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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...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hallelujah! 6hr 16min is a new 6 inch PB for me!

Sunday 20th December 2009;
18 degrees at start? 33 degrees at finish?

6hr 16min for me in the 2009 6 inch 46km trails race... which is a 9 minute PB so I am pretty stoked to finally land a PB I think that might be my first race PB since 2005...so I am very stoked to land that big fish the shift swaps, 1 hr sleep, and cramming 40k of training into the final week are all totally worth it now......last 2 hrs was a big war of attrition to keep the fluid levels in survival mode...
Official results are HERE NOW...Probably some photos too soon...
Hallejuah...(Praise Yahweh) thanks God!!!

was probably a bit dehydrated when I got to 35k in 4hr 32, but downed a powerade, some, coca cola, endura, and lots of water, and headed off to try and get the job done, it was tough but I found a good rhythm in the flat sections, and with no major ankle injury to deal with this year was able ***grind planetarium*** out the last 11km in 1hr 39min compared to 2hrs 11min last year...

my under training means I am going to be a cripple for a few days, and I seriously need some sleep (15 hrs in the last 4 nights, and only 1 hr last night), but I feel very very happy, and more than a little satisfied. Thanks God!

Race report from the back of the pack;
My plan was to have some fun at the start, and see how hard I could attack goldmine hill,, which workedreally well for a bit, and then my "too little too late" training bit back, and I got passed by about 16 people in about 2 minutes... I could see Dave Kennedy,Big Kev, and 2 new guys were in the lead pack, with Craig and Nathan on the tail end I think...

Bit of a gap back to Onceaweek, Knoddie and others I think... could not see Talia and Mike, so figured they must have been well back...

Still got to whittakers in 38min which I knew was only a few minutes adrift of previous years...

struggled a lot with the tough terrain and hills, and almost blacked out at about 80min in...not sure why...but I concentrated on trying to hit a good fast momentum when I could and walk breaks when I couldnt...In the first 17k just couldnt get much drive, or intensity happening...but when I got to Del park rd 17km in 2hr 21 I was only 15min slower than last years split....and puished aside thoughts of a DNF...

Got to first aid station 21km in 2hr 53min, as I managed to get some good rhythm on easier terrain... (2008 split 2hr 38min, so tracking at identical speed to 2008 in this 4km section..., )

Got to Oakley dam turnoff in 3hr 37min (which I think was about a 7min negative split for that section compared to 2008), felt really good and was hitting sub 5minutes per km... so really flying...starting to think seriously about what time I needed to get to aid station 2 (35km) in to target PB, figured about 4hr 20- 4hr 40 should be in the ballpark...(since I did 4hr 49 for the 35k mark in 2008 and I knew that the last 16k in 2008 I should be able to beat by a lot, if I hung in there, as it was when I was dragging a badly injured ankle to the finish in 2008)...was a little worried whether I could find the guts to sustain things...The oakley dam bit was as tough as usual and I walked lots, hung in there, although I had run out of fluids, and at 8am-8.30am the heat was starting to kick in a bit... My heat acclimitisation runs this week started to come to the fore here though I think...

When I finally got to that 35km aid station in 4hrs 32min i was sooo desperate for fluids, and was so happy to see that station and Suzy appear like an oasis in the desert! With a legendary array of options from coca cola, endura, water, water pistols (for skin temperature reduction), sunburn cream, aeroguard, , I was soon on my way feeling 100% better and reckon the 5 minutes spent there was a lifesaver...
figured that with 4.32-4.37 I was an outside chance to land the PB if I could deal with the heat, and find some good momentum on the flatter sections...set about doing that and when I got to Marrinup (5km to go) after a long tough struggle, my watch said 5.40 and I figured I had a golden chance to PB...figured I was holding onto 7min a km, and even if that blew out to 9min per k (semi -walking) I could get there under my 2005 PB of 6.25......that last 5km just seemed to go on for forever and ever, and I ate a GU and used all 1.5L of my water despite rationing it during the last 11km as much as possible...knew that if I avoided walking in this flat section I would get the PB, when I saw the very welcome cones on the ground signifying 1km to go my watch said 6.09 and I knew it was mine for the taking...Crossed the line and felt a wave of euphoric relief, and ecstatic happiness, that I had finally landed the PB despite the undertraining, the heat etc...

saw kangaroos and a few small snakes near Oakley...
Running on my own from goldmine hill (first km or 2) all the way to the end, was lonely, but it helped me to be more focused on my time goals, and running well, pushing myself, so a big positive...

the flour arrows were pretty good this year, great effort on that organisers, but unfortunately navigational glitches claimed a few more victims this year...I did warn people prior to the event that recon runs or a mundabiddi map are a good idea... but yeah....
Big Kev blames his Sarf Arfrican map reader for his 5km detour, which cost him a chance of a top 3 finish, but its all good training for his Comrades plans...

David Kennedy 1st 3.52 Bruce Hogg 2nd 4.00(after leading much of the way) Craig Berg 3rd 4.02
Nathan 4.11?

Talia the only 46km female finisher in 8.08

11km won in a very fast 58min by Jacinda Papps, with Belinda Kennedy and Fee Salmon clocking 1hr 29min on this demanding course in hot conditions...

Crammed in 3 high quality sessions and 1 filler (pushing Jacob in pram)...
Trying to get up for a good 6 inch despite my lack of consistent, volume in training recent weeks...
As the PB above shows, it seemed to work, although pretty tough experieince...

Saturday 26min run with Jacob in pram in 35 degree heat.
felt better afterwards...

Friday 600m/400m/600m/400m hill reps.
HRs 171/186/177/183...
tough, felt like I gained something.

Thursday 13.5km 87minutes (38.31/48min splits)
Rail Trail. second half mostly in darkness (sun had gone down, not well lit so ened up walking lots towards the end...

Monday 3hrs 2 min 23.3km long run on rail trails
lots of rabbits, dead kangaroo etc......


Blogger Ewen said...

That's fantastic Jonathon! Brilliant to book-end 2009 with a PB. A sign if things to come in 2010.

All the best to you and the family for Christmas. Enjoy and celebrate!

Sun Dec 20, 07:24:00 pm AWST  
Blogger Sling Runner said...

TB - congrats on the PB and what a great end to the year.

Merry Christmas to u and your family.

Sun Dec 20, 10:19:00 pm AWST  
Blogger Clown said...

Fantastic effort, big congrats for a pb in tough conditions, think 2010 may even be better. Hopefully next year I'll be ther for 6 inch.

Great to see you've got that Eagles beanie entrenched in the mind.

Merry Christmas to you and the fam.

Mon Dec 21, 12:08:00 pm AWST  
Blogger Biscuitman said...

Well done TB - great finish to the year. Try to maintain the consistency of your training and you will set yourself up for some PBs in 2010 (Bridges maybe?)

Mon Dec 21, 01:45:00 pm AWST  
Blogger Epi said...

Great performance TB,

Next year you might be able to officially use it as a qualifier to Six Foot!

Happy Christmas and New Year - se you at Matilda Bay

Tue Dec 22, 04:23:00 pm AWST  

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