[Bilbys] Bilbys update 3 October 2008
Jane E Keeley
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Fri Oct 3 10:24:30 EST 2008
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Good luck to Jen Davis and Susan Hansar who are racing in the Gold Coast half ironman this weekend. Apologies if there are more Bilbys racing and I've missed you - make sure you let us know how you go!
Congratulations to all our teams who competed at Penrith last weekend in the Australian Club Team Championships. We had six teams racing, placing in all but two divisions and taking out second place overall behind Brats for the third consecutive year. Huge thanks to Jess Faulks for organising the teams and keeping everyone in line on race day. I was lucky enough to travel with the team on Sunday so have put together a little race report. Check it out on the website: http://bilbys.org/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=290&Itemid=60
Full results at: http://www.t3events.com.au/atctc/results.htm
Runners Shop Bilbys (Janet Gorst, Sue Rymer, Christine Coogan) 1st female over 45s
Wests Bilbys (Jess Faulks, Bec McLaren, Megan Rhind) 4th female division 3
Bilbys United (Mattilda Sheridan, Samantha Bradley, Ady Elmitt) 2nd female division 2
Tri-Synergy Massage Bilbys (Peter Mitchell, Jen Davis, Graham Monfries) 3rd mixed division
The Bike Shed Bilbys (Reg Sheridan, Jamie Young, Mark Toyer) 3rd men division 2
Kingston Physio Bilbys (Michael Gosman, Daudi Somi) 4th men premier division
Dinner at Debacle Tuesday 7 October 2008
Don't forget to rsvp for dinner at Debacle next Tuesday after running. I expect a big turnout with a few of our new novices coming along so make sure you let me know if you plan on coming.
When: Tuesday 7 October after running (so about 7.45pm)
Where: Debacle, Lonsdale St Braddon
RSVP: social at bilbys.org by Monday 6 October.
Novice space - the 2008 novice program has started!
A huge Bilbys welcome to all our novices participating in the 2008 Bilbys novice program. 85 very brave novices signed up to the program on Wednesday night with their first session this Saturday afternoon. If you see them around make sure you say hi. And watch this space each week for all the novice news, spills, gossip and pics on how our novices are going :-)
Need a Bilbys trisuit?
Michele is doing another order of Bilbys trisuits next week. If you need a trisuit email michele.clement at bilbys.org by next Friday 10 October to make sure you get your suit in time for the 2008 season.
Farrell-Marshall Run – entries open!
==========================It’s time again for the annual Farrell-Marshall club run, where the person with the best guess wins! This year it’s on Thursday 16 Oct at 6pm at Stromlo Forest Park. All you have to do is guess your time to run 5km, take off your watch for the race and the winner is the person with the closest guess – not necessarily the fastest person! The entry fee is $5. There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd best guess from the pool of entry fees, a prize for the worst guess, and there will also be barrel draw prizes from our lovely sponsors. Then take advantage of daylight savings and stick around after the run for pizza and soft drinks for $5 per person. When: Thursday 16 October, 5:45-6.00pm registration and race numbering, 6:05pm race start, 6:50pm prize presentation and pizza Where: Stromlo Forest Park cross country track, in front of the grandstand (map available at http://www.stromloforestpark.com.au/map/index.html) Distance: 5km, two laps of the full circuit, handicapped start Cost: $5 race entry, $5 for pizza and soft drink RSVP: to frances.mcnamara at bilbys.org with your race time guess and if you are staying for pizza, by 5:00pm Wednesday 15 Oct
ACT Vets Track and Field - all Bilbys invited!
Bilbys have been invited to join in the ACT Vets Track and Field on 23 October at the AIS. It's normally restricted to over 30s but they are waiving this for us on the night. We need to wear our Bilbys shirts or singlets to identify ourselves. Here is the program:
Track6pm: 7 Lap spiral handicap - Gary Rolfe will helping with Bilbys handicaps6.30pm: 1200m/200m walk6.50pm: 200m7pm: 800m7.30pm: 4x100m relay7.45pm: 3000m
Field6pm and 7pm: Discus and Javelin (choose either time)7pm: Triple jump You can do any event you want. Entry fee is around $5. This should be fun and if you pick the right endurance events, good training as well.
Cycling: What will the Politicians DO? - Election Forum - 7 Oct
==============================================If cycling is something you believe in, come along and stand up for it. It is so important that our politicians see how many people value cycling and the importance it plays to many individuals, our community and the environment - here is an opportunity to raise concerns, ask questions, and even to say thank you (after all, we do have some pretty good on road cycling lanes, bike paths, and facilities such as Stromlo!).This information is from the Pedal Power website: http://www.pedalpower.org.au/news/index.asp
Nelli and I will be heading along on Tuesday night, and all other Bilbys are welcome to join us, but if you can't make it and have something you would like us to bring up at the meeting email nelli.noakes at bilbys.org
ACT Elections and Pedal Power Do you want politicians to do more to make cycling easy and safe? Do you want gaps in the cycling network fixed, our bike paths properly maintained and cycling better recognised and catered for?Then come along to the Pedal Power Election Forum to hear what politicians will do for cycling, and to question them. If you only turn up to one cycling event this year, then make it this one!Six times Tour de France cyclist, Stephen Hodge, will chair the meeting. With a tight ACT election forecast, attend this meeting to show politicians that people who cycle also vote! Bring all your cycling friends, and put this in your diary now.When: Tuesday 7 October at 7.30pmWhere: Pilgrim House, Corner of Northbourne Avenue and Rudd Street, Civic.Please pass this information on to your cycling friends and associates!
Stromlo Ladies Night
===============As an exciting opening to the summer racing season, the first annual Stromlo Ladies Night will be held on Wednesday 22 October at Stromlo Forest Park. This is a full evening DEDICATED to women's racing, from complete beginners to elite A grade riders. Powered by Funky Brew Coffee, the racing will be fast, fun and exciting! From 5:30pm there will be a come 'n' try event which is open to women and girls from 14 years upwards, with any type of bike. This will be twenty minutes of basic skills to get you riding around the track with others safely, then you will get to test your new skills on the track at the same time as C grade (though starting separately). So come on everyone and support women's racing. If you're a woman who hasn't raced, think about getting out there to give it a go. If you're a bloke, how about convincing the women in your life to have a ride, or just turn up to watch and cheer on the girls. We hope this will be a great night, and the if it goes well it will just be the first! What: The first Stromlo Ladies Night, an evening of women's criterium racing
Where: Stromlo Forest Park criterium circuit
How much: $5 for all riders, including come 'n' try
When: Wednesday the 22nd Oct, with events from 5:30pm as per the schedule.
All riders should arrive in plenty of time to register, so that the races can all run on schedule. Espresso by: Funky Brew Coffee Schedule:5:30pm Come 'n' try event 20 minutes5:50pm Women's B - 30 minutes plus 2 laps 6:30pm Women's C - 20 minutes plus 2 (with come 'n' try riders)
7:00pm Women's A - 40 minutes plus 2 More details at http://www.vikingscycling.org.au/events/details.asp?IntCatId=3&IntContId=1226
New sessions from exceedfitness
S & C sessions commencing on Tuesday 14 October at Reid Oval
What: Strength and Conditioning Fitness Session
When: Tuesdays Reid Oval 6am – 7:15am (commences 14 Oct)
Thursdays Deakin No 1 Oval 6am – 7:15am
Cost: $6 for Bilbys members, $8 for Non Bilbys members
The Strength & Condition Sessions caters for all levels of fitness with the aim to improve Leg Strength, Core Stability and flexibility.
Please Note that Tuesday S&C is at Reid Oval and Thursday S&C is at Deakin No 1 Oval.
Sponsors Corner – Canberra Southern Cross Club
Canberra Southern Cross Club (CSCC) have come on board as one of Bilbys major financial sponsors with their takeover of Wests Rugby Club. As part of the agreement between the Bilbys and Wests Rugby club we receive the following:
§ cash sponsorship
§ they have given us free room hire for the novice dinners, membership sign-on days, information nights, trivia nights and other functions we have had their over the last 2 years.
§ they have also provided us with a free room for our committee meetings.
In return all they ask for is patronage. CSCC has clubs at 7 venues across Canberra, including the old Wests clubs. While CSCC does not offer memberships to their clubs, it is strongly encouraged that all Bilbys join the club to repay the support they provide us.
Their sponsorship allows us to offer club clothing at discounted rates and purchase items such as the club tent.
4 Oct Upper Murray Challenge – MTB, paddle, run http://www.uppermurraychallenge.com.au/
5 Oct Gold Coast half ironman, Calypso Bay, QLD http://www.usmevents.com.au/gchim/index.html
6 Oct Labour Day long weekend
11-12 Oct Scott 24hr MTB Race, Canberra http://corc.asn.au
11 Oct Ford World Ironman Championships, Kona, Hawaii www.ironman.com
12 Oct Maitland Triathlon and MultiSport Festival http://www.maitlandtriathlon.net/
18-19 Oct Forster Triathlon Festival, Forster www.eliteenergy.com.au
24-26 Oct Sri Chinmoy Triathlon Fesitval, Canberra http://www.srichinmoyraces.org/au/events
25 Oct Paddy Pallin Adventure Race, Sydney www.arocsport.com.au
1-2 Nov Montrail Penrose 24 relay run www.arocsport.com.au
2 Nov Noosa Triathlon Festival www.usmevents.com.au
9 Nov Port Macquarie Scody half ironman http://www.porthalfironman.com/
9 Nov Sri Chinmoy National Capital Swim, Scrivener Point, Canberra http://www.srichinmoyraces.org/au/events
9 Nov Tour de Femme, Canberra Cycling Club
16 Nov Shepparton half ironman http://www.sheppartonhalfironman.com/
16 Nov Panthers Nepean Triathlon www.nepeantriathlon.com
16 Nov Sri Chinmoy Triple Triathlon, Canberra http://www.srichinmoyraces.org/au/events
23 Nov Newcastle Olympic Distance triathlon www.atsnewcastle.net
29 Nov Paddy Pallin Adventure Race, Canberra www.arocsport.com.au
30 Nov Adelaide triathlon, Glenelg SA www.triathlon.org.au
7 Dec Ironman WA, Busselton WA http://www.ironmanwa.com/ironmanwa/index.htm 14 Dec Canberra City half ironman http://www.canberrahalf.com/
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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