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Monday, July 30, 2012

Dave's photo finish




and the podium finishers

Dave Hosking's race report - 1st in the 63 km

Yes, news does travel fast - local runner, David Hosking achieved a 1st placing in the Bush Capital 63 km run over the weekend.  Congratulations to you!

Here is his race report:

Bush Capital Ultra 63km

A while ago I decided I should try something a bit longer....and have been looking for a race to target up to 100km in length.  I have tentatively entered the Surf Coast Century (an off road event down off and around the Great Ocean Road).  So the Bush Capital Ultra was a bit of a test and long training run.

The course was actually an out and back half marathon in the Goorooyaroo Nature Reserve north of Gungahlin in Canberra.  If you were brave enough to do the marathon, you did the course twice and if you were mad enough to do the Ultra, three times.  My goal was to survive the race and be in shape to bounce back into training the week after.

I started off what I thought was quite conservatively chatting with Martin Fryer (World 48 hour Champion) and well know Australian Ultra Runner.  He and I ran the first half marathon together in just over 1:37.  There was one chap in front of us who had come down from Sydney - and he was about 3 minutes ahead after 21km.  Martin dropped back soon after - he was still recovering from a 6 day race!  I continued on at the same pace and received reports along the way that the leader was now 4 minutes ahead.  It was really quite difficult to see far ahead as the course wound along rough undulating fire trails so the next time I saw him was at the half way point where we turned and he was just under 3 minutes in the lead.  At about 38km I heard I was gaining on him (less than 1 minute behind).  Finally I was able to see the guy and as we finished the marathon in 3:16 I passed him.  I kept pushing on to try and put on a bit of a gap and at 53km (turnaround point) I was just over 4 minutes ahead and was able to back off the pace about during the last 10 km.

Finished the race in just over 5 hours and 2 minutes - over 4 minutes up on 2nd and 6 minutes up on 3rd place.  Very happy with the time on a pretty rough course and obviously thrilled to win.  Better still I can work reasonably normally today (Monday) so that is a good sign....!

Cheers
David

Thursday, July 26, 2012

something in the air

More PBs this week.  Either there is something in the Broulee air or perhaps it's just the commitment of the training that is paying off ...... so many runners have improved their times.  Here are the results for Wednesday 25th July, 2012.

3.5 km:  Jill Brown - 19.30, Catherine Jeffrey - 23.11, Roger Britten - 23.34 (PB of 36 seconds), Peter Harris - 24.30 (PB of 60 seconds), Richard Fisher - 26.10, Robyn Kennedy - 26.58.

5 km run:  Dan Lloyd - Jones - 20.43 (PB by 1 second), Josh Connaughton - 21.45, Adrian Connor - 22.08, Gary Ashton - 22.11, Simon Fearn - 23.02, Dave Connaughton - 23.46, Louise Du Toit - 25.02 (PB by 108 seconds), Taryn Carver - 25.16, Paige Connaughton - 26.32 (PB by 40 seconds), Ross Hayward - 26.37, Deb Connaugton - 28.05, Mike Kennedy - 30.12.

Thank you to Robyn for recording this week.

Monday, July 23, 2012

wednesday 18th july 2012

Firstly - congratulations to David McCann on his 30th walk/run with the Broulee Runners and a PB as well.

What a day for PBs!  Plenty of them this week:

2 km run:  Wade McDonald - 11.10 (PB by 30 seconds), Abbey McDonald - 10.20, Kirrah Sebbings - 10.20.

3.5 km run:  Deb Connaughton - 18.42, Jill Brown - 20.00, Mike Kennedy - 20.41, Catherine Jeffery - 23.43, Peter Harris - 25.45, David McCann - 26.09 (PB by 46 seconds AND David's 30th run), Robyn Kennedy - 26.55, Jenny Harris - 29.11 (PB by 42 seconds)

5 km run:  Matt Johnsen - 17.14, Dan Lloyd-Jones - 20.44, Josh Connaughton - 21.45 (PB by 1 second), Adrian Connor - 21.48 (PB by 39 seconds), Simon Fearn - 23.02, Dave Connaughton - 23.02, Taryn Carver - 25.14, Paige Connaugton - 27.12 (PB by 207 seconds).

Thank you to Robyn Kennedy for recording again this week.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Birthday to Mike Kennedy



For you Mike - may you have a special day on the 18th July - tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

11th july 2012

Happy Holidays - wonderful to see so many local runners and a few visitors too.  Well done to those who achieved PBs this week!

Here are today's results:

3.5 km:  Deb Connaughton - 18.36, Robyn Kennedy - 24.49, Peter Harris - 25.30 (PB), Richard Fisher - 26.45, David McCann - 27.01, Jenny Harris - 29.53 (PB).

5 km:  Matt Johnsen - 17.41, Loc Williams - 21.36, Josh Connaughton - 21.46 (PB), Adrian Connor - 22.45, Simon Fearn - 22.45 (PB), Dave Connaughton - 23.10, Taryn Carver - 25.33, Kim Pidcock - 26.25, Ross Hayward - 26.31, Mike Kennedy - 29.27, Thea Zimpel - 29.29.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

plenty of PBs .............

A record number of  PBs today ....a serious number of PBs in fact!

Welcome to Matt Johnsen!  Great to see you back in Broulee, albeit briefly.

3.5 km run:  Paige Connaughton - 17.59 (32 second PB ... was it the trip to Hawaii?), Gabriel Kennedy - 19.15 (not bad for a 7 year old), Mike Kennedy - 19.17, Jill Brown - 19.49, Catherine Jeffrey - 23.21, Robyn Kennedy - 26.54, Richard Fisher - 27.22, Peter Harris - 30.20 (237 second PB) and Jenny Harris - 31.25 (193 second PB)

5 km run:  Matt Johnsen - 17.42 (welcome home Matt), Josh Connaughton - 21.51, Gary Ashton - 22.05, Adrian Connor - 22.27 (PB by 20 seconds), Simon Fearn - 23.21 (PB by 19 seconds), Dave Connaugton - 24.12, Geoff Wells - 25.44, Mark Kennedy - 26.04, Chris Blewitt - 26.58 (PB by 110 seconds), Ross Hayward - 28.04, Deb Connaughton - 28.18.

Thank you to Robyn for recording.