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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... 2017--7hrs 3min?
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; >
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...

Friday, November 30, 2007

48min 55 in John Gilmour 10k Track

Friday 30th November 2007; Ran 10km on Track (Coker Park) in 48min 55 (HR 189 end).
(5km splits; 22min 54/26min 01)

Spur of the moment decision to go and have a run for fun. Only decided to leave work (Guildford) and go at 5.30pm. Race was in Cannington at 6pm. I did the B-race (the slow 40min+ race)...

The A race (sub 40min expectations) was won by english bloke over in Perth for a year called Angus in a sizzling 29 minutes I think! Not sure but it looked liked legendary running identity Todd Ingraham was 3rd, and Paul Mitchell the other Melville legend faded to 4th after looking a chance to be in the top 2 early on. The fastest woman was also pretty quick in about 36 minutes I think, she looked a bit like Kelly Exeter to me (3.15 in New York Marathon earlier this year and apparently there was a lot of triathletes in this state 10km championship, but I think it must have been someone else cos I think Kelly normally runs about 39-40minutes...

I went out strongly with the leading bloke (a triathlete coach so I heard afterwards) to split the first 400m in 1.16 sitting on his shoulder felt just like the good old days, but I knew given my lack of training/poor fitnes there was no way I could sustain that, although my legs were handling it easily at that stage (breathing wasn't though). So after my first moment of fun I decided to settle back into something more sustainable (I constructed a loose race plan in my mind during the day...---when I was still tossing up mentally whether or not to run, and about 2pm I decided not to do it, but changed my mind at 5.30pm---...of trying to hit 1.45-1.50's and to stay sub 2min per 400m, cos I knew that would deliver about 46min-50min for me, pretty unsure where I would be as my trackwork has been very occasional in recent months although not quite entirely non-existent, but I figured on the basis of my 48 and 49 in Challenge and Bridges earlier this year, and my Melbourne Marathon training I should be able to stay under the 50, despite no specific training targeting this event, only considered doing it, when I saw it in my diary this week) .....
So back to the race; 400m split for first 1200m were 1.16/1.40/1.47, and from then on I tried to hold onto the 1.50's but ended up blowing out to 2min for a few laps.
2km was 8.27 (4.13's per Km average), 3km 13.21 (so 1k split there was 4.54), 5k was 22.54, so hitting around 4.46 per km for that section. Then I took a bit of a break to drink 600ml of gatorade which I had left at the drinks table in the back straight. A bit mad in a 10k race, but I hadn't drunk much since I rushed from work in guildford, and despite the fresh north westerly winds, I was feeling the heat a bit. I got passed by Ian Roberts, Alan Deans, and Don Pattinson somewhere before or after 5k.
So I needed the gatorade, but then spent a few laps trying to avoid spewing it up, it was a bit much to try and hold onto that in the stomach and try and run sub 2 min 400m laps. So my 6k split of 28.54 shows a 1k split of 6min not too bad since I spent at least 30 seconds of that sculling the 600ml of gatorade. At some point in the race, when I was lapped by the leader, I latched on and ran with him for 200m which got me a 1.45 for that lap. But then it was back to the 2min 400's. Starting to feel the effects of not enough faster running in recent times by then. The surface of the track was very nice, reminds me of the stuff they had for the Sydney Olympics track at Stadium Australia when I did the 20km walk trials there. Wonderful place to run a 10km on track, reminded me of the good old days in the 80's and 90's when I raced and trained at Coker Park with Canning Districts and Riverton/Southern Districts... Went through 7km in 34.18 and then 9km in 44min 18, so 5.24 for 6k to 7k and smack on 5min flat for the 7-9k 1k splits... Brought it home a bit in the last 1km with a 4min 37, and a 1.45 last lap, and the usual dash for the line in the last 150m getting the heart rate right up there to 189.

Spent a bit of time after that chatting with Burnsy, and others, plus watching the exciting A-race unfold!!! Was like I had stepped back in time and was running with Canning Districts again (except that my time sucks bigtime compared to those days, and in those times I mostly was a racewalker only...)...

They asked me afterwards if wanted to coach their racewalkers...very tempting...dunno.... I'd like to, and I am confident I would do well, after all I have more experience than arguably anyone else in this state, noone else in WA has done the National 50km walk, although there have been a few who have done better at Nationals than me, and of course Michael McCagh went to the AIS briefly, and Sara raced extensively overseas in Commonwealth Games,European championships etc, so I she has much better top-level racing experience than me, me not really having raced internationally, although the Sydney Olympic 20km walk trial I did in February 2000 (my last competitive walk), had an international flavour with Italians, Mexicans, Malaysians and others in it,a s well as being an OLympic test event on the OLympic course that Jane Savillle was disqualified on later that year.

So a fun race, the time was pretty poor as usual but ok, enjoyed the night a lot, and then headed back to my poor wife and baby, who of course were wondering where on earth I had disappeared to...

A good sharpener upperer run....blows away a few cobwebs, that had been starting to set in mentally after my Melbourne Marathon last month. Pretty happy with the way the legs are moving, although as per usual the lack of reps is substandard/poor/a long way from where I could be. Six Inch 45km trails race in just a couple of weeks, hopefully I will be up for a sub 6 hour effort.


Blogger Ewen said...

2:56 for the first 800! OK, fun, but not the best way to race a 10,000. I mean, Kathy today ran 1:16 for the first lap of a 5:06 1500!

I really don't think lack of speedwork is the problem - more likely a lack of consistent mileage. 1:45/lap doesn't need much 'speed', just good stamina.

Sat Dec 01, 09:10:00 pm AWDT  
Blogger trailblazer777 said...

Yeah as far as running a sub 38min 10k goes (my main 10k goal given my PB from 98 is 41.01) I'm not that far off in the raw speed department, and the 300's I did in November see http://runmara2005blog.blogspot.com/2007/11/5x300m-take-i-noranda.html
Probably had a lot to do with why I was able to hit a 1.16 for the first 400 no worries, although I was pulled along by a bloke who should have been in the A-grade (sub 40 minutes) race. Was a bit surprised when we got there in that time, I was just concentrating on sitting on him, and I always like to start fast no matter what the distance.
To run sub 38 I need to be able to hit about 1.30 for 400's comfortably... So as you say stamina is the main issue, I have a long way to go there...

Thanks Ewen for your comments very helpful to me in thinking through where I am at and where I want to go and how...

Sun Dec 02, 01:02:00 am AWDT  

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