08 August 2014

Happy Birthday Kate.

Tuesday's session at Nudgee was 16 X 400 with 100m jog recovery. 
I averaged 72's.
Not bad by myself on a chilly Winters night.
Sunday's 22km counted as a tempo run (3;40's) (a  hilly half), yesterday's 15km was a half tempo at 3m53 K's and just steady miles in between.

Kate is 18 today! 
Not sure if that makes me feel old but a run in the morning is enough to let me know 
I am old!
Kate took these photos 'Selfie' style this morning.

This may be of some interest to my parkrun buddies.
The UK parkrun results had disappeared from Power of 10 website and Runbritain website but they are now back on runbritain so if your interested in seeing how you compare to those in the UK it is well worth a look. 
Power of 10 is worth a look to see how you shape up all things track. You can filter to your own age group and a particular year or go 'all time'.
I need to run 4 seconds quicker if I'm to match the top Brit at parkrun 'all time' M50 ;

You need to register to get the extended rankings section;


The parkrun results are back on the runbritain website; 




Answer to does 18 make me old said...

I've got two "kids" who can join Masters !

North Lakes Times said...

Garmin Lama Day proved a stunning success today as enthusiastic crowds gathered early at the holy waters of Loch North to celebrate the life of North Lakes most famous resident , expatriate Scotsman and world heritage listed running phenomena , David " the human headline " McSweeney . The English language has long ago exhausted it's lists of superlatives to find words commensurate with this man's performances over the past year . It was left to Paul Shard to find words , in his native tongue of Swahili , to capture the mood of the crowd and their appreciation when he spoke so eloquently and emotionally these fitting words , " umwagaji damu nzuri kukimbia . " The day started in sombre fashion with a moving traditional welcoming to country ceremony by traditional land owners with McSweeney playing a haunting rendition of Flower of Scotland on his didgeridoo much to the crowd's delight. An ecumenical church service followed where thanksgiving was offered to the almighty for bringing the talented Scotsman to Australia , a gesture seen by many as proving once and for all that there is a just and good deity ruling over human affairs . It goes without saying that his holiness the Garmin Lama set an age graded course record as is his custom on these occasions . Fireworks followed illuminating the pre dawn sky and in a spontaneous and heart felt gesture Garmin Lama memorabilia was distributed to the crowd with many seen crying and overcome with emotion . To ask if the day was a success would be akin to asking if the Garmin lama isn't worshipped in Nepal as a living Bodhisattva . It was only fitting today of all days that the life of this extraordinary human running dynamo was celebrated at its' zenith and not long after the man himself has vanished from our consciousness and his performances shrouded in mythical legend and his deeds whispered of in hushed apocryphal tones .

coach dion said...

Pretty daughter.. you are lucky I live in SA...