REAL INSURANCE SYDNEY HARBOUR 5 & 10KM
5th December, 2021
Competing in any athletic event when you don't feel that you have done all of the prep you want to, or you're not as ready as you could be is always tough. That just makes me so much more proud of the people who ran this race.
2021 was a bland year. Athletic performance is a creative, passionate pursuit. Delivering peak performances is these times is tough and this team did brilliantly.
Gaby from Chile, ran her first ever fun run, choosing the 5km course and smashing a very impressive time of 5:30min/km for the duration, finishing in 28:07mins
Sally ran her second fun run, brining in a consistent effort of 42:55min
Mia is a regularly competitor in running events. Usually running the longer courses, Mia finished this one in 68mins. Every time Mia runs, I am impressed with her attitude and grit on event day
Suzy, the marathon runner, annihilated her 10km race. It's a big ask to get a marathon runner to move at a 10km pace, but Suzy channelled her sprint training, managed her knee injury and safely brought in a 5:26min/km average to finish in 54:56
After great performances from the team when none of them were feeling at their best, I am very excited to see what 2022 holds for our team. Not every comp has to be your best, but it certainly helps you to keep moving forward efficiently.
Big respect to the team, and all of their training partners (sprint partners in particular), see you all in 2022 <3
CANBERRA MARATHON FESTIVAL
April 11, 2021
Wow, what a weekend,
I’ve just sat down to summarise the weekend and feel so proud of everyone who competed and shared their energy in the training period. Even those who do not run, still ask me how the competitors’ training is going and the support is definitely appreciated!
Big thank you to everyone who came down for the weekend in Canberra, Toastie and David included!
I was so proud of how everyone ran, so I’m just going to jump to a summary of the results:
Suzy and Maggie ran the entire course, finishing their first ever marathon in 4:37:00 a time faster than they’d hoped for, and a credit to how well they adhered to their training plan throughout their three month camp. I couldn’t have been happier with how you went!
OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON (wollongong)
Claire and Nikki ran the Tri the Gong at the same time we were in Canberra. They also smashed out better than expected times, despite what I hear was an outrageously difficult cycle (wind) in 3:15:00
Swim: 29:47 (1.5km)
Bike 1:37:00 (40km)
Run 56:11 (10km) (5:37min/km)
Mia initially registered for the SMH Half Marathon in 6 weeks time, but this event was cancelled and she brought her date forward to the Canberra event. With quite a difficult training block, Mia still managed to produce an amazing run, running the entire course on pace, and finishing in 2:37:00. I’m very much looking forward to Mia competing in Blackmores' half later in the year, where she will be able to complete a full training program, as this result is already impressive. Have a great week in Melbourne, Mia!
Ryan and I completed the 10km. Ryan ran a great run on what took us all (5km run too) by surprise to be a more challenging course than expected. Definitely more hills and turns! Ryan came through with a 6:03min/km time and 1:02:00 finish
I ran a 4:22min/km and finished in 43:43, placing 14th of 757 women, 104th of 1439 entrants
Very impressive runs by our first fun run attendees! Sally, Bec Nagle and David all running the full course and David especially producing an impressive speed we’ve not seen in training!
Once again, congratulations to everybody on such impressive runs. Blackmores is the next big event on the calendar https://sydneyrunningfestival.com.au/ on Sunday 19th September in Sydney. There are a few of you I would like to do events before then, but we will talk about that in the coming weeks. For now, rest up, recover, congratulate yourself on your effort. I’ve just seen photos are now available for Canberra, so check those out too.
What a wonderful weekend, thank you all, supports included, for being part of the team,
If you're training, you might as well be training for a performance outcome. If you don't have anything in mind, the section below offers some suggestions of events you can work towards
SMH HALF MARATHON
15th May, 2022
REAL INSURANCE 5 & 10KM
24th July, 2022
14th August, 2022
Sydney City - Bondi Beach
BLACKMORES RUNNING FESTIVAL
18th September, 2022