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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...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Survived 6 inch for 7th time (PW 7hrs.24) in 35+ degree heatwave

Mission impossible; to run 6 inch in a 40min PB in about 4.50 and so finish before my Garmin ran out of battery life. Did I choose to accept it; yes but realistically it was never really likely to happen this time, so my backup $14 Big W watch was needed to get part 3 of my time. Too busy Saturday trying to get everything organised that night, so by 0150hrs Sunday morning I knew it was time to drive to Dwellingup even though I was already tired from getting up at 3am that morning. For about the 3rd time in 8x6 inch attempts (1 DNF last year) , it was going to be the "no-sleep" "all-nighter" routine. Less than ideal, but I'm used to it so well able to make a goer of it, although it does probably make PB attempts hard, and I pay for it big time on Sunday arvo... At the start caught up with a few of the stalwarts, and had plenty of time to relax, and this time got my toilet stop done and my drinks put in for the aid station (crucial with the hot weather forecast). Had a dream start and cruised alongside Brendon, Tom, Gerry, Scott, Kevin and others.
Jon Pe. too was there running with pink floaties on his elbows I think due to a lost bet to do with last years race and puddles or something... hahaha :-) Hitting the front one more time and settling in during the first 7km; About 50m from the base of Goldmine Hill I stepped up the cadence and gapped the field one more time in the traditional manner to trailblaze them all to the base of Goldmine Hill. Hit this 140m ascent hill and then tried to settle into something more sustainable... Worked the hill ok, and then started to hit some pace again as we got close to Whittakers. Ran with 4 or 5 of the same runners for most of the next 13km, tall bloke with white shirt, women with gold top, and woman with dark blue top. At 7km Kellie and another runner came past and I couldn't go with her (she cruised to a 5.46 in the end), although I tried to for a bit. Found out later that I was 133rd of 185 runners to the KOM King of Mountain point about 1.2km? into the race in 14min 41 secs....
ATTACK, as anticipation of Del Park Rd builds on some big descents Eventually Rachel and Hanna, and Chris HP caught up, and we had a larger group of about 10 runners see-sawing back and forth. On the downhills I was thrashing them, and on the uphills I was doing a lot of walkbreaks and struggling to stay in touch with the group, on the flats I was mid-pack or near the front... This pattern persisted for about 6km, and I managed to get ahead of most of them by Del Park Rd 18km mark in about 2hrs05min, which is quicker than my 6-7 hour years I think but not as good as my 5.30 2011 year, so was on target for about 5.55-6.05 sort of pace at that point. I was working very hard to stay in this position and I didn't feel I could sustain it for much longer. Not enough medium runs/intervals, high intensity stuff in recent months... and also the minimal long runs in recent times taking their toll. Also sweating at very high levels (humidity levels about 60%), and drank over 2 Litres of drinks in the first 2 hours... My hillclimbing felt good, descents excellent, and trail running agility excellent, so the "dirt side" obsession in recent weeks paying off. Getting to Aid 1 and trying to get going again. After Del Park Rd 18km mark, I knew I had to back off as what I was doing was not sustainable and my legs were getting very heavy, but threw in some efforts again to stay ahead of (who I later found out was) Hanna until about 21km, and then cruised into the aid station at 22km in about 2.38 I think? Refilled my hydration pack with 3.3L of drinks (had already drunk 2.7L!!! ) and I knew that the heatwave weather would kick in during the 2nd half of the race and every last drop would become precious. However the trade off with that is that I added a 3kg weight to carry.... Then my garmin started playing up and the bandaid holding the watch strap together came off. I had some spares so was able to fix it, and get it working again. Link to part 1 the first 22km; http://www.strava.com/activities/100263914/overview 7:24am on Sunday, December 15, 2013; 6 inch trail part 2 Trying to keep going fixed garmin with another bandaid loaded up with 3L of drinks, walked, Kate and Rob passed me on the long hill
near the Scarp Rd and the new Munda Biddi turnoff. Ran with Lucia and a few others, Mandy... Garmin ran out of battery life Walking lots due to very tired legs but going ok... Part 2; http://www.strava.com/activities/100263906/overview The grind to Aid station 2, and then the attack through to Marrinup aid station 3, and grind to the finish 8:38am on Sunday, December 15, 2013 6 inch trails part 3 garmin flat 35-40 degrees Hard firm trail jarring my soreish knee and heel a bit. walked for a K or so. Ran and chatted a bit with someone called Mandy who said she has done Comrades 6 times and that she prefers the UP run from Durban. That was interesting and I think we did both pick up our pace for awhile so maybe it was a positive move to run with someone for a few minutes... Saw a few people going past the other way that I know. Eventually I arrived at that horrible rotten rutted hill and my legs found it a real challenge to get up it. Stopped a few times here. Aid station 2 is an oasis!!!!!!!!! Ice in hat. throw 1.5L of water over my head. Mercury heading into the 35+ zone... Down the rotten hill high five a bunch of runners (all of whom later I find out missed the cutoff, as did Mandy who must have stayed at the aid station a bit longer than me. ) Bloke in blue shirt runs past me I catch him on a gravel hill about 3km later, pass him, takes ages to get to powerlines, fingers swell up due to heat stress. SOme woman with a TRC goes past me here. Later looking at results I think her name must have been Colette. Aid station 3 is a lifesaver!!!!!!!!! Cocacola, and water do the trick (tried some sports drink but it tasted horrible, so only down a mouthful or two of that) throw another 600ml of water over my head, have just 300ml of emergency water left. Bloke in blue shirt 500m behind me. Grind planetarium/tunnel vision in the zone time... resolve to limit walk breaks to 30secs... The Marrinup Maze seems to go on for ages, use last 300ml of water. Huge emotions at the finish I've done it with 5min to spare, in 7 hours 24min 39secs.
shake about 20 hands, Ive run in every 6 inch ultra since 2005 except 2007, and finished 7 of em out of the 9 races...Bloke in blue shirt sadly misses cutoff by 1-2min... Its a personal worst by almost 2 hours, but its done, so now to recover check results, photos and then reload for 6 foot next year...Thanks God!!!!!!!!!!! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I finish in 7.24.37 in 164th place. The last person to make the 7hrs 30min cutoff. ---------------------------------- Below is those of us who were out there for more than 6 hours but continued running into Dwellingup; Scott Bunny Finished 047 06:01:15 117 Peter Malan Finished 147 06:01:17 118 Gail Greensill Finished 099 06:01:58 119 Jim Farr Finished 082 06:04:15 120 Lee Garner Finished 093 06:04:16 121 Tania Churcher Finished 056 06:05:58 122 Shaun Maton Finished 149 06:07:37 123 Christopher Butler Finished 048 06:09:31 124 Mark Daley Finished 241 06:09:59 125 Bel Kennedy Finished 033 06:12:00 126 Hanna Beach Finished 030 06:15:18 127 Cheryl Tatterton Finished 214 06:15:20 128 Steve Jackson Finished 122 06:17:01 129 Ian Braund Finished 044 06:19:06 130 Boris Mizaikoff Finished 162 06:19:26 131 Juliette Buchanan Finished 046 06:19:39 132 Rachel Evans Finished 080 06:20:33 133 Eloise Simons Finished 203 06:20:37 134 David Johnston Finished 126 06:21:10 135 Rob Owen Finished 174 06:23:12 136 Cathy Isbister Finished 121 06:27:27 137 Steve Taylor Finished 215 06:29:23 138 Chris Hoy Poy Finished 117 06:30:22 139 Rob Donkersloot Finished 240 06:32:56 140 Reindert Van Poecke Finished 225 06:35:07 141 Rob Robartson Finished 190 06:37:21 142 Steven Bell Finished 034 06:41:50 143 Bevan White Finished 231 06:43:13 144 Carly Ruggeri Finished 196 06:46:56 145 Jai Stokes Finished 212 06:47:37 146 Anna Bergen Finished 038 06:47:45 147 Lucia Caravia Finished 051 06:47:46 148 Kat Douglas Finished 077 06:49:34 149 Thuy Tran Finished 221 06:49:35 150 Phil Baker Finished 025 06:54:27 151
Terry Cunningham Finished 067 06:54:28 152
John Lill Finished 138 06:54:42 153
Susan Grober Finished 101 06:56:03 154
Ryan Kukura Finished 133 06:56:45 155
Ed Lamperd Finished 134 06:58:22 156
Rob Adams Finished 010 06:58:52 157
Amy Henderson Finished 108 06:59:54 158
Joanne Dean Finished 071 06:59:56 159
Kate Fawkes Finished 083 06:59:57 160
Colette Sims Finished 205 07:15:14 161
Jeremy Savage Finished 197 07:15:42 162
Vincent Naylor Finished 169 07:15:43 163
Jon Phillips Finished 021 07:24:37 164
Emma Luscombe DQ 143 07:19:48 164
David Dean Finished 070 07:31:45 165
Peter Speldewinde Finished 209 07:32:34 166
Mandy Beveridge Finished 039 07:34:03 167
Courtney Lind Finished 139 07:34:05 168
Pamela Bennett Finished 036 07:34:17 169
Jaqui Clark Finished 060 07:34:19 170
Paul Robson Finished 194 07:38:43 171
Grantley Dunks Finished 014 07:42:27 172

http://www.strava.com/activities/100388454 (for part 3)

Thanks to Ron McGlinn and Paul Harrison for the excellent!!!! photos.


Blogger Ewen said...

Yes, great photos Jonathon. Congrats on your 7th 6" finish. Brutal conditions. Thanks goodness for the 7:30 time limit. All the best to you and the family. Hope to see you in 2014 - most likely Gold Coast and Melbourne for me. Also Blackmores - great event, that one.

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