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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...

Monday, March 07, 2011

12.40 3000m confirms my momentum is slowly building

Sunday 6th March;
Ran about 16km in about 100min in the 3 hour track race. Photo above (thanks B for that) sees me in the red hat preparing to do a crouch start. The bloke wearing the Ireland top won in a record 43km!!!
I ran with him for the first 400m which was 1min 37, he held that pace all the way and went through the marathon in 2.52! I ran the first 2km in 10.21, backed off a bit to get to 10km in about 55min, then really started to back off and throw in walk breaks. weather better than last year with temperatures in the mid 20's instead of mid 30's but it still felt warm in the first hour. Humidity about 50% and about 27 degrees which means the heat index comes into play and the body experiences 30 degree conditions...headwinds and tailwinds too...fantastic nights running but I took the advice of Jane and Bernadette, (two people whom I greatly respect for their knowledge and experience with running) and scaled things down after 10km and decided to stop just after halfway at about 16km, so as to give me a reasonable taper option for 6 foot next weekend...spent my last 30 minutes lapscoring and enjoying watching the action...well most of it...

fantastic results
unofficial 2011 results;
Dave Kennedy: 126.12km
Susannah Harvey- Jamieson: 107.51km
Dan Kehoe: 105.8km
Tim Eva: 97.2km
Cliff McKinley: 20.4km

Geoff Reynolds won the 6 hour with 71km in a thrilling race from Mick Francis with 70.6km
Hunna Watson improves the womens 6hr record by just over 2km to 48.5?km.
Chris O'Neil won the 3 hour with 43.6km.

Friday 4th March;
Ran 3000m in 12min 40.7 secs HR 180? at end.
1k splits; 3.46/ 4.36/ 4.18 1500m splits; 6.00/ 6.40
After watching the inspirational efforts of Mottram and co in the 5000m the other night (via the Runners Tribe video see link on my blog), I was keen to get in some practice at sitting on a bunch of faster runners, and try and go sub 13 minutes before I get leg weary from the 6 foot blue mountains 45km trails race next weekend. So with a RHR of 39 that morning and the weight at an ok 79kg, plus the course PB 6k the day before I knew I was ready to have a race, and hopefully go a bit better this time. No intervals in the last week or two would ensure it wouldn’t be anything incredible, but I was confident that sub 13 minutes was an achievable target, and the plan was to back off in the first 200m a little resist the urge to lead from the front, and instead try and sit like a seagull on a bunch for the first 1km for a sub 4min first K, then hang on to hopefully 4.30per K to the finish. The black cockatoos were flying east and big clouds were building, so the humidity was high at the WA Athletics stadium, I reckon about 60% plus, but the temperature had dipped into the mid 20’s and a 2.6m/s south westerly was there for us to struggle into on the backstraight, and ride the tailwind in the front straight. First 200m was 40 seconds, which felt sooo easy, but then the headwind hit in the back straight and I tried to use some of the other blokes as windshields. 400m in 1.22 so very even 200m splits of 40 and 42. Felt toughish, but still felt like I had a lot in reserve.Got to 600m in 2.05 still sitting on the bunch, which was starting to feel a bit hard, and probably one of my quicker 600m splits in recent times. By 800m clock was up to 2.53, and I was sick of the back straight headwind already, and struggling to stay in touch with the 4 or 5 blokes in the slowest back bunch running at 3.30-3.45 per K pace. Hung in there (although they were starting to “gap me” in the front straight) as per race plan, to get to 1k in 3.46, and then let the bunch go as I tried to settle into something more sustainable, hoping for 1.50’s or better. Averaged right on 1.50’s for the next 2 400’s so was pleased to get to 2k in 8.22 and split the 2nd 1k in 4.36. 1400m split was 5.35 so extrapolating 25 second 100m splits I know my 1500m time would have been about 6.00. Pleased with that recovery 1k after the sitting on a fast (for me) bunch in the first 1k.. Finding it tough but got some encourgaement from spectators, and I knew I just had to hold on for another 4.30ish 1k and my sub 13 was in the bag. Pre-race delusions of a sub 12 and maybe even a challenge to my 11.11 PB were reminded once again of the reality at this point that I have not done the trackwork this summer I needed to in training to get there. Sub 13 was still very much achievable though and a worthwhile target, so hung in there, and as I got lapped, I tried to pick up the intensity a little. Got to the bell (2600m) in about 10.59? maybe so with only a sub 2min last 400m required it was going to be easy as long as I held it together. The headwind in the back straight fired up as usual, but found a half-hearted kick in the front straight on the back of the tailwind, and cruised over with a 12.40. Considered wearing spikes beforehand, but decided against it as my spikes are old and unstable/damaged, and the last thing I want is an injury before 6 foot. Spikes might have given me a 12.30 maybe.

So the easy target of sub 13min (sub 4.20 per K) was achieved, I got some sitting on a bunch at 3.35-3.45 per K pace practice for 1k, and I got to pretend I was Mottram chasing Lagat,Solinsky, Tegankamp, St Lawrence, Birmingham and Bumbalough for 1k. Also had a song in my head driving me on into the backstraight headwinds which I heard while at work earlier in the day on the radio.

A good track hitout, a bit of progress, and a better race than the 5k 2 weeks earlier. Finally feel like I am starting to get somewhere, although still a very long way to get where I want to get to. Looks like this summer season is almost over but there is always the winter track races, or next years summer track season. Time to get ready for some marathons again soon too, but first there is the 6 foot challenge to respond to……
Full results are @ http://www.waathletics.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=294&Itemid=239

Thursday 3rd March; Ran hilly 6km in 28min 47 seconds HR 183 splits 14.26/14.21
Woke up with a reasonable heart rate of 40 bpm and the weight under 80 kg for a change, so felt good, and was keen to celebrate the Melbourne track classic with a run. Decided since I felt so good, it would be a good day to target my soft street circuit PB of 29.39. Figured I should be able to get it down to low 29’s maybe even into the 28’s…So ecstatic to nail a good one here, with a small 5 second negative split too. First 1km is downhill but pushing into a stiff north easterly wind today, so was satisfied with a 4.14 for the first 1km. Then averaged about 5.06 per K for the tough long uphill climb to the “summit” of this course which in one place has a quick but magnificent view of the CBD in the distance. Hitting halfway in my fastest 3k split so far on this course of 14.26 (I think maybe my first one under 15 too), I knew I was on target to smash the course PB of 29.39, but also knew I would have to work very hard if I was to get under the 29 minute barrier. Worked hard on the small uphill into the north easterly headwind, and then held it together with momentum on the big downhill reaching 5k in 24.28 which was encouraging. I knew if I was under 25minutes that the 29.39 should be smashable, and to be under 24.30 suggested a sub 29 was achievable. Really wound it up in the last 1km and kicked pretty strongly for home on the uphill climb of the last 1km. Had the northeasterly as a tailwind, which probably helped a lot in me recording a 4.19 last 1k which I think is my fastest last 1k on this course. Smashed the course PB by 52 seconds and the 29 minute barrier by 13 seconds…so extremely happy with that run, and exactly the sort of momentum I wanted to come out of the Moneghetti camp with. Now to try and figure out how to take things up a level after I get back from 6 foot. Paying the rent and the bills seems so much harder at the moment than anything else, but when I have a mini-breakthrough run like this one, it gives me a mental boost, and a reminder that God rules and cares.


Blogger Ewen said...

Nice 3000 Jonathon. Good to see you sitting in Mottram-style early rather than running a 31 second 200 in the lead then fading. The 2.6m/sec wind would have been tough. Also, a bit slow in the last km. With new spikes, maybe 12:20ish there for the taking next time.

Could be a good number of weeks getting over 6' so that'd be the time for a break, and some overtime to pay the bills.

Mon Mar 07, 06:39:00 pm AWST  
Blogger Scott Brown said...

Thanks for leaving a comment the otherday Trailblazer.

I wanted to ask you something.

Yes, it seems as you said that half and the full on August 28th are pretty hilly. I will do that half if it's the only one but I did see that they, the WAMC, have a "Perth Half Marathon" on this year too on the 7th of August.

Do you know anthing much about this? Have you run it? Is it flat compared to the one later?

Anyway if it is I will try to do that one instead as I will be arriving in Perth on the 5th of August.

Thanks in advance.


Tue Mar 08, 09:59:00 pm AWST  
Blogger trailblazer777 said...

Perth Half is mostly dead flat very fast course...slight climb at the Narrows bridge, and sometimes a bit windy near Mounts Bay rd/Old swan brewery, but I'd be chasing the PB or a fast time there for sure. City to surf, way too hilly by comparison...Perth Half is organised by the WA marathon Club, and field usually less than a thousand, whereas C2S half not organised by a running club primarily, and usually a bigger field at several thousand...

Wed Mar 09, 12:22:00 am AWST  
Blogger Scott Brown said...

Thanks for that Trailblazer!

Knowing this has helped my decision. I think I'll do the WAMC run on August 7th. Maybe too early in the season for me, summer in Japan, to target PBs but I'll try and besides I'm not a big fan of hills and much prefer running on the flat.

By the way, I see you know Ewen? Can you tell him with the money he saves on buying clothes (Only ever wears that one 6ft Track T-Shirt) he could afford to come over to the West for this race ;)

See you

Thanks again.

Wed Mar 09, 06:47:00 am AWST  
Blogger Ewen said...

Ha! Scott, I've had to sell all my other clothes to pay for this year's US trip, otherwise I'd be there to dish out a lesson in fast running ;)

Thu Mar 10, 11:23:00 am AWST  

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