• Running General

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    Have been running regularly since I started university, in 1999. Found it’s a very good way to help overcome asthma and gain general fitness. I just hope my knees don’t give way for another few decades! Just ran the Gold Coast Marathon and scraped in under my goal time of under 3 hours by about 20 seconds.

    Official PBs:

    100 metres: 11.8 s*
    400 metres: 60.1 s*
    Mile: 5:28*
    5 km: 17:23
    10 km: 38:47
    Half Marathon (21.0975 km): 1:23:40
    Full Marathon (42.195 km): 2:59:39

    * These were done years ago with absolutely no training at all, hence they are so pathetic 🙂

    Goals for 2005

    Distance Dream Time Target Time Status
    5 km 16 min sub 18 min 17:23, achieved – 08/04/2005 (University of Queensland 5 km Sunset Scamper)
    10 km 36 min sub 40 min 38:47, achieved – 25/03/2005 (Intraining Easter Race)
    21.1 km 1:24:23 min sub 1:26:54 1:23:38, achieved – 26/04/2005 (Brisbane Half Marathon)
    42 km sub 3 hrs sub 3 hrs 30 min 2:59:39, achieved – 03/07/2005 (Gold Coast Marathon)

    Events in 2005

    April 24th: Brisbane Half Marathon
    July 3rd: Gold Coast Full Marathon
    August 7th: Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run

    Photos

    These photos are from when 3 friends and I took part as a team in the 2001 Lest We Forget Ultra Marathon from the Gold Coast back to Brisbane.  Doing the team event, it was split into 4 half marathons of 21.1 km each.  All up I think it took us around 7 hours to get back from Cavill avenue at the Gold Coast back to Brisbane.  And we were beaten by some of the ultra marathoners who did the whole run by themselves, which was very impressive.

    Gold Coast to Brisbane

    The course. It was surprisingly hilly a lot of the way, you don't notice driving on the highway, but there are a lot of hills either side of the highway which you definitely notice when you're running them.

    I had the second leg.  Our first runner Andy did a pretty quick time of 1:26 (with a few kilometres of that on the beach) which put us in 8th place overall.  Unfortunately, we spent the rest of the race being overtaken!  I think I was pretending to take a mobile phone call for god knows what reason when this photo was taken.
    I had the second leg. Our first runner Andy did a pretty quick time of 1:26 (with a few kilometres of that on the beach) which put us in 8th place overall. Unfortunately, we spent the rest of the race being overtaken! I think I was pretending to take a mobile phone call for god knows what reason when this photo was taken.
    Arjuna having time for a smile halfway through the third leg.  It was starting to get pretty hot by this time.

    Arjuna having time for a smile halfway through the third leg. It was starting to get pretty hot by this time.

    Cameron running

    Cameron bringing it home in the final leg down the newly constructed busway, all the way into Southbank Parklands, Brisbane.

  • Gold Coast Marathon 2005

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    A group of friends and a marathon challenge and six months of training – what a great experience 🙂