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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
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 2018 4hrs 15min
May; Ultra TRAIL AUSTRALIA;
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...

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Challenge 10km race in a cruisy 48.35

Sunday May 27th; ran the Challenge fun run 10km in 48min 35, Heart rate at end only 174...so pretty relaxed and cruisy. 5km splits; 24.15/24.20. First 2km in 9.16 (4.38's on average per km), 1km splits after that were; 5.14,4.46,4.59, and for second 5k; 5.15,4.31,5.02,4.54,4.38.

Decided to run with my fremantle dockers hat on as my normal black "tyr" race hat is a bit salty and sandy from beach runs in recent weeks I think...Plus I was feeling rather celebratory still after the lovely thrashing of st kilda that was dished out on Friday night to get the Dockers season back on track for now...Although 9 wins from 13 games is still a tough assignment...

Great to get a race pace sort of run on the board. Pretty happy with the run even though its nothing much timewise....although it is quicker than my very slow Bridges effort this year, on what I rate as a significantly tougher course hillswise, although I did find a pretty good rhythm most of the way on this run...

Saw Epi out there and one or two others I know...Although initially I was planning a 44-46min attempt, I decided to back off a bit especially with the 27k I had done the day before...warmed up very well before (for a change!), as I arrived 30-40 min early for once (another unusual experience for me in recent times). Got a good jump early on the pack of faster runners, and 3k speedsters, to get a fairly good position in the field, and after a quick chat with Epi saw him zoom off into sub 41minute land...After the 3k runners had turned off I decided to adopt a cautious recon approach as I had heard the course was a little hilly, which proved to be true. Ran with pretty much the same runners until about the 6km mark and decided to use the downhill to accelerate hard, and hit Brockway Rd with a significantly faster rhythm. This spurt/change of pace worked well, and I splitted 4.31 which was my fastest 1km split of the entire race, which proves I could have gone faster for
that 46min sort of zone...(4.30 is 45min pace). Had my second mouthful or three of gatorade then and settled in to ensure some sub 5min per km stuff was delivered in the final few km to make sure I beat my Bridges effort of 49.16 earlier this year.
Decided to ditch my gatorade bottle which I had carried with me up until then, so I could concentrate on running the last couple of km better...

Finished reasonably strongly to beat most of the runners which I had been running with, but did not throw in the warp 9/pedal to the metal/sprint finish at all, as I wanted to get a heart rate reading that was indicative of what I had been running at for most of the way. As a result my last 1km was only 4.38, when I am sure I could have found a at least a 4.10 or 4.20 for sure... Heart rate of 174 suggests I ran most of the race with heart rates of 160's and 170's....Reckon I can crank that up to high 170's and low 180s, since most of my reps are done at heart rates approaching 180's and 190's...

Overall a very enjoyable race, which gets my body used to running at the speed I need to for the entire Marathon in July...48.35's would be about 3.20ish marathon pace. I guess the real litmus test of whether I am on track for a big Marathon PB (well under my 3.55 from 2004) will be the Fremantle half marathon in a few weeks time, but it was great to get another race under my belt, and to do the Challenge course as I had only done the 3km in previous years.

It was a good run rhythm wise with lots of bitumen but no concrete of any significance, and a good flat surface, big enough field to keep you motivated, but sparse enough to give you room to run without going up and down a neverending "peloton" like you do all! the way now in the city to surf, and the Bridges to a much lesser extent. I think putting a half marathon in the city to surf is a good thing, cos it might be too far for the recreational runners, and means someone like me who is semi-competitive may have more space to run in. That will only be the case if the Half marathon is run at a different time, or different course to the 12km main race....

So after the race I went for a fast walk warmdown, tried jogging a few times but I had some minor blisters, my shoes are getting a bit worn out, been using the same orange new balances since about late 2006 so thats at least 6-9 months, so replacing my shoes after Perth Marathon on the agenda for sure! Its a big cost for me though at the moment...So the rain started to show up a bit then, so decided to head for Triggs and get my feet into some saltwater as it helps with blisters and my continual battle with athletes foot...Stood on the edge of where the waves were hitting the sure in saltwater for about 10 minutes straight, which hopefully will help, feet feel a bit better now...Surf was like a washing machine today very stormy, would not be much fun and quite dangerous getting out in that today. Was going to go to mailbox next but decided to head for home and see how my pregnant wife was going...

So 37km in two good runs this weekend plus that messy 16km ride on Thursday means this week is now starting to look alright, and I am well positioned for a decent charge foward in the next 6-7 weeks or so....

WEEK 10 (21/05/07-27/05/07);

Volume; 275min + 20hrs MR. Sessions; 3 +MR Best RHR;48 bpm Sleep; 44hrs *


OD/LSD/LFD sessions; 27km trails run in Darlington in 2hrs 55

Races/Time trials;Challenge 10km race; 48min.35

Reps sessions; NIL

Comments; Good consolidation week. A 10km race, a 27km long run, and a 16km cycle.
The most important pieces are in place for this week, which means we took another significant step forward in my Perth Marathon preparations. All indications are that a sub 4 hours, PB effort, is looking good at the moment. The long run was a bit on the short side given I did 42km two weeks before, but good to periodize a bit with a bit of a recovery week, as long as I follow up with some hardcore weeks in June...Reps I am still a fair way behind in that and the related general fitness zone. However the signs are that another breakthrough week (like the 42km effort) is close...Very satifying to keep things on track after a stressful week at work where i got the usual 5-6 hours night sleep, drove over 100km a per day, got some much needed car repairs done (Cv joint was seized!), did two train trips to Gosnells on tuesday, went to antenatal class 1 with my wife Kathryn on wednesday in subiaco, safety meeting for work at Forrestfield on thursday (had to stop work on my round in Merriwa and go to Forrestfield!) and generally just felt under pressure all week. Onward!

2 Comments:

Blogger Rich said...

Grats on the run. This was my very first race so I was happy enough to get there in the end... your 'epic' 42km darlington run caught my eye the other day. It seems so far being a relatively new runner but I hope to get to that kind of level in um... two years.

Sun. May 27, 08:16:00 pm AWST  
Blogger Celeste said...

Hi trailblazer. Thanks for visitng my blog! It's great to see all us West Aussies blogging. I'm guessing you are a WAMC member??? Did I meet you during my brief membership prior to my injury?

I'll be back! The Wednesday club runs are the best.

Thu. May 31, 03:11:00 pm AWST  

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