[Bilbys] Bilbys update 4 April [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Keeley, Jane Jane.Keeley at ato.gov.au
Fri Apr 4 12:42:12 EST 2008

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Member News


Our best wishes are with Glenn Carter and Steve Hanley who had a bit of
an accident during Wednesday's bunch ride on Mugga Way and had to be
taken to hospital in an ambulance. Both Glenn and Steve are in good
spirits despite their injuries and would like to say thank you to
everyone who helped on Wednesday morning. Glenn has reportedly
dislocated his AC joint and Steve fractured his collar bone and received
three stiches to his right eye brow. But most importantly, other than a
few scratches and a buckled wheel the bikes faired ok!


Ironman Australia

Ironman Australia is on this weekend and judging by the competitor's
list we'll have some pretty solid Bilbys results to report on next week!
Good luck to the following Bilbys racing on Sunday:


Helen Barlow

Glenn Columbine

Jen Dixon

Terry Dixon

Carl Fellows

Geoff Hare

Karen Burton

Peter Frew

Mick Smith

Ben Hoy

Pat Carey

Melinda Cockshutt

Todd Cockshutt

Ken Murtagh


Paddy Pallin 6hr rogaine

And good luck to Julie Quinn, David Baldwin and Mark Raymond who are
participating in the Paddy Pallin 6hr rogaine this weekend. 


Australian age group team

Triathlon Australia have now posted the final confirmed list for the
Australian age group team competing at the Olympic Distance world
championships in Vancouver in June, and as usual several Bilbys have
made the team. Congratulations to the following athletes who have all
qualified in their respective age groups:


Julianne Quaine             Female 45-49

Sue Rymer                    Female 45-49

Christine Arnold             Female 50-54

Susan Donoghoe           Female 45-49 

Jamie Young                 Male 25-29

Reg Sheridan                 Male 45-49

Peter MacArtney            Male 55-59

Alan Arnold                   Male 50-54 (sprint distance)


Athletes profile

Peter Greagg has submitted an athlete's profile for this week, now
available on the website:


And if you'd like to feature in an upcoming edition copy the questions
from the website
Itemid=60>  and email me your answers.



Debacle dinner Tuesday 15 April


As we head into winter sometimes we need that added incentive to get
ourselves along to training. So what better excuse than pizza at Debacle
after Tuesday night running!


Where: Debacle, 30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon 

When: Tuesday 15 April after running (so about 7.45pm) 

RSVP: social at bilbys.org by COB Friday 11 April.


Menu available on the Out in Canberra website



Relay for life update


Last weekend a team of 15 Bilbys took part in the Relay for life - an
event where participants raise money for cancer research and support by
doing a relay on the AIS track for 24 hours.  


It was a great event and the team raised well over a thousand dollars.
The Bilbys tent proved valuable especially for those that stayed
overnight in very cold conditions!


Everyone who participated had a lot of fun, and some pushed themselves
to run further than they had before in a 24 hour period. Special
mentions go to Iain Cox who was the only Bilby to stay at the track for
the full 24 hours, and Graham Monfries who managed to crack 100 laps
over the 24 hour period.



Exceedfitness - new Friday morning indoor brick session at Deakin Swim


The Friday morning Dairy flat road brick session has now moved indoors
to the Deakin Swim Centre (near the Mint).


The session will comprise of Swim/indoor trainer/run session of varying


The session commences at 6.15 am so you will need to get there 15
minutes early to set up your gear.


What to bring: 

*     indoor bike trainer (wind trainer)

*     cycling shoes 

*     runners 

*     swimmers or race suit, and

*     if you have a pool running belt bring that also.


There is a side entrance just on the corner were you can park nice and
close to the pool double doors where we will be setting up the indoor
trainers next to the pool.


There are shower facilities available for you to freshen up and get
changed before heading off to work.


You also have the option of staying on longer and get in some more
swimming if you want.


The cost of the session is $10.


Contact Mark at mark at exceedfitness.com.au or phone 0417 558 855



Winter lights & clothing session


Brian and Maryann Simpson - our fantastic sponsors from Hammer N Cycle &
The Bike Shed - are holding an information session on winter lights and
clothing for the Bilbys. 


Come along after work or running, have a bite of pizza, and learn from
the Bike Shed staff about the different types of lights, winter
clothing, and other winter equipment. You'll also have the opportunity
to make purchases (with the Bilbys discount) if you see just the product
you've been looking for!


Where: The Bike Shed, Lonsdale St Braddon

When: Tuesday 22nd April 2008, 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Who: all Bilbys are welcome!

Cost: entry is free, but $5 if you'd like pizza (payable on the night). 

RSVP: only required for pizza Jennifer.Dixon at bilbys.org 



Calling all D, E and F grade cyclists!!!


Message from Vikings CC and Canberra CC: The DEF Cyclists email list
needs YOU!!


We want MORE people to come along to road races. Races are fun, social,
and a great way to keep fit. However, often the lower grades are lacking
in numbers.


If you're new to cycling and want to get into racing, this is your
chance to try out road races with a group of friendly, similar-paced
people, offering support and encouragement.


If you're an old hat and are sick of turning up and racing with small or
even non-existent bunches, this is your chance to help get decent-sized
bunches coming to every race, and to encourage new people to get


This email list will be used to encourage D, E and F grade cyclists to
come out to road races.


Races are held approximately every two weeks by the Vikings Cycling Club
and the Canberra Cycling Club and are held at various locations and in
different formats so there's lots of variety.


To put your name on the email list, contact Sam: sbrennan at uwo.ca 


PS. If you'd like to ride out to the start of this Sunday's race, you
can meet up with us at the intersection of Cotter Road and Eucembene
Drive at 9 am. We'll ride out via Cotter Road and take it easy.



Cocktail party - 10 May 2008


It's time to ditch the lycra, dust off those dancing shoes and get ready
for the Bilbys end-of season cocktail party!


It's been a long season - from Oz team champs to Ironman Australia - but
it's all over (almost) and I think at least every triathlete deserves at
least one hangover for their season's efforts :-) 


When:  Saturday 10 May

Where: North Bar, 46 Northbourne Ave, Civic

Time: 6pm to 10pm

Cost: $45 per person (includes drinks and light food)

Dress: Cocktail


Partners, friends, family all welcome. Sorry, no under 18's.


RSVP and payment by Tuesday 22 April to Jane or Megan social at bilbys.org 


NB. The function is a closed event at North Bar until 10pm, after which
time the bar will be reopened to the public.



MTB clinic tomorrow, Saturday 5 April at Stromlo


Just a reminder about the mountain bike skills clinic tomorrow at Mt
Stromlo starting at 10am from the event centre carpark. 


There will be different level groups - from simply helping confidence in
riding on the Stromlo terrain to working on speed and flow on the more
advanced trail features (berm descent lines and speed), cornering lines,
and maybe some rock gardens.


There will be two instructors per group with around six to eight people
per group. And the session will run for around 2.5 hours.


If you'd like to attend email steve.hanley at bilbys.org so they can get an
idea of numbers. The session is free for Bilbys members and non-members
can sign up on the day.



Sponsors Corner - Tri-Synergy - Ian Ingram Massage


Ian Ingram provides a sports massage service to triathletes, other
athletes, and everyone else since 1996.  Ian can give you remedial,
therapeutic, sports or relaxation massages. He also practices foot
reflexology, trigger point therapy, myofascia release, traditional
chinese medicine accupressure, cupping, tuina and shiatsu. Ian is also
very knowledgeable on foods and trace elements such as magnesium (a
common cramp causer) and can provide advice on how to improve these in
your diet.


He is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society and has
been a Bilby for many years. Most people who have done a novice program
will remember Ian coaching their swim squad session.


Ian Ingram has a portable massage table so you can either visit his
practice in Macquarie (Belconnen) or he can come to you. Contact Ian on
6251 8199 to find out what he can do for you or book a massage.








5 Apr XTerra Australia, Daylesford Vic http://supersprint.com.au
6 Apr Ironman Australia, Port Macquarie http://www.ironmanoz.com
6 Apr Women's and Girls Fun Run 5km, Stage 88
http://www.canberrarunner.com.au/ <http://www.canberrarunner.com.au/> 
6 Apr ACT Paddy Pallin 6 hour rogaine http://act.rogaine.asn.au
13 Apr Canberra Marathon http://www.canberramarathon.com.au
19 Apr Paddy Pallin Adventure Race, Lake Macquarie www.arocsport.com.au
19-20 Apr NSW Rogaining Champs, South Coast http://nswrogaining.org

22 Apr Winter lights and clothing, The Bike Shed

25 Apr Anzac Day <http://nswrogaining.org> 


MAY 08 


2 May TACT annual dinner

3 May Busselton Half Ironman www.busseltonhalf.com

3 May TriNSW Club Champs, Port Stephens
3-4 May WildEndurance 100k http://www.wildendurance.org/
10 May Bilbys cocktail party, North Bar
10 May Australian Mountain Running Champs, Mt Tennant

17-18 May ACT Rogaining Champs http://act.rogaine.asn.au
17-18 May North Face 100k http://www.thenorthface.com.au/100/
18 May Canberra Half Marathon http://www.canberrarunner.com.au/

18 May SMH Half Marathon, Sydney
19-23 May Bullrider MTB Stage Race, Alice Springs

25 May Duathlon #1 Yarralumla 2/8/2 or 2/8/2/8/2




6-9 June Geoquest adventure race http://www.gar.com.au

6-8 June Olympic Distance triathlon world champs, elite & age group,
Vancouver http://www.triathlonvancouver.com/

9 June Queen's birthday public holiday

9 June Sri Chinmoy half marathon, Telopea Park

22 June Canada fun run for cancer, Yarralumla http://www.actcancer.org/

29 June ACT cycle rogaine http://act.rogaine.asn.au

29 June Kids Du Too #1, 400m/1.2k/400 or 800m/2.4k/400m, Stromlo Forest



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TACT website: http://www.triathlonact.com.au
Cross Country Running Club: http://www.canberrarunner.com.au



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