Tuesday, April 23, 2019


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Friday, August 21, 2009

Hmmm Quick post
C2S 2009

Time 65:11
aim 65ish

success,well i met my aim for the fitness level i was at.
Was dissapointed as earlier in the 10 week training period i thought i was on for sub 60 but flu and a patchy final 3-4 weeks put paid to that...


Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Life in the Australian Army...

Text of a letter from a kid from Eromanga to Mum and Dad. (For Those of you not in the know, Eromanga is a small
town, west of Quilpie in the far south west of Queensland )

Dear Mum & Dad,

I am well. Hope youse are too. Tell me big brothers Doug and Phil that the Army is better than workin' on the farm - tell them to get in bloody quick smart before the jobs are all gone! I wuz a bit slow in settling down at first, because ya don't hafta get outta bed until 6am. But I like sleeping in now, cuz all ya gotta do before brekky is make ya bed and shine ya boots and clean ya uniform. No bloody cows to milk, no calves to feed, no feed to stack - nothin'!! Ya haz gotta shower though, but its not so bad, coz there's lotsa hot water and even a light to see what ya doing!

At brekky ya get cereal, fruit and eggs but there's no kangaroo steaks or possum stew like wot Mum makes. You don't get fed again until noon and by that time all the city boys are buggered because we've been on a 'route march' - geez its only just like walking to the windmill in the back paddock!!

This one will kill me brothers Doug and Phil with laughter. I keep getting medals for shootin' - dunno why. The bullseye is as big as a bloody possum's arse and it don't move and it's not firing back at ya like the Johnsons did when our big scrubber bull got into their prize cows before the Ekka show last year! All ya gotta do is make yourself comfortable and hit the target - it's a piece of piss!! You don't even load your own cartridges, they comes in little boxes, and ya don't have to steady yourself against the rollbar of the roo shooting truck when you reload!

Sometimes ya gotta wrestle with the city boys and I gotta be real careful coz they break easy - it's not like fighting with Doug and Phil and Jack and Boori and Steve and Muzza all at once like we do at home after the muster.
Turns out I'm not a bad boxer either and it looks like I'm the best the platoon's got, and I've only been beaten by this one bloke from the Engineers - he's 6 foot 5 and 15 stone and three pick handles across the shoulders and as ya know I'm only 5 foot 7 and eight stone wringin' wet, but I fought him till the other blokes carried me off to the boozer.

I can't complain about the Army - tell the boys to get in quick before word gets around how bloody good it is.

Your loving daughter,


Saturday, July 11, 2009


Need to lose a few Kg's and get a bit tougher/fitter for C2S!!
Going for sub 60.

Oh i forgot!
We, me and team finished our 100km together in 18hrs 58 mins and came 3rd,not bad for first timers, in the mountains with over 4000m of climbs!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I am entered into the wild endurance 100km trail event raising money for the wilderness society.Doing the full monty.

My fund raising page is here

absolutely looking forward to it!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

biggrin.gif Very pleased with effort after last time being very disappointed with 5:42.After averaging about 29km per week compared to 50ish last time i thought my goalshould be to simply finish.

I took it easy down the stairs and fortunately the conga line pace allowed me to step down each step before the next and saving me, for a while at least, from painful quad cramps.Got to the river in 95 minutes and waded across in my socks shoes overhead before changing to a spare pair (not sure if this was or wasn't worth the time but i got to keep my shoes dry for a few more km)

Ran up the hills feeling pretty good, walking when the breathing started to get heavier and so on.Got to the top of of Pluviometer 93 minutes later.The guys in front of me were talking about quad cramps and as fait would have it thats when i first got the first taste of the vice like grip around the tpos and bottoms of both quads.

I remembered the advice Blue Dog had given me 2 years before and hadn't been able to act apon.He said that i needed to leave enough in reserve to be able to do a "Cliffy Young" over Black Range Road...

That was my thoughts as i shuffled along and seemed to overtake dozens of tired runners.I thought for every km i could shuffle it was like bonus time and i started daydreaming of sub 5:30 before telling myself to snap out of it as there was still a long way to go and a tough slog downhill that was really going to hurt!

Saw the sign saying 10km to go but it seemed to go on and on especially when you asked the firies how far and they would have a joke and tell you the wrong distance (some of them didn't know anyway!)

Running down the final hill i realised that 5:15 might be a possibility and so picked up my pace and finished with a Hollywood sprint finish under the timer for 5:15:01 and pleased as punch! Net time 15:14:33

A great day and got to stay with some awesome runners (top 10) from Queensland and dinner with some Canberra legends (7th 8th and first female) at the Katoomba RSL and it was great to see this sport hasn't been ruined by money!

Thats all for now,
A tired sleep.gif

Monday, February 16, 2009

I am in training for 6 foot track marathon again.I am entered and nearly ready to go.

Edit:Ran 5hrs 27mins for megalong mega (18km out then back of hardest section in 6ft track marathon)

and 5:07 for 1500m on the track last thursday.

Last race of club summer series 5km tonight hoping for sub 19:30 fingers crossed.
Mileage is a bit patchy at times though i think i can complete the marathon.

Edit #2:
As Borat would say "...great success..." Ran 19:13! 9:27 first half with wind 9:46 return against wind.2km warmup and 2km cool down.Hard run.

Cheers Adrian

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Added the photo finally!

I am still alive and still enjoying my running.I have had a few this week and although short last nights 5km made me feel alive.
The return of my out and back was run into the wind uphill and with just a touch of hail!

I loved it!!

I have some photos of the hail and my son lapping it up (looks like a snow storm....amazing,the newpaper even took photos of my street it was really localised)
Will post them if i have the time and or technosavvy/patience!

Twins are doing well and i am building a new 11m retaining wall in my "spare" time.

Cheers Adriano

Saturday, May 31, 2008

It's been 6 months since thelast time i posted!
Wow how time flies.

Recently i have been running a little bit again which is great.
Went to the track last week and it was great to see old faces again.
Went out easy to have some fun.

At 2km time was 9mins and decided to ramp it up for the last km and finished in 12:38 so not as unfit as feared.

Life is busy with 3 boys under 3 so will see how i go with fitting a former passion into my new re adjusted priorities in life.

Cheers R2B

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Two baby boys born at 31 weeks.Emergency Caesar.

We are in Nepean hospital for the next 6-8 weeks unless we get a transfer.

Lachlan 45cm 1942grams
Thomas 41cm 1510grams

Talk soon

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Well today marks 6 months since i ran an awesome 50km with my running mate
what a day!
About time i emailed him to see how he is going too.

Hear is the link to the post i made about our little adventure that morning and evening!

Cheers Adrian

Update: Ran 10:44.5 for 3km tonight for a new PB!
Didn't wear a watch so i only know a few splits
1st Km in 3:30 first 400 in 80 then 86's?
2.2km in 7:48 (1.2km in 4:18 or 3:35 pace) 86's
3km in 10:44.5 (800m in 2:56.5) probably 89 and 87

interested to see what i can do with more even pacing.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Broke 40 mins for 10km on the track!
39:54 with a 15 second walk in lap 19.


Needed a 90 in the final lap to break 40mins
gave it some extra effort and did an 84 without much of a sprint finish.
A mate reckons i should have hung on for those last five laps to finish with him in 39:20...
who knows?


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Went to Relay For Life after work last night...got home had dinner then got to track at 8pm

Was only reminded that i was entered in a team as i left work for home.
Decided that i would do an extra long run and cover the half marathon distance (53 laps *400m)

Cold when i got there though it didn't take long to warm up.First 17 laps on my own and then i started to run with Carolyn Dews and we set a nice pace as we conversed,she has completed an Ironman triathlon so i have a lot of respect for that.

Time flew and i decided to change into a spare pair of shoes i had bought and this was just the ticket.Carried on and drank a bottle of water.

Carolyn stopped and i pressed on toward my 53 lap target.Before i had even got there i was thinking of 25km and so upped my target.

Hooked up with my Clubmate Paul De Nobrega and we commenced realing off 1:57-1:58 laps like a metronome.Had the forerunner set to autolap at My starting point and keep track of the number!

Ended up doing 75 laps and going home due to the fact that it was getting late and i had to get up for a 12 hour shift at 5am.

Great atmosphere and a top way to do a long run.
Hope i can run an Ultra next time!

Cheers R2B

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Well a few days of feeling crap on runs but ok km covered.
Maybe i am recovering from a virus or something and or not getting enough sleep and recovery.

Tomorrow i am going to make a 3k training plan.

Track 10km champs on October 11
Maybe i should give Pat Carroll a call?

Saturday, September 01, 2007

This is not the dressed more nicely photo i had promised ,actually it is the one she didn't want me to post as she said she looks daggy in her tracksuit lounging around the house!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Long time for a post huh!?

1. Carrie my wife is pregnant and we due to have twins in early January.

2. Ran city to surf in 66:57 i am apalled, I got to 7km in 31:07 but fell apart instead of negatively splitting!Last 4km in 20 minutes!

3. I think i will have only the time to run when i sneak out so i think i will concentrate on 3km racing for the immediate future and put Ultras on the backburner.We usually have a 3km race at the track most thursday nights and a full blown club 5km racing over the summer.These have always been my favourites culminating with a 10:47/3km twice this year and 18:54/5km earlier in the year for 2 consecutive races.I would like to go for 10:00 flat.I had hoped with a concentrated plan from Jack Daniels this may be possible by January but it might be close or am i kidding myself?

4. i am getting some investments planned that i have wanted to do for years but procrastinated over so that is exiting i want to outsource as much of the management as i can to focus on family.

Thats it for now!I was going to add a photo of Carrie but she insists i wait until Tuesday when she is dressed "more nicely"

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


“Karno” Cruises Towards Sydney Centre

As Dean Karnazes ran out Shellharbour at 6.30am this morning, he knew he had about 130 kilometres to cover to reach his goal of completing the North Face Summit to City. Having already run over 450km in the past 5 days, the American ultra-athlete was looking remarkable strong considering the punishment he had recently endured.

13 year old Ben Scollary appreciated his fortitude at that point. As one of many admirers who have followed Dean’s progress, Ben wanted to join the iconic endurance athlete on his journey to Sydney. He made the effort to get up before school to meet up with Karnazes on the road, run 4km and was thrilled to run with his hero.

Karnazes tackled Day 5 of the North Face Summit to Sydney accompanied by Australian endurance athlete Guy Andrews with a winding run down into Wollongong and through Bulli and Thirroul, and onto the punishing climb into Otford. The 6 km ascent took Karnazes from the beach to 200m above sea level, and provided some of the most spectacular scenery the trip has seen so far.

“Making that rise and looking back to wards Shellharbour, I got a real feel for the distance and height we had just covered, and it was an amazing view. I had a guy called Adrian do the climb with me and he was psyched – yelling and spurring us both on! It was a great leg of the trip.”

Such is the impact of Karnazes, not only in Australia, but around the world. The 42 year old endurance athlete has pushed his body to the limits of human tolerance, and lived to tell the tale in his book “Ultramarathon Man”. The reach of the book is extraordinary, with many people, runners or otherwise, relating to the motivation and determination that Karnazes embodies.

Descending into the Royal national Park, Karnazes completed the 77km of day 6 in Bundeena. Having crossed at least 4 major national parks in the last week, Karnazes has made incredible time and showed remarkable strength to this point.
Me and Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes before running together for 7 hours

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Turon Gates 8/24 Hr Rogaine

Nikolay and myself had a blast out there!
I think the course was very challenging and the nighttime component for the 8hr was a lot of food for thought after getting just 2 controls (with perhaps some outstanding luck!)

Covered some serious ground and once again i realised that being able to move quickly was only a small part of the game!
We chose what in hindsight were some of the hardest controls and were lucky to get all but three of the controls we planned once we had established our pace.

Our biggest problems were the confusion on that pesky ridge where i insisted that that while definately cleared land was a trail as marked!!
Felt a little lost and therefore skipped 60? and 62? to head back towards the HH and safety!
Couldnt find the 70ptr in amongst the gullies and back at HH we found many others had problems with this one around dusk.

Went and got a few more around the creeks in the darkness before jogging back along the roads with many ppl asking why we didnt need lights while simultaneously shining their headlamps in our eyes!!

All in all congratulations to the course setters and volunteers who did a top job and commiserations to Trevor at the Hash House who found himself in the unenviable position of having the Kitchen running out of food as the hoards descended pillaging all before them...

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Very happy with an untrained 5 min half marathon Pb!
when i say untrained i mean i have run about 70km since 6ft track and only last night decided to come to smithfield and run the 10k.
Arrived early 6:30 and temptation or stupidity? got the better of me so i changed my mind to run the half instead.

Jumped on the 95min bus with Horrie Bluedog et al but quickly realised i wasn't comfortable running at 4:2x/km pace and let them go .The wheels kinda fell after that though passed 5km in 21:31 and was walking already by then!

Was being taken by older guys and was wondering why i was there?
Coming up to the hill with the traffic lights i was running with a lady named Lynn who was injured and not running her best yet keeping a nice steady pace.Ran with her for what seemed like ages before she insisted i take off and go get my Pb!
I didnt want to go....
Did the last 2.5km in 10:19 which was nice as i mentally struggled most of the run (as you do when your not prepared!) and crossed over the line at 1:40:21 a 5 minute Pb! So i have to be happy with that!

Nice to meet Plu finally, Sarge,Nando and Luis (Sailaway?)though i missed NTR and Mouse who i met last at Quarry Rd last year.

All up a good hitout and i will be looking to run more and walk less next time!

Cheers R2B