What’s said on the run… September 2007

Filed under: What's said on the run — Anthony at 11:08 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2007

City to Surf ‘07

Once more an intrepid band of runners ventured north to “Sin City” to run the famous City to Surf and sample some of the pleasures offered in Australia’s largest city. From all reports this year was the best so far. Mike Bower did his usual fantastic job of arranging the logistics and we again invaded the quiet marble halls and rooms of the Meriton Rialto on Pitt Street. The early travellers started to arrive on Friday and the group was complete when Ute & Gavin arrived after coaching their basketball team on Saturday. The weather for the weekend was sensational, warm, but not too hot. Dinner on Saturday night was at the Blackbird Café, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour. A loud, funky venue with lots of “doof, doof” music and pumping with lots of action. Including belly dancers; lots of them. The food was cheap and cheerful and we had a quiet night with our minds on the big event next morning. The run was magnificent with great weather, big crowds and the usual bands along the way. This year we seemed to have quite a few sickies and injured so there weren’t the number of PBs that we had last year. Although the run back to the city after was probably the highlight of the weekend due to stops at a couple of pubs along the way. Even the sickies seemed to perk up with a beer or a Guinness. Dinner that evening was at a bar at the Rocks, a supremely funky venue with the now expected “doof, doof” music. After a bite and a drink it was back to the Meriton to party on in the Treasurer’s room until “those who won’t go home” were evicted by the residents. Well done to the carpet cleaning team who did wonders in removing the red wine from the carpet. Lovely morning next day for the Mosman Meander, a great cure for a hangover. Then breakfast at the café opposite the hotel before returning home. Some stayed on to do the Bridge Walk, while others returned home to recover and get back to work.

Results

Name

  Time Place  
Issy Bespalov 57.46 599  
Anna D’Alberto 63.04 1381 Injured
Milan Stanisic 65.54 2056  
Bruce Rattenbury 66.22 2182 Sick
Denise Hearn 68.2 2852 Injured
Neil Woods 68.25 2876 PB
Alan Green 69.09 3150  
Greg Palmer 69.28 3286 Sick
Peter White 70.18 3651 PB
Mike Bower 70.53 3927 Sick
Nicole Diamond 73.2 5123 Injured
Nick Thompson 74.16 5647  
Glenda Signorini 74.16 5647 PB
Kim Wright 74.21 5689  
Gavin Morton 75.35 6320  
David Rolfe 76.13 6637  
Lesley Bower 78.17 7711 Injured
John Signorini 79.53 8615 Sick
Craig Hearn 81.53 9664  
Heather White 93.09 16345  

Teams

KRR placed well in the Interstate Teams category. 3rd in the men’s and 1st & 2nd in the women’s.

Men’s Team: Milan Stanisic & Bruce Rattenbury

Women’s Teams: 1st Issy Bespalov & Denise Hearn 2nd Nicole Diamond & Glenda Signorin

 

Our City to Surf Runners

Our City to Surf Runners

Pete White & David Rolfe - 20 marathons each

Pete White & David Rolfe – 20 marathons each

John Signorini nearing the end

John Signorini nearing the end

Doing it easy .... NOT

Doing it easy …. NOT

Kim Wright .. doing it easy. YES!!

Kim Wright .. doing it easy. YES!!

John Raskas’ Birthday

Just in case you missed it John Raskas turned sixty on the 31st August. Our Kokoda trekking adventurer neither looks nor acts his age. He celebrated the occasion at the Banks Rowing Club with family, friends and a large contingent of Knox Roadrunners. The theme for the night was Sydney Gay Mardi Gras. It inspired some weird and wonderful costumes. Happy Birthday John.

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John in leather

Rhonda, Neil, Denise, Karen, David

Rhonda, Neil, Denise, Karen, David

Ute, Gav, David, Bridget, Marie, Karen, Mike

Ute, Gav, David, Bridget, Marie, Karen, Mike

Issy Stars in the Mountains

After a fundraising effort by members of KRR we managed to help Issy Bespalov to travel to Switzerland to represent Australia in the World Mountain Running Championships in Jungfrau. Issy completed the Jungrau Marathon as one of 4,285
competitors.
Issy’s results
Finished in 3:48:56
13th female of 822
128th overall of 4,285
Only 25 women broke 4 hoursThis is a mountain run that involves climbing to altitudes close to 3,000m.  Compare this to Falls Creek Village where Craig Mottram trains at altitude 1,600m.
Issy had a running battle throughout the event with Australian Olympian and Commonwealth Games medallist in the Marathon (Manchester) Jackie Fairweather (Marathon PB 2:32) just as she did at the Six Foot Track race this year.  The race went this way:
@ 21.1k Issy trailed Jackie by 4:11
@ 30.3k trailed by 5:09
@ 37.9k trailed by 2:14
@ 42.195k won by 1:23
Jackie was 14th woman and 129th overall.  Jackie was written up as one of the special elites and international champions invited to Switzerland. How good does that make our Issy? Congratulations Issy, now for the Melbourne Marathon. 

Nick’s 100k Around the Tan

Our intrepid ultra runner Nick Thompson arranged a 100k run around the Tan and when no one else turned up, completed it on his own.He was targeting a 25min lap. Here are his times:
Start Time:  7:00:00 AM
Tan Lap 3.85 Km
100k of laps @ 25.97 Overall time:
11:53Read a full report at
http://www.coolrunning.com.au/forums/index.php?showtopic=14883&pid=252140&st=25&#entry252140

 

Melbourne Marathon 07

A perfect day, great course and a finish on the world famous MCG. How could anyone not enjoy that? Well, we did have a few carrying injuries and despite the conditions not everyone finished full of running. But a great day on the course was topped off with a lovely lunch and the chance to share the war stories at Paesano’s restaurant afterwards.

Knox Roadrunners Marathoners

Knox Roadrunners Marathoners

Results

MARATHON Net Time
Bryan Ackerly 2:54:34
Marie Kavanagh 3:12:24
Michelle Tham 3:13:13
Mike Bower 3:29:58
Denise Hearn 3:32:52
Bret Butler 3:42:28
Rob Lewis 3:42:40
John Raskas 3:43:53
Kathy Souter 3:43:54
Chris White 3:48:35
Neil Woods 3:53:10
Peter Bignell 3:56:19
Greg Palmer 3:58:18
John Signorini 4:02:05
Grant Scurry 4:02:23
Kim Wright 4:07:46
Lesley Bower 4:08:21
Peter White 4:11:55
Gavin Morton 4:13:48
David Rolfe 4:16:22
Milan Stanisic 4:33:09
Sarah Hortin 4:36:15

 

HALF MARATHON Net Time
Paul Souter 1:29:24
James Nally 1:33:45
James Souter 1:44:34
Helen Stanley 1:45:10
Craig Hearn 1:46:54
Steve Harris 1:47:55
Derek Dawkins 1:49:40
Peter Forrest 1:52:51
Leigh Melbourne 1:52:59
David Thorn 1:54:01
David Souter 2:11:33
Heather White 2:28:43
Carol Ludington 3:08:00