Saturday, November 18, 2006

State Track Relays 4x1500m

Running at Homebush for the Striders in the state relays. We had two teams entered in the 160+ 4x1500m relays. That's combined age of the 4 runners to equal 160 yrs.
After Leftie pulled out of the A team we had the teams changed a bit, I was swapped with Ray Wareham so the club could chase the record.
My team became Stephen Laws, Grandpa, myself, and Glenn Guzzo as anchor.
Steve ran 4:55, Grandpa 4:47, myself 5:09, and Guz finished off with a 4:12 to take 2nd place in 19:03.80 with a Silver medal.

As for my race I have no idea of my lap splits but the cold I picked up this week didn't help with the feeling of the ground under my feet. Just tried to run consistent and not blow out the time. I managed to pass the 3rd place runner at about the 1k mark. And then of course we had Guz as the anchor with no one likely to catch him.

The Striders 'B' team of Sparkie, Tom31, Ray Wareham and Bright Shoes have the State 4x1500m 160+ record at 17:15.71. And the gold medal. The old record was 17:56 by UTS Norths in 1997. I'm sure Striders will be back next year to defend and attack the record.

P.S Ewen's prediction of 5:10 was spot on. Now I just have to find an engraver to do the medal.


Horrie said...

Congratulations on getting more bling. You are going to have to build a bigger trophy cabinet.

Ewen said...

Well done on the podium finish SF. That 'B' team record is impressive - averaging 4:18!

If you race more 15s this season, you'll crack 5 minutes. That's a good goal - '4-something' for 1500. Unlikely to be ever '3-something' ;)