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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...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

RHR 45 raced a 2.46 800m and 22.29 5000m

Ran 800m in 2min 46 (3.27 per K pace)
200m splits; 33/39/48/46
then 25 min later (jogged lots for active reovery)
5000m 22min 29 secs HR 192 at end. (4.29 per K pace)
1km splits;

In the 800m got a great start, was surreal running in lanes for first 100m, expected to struggle but found myself in front at 100m as we moved into inside lanes.
Was feeling good, and new I could run under 3 minutes, so kept the pedal to the metal til 300m mark, was a bit surprised to hit 200m in 33 secs, as I expected about 35to 37 secs.
Coming down the home straight still in front I could feel VIS athlete and Davbid Cane getting closer but tried to stay strong, without going all out, set myself goal of getting to 400m still in the lead, which I did in 72 secs. didnt feel all that spent, although I could feel the lactic starting to build a bit from about 350m onwards...decided to switch off at 400m a little and the entire field bar one bloke had all passed me by about 500m-550m...Didnt check my 500m split but my 600m split of 2.00 suggests I hit 500m in about 1.36...Just tried to keep a solid pace from there to the finish and bring it home a touch in the last 200m, tried to avoid the gap between me and the 5th place guy growing too much...Basically the first 5 were well ahead of me with 600m to go. feel like maybe I should have pushed harder in the 2nd 400m, but if I had tried to stay in front, figure I would have blown up bigtime by 550m or so, and probably would have struggled to stay under 3 minutes at my current fitness level. Pretty happy with a great run, especially to get under 2.50 barrier. best 800m in a long time. Not that far off my 2.16? high school PB and my 2003/2004 PB of 2.23.
Felt pretty lactical afterwards. But the jogging for 25 minutes seemed to do the trick and I was confident of a good run in the 5000m.

In the 5000m I decided to make a strong effort to avoid starting too fast, but still found myself shadowing David Cane for the first 200m (he ran about the high 16minute range again in the end), so throttled back and let Bjorn, Kim and 1 or 2 other Masters legends go past...
Felt very easy, and I was a bit surprised to get to 1k in 4.13, felt like 4.25-4.35...
Decided to persist with the "work myself into it not out of it" strategy (as my old racewalking coach used to like to say), and concentrate on trying to stay around 1.45-1.55 mark for my 400m laps, with the aim of trying to bring it home a bit with 2k to go...

That seemed to work well, so I wasn't too concerned when I got to 2k in 8.47 which is pretty slow by my recent standards(e.g. I went through first 2k of Bridges 10k in 8.36 when i ran 48.39 on 28th March this year. )...and was a 1k split of 4.34...Got a bit tough in the next 1k, and I think I got passed by 2 more blokes. David Cane started to lap me, but I was lapping some of the slower runners like Jane, and the racewalkers. 2k to 3k was a bit messy and I was just trying to hang in there without going over 2min per 400m. 1k split of 4.48 was my slowest of the race, but I got to 3k in 13.35, which is pretty solid without being fantastic or anything. At this stage I was thinking well its going to be tough to come in much better than about 23.10 at best, and I knew I had floated my way into it, and it was time to try and attack a bit, instead of just hanging in there. Started throwing in some laps in the 1.40's again, and not entirely sure of the 1k split but I think it was 4.17 or maybe in the 4.20's...
Then it started to get a bit hard, but I tried to stay around the 1.50 mark, and when i finally got the bell I was feeling very good, and I figured I could go well under 23 minutes for one of my fastest 5k races in the last few years. Figured the 22.35 from November 2008 was probably a little out of reach but steeled myself to make sure I kicked for home in the last lap. Was surprised that Masters president and legend Bob Schickert had not yet caught me. He ended up doing about 22.57... Tried to give it my all in the last 150m to 250m and wound it up as much as I could, I think my last lap was about 1.40 or quicker...Pushed hard to the line as i could see the clock counting up through the 22.20's, and was ecstatic to dip under 22.30 and go sub 4.30 per K for the race, which to me is a major milestone in a 5k race at the moment, and was equally stoked to knock off the 22.35 from November 2008 which makes it my 2nd fastest 5000m race ever, 40 seconds behind my track PB a 21.49 I did in the state 5000m at McGillvray in about 2003/2004. My road PB is 21.04 from 2002? although I splitted 19.32 in the first half of my 41.01 10k road PB in the 1998 Bridges.

So two very encouraging results, which along with the 5.34 1500m in the Australian Masters a few weeks ago confirms to me that I am approaching PB form, something I havent really done much since 2005, with the possible exception of the melbourne Marathon mess in october last year, and also in the Perth and Melbourne Marathons in 2008.

Really enjoyed the nights racing and so glad I made the last minute maniacal drive to the track to have a race. Then quick drive back home to be with heavily pregnant wife and toddler.
Was great catching up with a few people there too. No sign of Stan though...maybe next time...

However money and work seems to be getting messier by the week, and my wife is up to 36 weeks on April 26th, so not confident I can sustain the improvement...might have to try and hang in there like I did in the 3rd KM of the 5000m, and wind up for home in July or August, hope for the big PB's in September/October/November.

Tossing up all week whether to run 32km race on Monday 26th. leaning towards giving it a miss, but I might still go have a bash.

Very disappointed I failed to get a long run or other sessions done this week. meter reading seems to be helping me maintain my fitness a fair bit, just as Mona suggested it would.
will try to do better in coming weeks, but its not high on the priorities, and if things slide so be it, but will try to avoid it.

Injury front; no problems while racing at all. However have had a lot of severe knee pain lately, especially in right knee which gave me a lot of trouble in last weekends long run.
Every time I step on uneven ground or changes in elevation (e.g. front door step) my right knee is giving way not holding my leg in position and I am getting severe stabs of pain. That is a scary sign for me, because it suggests maybe I have opened up the tear on my meniscus a few notches or done something else. I cant afford the time and money to get medical assessment at the moment, so just have to live with it, so afr surviving ok at work, and it hasnt stopped me running yet, but eventually will have to get it checked out, as time and money become available. Also my left hip/thigh area has been bad again. Again ZERO problems while racing on Thursday, but its a concern...

So particularly with the right knee I wonder if I should stop running, but for now I plan to ignore it, but see if that works or not...

very pleased about David Kennedys 223km Coburg 24hour result last weekend. Awesome to hear about Epi doing 3.01! and Clown 3.02! well done to them.

Western derby in footy next weekend, and if we win that should cement our grip on a top 4 spot for now, especially as FREOOOO accounted for the tiggers . If we lose, we drop to 5th-9th, but my poor wife would be a whole lot happier if the Eagles could finally win a derby...


Blogger Clown said...

Good stuff there Jon, some very good results have come your way this year. Freo are doing very well, Eagles don't have a chance this week unfortunately.

Mon Apr 26, 08:17:00 am AWST  
Blogger Ewen said...

Two great races Jonathon. I'd love a 2:46 800! Going out a bit less PRE-ish in the 5000 paid off. Was the 4th k 4:17? That looks a bit strange. Nice last lap. Hope the knee settles down. I'd try and run through it if it's just niggly. All the best.

Tue Apr 27, 07:16:00 pm AWST  
Blogger trailblazer777 said...

Thanks Clown and Ewen.
Clown; I tried to convince my eagles member Dad that he should save himself the disappointment and give me his derby tickets, but he isnt buying it so far.

Ewen; yeah the 4.17 might be a bit more like 4.27, I couldnt remember that one well, so maybe a bit guestimated, but then again I think it might be right too, cos i worked better in that 1k section...
my knee behaved itself in the 3hrs 28min it took me in the 32km race yesterday (more on that in next weekends blog post) so looks like it may be niggles, and/or something that isnt affecting my running as yet...

Tue Apr 27, 10:50:00 pm AWST  

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