(My Account of Race Day) - by Belinda Cheney
Fifteen minutes before the Malaysian Ironman I was sitting on the ground in the transition area thinking about the long day that lay ahead of me. Sometimes it's hard to fathom that you won't actually be sitting down again until 5pm in the afternoon and that whole time you will be racing. So you can see why I really like to enjoy sitting down before the race.
This story first appeared in the DVA Newsletter and was provided by Ted Harrison. The Ironman Malaysia was held on 28 January 2001. An ironman triathlon consists of a 3.8km swim, a 180km bike ride and a 42.2km marathon run. Belinda won the event in 9 hours 44 minutes.
Ted's The Boss
I have never wanted to be the head of any organisation as I believe the Administrator usually holds the power. However, I was (with a little hesitation) pleased to be appointed President at our recent AGM for the opportunity it provided me to focus on developing our new management structure and support systems.
The ACT Track & Field Championships:
Were held on March 10 and 11 at the AIS Warm-up track. I know this seems like old news now but as a club, SCT did very well. Full results are listed elsewhere in this issue. Our best performers (based on the ACTAA pointscoring tables) were: Justine Shepherd - 2000 steeple in 7:47.24, Marlene Reid - 400 metres in 63.19 and 100 metres in 13.65, Christopher Williams - 800 metres in 2:04.73 and 1500 metres in 4:18.73, Conrad Shepherd - 800 metres in 2:11.97, Timothy Curran - 100 metres in 11.58, Jade Sutcliffe - 200 metres in 26.32, Mark Shepherd - 800 metres in 2:00.14 and 1500 metres in 4:11.90 and Matthew Fahey - 400 hurdles in 57.30.Many Club Records Broken:
There were more than twenty SCT records broken during the 2000/2001 season by the following athletes: Jillian Hosking, Justine Shepherd, Jessie Pritchard, Elise Cole, Jessamy Hosking, Sophie Feint, Marlene Reid, Katrina Onus, Chris Williams, Scott Richards, Matthew de Smeth, Adam Johnston, Adam Leechman, Ryan Reid, Richard White, Matthew Keen, Michael Hosking, Peter Burns, Jim White, Rosemary Longstaff and Timothy Curran.The ACT Mountain Running Championships:
Were held on Mt. Majura and Mt. Ainslie on Saturday 17 March. Stuart Doyle, Hugh Jorgensen and Jim White won a team bronze medal for SCT! Stuart placed 8th, Hugh 14th and Jim 21st in the senior mens 12km. In the senior womens 7.5km race Fiona Jorgensen finished just over a minute behind Joy Terry with a time of 35:22.The ACT 3000m and 5000m Championships:
Were held towards the end of the track season and provided some great results for SCT athletes:
Were held in Bendigo, Victoria on the 24/25th February. Results for SCT's ACT representatives:
Ann Staunton once again won the ACT 10000m walking championship at the AIS track on Thursday 22 February. Ann recorded the excellent time of 58:37 to beat Helen Bialecki and Carmon Carlon both from Woden Harriers.The 2000 Tuggeranong Amateur Sports Awards:
Are a major sporting highlight for sports people in Tuggeranong. They are hosted by the Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union & Amateur Sports Club. This year they were presented at the Lanyon Club on February 24. The number of SCT members enjoying the evening were down somewhat on previous years due in part to the Australian U18/16 titles being held on the same weekend. Of the many submissions presented by Teresa Symonds there were two successful nominations: Mike Sainsbury for the Chisholm Sports Club Shield (coaching) and Ewen Thompson for the Valley View Award (club volunteer). Unfortunately Mike and Ewen didn't win! Middle distance runner Courtney McCabe was the big SCT winner being one of 12 people selected to receive Education/Sports scholarships for 2001/2.Suffering from tired legs, aching tendons, sore muscles?
Try a sports massage from Maria White! It's well documented that massage aids recovery. After visiting Maria at her home in Wanniassa you'll feel relaxed, refreshed and ready for that next training session! Just don't talk to husband Jim who recommends racing three times a week (if you do that and train as well you'll need a massage three times a week). Maria's prices are also the best in Canberra so give her a call on 6231 4168!Fadden Pines Schools Cross Country:
Commenced on Saturday 5 May at Fadden Pines picnic area, Bugden Ave, Gowrie. Registration is $5 for individuals and $8 for families. Age-groups from U7 to U19's are catered for with age-group determined by the runners age on 31 December 2001. Racing commences at 9am and information sheets are available from Ted Harrison. There is also a race for parents! Other SCT members are invited to help out as officials - such duties can be used to fill in the blank spaces on requests for travel/accommodation assistance. For further information, contact Ted Harrison on 6291 8351 (h), 6289 6499 (w) or 0417 281 673 (Sat only).Mt. Ainslie record to Judith May:
Fiona Jorgensen's course record for the Mt. Ainslie Run-Up was broken recently by new member Judith May. Covering the 2.3km course in 13:05, Judith took 8 seconds from Fiona's record, showing she is in good form for the New Zealand Mountain Running Championships to be held in Auckland.Medals for Marlene at Vets Nationals:
Marlene Reid won a gold and two silver medals at the Australian Veterans Athletics Championships held in Sydney over Easter. Running in the W45 category she placed 2nd in the 100 metres in 13.40 and 2nd in the 200 metres in 28.41. Marlene's gold came with a first place in the 400 metres in 63.76. Congratulations!SCT Success in Mt. Tennant Trail Runs:
Two events were held on Saturday 21 April - A 6km "up" and 12km "up/down" race. In a tune-up for the New Zealand Mountain Running Championships, Judith May won both events with an excellent 44:54 for the "up" race (just 33 seconds behind the legendary Trevor Jacobs. Judith ran 71:34 for the "up/down" race. Rosemary Longstaff placed 2nd in both running 52:10 and 80:25. Gordon Nightingale placed 2nd in the M50 12kms with 77:01. Jim White salvaged a 3rd in M50's after running off course, covering an extra 2kms.Marathon Eve Fun Run Results:
10 kilometres: 35, Luke Jeffrey 38:40. 38, Colin Bridge 39:26. 41, Keith Mayhew 39:48. 48, Rosemary Longstaff 41:26. 64, Andrew Gardner 43:36. 69, Brian Wenn 44:19. 105, Heath Pearce 51:57.
SCT Veteran Murray Hill finished just out of the placings in the annual Belconnen Fun Run held on March 18. Murray placed 5th outright and first veteran in the excellent time of 26:06 for the 7.3km lap of Lake Ginninderra. Son Darryl placed 19th with the other member of the Hill team, Gail, placing 81st. Colin Bridge won the 50-59 years category in 28:27 and Rosemary Longstaff the 50-59 female category in 30:55.Interclub Premierships for SCT:
SCT won six of the ten age-group premierships for the 2000/2001 season! For females we were first in U-14, U-16 and U-18's as well as first overall. For males we were first in U-14, U-18 and U-20's as well as first overall. SCT also scored more points during the season than any other club with 22,735. Our individual age-group winners were: Kirsten Murray, Scott Richards and Marlene Reid. Full results are available on the ACT Athletics website.News from SCT's 2001 AGM:
A very successful and well attended AGM was conducted on Monday 21 May. The brief highlights were:
These were presented at our Annual General Meeting. All the winners for the 2000 Cross Country Season and 2000/01 Track & Field Season are listed blow. If you haven't received your award please contact Ted Harrison.
NZ Mountain Running Championships:
Judith May placed 4th in the New Zealand Championships held on May 12 at Mount Te Aroha. Running for her New Zealand club Wellington, Judith ran 40:57 for the 7.2km course to finish less than 2 minutes behind the winner C. MacDonald (39:07).New Club Uniform now available!
SCT's new uniform tops were presented at the AGM. The material uses the latest technology which draws moisture away from your body. The material is extremely light with a nice soft feel. Contact Teresa Symonds if you wish to purchase a new top at a cost of $35. By the way, #1 was sold to Stuart Doyle and achieved 3rd place in the Mt. Tuggeranong cross country race. Jonathan Symonds wearing #2 placed second in the same race. The first 'race win' for a new top went to Jonathan Symonds in the U18 ACT Cross Country Championships!Judith May is National Champion:
Judith May has won the Australian Mountain Running Championships! Representing both her home country of New Zealand and SCT/ACT, Judith ran 32:50 for the 7.5km course on Brisbane's Camp Mountain on Saturday, 19 May. Judith finished in front of two Queenslanders Glenda Banaghan and Helen Tolhurst with former Australian rep Louise Fairfax placing fourth.Jillian Hosking is having a 'shining season':
Despite only turning 14 at the end of this year, Jillian Hosking is one of the ACT 'form' Under-16 athletes of the winter season. She won the U16 4km race at the ACT Schools Championships at EPIC. In this race she ran the excellent time of 15:11 finishing 19 seconds ahead of Anna Neumaier. In the ACT Championships Jillian finished second to Anna although both recorded the same time of 11:18 for the 3km race. The following day Jillian won the LBG interstate walking title for Under-15's. She won by 40 metres in 14:53 for the 3km walk. She has now equalled brother Michael's performances at the 'LBG', both having won U12 and U15 titles. Other famous names on these tropies are Troy Sundstrom, Renee McAskill, Jared Tallent and Laura Johnson (the latter two having represented Australia at the 2001 World Youth Championships). Well done Jillian and good luck for the rest of the year.Canberra Times Fun Run Training Program:
Is again being organised by SCT in the lead-up to the 2001 CT Fun Run. Here is Mike Sainsbury's report for our AGM:
At our recent AGM Kelly Roberts was awarded the first grant under the Vikings Elite Athlete Development Fund. The purpose of the fund is to assist athletes who have the potential to break into the elite level of competition.
Generation 'X'ers may not be aware that SCT has been around since 'Adam was a boy' (also since Ted was a boy). We were a club way back in 1955! Alan Bishop is taking on the huge task of writing the club's history. He will be talking to old-timers such as Dot Mills (who has been around since the mid-sixties) in his efforts to get our club history on paper. Alan will also be going through dusty boxes of archival material that currently reside in Ted's garage. In the process he will be looking for club records which may be superior to those records currently listed on the website. If you know of a superior record or have set a record you can notify it via an online form on the website.ACTCC Race #1. Yacht Club 5k. March 31:
An early start to the winter season saw seventy runners out for the 'fast, flat' Yacht Club 5km bike path race. SCT runners were prominent with Mark Shepherd placing third (16:37), Stuart Doyle fourth (16:43), Nick Walshe seventh (17:25) and Craig Shepherd eighth (17:36). Justine Shepherd scored a decisive win amongst the ladies running 20:34. A little further down the pack in a comeback performance Ted Harrison just managed to stay in front of Karen Daniels.ACTCC Race #2. Lake Tuggeranong. April 14:
The entertainment at this race was provided by the BMX riders performing amazing stunts at the adjacent skate park. SCT runners were dominant in 4 of the 5 races on the day! Declan Wilson won the 1km race, Jillian Hosking the women's 3km event, Fiona Jorgensen the women's 6.5km race and Mark Shepherd was second in the men's 3km race. SCT athletes packed the placings in the 3km race: Justine Shepherd (3rd) was followed by Jessamy Hosking, Dominique Wilson, Kate Cheyne and Courtney Wilson. Matt Keen (3rd), Craig Shepherd, Michael Hosking, Courtney McCabe and Dave Wilson followed home Mark Shepherd. Notable results besides Fiona in the 6.5km race were the solid runs from Colin Bridge and Conrad Shepherd.ACTCC Race #3. Rani Road. April 21:
Rani Road was it's usual low-key self. The efforts from the Wilson family were high quality: Declan winning the 1km, David winning the men's 3.4km and Dominique and Courtney placing second and third in the women's 3.4km. The 5km race was pretty good for SCT with Fiona Jorgensen placing 2nd woman. Stuart Doyle finished fourth, Nick Walshe fifth and Hugh Jorgensen eighth for the men.ACTCC Race #4. Anzac Relays. April 25:
Our Senior Men's A team placed 3rd!! Our Junior Men were the first placed junior team. Our Junior Women were the second junior women's team and third women's team. Mark Shepherd ran the 9th fastest individual time (1st junior) and Jillian Hosking the 5th fastest women's individual time (1st junior). We managed to field six teams. This was an excellent start to the season!
ACTCC Race #5. Mount Taylor. April 28:
In the women's 5.4km event Elise Cole scored her first CCC race win ahead of club-mate Dominique Wilson. The men's 5.4km race saw Jonathan Symonds way out in front. Chris Williams placed third ahead of Dave Wilson with Jim White sprinting past Heath Pearce for eighth place. The 6.8km 'lap of the mountain' was notable for a rare appearance from TV personality Brian Wenn. On a training regime which now includes a walk around the golf course, Brian finished just behind former SCT 'great' Peter Bourgaize and well ahead of Jim White and another former 'almost great' - Ted Harrison.ACTCC Race #6. Dunrossil Drive. May 5:
The classic Dunrossil Drive race has assumed the title of 'Unofficial Cross Country Club Short Course Championships'. Peter Hosking won the 1km event in 3:58. The 4.2km race was super competitive with all the 'guns' including top Aussie juniors racing. In the Open event Luke Grattan placed 15th (13:30), Stuart Doyle 17th (ahead of Gerard Ryan!) and Nick Walshe 24th. For the ladies, Rosemary Longstaff finished eighth in a race in which Benita Willis (12:56) smashed Susan Hobson's course record. Karen Daniels finished 23rd. The junior races were SCT 'pack runs' - Matt Keen placed second (13:24) just ahead of Mark Shepherd with Jonathan Symonds fifth, Chris Williams seventh, Michael Hosking eighth and Courtney McCabe tenth. Jillian Hosking continued her great winter form finishing fourth in 16:10. Elise Cole was eighth and Jessamy Hosking ninth.ACTCC Race #7. Nara Peace Park. May 12:
Jillian Hosking was very impressive in the 4km race (16:11) finishing just behind ACT Open representative Leanne Laajoki (15:54)! Elise Cole just beat Jessamy Hosking with both recording the same time (17:39). Mark Shepherd had a good win in the men's 4km (13:34) with Michael Hosking finishing third (14:22). Jim White and Heath Pearce had a good mid-field battle with Jim's experience giving him the 'victory'. A group of five were racing for second place in the 8km behind easy winner Paul Imhoff. In the end Stuart Doyle finished fifth - just behind arch-rival Gerard Ryan.ACTCC Race #8. Canberra Half Marathon. May 20:
The Canberra Half is one of the 'big ones' of the winter season. Once again it was an almost perfect day for running - nice and cool, a little bit of sun and no wind. I'll start with SCT's category winners - Fiona Jorgensen (once again) was first W40 and second outright with her excellent run of 83:55. Rosemary Longstaff was way ahead of the other W50's recording 92:52. Other excellent performances were recorded by Stuart Doyle (7th outright in a personal best of 75:22), Nick Walshe (15th in his first 'half' in 78:35) and Richard Jeffrey (23rd in 83:00). The editor just managed to hold off the fast finishing Jim White whilst Simon Amalos and Kim Sainsbury put in solid come-back runs.
Just Read It. (The editor's diary)
Excuse me for not using the word 'excuse'...
One day I'm going to stop apologising for the delay in you receiving your latest issue of Tuggie Athlete. One day...
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