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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 2019; 4.25
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... 2017--7hrs 3min?... 2018-7hrs
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... 2019; 4hr 41min 59secs
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..45secs into it)
Perth City to Surf Marathon finisher 2009,2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019.
GOLD COAST; 2012 HALF; 1.44 2013 HALF; 1.47 2014 HALF 1.49
2015 4.11 ..., 2016 4.11..., 2019 4.25
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 956th
2017 100km DNF CP4 57km
2018 100km 24hrs 33min 15 913th
2019 100km DNF CP3 46km
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 August 2019; 34 road marathons finished (Perth x12, Melbourne x9,Perth City to Surf x7 Gold Coast x3 Rottnest x3)
Have also finished 20+ ultra races; 6 inch 47km ultra finished 12 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, 6hour track race.
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; >
01/09/2019 Rotto Biddi 3hrs.09.44
25/08/2019 City 2 Surf Marathon 4hrs 48min
17/08/2019 TW Parkrun 5km 24.29 (5th)
3/08/2019 Truth 50km DNF (at 25km in 4hrs 26min)
28/07/2019 RunMelbourne Halfmarathon 2hr 03min
21/07/2019 Champion Lakes R2R Halfmarathon 1hr 55min (32nd)
7/07/2019 Gold Coast Marathon 4hrs 25min
16/06/2019 Rottnest Marathon 4hrs 42min
18/05/2019 Ultra Trail Australia 100km DNF at 46km (CP3) 8hrs 58min
17/03/2019 Fat Lamb 20km 3hr 29min 49th of 70
02/03/2019 Lark Hill 25km 3hr 54 (Night race forgot headlamp)
24/02/2019 Swissmurdie 2hr 35
09/02/2019 Busselton Half marathon 2.13 (Late start actually 2.05)
20/01/2019 Chi Gong 1hr 58 134th of 158 finishers
16/12/2018 6 inch 47km 7hrs (12th finish)
21/10/2018 Rottnest Half 2hr 03 min
16/09/2018 Fremantle Half 1hr 58min
04/07/2018 Truth 25km 3hrs 11min 55 (PTS)
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 K into the world May 2015 A.D.!

Kathryn and I welcomed our daughter J into the world June 2010 A.D.!
Kathryn and I welcomed our son J 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, December 26, 2006

65km ride and heel issues

Tuesday December 26th; Cycled 65km on my tired worn out MTB Beechboro to Mt Henry Bridge and back...
Took me 3hrs 51min and 49secs...splits 1.32.45/2.19.04
HR 159 at end... Tailwind/headwind...

On the way back I had a lot of trouble getting home cos of extreme saddle soreness, (no long rides for a few weeks, and maybe should wear bike pants!) fatigue ,not enough fluids, and the headwind and heat...Got home about 1pm just in time to see Warnies 700th wicket on TV!...Took a few breaks in whatever shade I could find...Used 1 powerade, 2 litres of water in my hydration pack (drank every last drop with 9km to go), and one hammer gel...Very hard yakka on the way back...But good to get in a solid ride...

Now have my six-foot Track 2007 entry pack...hope to do this in March 2008 or maybe even March 2007 if I can handle logisitcs expenses, training obstacles....
My wife being pregnant makes it much harder to do this race in 2007....So 2008 may be a more realistic goal...plus not happy with my running times in recent times at all! Nowhere near my PB's or where I would like to be at the moment...We shall see....

Did 26.5 hrs meter reading work last week, had a lot of problems with my bruised heel flaring up again after inflammation that flared up after running the 6-inch 45km on December 17th...Iced the heel a bit during the week but lost work time as a result...not! good...Made the most of the four day Christmas break by resting the heel from any running...

Walked 33min at night December 23rd with my wife and parents looking at Christmas lights shows around nearby streets...

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Finished 2006 6-INCH 45km

for 2006 6-INCH TRACK 45km trails race run Sunday 17th December 2006 from North Dandalup to Dwellingup.

Posts from;


Trents post;

OPEN Results
[new course record]
First:...... Dave ......... 3hrs 42mins 05secs
Second:. Victor ......... 4hrs 19mins 31secs
Third:..... Nathan ...... 4hrs 36mins 29secs

Ladies Results
First: Cherie & Kaye ... 6hrs 10mins
[initial holders of the ladies course record]

New Longest Course time
............ Jon ............. 7hrs 04mins
Bettering the time Jon set in 2005 of 6hrs 25mins
Hot, Still and Humid conditions had a lot to do with the slower course time, but finishing is it's own reward!

Knowing their limits award
Mark limit=32km time=4hrs 15mins
Note: Mark was in the race for longer than the winner, but an upset stomach caused him to dehydrate. He also had the chance to climb into a support vehicle at 29km [3hrs 01mins into the race] when he was not yet suffering from dehydration, although he knew he was having a hard time, but choose to test himself by going on.

Other Statistics
Whittakers Turner Hill Mountain Bike Trail
7km 22.5km
Dave 29mins <1hr 50mins
Victor 28mins 1hr 58mins
Nathan 31mins 2hrs 07mins
Mark 35mins 2hrs 18mins
Cherie 37mins 2hrs 38mins
Kaye 37mins 2hrs 38mins
Jon 38mins 2hrs 57mins

Del Park Road Crossing 17km approx.
Dave 1hr 29mins (1hr 36 in 2005)
Victor 1hr 34mins
Jon 2hr 20 (2hr 17 in 2005)

Scarp Road Crossing 34km approx.
Dave ? [<3hrs] got by while we were not there.
Victor 3hrs 11mins
Nathan 3hrs 25mins
Mark DNF
Cherie 4hrs 45mins
Kaye 4hrs 45mins
Jon 5hrs 00mins

My initial post;

1st Dave K. 3hrs 42 (2nd year in a row and a big improvement in time! wow!)
2nd Victor L. 4hrs 19 (Great effort after jetting in fresh from a Marathon in Singapore)
3rd Nathan F. 4hrs 36 (Improved considerably on last year to be amongst the best this year)

4th Cherie 6hrs 10 (sub 4 hours at Rottnest Marathon this year)
5th Kaye T. 6hrs 10 (around 4 flat for the Perth Marathon this year)
These two ladies from triathlon background ran together and are the first women to finish the 6-INCH Track challenge!

6th Jonathon Trailblazer P. 7hrs 04 (2nd Six Inch in a row...struggled...Perth Marathon 06 of 4hrs 18)...

about 28km DNF Mark B. (started well but did not persist through dehydration, other factors?)
See http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/7549/run6inchfaq.html
for 2005 results and more info about this race...

The race started at 0530am and by 9am or 10am the heat/humidity became a factor despite the high prevalence of shade on this course... The hills that characterise this race tested most. Heat probably not a major factor for the first 3 as they finished before it got going a lot.
Also a bushfire last night threatened to re-route the race, and although smouldering near Del Park Rd, only the last few 5-10km was run through recent bushfire area from last night...

Saw Kangaroos and a Racehorse Goanna...

There maybe a race report and photos in a major running magazine early next year, look out for that. More details soon....Will eventually have photos available from the race!
Big thanks to Trent who did such an excellent job with the drink stops and encouraging runners! Also to my wife Kathryn for taking photos at the 17km mark again...Feel free to share your thoughts, photos, and info with regard to the result...Let us know if its ok to use them in the Runnung Magazine article and/or the 6-inch webpages...

A few of us plan to head for Sydney,Katoomba and Jenolan Caves to (As 2P's put it so well, in comments) "convert the inches to feet" in the 6-FOOT Marathon 45km. Its looking like March 2008 is the most likely odyssey for myself,Dave and maybe some others, although like last year I'd love to get over there for March 2007...we shall see what happens...

Friday, December 15, 2006

work all you need is work!

Well this week I seem to have shaken the worst of the flu..still getting some mucous buildup which concerns me a bit but seem to have my energy back and not using as many tissues as before by a long way...Did 36 hours meter reading including some tough hills in Duncraig today and some smaller ones on other days...
Felt stronger in the legs today and I have lost another kg of weight from the spare tyre taking me to 79 kg now down from about 82 kg a few weeks ago...Also did 300 Ab crunches on Thursday..still no cycling or running (although I did run a bit while working today an a number of occasions...so hoping I will have a decent 6-inch despite coming in with at best a very experimental preparation...here goes nothing...2 sleeps until the 6-incnh track 45km...weather looks like a humid 33 so the last few hours of the race will be tough however I am used to working hard on the streets in long pants, long sleeved shirt in the heat so I reckon I am well acclimatised...see what happens..looking forward to racing and getting out ton the beautiful trails of the Munda Biddi whatever else happens is just details it will be awesome to be running!!! Also thinking about 6-foot track again although might be that March 2008 is a better option...than 2007...

Friday, December 08, 2006

Work..sleep, work, get sick...

Last week I went flat out trying to catch up on work...after being really busy going to Doctors with my wife and trying to juggle that with work and house rent inspection it was a mess of a start to the week...

Ended up doing 30 hours of meter reading work including a very frustrating/annoying tricky round in Nedlands/Claremont/Karakatta..too many dead walks and commercial properties...plus the long drive from Beechboro to there and back two days in a row...

So had very little sleep/lots of driving around the city, and by Friday night I was very tired and just needed to recover from the week...The weekend consisted of various responsibilities, Kathryns cousins party and lots of cricket on TV...Biggest positive was that we finally got internet up and running at our home, something I have wanted all year...so was pretty busy Saturday getting that setup..it wasn't easy with the ancient operating system and graphics problems on this old computer, had to make several calls to my ISP as I could not read the installation disk on our graphics mangled computer...so felt very satisfied when I finally got it to work!!! So now I can get on the net every day...

Was so tired Saturday night after party and an 0200 bedtime its not surprising I slept through and failed to get up at 0430 as planned to drive to Daves farm for planned 28km run...instead spent day watching cricket and in hindsight it was the best thing to do as I really needed the rest after a tough! 6 days...
Was asleep on the couch real easy Sunday arvo without meaning to but woke up in time to make it to Sunday evening church real late....So missed the Grave Forsaken/Scourged Flesh gig, but again I think it was the right thing anyway...

Started getting a sore throat sunday night, and Monday 4th December I woke up pretty sick...
However I could not afford to not work so got out there...Tuesday I really wanted to stay in bed for sure, but pushed myself out there and I was very slow moving low on energy went through over a hundred tissues and spent about 8 hours blowing my nose, feeling like I was going to pass out and just wanting to go home and go to sleep but pushed on regardless as I had to get my work round done...
Wednesday I was a little better, and Thursday I felt much better plus took opportunity to have a more cruisy day...Still trying to get healthy again today (Friday), but my nose aint running as much and I suspect by next week I will be pretty much right...and healthy again just in time for 6-inch...

Had a round in Jolimont the other day so used the long drives out there to
listen to my Don Carson talks in the car which I have on CD from the Mens Convention earlier this year..something I had been meaning to do for months...
Interesting stuff about the Glorious gospel of the Christ,Christians in the last days, and Men,money and motives...Interspersed with the usual crankin tunes from my latest new CD's which are Demon Hunter: Triptych, and Grave Forsaken:Beside the River of blood. Available from http://www.soundmass.com It was Mortification: Scrolls of the Megilloth and Bond:Classified in recent weeks...Thinking about getting a copy of the debut release Released from Damnation from another Perth Christian metal band Scourged Flesh from soundmass soon...

No point in training when I was that sick, it was a more than a little mad to go to work...(but I had to do that!) but I am hoping I will be well enough to do some easy rides for a few hours this weekend..might even see about getting to the beach as salt water might help clear the last of the junk out of my cardio-respiratory system...plus the beach is a very calming therputic place I have found in the past when I have been through stressful times......Did 31.5 hours meter reading this week.