[Bilbys] Bilbys Update Nov 10
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Thu Nov 9 16:42:55 EST 2006
Freshstart Information Seminar - Wed Nov 15 @ 7.45pm - reminder to RSVP
Jamie Magee from Freshstart Mortgage Solutions (one of our valued
sponsors) will be conducting a seminar dealing with matters financial. Its
on at 7.45pm at Wests @Turner, aka Turner Bowling Club. As an incentive to
the club, Jamie is offering the Bilbys Triathlon Club $10 for every bum he
can get on a seat so come along and make the club rich :)
Please RSVP to Jamie on 02 6163 3000 or email Freshstart
@freshstart.net.au with your name, a contact phone number and email
address. Remember $10 to the club for every person we get there.
Baby News - Rochelle (Rocky) Morrison and Jonathon (Jono) Adams had a baby
girl on Saturday morning 4th Nov. Elsie Lauren Adams 3.3kg. It was a
smooth 6 hr labour - and Rocky reports that it was an amazing experience.
Congrats and the Bilbys welcome Elsie to the world as yet another baby
Bilby (a joey or joette in this instance).
There was a big envelope in the Baldwin/ Quinn letterbox last night from
ACTSPORT. Julie Quinn (a current committee member) won the ACT Open Female
Sportstar for October. Julie Quinn was a member of the winning team in the
open women’s division at the 7th World Rogaining Championships help in the
Warrumbungles National Park in NSW on Oct 10-11, with a score of 2010
points for 12th outright of 300 teams, beating 2nd women’s team by 420
points. This is Julie’s 3rd consecutive world title, and caps off a
fantastic year which also included being a member of the outright winning
team at each of the Australian Championships (May - only 2nd woman in 27
year history of event), NSW Championships (April) and Victorian
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation. The
championship Rogaine is of twenty four hours duration. Teamwork,
endurance, competition, and an appreciation of the natural environment are
features of the sport. Huge congratulations to this legend in the sport.
Nowra Tri - good luck to all those competing in the first race in the
Olympic Distance National Series in Nowra this weekend, particularly those
from last years novice program who are competing in their first Olympic
Distance race. Nowra is the first in the qualifiers for the world
Championships to be held in Hamburg, Germany in August 2007. . We'd love
to hear some race reports.
Not sure if we had any Bilbys race at Port Macquarie last weekend in the
70.3 event. If so we'd love to hear from you.
Aid Station reminder - we still need lots more people.
One week to go to the World Longcourse triathlon Championships. We're
still very short on numbers for the aid station so if you can give your
time for 2 hours anytime on Sunday 19th November, please let Christina
know at social at bilbys.org ASAP.
Information Session - next Thursday 16th Nov
Next weeks information session sees Craig Wisdom talking about Physio and
Injury Prevention I. This is the first of two talks by Craig Wisdom of
Kingston Physiotherapy, another valued sponsor and long-time Bilby. Craig
will go over possible swimming injuries and start on cycling problems that
commonly occur this evening. Not to be missed or you’ll end up in his
practice! We also have Trevor Jacobs who will also be a guest speaker on
this evening. Trevor is a very well known runner in Canberra and further
afield. If you want some inspiration to keep running as you get older
come and hear about some of Trevor’s exploits. In August he travelled to
Colorado and won his age group at the World Mountain Running Champs.
Trevor is also very entertaining to listen to! The sessions are held at
the AIS from 7.45pm-9.00pm.There will be people there to show you the way
in. Enter from Leverrier Crescent and the rooms are near the basketball
centre near the soccer statue.
Total Immersion Workshop
There are plans for a Total Immersion Swimming Workshop to be held in
Canberra in 2007. They need 5-7 people to hold one. you can register your
interest and find more information at
2006 Ben Donohoe 6K Run and Walk for Fun
The Sports Admin Students from Hawker College are again presenting the 6k
Belconnen Community Fun Run/Walk (2006 Ben Donohoe Run and Walk for Fun),
this Saturday 11th November, as part of the Belconnen Community Festival.
The 6k Ben Donohoe Run and Walk starts at Canberra International Sport and
Aquatic Centre (CISAC) on Eastern Valley Way Belconnen at 10am. Over
600 entries have already been received. Late entries will be taken from
8.30am on the day at a cost of $13 for adults and $7 for students and
To save yourself time on Saturday download an entry form from the website
and bring this to CISAC on Saturday before 9.30am.
All money received will support the ACT Brain Tumour Association for
research into Paediatric Brain Tumours in memory of Ben Donohoe.
Triple Tri Team Members wanted
From Kylie Mulligan (kylie.mulligan at gmail.com) - Our triple tri team is
short a few members. We're putting in a mixed team of 7-9 and we need
people to do the first two rides and the last run. Doubling up is ok if
you want to challenge yourself. We're not planning on going hard as a
team, although personal goals are encouraged - whether it's just to finish
or to come in under world record time. So far we've only got one boy on
the team, so more would be good.
People can contact me at this email address
The first mountain bike leg is 35k
The second mountain bike leg is 40k and
The final run is 13k
You can find the course information at
A message from Sarah Pollock (nee Roper) - former committee member
The Pollocks are coming to town for one night only! Special performance,
so come on down!! :)
We're coming back for a couple of weeks to see the family, and will be
dropping in on Canberra while we're there. Unfortunately we're not
staying for long in Canberra, so we'd love for everyone to come catch up
with us while we're in town. We arrive on Tuesday, December 5th at 9pm,
and will be in Canberra all day Wednesday, and most of Thursday, then
heading off late Thursday. So we're planning on going to Debacle, on
Lonsdale St on the Wednesday night, will get there at 5pm or so, and plan
to stay all there all evening.
So drop in for a quick hi, or stay for the entire evening - either way
we'd love to see you! We're pretty flexible with the plans while we're
there, so can probably squeeze in catch up breakfast/lunch or whatever
else while there if anyone's not working.
Sarah and Andrew
New Adventure Series
AROC Sport is running a new series of CORPORATE Adventure Races, in
addition to our regular social races, and our first event is going to be
part of the Brindabella Challenge Cycling Festival, on the afternoon of
Wed the 6th Dec. This particular event is run as a charity event,
promoting Clean Up Australia.
AROC's corporate events are a bit shorter than the regular sprint series
(only one to two hours) and the navigation is a lot easier too so they're
excellent for anyone giving adventure racing a go for the very first time
or working on improving their fitness a bit more (i.e. employees can be
reasonably unfit and still get heaps out of it). They are designed for
employers to enrol their employees. Entry fee is $100 per person and if a
workplace can organise 3 teams to participate, they will receive about
$400 worth of instruction and training including a navigation course and
paddling session. The vision behind these particular Corporate Events is
to promote exercise and fitness in the workplace through a fun, exciting,
adventure-filled afternoon, leading ultimately to improved motivation and
work performance. This event is an enjoyable way to promote perseverance
and develop self-confidence and problem solving at a fast pace where
communication and team support play a vital role.
Contact diane at arocsport.com.au or 0406 659 971 or see www.arocsport.com.au
for more information.
Mt Majura Vineyard Two Peaks Classic and One Peak Challenge
26kms and 15kms, plus 3 person relay, 6.30am Saturday 18 November, Mt
Majura Vineyard, Majura Road. All finishers receive a bottle of wine
straight from the cellar. And
also helpers at the 5 drink stations (more are needed). Entry at
http://www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au/> or contact John Harding on
Entries close next Monday but will be accepted at both the Mt Ainslie Run
Up and ACT Cross Country Club Spring Series run on Tuesday with no
For Sale = lots of bikes
Bike - Avanti Kona
9 speed 105 - 5 years old - Mavic CXP21 wheels
Price: $600 ono
Contact Alan Lloyd - 0414485652
Giant NRS Dual Suspension MTB:
New red NRS 2 replacement frame with NRS 1 components. Excellent condition
with XT components, Hayes Nine Hydraulic Disk Brakes, Rock Shox Reba Race
front suspension, Fox Float rear suspension. Size small (16.5 inch frame).
Contact Janine on 0439 421 869 on email janine.ridsdale at act.gov.au
Flat Bar Road Bike Learsport Lear 7500 - 16" Small
$ 500 Excellent Condition
Great Frist time Road Bike
Not yet 12months old. R.R.Price $900
Has Road bike frame
7005 Aluminium double butted frame
Aluminium Racing fork
Alex DA28 Double walled rims
Tektro v Brakes, Shimano Tiagra Front and Rear Dereuiller
"27 Speed Shimano"
Tiagra Triple Crank
Weight Approx 10.8kg
Contact Michelle 0427137302 or 62734770
Bike - Norco CRD2 Road Bike
Size - ML (medium-large), 18 months old, as new condition (only used
handful of times).
Tiagra 9 speed Shimano. Perfect for a novice.
Bike pump, size 8 women's SPD shoes (cleats) also available.
$900 ono. Contact Kirsty 0402 462 707.
Sponsors Corner - Wests Rugby Club
Our next featured sponsor is the Wests Rugby Club in Jamison, Kaleen and
Wests came on board for the 2004/05 season and have provided generous cash
sponsorship which allows the club to sell the Bilbys race and training
gear at a reduced rate. Wests also provide the club with free room hire
for events such as the annual trivia night, information sessions,
committee meetings and novice dinners.
As part of the Bilbys membership arrangement club members also receive
free Wests membership allowing you to take advantage of the many services
the club has to offer. Club members are urged to support Wests by visiting
their premises and taking up the option of joining their club when
renewing your Bilbys membership.
11-12 North Walk 100s
Sat 11 Belconnen fun run
Sat 11 Nowra tri - Worlds selection race
Sun 12 Sri Chinmoy National Capital swim
Sun 12 Tour de Femme
Wed 15 Freshstart Mortgage Seminar
Sat 18 TACT CPS#1
Sat 18 Two Peaks run http://www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au
Sun 19 World Long Course Tri Champs Canberra
Fri 24 Trystars #1
Sun 26 Sri Chinmoy triple triathlon
Sun 26 All-Women's triathlon
Sun 26 Newcastle tri - Worlds selection race
1-10 Brindabella Challenge Cycling Festival
Fri 1 AROC night
Sun 3 IMWA http://www.ironmanwa.com/
Fri 8 Trystars #2
Sun 10 TACT corp tri
Sun 10 CORC XC6 Majura
Sun 10 Shepparton halfIM http://www.sheppartontriclub.com.au/
Tue 12 Questacon relays
Sat 16 TACT CPS#2 - Novice Race # 1
Sat 16 AROC Canberra
Sun 17 Canberra halfIM http://www.canberrahalf.com
Sun 17 Tour de Mountain
Mon 25 Xmas - lots of pressies
Mon 1 Lots of alcohol and parties
14-21 Thredbo Training Camp
Bilbys website: http://bilbys.org
TACT website: http://www.triathlonact.com.au
Cross Country Running Club: http://www.canberrarunner.com.au
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