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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...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tire Kicking again (trying to get)

Sunday 25th January 2009 0930hrs (AM); Ran approx. 18km in 2hr 14 min 39 secs HR 156! (hot conditions the main reason for the high heart rate, plus I was pretty keen to get out of the heat and probably ran a bit harder at the end in anticipation of finally getting home and out of the heat.) 7min 26 per km average, which included some short walk breaks, (the soft sand before I crossed Reid Hwy), and down the ramp from the Tonkin Hwy overpass... and two drinks breaks, including one at Lightning park where I just lay on my back in the shade and sculled my gatorade, plus felt like it was not enough....

Ads break:
Inspired by Epis post today I feel led to post my lawyer brothers (Astley) favourite? song allegedly Stayin Alive but don't quote me on that...Have to say I prefer the N-Trance version of stayin alive, which reminds of me a cool mix of N-trance TURN UP THE POWER, I used to crank myself up for intervals with in the late 90's think I got it from my brother Seth...problem is there is so many mixes out there, hard to find the right one...
Here are some good ones;
Mix 1111...MIX 2222...MIXX 222bbb...Mix 333...

I think maybe thisdark Mix from 12 globe 125 dj is the one...its hard to remember when the last time I heard it on cassette was about 1997-2000, havent looked at my cassettes much in the last decade, been mostly CD's...but I am glad I found this dark mix its a pretty cool one...and is probably the one I have on cassette tape...its exactly the sort of motivation I need now at a difficult time...

Started with a 6km lap of my "local parks" course, felt very easy pace, and came in at 37min 47 which is about 6min 19 per km, was planning to do a few more 6km laps but started to get bored with that idea, so I headed for my favourite limestone trail alongside Reid Hwy on Victoria Rd instead, with the idea of heading towards Lightning Park area.... At Beechboro Rd I headed southish and then diverted through some quiet streets near the Timberlane shops, and followed my sense of direction until I hit Acacia St and the Tonkin Hwy overpass, was cool running over the top of the Hwy, then I decided to run into Lightning Park, and proceeded to run 4 1km laps there...Heat was starting to bite a lot by the time I got to Lightning Park. temperature had climbed from 26 degrees when I started, to 29 degrees Celsius, and by the time I left Lightning Park it was probably over 30 degrees and climbing, reaching 31-32 degrees by the time I got home...Based on my guestimates of corresponding time lining up with info from BOM Ankle was very good, its certainly healing again, the pathetic shambles of almost no running in January, has probably allowed the ankle to heal up a lot which is a big positive...Only felt the slightest twinge in it when doing a quads stretch afterwards....I think its coming good again...My gluteal/hip area which gave me trouble before the Melbourne Marathon however was not so good...it was fine on the flat stuff. Which there is a lot of on this course, but on the small hills, it wasn't good, so tried to drive with the other leg instead, which seemed to work, but clearly there is an unknown unfixed problem there which may be related to me being back at meter reading again, noi time or money for massage at the moment, but thats an injury issue I will need to watch...Hopefully can use this as a springboard towards a better February, as I hope to up the training intensity and volume...Nice to finally get a well overdue long run on the board, even if it is only barely adequate if that...

Just found another exquisite Tourniquet track (one of the many) its one I didnt recognise, probably because its from the "microscopic" album, which I should get, but dont know very well its called; Besprinkled in scarlet horror, some very tasty music especially about 5 minutes into this 7min 42 secs track...has some very classical bits too with flute stuff, my parents could enjoy at the end...
Also some live Pathogenic Occular Dissonance, and "this is why I am the way that I am"... also from Tourniquet...

For some serious sustained attack the classic Scrolls of the Megilloth or Terminate damnation from Melbourne metal mission masters Mortification is always the standard by which most should be measured...Turn it up!!!!!!!!!!!
Of course Steve Rowe is also known for his cool sense of humour which the Grave Forsaken & Scourged Flesh boys from Perth found out first hand a few years ago, and now one of the Scourged Flesh/Grave Forsaken drummers is doing the drumming duties for Mortification...This sense of humour shows up in cranking tunes like Noah was a knower After more than 20 years (like Tourniquet?), death threats from the satanic community, and often a very tight budget, amazingly MORTification and Steve (despite a near death experience, that only miracles from God brought him out of!), are still going strong to this day...and more world tours should be on the horizon...Steve Rowes Mortification has to be one of the best things Australia has ever exported and imported...The track Standing at the door of death shows some of the many places MORT has been around the world...Smiley Steve's sizzling sounds of Symbiosis sinking sonically into the skull, note that Steve wears the same Tourniquet shirt which has been my favourite metal shirt for many years...

Saturday 24th January 2009 2100hrs (PM);
Cycled for 30minutes on exercise bike, 21.57km done, Heart Rate 147 at end, 359 calories used.
weighed myself after on the electronic scales Dave K. gave us for wedding presents and got 78.2kg which is a lot better, than the 80kg stuff I was getting in December. Now nthat I am meter reading again the weight is coming down, and if I can get back under 77kg, head towards under 75kg, like I did last year when I was running well, I will be getting somewhere. worked hard all the way on this one, it paid off with a km reading of more than 5km more mthan last time I did this and much higher heart rates, so very worthwhile ride...
Did this ride while watching Sam Stosur trying to beat Elena dementia in the tennis on TV, with a massive collection of barriers to stop young Jacob from getting to the exercise bike...
I am thinking I will try and join one of the excellent gyms near our new house...Have a very full on week of work lined up next week, and then its the big move, so keen to try and jam in some sessions in the next few days, while the opportunity is there, and maybe I can get into a better routine, although everything is still on hold until we move house...
Trying to avoid losing too much fitness while focused on getting the work/life (food/sleep, time with Jacob and Kathryn, and the Lord!) balance stuff right and deal with this moving house hassle...Plan is to crank it up (the training and racing) again hard from mid February onwards...

Thursday 22nd January 2009 5.45PM;
Ran 2km on Hull Park course 9min 00.81 secs HR 183.
Warmish conditions, a belly full of garlic bread, and having just come home from a day of meter reading may have been some of the factors slowing me down, but APPROX. 4min 30 per km is not too bad...Testing out ankle to see how its going and it was fine today, so thats good news. Now that I know where Kathryn, Jacob and I are moving house to, and I am starting to adjust to the two jobs juggling act as well as the moving house thing, I am hoping I can find some time to get the running going again, although at the moment its just a general health/stress release thing, I know I will handle the juggling jobs and moving house thing better if I at least get some running going, although its not going to be very focused on specific races or anything until we settle into our new place in the first week of February...Have the adventure of designing some new training run courses around our new place to look forward to...now I gotta go rush off to my night job...

This post is brought to you by Tourniquets Tire Kicking song...and
thisdark Mix of N-Trance TURN UP THE POWER from 12 globe 125 dj...


Blogger Ewen said...

I hope the move goes smoothly Jonathon - and search for new running courses - always fun.

Just noticed your 2009 goals - they all look achievable if the work/rest home/training balancing act goes well.

Enjoy chasing for the goldmine!

Fri Jan 23, 02:37:00 pm AWDT  
Blogger Sling Runner said...

Jon - Where are you moving to?

Yes, searching for new routes is always fun. Make sure you get a selection of flat, hilly, and trail for training variety.

Sun Jan 25, 05:35:00 pm AWDT  
Blogger trailblazer777 said...

Widi I'm not keen on posting the exact location online just yet, but I will say its on the Mandurah train line south of Murdoch University but less than 30 minutes drive from the city, so that should give an idea. If you follow my posts you probably find out in the coming weeks...
I guess the other thing I also think of in a new location is where is the nearest good track for intervals...
Not sure at this stage but I think maybe Melville Len Shearer, Langford, or Coker park, Belmont will be my best options, although there maybe others I dont know of...

Sun Jan 25, 06:01:00 pm AWDT  

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