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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...

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Tough hilly 34km run in 3hr 52

Saturday 2nd June; Ran about 34km in 3hours 52min 40 secs. Heart rate at end of 126.
Some times along the way; 24km; 2hr 36 (6min 30 per km), 30km 3 hr 24. Took a lot of drinks/toilet/rest breaks along the way, plus spent time removing gravel which kept getting into my shoes. Had two such breaks between 24k and 30k, which is one reason that section was so slow...

Was in a hurry this morning and only just managed to get to Darlington by about 0635am, and got my two powerades, 2 GU's & carkeys into my hydration pack which had a full 2Litres of water in the bladder. Quickly applied Bodyglide, and headed over through the chilly wind, a minute or two before the run started.

I started with the C-team on Pine Terrace and a few others on the same 22km pipeline trail course from Darlington (which follows Victor rd for a large part of the course) which I did with them back in March this year. See; http://runmara2005blog.blogspot.com/2007/03/hilly-22km-pipeline-run-in-darlington.html
Ran at the front of the bunch mostly and decided to follow Comrades legend rr's
pace as I wanted a fast and sustainable early pace...As we descended and ascended hills in true six-inch style alongside the pipeline through the magnificent valley, with the full moon fading, and sunlight sneaking over the tops of the scarp high above, again and again I was reminded of the beauty of God's creation and was just enjoying being out there! Started to find the pace a little challenging from about 40-60minutes in...
As I was with the C-team the traditional copious amounts of breaks was of course being taken though so lots of rests...and time wasting...and the usual good chats...sm was there again, and eventually headed off on a secret route. had another good chat with him about Freo half and Perth Marathon...This is the last long training long run before the Comrades 2007 89km race in South Africa in 2 weeks time, so I wished a few of them all the best for that. Ironman Lady sb was giving out jellybeans to everyone.

As they headed up Phils Hill, I continued along the pipeline with 4 other intrepid souls on my first attempt on the infamous hilly 34km course. It soon became apparent that these 4 runners (who all looked pretty experienced to me), were intent on getting a much faster pace happening. On one of the first hills I let them go, but made a pact with myself to keep them in sight. Had to work fairly strongly on some tough hilly stuff to do this. As we ascended the scarp I knew it was going to be a tough challenge to keep the others in sight until we got to the Mundaring sculpture park. Something I was very keen to do, as I had no real idea how to get there from where we were, except that I vaguely knew it was in a northerly direction to my left.

I guess I would have got there eventually if I had got lost, but it might have cost me an hour or so and that would spoil the run and turn it into a bush survival situation instead of a long run. Not a lot of difference really between the two, but the long run is a lot better situation to be in in this instance.

Soon I recognised the smokestack at Mundaring Weir dam, as my stopwatch ticked over to 1hr 44minutes. About this time we spent around 30-40 minutes or more climbing a steep, windy, neverending uphill bitumen road (which I have just established by looking at the map is called Mundaring Weir Rd) from below the dam up towards the summit of the scarp. Had my first GU at Fred Jacoby Park, and had to work hard to keep the other 4 in sight, although they did wait for me a few times. Then we finally got off the bitumen and away from the occasional car, and onto a nice trail called the Karramoota trail or something like that. Can't remember the exact name.
We also crossed the Munda Biddi Trail a few times, and at one point I saw a plain yellow triangle like they used to have on the old Bibbulumn Track (before they moved it inland). Beautiful bush. I was hurting a bit, and struggling to keep the other runners in sight by this time. However I knew that the Mundaring Sculpture park would have to be only a few km away as I had been running for over 2 hours at a pretty good pace on a neverending ascent. Finally I recognised familiar surroundings again as the railway heritage trail loomed ahead, and the Mundaring sculpture park just ahead of there. Stopwatch hit 2hrs 36minutes, and I knew there was only 9.5km on downhill trail to traverse, plus I knew where I was! At this stage I let the other 4 go, and settled down to about 7minutes per km pace or slower. Soon after had a big break getting gravel stones out of my shoes, and walked for a bit. Was really starting to hurt by this time, and then I saw a few other regular hills training group people up ahead on a late edition (they started 0830am I think? so very late start indeed)19km?..they were taking a drinks break before heading towards the Sculpture Park I had left a few km before..., and jokingly formed "a guard of honour" as I ran through their group. Gave me a big boost mentally that did, as by now I was on my own for the now very painful haul home...Took a moving walk break at about 28km mark to savour my tri-berry GU, and the mountain blast powerade that I had saved. They tasted wonderful, and I then set about trying to run some 7-8 minute K's for the last 6km. Saw one of the runners who had run with me earlier about this time, I reckon he must have either detoured or taken his own break. Was hitting just under 7 minutes per km in the last 4 k, as Isettled into a good although a little creaky rhythm again...Mentally ticking off the familiar landmarks along the way. Saw a kangaroo, and a few locals walking dogs, jogging or riding mountainbikes, but mostly it was the solitude of the long distance runner for me...Was very nice to finally get to Owen Rd, satisfied that another good long run on the board, means my plans to go deep into 3hour territory for the Perth Marathon this year are looking on track at this stage. A very tough run completed...
I think I want 1 to 3 more long runs in June, although I may do a few long rides instead. The long run component is looking good after a 5hr run (42k), 3hr run (27k), and a 4hr(34k)run in the last 4 weeks, all on the Darlington trails...

WEEK 11 (28/05/07-03/06/07);

Volume; 233min + 35hrs MR. Sessions; 1 +MR Best RHR;46! bpm Sleep; 45hrs! *31

OD/LSD/LFD sessions; Ran hilly! 34km in 3hr 52.40

Races/Time trials;NIL

Reps sessions; NIL.

Excellent long run. Tough week at work, my best resting heart rate reading so far this year. Sleep a little better this week overall, mostly due to a few sleep in days. Big sleep in sunday morning, and a very relaxed day after a hard but this time satisfying week workwise. I think I made a significant step forward in general fitness and endurance this week. The lack of reps and failure to do more than one session disappointing, urgently need to work on reps now, My plans to target my Half Marathon PB (1.41) In Freo half Marathon looking a little shaky now, but still a possibility if I get things right next week, if not it will be tough. Otherwise still looking good, a good tough! long run to get on the board, not as long as the 42km I did a few weeks earlier but still pretty legendary long run I think. Huge thanks to Hills Training Group for once again giving me a lot of the motivation and the opportunity to nail an A-grade long run. That sub 4 hour Perth Marathon looking very likely now...How far I go into 3 hour territory will depend largely on what I do in the next 3-4 weeks. Of course the other big factor is when our baby comes, as that may stop me from even starting the Marathon, but pretty low probability of that, and all I can do is be well prepared for both events, and hope they both go well on the day, and hope they are not on the same day, God willing.


Blogger Rich said...

Another epic run Jonathan nice going. I have yet to run on trails and can't wait to get into it myself one day, especially as they appear to be so scenic and not really that far to drive out to.

When I first started running I was eyeing the Perth marathon as my first though didn't really realise how much training really is required to even be able to finish. Good luck with your as it sounds like you are in pretty good form.

Sat Jun 02, 08:21:00 pm AWST  
Blogger Celeste said...

Man, at the end of 34km you are still running faster than I can do at my fastest!!! And that's on hills! You'll have a blast at the marathon!

Tue Jun 05, 08:55:00 am AWST  

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