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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
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
June/July;
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
May; Ultra TRAIL AUSTRALIA;
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; >
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 Jordan into the world June 2010 A.D.!
Kathryn and I welcomed our son Jacob 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, February 19, 2011

blazing away with a 29 second 200m in a 5000m race

With 6 foot only 3 weeks away, I need to get onto some hill reps soon, and have about 14-18 days to get some more runs in, but don't want to do anything too extreme. Main thing is to get to start line with minimal injury issues, and enjoy the race, avoiding the sweepers, and maybe I can go sub 6 hours on the day....
was hoping to get up to Darlington for a run with the C-team, but didn't get there, lack of petrol money was one of the reasons.
Finishing the 6 foot track... 45km in the blue mountains in under 7 hours, has been a major goal of mine for about 6 years, hoping I can make it in 21 days time.

Sunday 20th December 0800;
Ran 5x1km hill reps HR's 150-171, with 1km recovery run in between each rep.
54m of ascent and 16m of descent on each hill rep. Total elevation for session 270m.
Times; 5.11 (HR-??), 5.08 (HR-165), 4.50 (HR-171), 5.50 (HR 150), 5.22 (HR-162).

Found this really easy compared to when I did 3x1km hill reps in early January.
Worked hard on the 3rd rep to be only 8 seconds off my best time for this course.
Took it easy on the 4th and 5th reps, and I could feel the work on my calf muscles on the 4th rep especially.
Overall thats good news that I am getting stronger hill strength wise, but its obvious I need tougher steeper hills than this. The Lesmurdie run 2 weeks back with over 400m of elevation must have paid dividends. So Ive got 2 more weeks to try and find some steep hills again. Stirling Ranges would be ideal, but I dont think I have the time or money for that. The hills near Nanga will help a bit on the Moneghetti camp next weekend, but I still need more...
So a good session this one, but I think I need something a lot tougher...Have to head for the Darling Range as soon as I can...

Friday 18th December 2011 2000hrs;
Ran 5000m track race in 23min 31 secs HR 174 at end. 1k splits 4.05 /4.52/ 5.03 /4.55 /4.36
Hit the lead just before 200m mark, and was surprised to take only 29 seconds for the 200m this time, compared to 32 seconds on 10th December 2010 (the last time I raced a 5000m at WA Athletics Stadium). Managed to stay in the lead until about 250m or so maybe close to 300m, so my wife and 2 young kids got to see me in front, cos they all came to watch. I know it was a very exciting night especially for 3 year old Jacob to be there. It was a tough mission to get all 4 of us there, but overall I think our whole family enjoyed the experience, and are better for having been there.

Top 5 all in the 14 minute realm, and Raf Baugh was a close 3rd.
1 See, Marc SSN 14:38.6h 2 Heywood, Ethan SSN 14:44.4h 3 Baugh, Rafael AWA 14:46.7h 4 Bruins, Thomas UWA 14:54.6h 5 Busi, Roberto AWA 14:59.9h
See HERE for full results...Cody and Gerry had to settle for 6th and 7th in 15.25 and 15.51. Paul Mitchell there for 8th in 16.09. Four DNF's. The lead pack was large and aggressive, partly due to my pacemaking efforts maybe??? Possibly some photos coming on Codys blog maybe...

In an 800m race just before ours; Chris Deboer (I remember when he first started making state teams many, many years ago, when I was competing for the UWA club) got beaten by a Canning Districts runner Jace Collingridge in the 800m in 1.49!…

Anyhow back to my race. First 400m was 75secs (200m splits 29/46), and by 400m most of the field had passed me. I think I can run 200m in 27 or quicker on that fast track, maybe quicker, as I had some troubles getting my watch to start early on and lost a second or so sorting that out in the first 100m plus just feel I could find a bit more…However I think we had about a 2.6m tailwind in the front straight so that might have a bit to do with it. Still amazing at almost 37 years of age with an awful technique I am getting close to the 26.9 200m I did at interschool sports in 1985 as an 11 year old. So basically a great first 200m, hung in there ok for the first 1k, then struggled to hold together just under 5min per K, and couldn’t hit the 1.45-1.50 400m splits I needed to threaten my 21.49 5000m track PB. Solid kick for the finish with a 4.36 last 1k (last 400m 98 seconds), without really going for broke.
No full blooded kick to the finish = low finishing heart rate of only 174. Partly due to trying to avoid a stitch.

Overall its a mediocre run, but all I can expect with only the 2 slowish 500’s sessions in recent weeks. If I want the time I have to get some track sessions done. Nice to dip under 4.45 per K anyhow despite not really being ready to race. Just sick of spending the whole year not showing up to race cos I don’t feel ready physically and/or not well trained enough.

Listened to a lot of aggressive speed metal on a Deliverance compilation album(A decade of DELIVERANCE which features the previously unreleased track Rescue) a very hard to find but legendary song! which didn't make the cut for the WOOW album, and some aggressive industrial music (Fearful symmetry)(Black (in the alone), especially reminds me of the classic Deliverance speed metal pedal to the metal attack), while cranking out one of my best days at work so far in the new job (since November) today, so I was in an extremely aggressive racing mindset, and so very mentally ready to race. Managed to delude myself into thinking maybe I could run in the 21’s but reality set in at about 700m-2k, when I realised the spirit was willing but the weak body was not ready as usual. Plus was keen to see how Raf went.

Still glad I showed up, and very beneficial I think for our whole family to be there…hopefully next time I will have a stack of good track sessions under my belt. Nil injury issues also a good sign. just over 3 weeks until 6 foot, Moneghetti camp fast approaching, and maybe in late March or later I can finally post some good times/challenge the PB’s. But for now good just to get a solid race done…

Monday 14th February Ran 8km in 39min 57 HR 180 at end.
4km splits; 19.56/20.01
Nice to smash the 40min barrier for 3rd time on this hilly street circuit.
More than a minute off the course PB I did in December of 38.40…but one of my best runs this year for sure…
heart rate pretty high at the end, after kicking strongly for home in the last uphill km in an attempt to sneak under the 40 minutes. Mission accomplished by 3 seconds.
Started with 4.30 in the first downhill K, and lugging my 82kg spare tyre along seemed hard…The 60-70% humidity resulted in more than 1kg of fluid loss (mostly sweat) during this run.
Managed to find a 4.10 K with a tailwind on the nice flat section, followed by a 4.35 into headwind on the flat section, which gave me a 5k split of 24.35 battling headwinds in the second half of this run, but managed to get under 35.30 for 7k which was my hastily devised target time with a 35.24, so I knew I was half a chance to get under the 40, and kicked hard for home with an uphill 4.33 last K… Pleasing run…

Celebrating my promotion from waitlist to confirmed entrant in 6 foot with some better runs this week…...

2 Comments:

Blogger Ewen said...

When you get out in 29 it makes for a hurting type of race! I couldn't get out in 29 unless I was thrown off a cliff! Anyway, nice racing, and fun to be out in front with the family watching. Don't overcook things too much in the next weeks. A long run/hike for 4-5 hours on big hills would be handy for 6'.

Sun. Feb. 20, 07:34:00 am AWST  
Blogger trailblazer777 said...

"I couldn't get out in 29 unless I was thrown off a cliff! " *LOL* thats a legendary quote...Hope to get in a good long run before race day the sooner the better...will try to take it easy in the last 3-7 days before at least...

Mon. Feb. 21, 03:18:00 am AWST  

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