on hammer Gels and GU's the other day while at Runners World shop...

Then walked 4.5km briskly with KL for 42min 58...HR 108...But of great benefit to KL....

Saturday 9/9/06;
Kickin footy again with Steve and others at half time of the Freo versus Adelaide AFL finals...See dockerland.com and afl.com.au

Recently got my Perth Marathon 2006 photos so plan to post these on my Geocities Blog soon...See http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/7549/runmara2006blog.html

Sunday, September 03, 2006

76km ride (my second longest)

Sunday 27/8/06
Cycled 76km in 3hr 53min from Beechboro to Berrigan Drive (South Lakes) and back...but reduced it by 8km...(caught train from mt lawley to Bassendean) cos I had to get home to watch western derby on TV which FREO dominated !!!!!yeaaah...alright.......

My second longest ride ever and would have been 84km (about the same as my longest ride ever ...the one from Joondalup to Cottesloe and back 3/12/2003), if I had ridden all the way back cos my cateye cycle computer said 42km when I stopped at Berrigan drive for a Gatorade...saw someone with an Ironman triathlon top on while coming back alongside the Kwinana freeway....
Also another cyclist on an expensive racer (not like my creaky mountainbike)and UK top? hooning past lots of sights and sounds a little dehydrated by end and used a GU...very nice too I think I like the taste even more than the hammer Gels...

Decided not to run the Perth City to Surf this year although I did enter on Friday 25/8, I felt a bit of a twinge in the achilles while having a bit of a kick to kick of the footy with KL on the evening of 26/8...so decided not to risk achilles, and to ride (the 76km) instead of run the 12km City to Surf...which I am convinced was a better option on the day....

Wednesday 30/8 went for an early morning 2km run (9min 46...HR 168) to Hull Park and back before getting ready for work...

Sunday 3/9;
Been busy being a marshal for WA Marathon Club for the 5km support event (for the Perth Half Marathon) no time to train this weekend as yet busy watchin footy and helpin KL get ready for her hair trial for wedding and Fathers Day things so far today...other big news is I have to get a new job again cos I couldnt hit the KPI targets at work....(Key Performance Indicators...) ....41 days until wedding.....

Kicked the footy with Dad for half an hour at Wungong on Fathers Day, a lot of fun kicking torps,stabs, drop punts, drop kicks, screw kicks and bananas...running a bit and some serious marking..a good sweatsoaked time..First time for awhile I have had a really good solid game of kick to kick...although I did have a bit of a kick to kick with my fiancee KL the other week...also met some yamatji people from mullewa there also...a nice unique afternoon that made me feel like I was half my age again (i.e about 16)...nice....