From Mike Stracey, Customs Joggers Runner, 15 th July 2013.
Mike posted :- I’ve just heard from a colleague of his at Customs that Nick suffered a stroke
yesterday. It seems to be serious as he’s in and out of consciousness and,
apparently, they are contemplating surgery depending on the outcome of scans.
Lake Tuggeranong Stakes 14 th May 2013. Lloyd's 800 th run
Lloyd Edwards completed his 800 th run in the Lake Tuggeranong Stakes today in front of a field of 13 runners in today's cool and windy run.
Those who ran today were Peter Foster, the current organiser, and Rad Leovic, Daniel Buckley, Peter Foster, Agir Micev, Gary Morris, Lloyd Edwards, Andrew Riley, Tim Craig, Gary Morris, Andrew Riley. Yili Zhu, and Tim Craig.
As well as the win, Lloyd was awarded the runners shop voucher for first place, an 800 run T-Shirt, and an 800 run Mug.
Lloyd has a P.B. on this course of 21:16, so he is a quick runner, as well as participating in the BBQ Stakes, and Customs Joggers run.
Tim Craig has 266 runs, Peter Foster has 155 runs, and Daniel Buckley has 141 runs as well as regularly competing in the BBQ Stakes.
Australian Mark Bourne took the win in the men's Taipei 101 International Run Up this morning ahead of Piotr Lobodzinski of Poland and Christian Riedl of Germany.
Winning the event is Bourne’s second victory on the 2013 Vertical World Circuit, after winning the prestigious Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City earlier this year. The 29-year old Australian scaled the 2,046 steps from the lobby to the outdoor observation deck in a time of 10 minutes and 52 seconds, taking home the winning prize purse of NT$200,000.
In the women’s race, Italy’s Valentina Belotti climbed to her first win of the year, finishing in 12 minutes and 54 seconds, beating Antonella Confortola, also from Italy by 1 minute and 15 seconds. New Zealand’s Melissa Moon finished third with a time of 14 minutes and 11 seconds. Belotti’s time was her personal best for the event as she also claimed the winning prize purse of NT$200,000.
Another great turn out today weather was perfect for running...Winner today was Tony Wynd followed by Matthew Murphy and Craig Wurtz was third again all finished under the 50 min time mark so new handicaps next week .
In the vicinity of 62 runners today.
Two runners crossed the line and confused the timekeepers. However they were not in the stakes, so quick action by Kerrie, sorted the placings of those who followed.
Michael Hosking 38:23
Jilly Hosking 49:23
Rad Leovic 1:28:23
Diana Schneider 1:06:03, 2nd W60+
Above Results from Website.
The following story from "The Border Mail"
IT’S 30 years since Virginia Hughes became the youngest women to win Nail Can Hill.
Now 43, she’s back.
In 1983, the 13-year-old Miss Klemke ran the “hill” in 50 minutes and 43 seconds, unaware she was leading the women’s race until swamped by well-wishers at the finish line.
The time remains the record for under-16 girls.
A year earlier, at her first attempt at the gruelling course, she set the mark for 12-year-olds that also still stands today.
Fast forward three decades and the now mother of three teenage children at Albury High decided it was time for one last hurrah, tomorrow’s 11.3 kilometres across the hill.
“I work at The Grange at Thurgoona and I look at some of these people in their 80s and 90s — still active, still full of life,” Hughes said.
“About 12 months ago I was telling them about my Nail Can Hill days and they said why don’t you do it again.
“I really had no answer, no good reason why not.
“I guess they were my inspiration.”
It meant time in the gym for the 150-centimetre pocket rocket, former cross-country and aquathon star.
“I had to lose some weight before I started running again, dropped eight kilos and then started on the treadmill,” Hughes said.
“There was a month where my feet were just a mass of blisters but now I’m starting to feel good — hoping to go better than the time I did in that first win in 1983.”
Hughes’ win in 1983 was a shock, the following year she was running in the national cross country championships and a year later she again took the title on Nail Can Hill.
It was the same year Pat Scammell, fresh from being run out of the 1500-metre semi-final at the Los Angeles Olympics, won the first of his six Nail Can Hill titles.
“Running came naturally to me and I never had any training,” Hughes said.
“It was always easy and to some extent it still is but it is such a gruelling and challenging sport — it’s not like you are having a lot of fun out there.
“I think after this I’ll hang the running shoes up for good.”
The race starts at Lavington Panthers Club at 10am and finishes at Bonnie Doon Park.
This year her time was 53:41.
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
I am married with two daughters.
The younger lives in Townsville, Qld, and the older lives in Portland, Oregon, USA.
We are both retired from The Public Service, and since retirement have travelled to Uluru, Brisbane, Kingaroy, America, and South Korea.
Other trips are being planned.
Grandchildren are Ari, and Leila Belle.