[Bilbys] Bilbys update 10 October 2008
Jane E Keeley
janekeeley1 at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 9 21:50:06 EST 2008
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Good luck to Carl Fellows, Melinda Cockshutt and Nat Wood (not a Bilby but a Canberra girl known to many Bilbys so we'll cheer for her just the same!) who have headed off to Hawaii this week to race in the Ford World Ironman Championships at Kona. Ask any Ironman and they'll tell you Kona is the ultimate in triathlon so it's a pretty big deal to have three people we know racing! You can catch live coverage of the race from the Ironman website www.ironman.com
Good luck to everyone competing in the Scott 24hr MTB race this weekend. Pretty much every Bilby who owns a MTB will be out there so we should have some good results (or stories!) for you next week.
And also congratulations to Jen Davis, Susan Hansar and Ailsa MacPherson who all raced in the Gold Coast half ironman last weekend. Susan and Jen behaved themselves and other than a pretty major flight delay Ailsa had a great time so all round a good weekend of racing for Bilbys.
Novice space - they're pretty quick!=========================Word on the street is our 2008 novice triathletes are pretty quick. This week they've had their first bike session learning how to bunch ride and pick up water bottles in the Treasury car park!
On Tuesday they did their 2km time trial at Dickson oval with many times around the 9 minute mark - that's 4 1/2 minute k's and they haven't even started training! And it was great to meet a few of our novice participants at the Tuesday night dinner at Debacle as well. We look forward to meeting more of you throughout the program :-) Farrell-Marshall Run – entries open, win cash! =================================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 – The Runners Shop and exceedfitness. Special thanks to Jamie from Freshstart Mortgage Solutions who has donated the cash prize for the best guess - thanks Jamie! Take advantage of daylight savings and stick around after the run for pizza and softdrinks for $5 per person. When: Thursday 16 Oct, 5:45-6.00pm registration and race numbering, 6:05pm race start, 6:45ish 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 New sessions from exceedfitness======================
exceedfitness is offering two new strength & conditioning sessions commencing next week - Tuesday S&C at Reid Oval and Thursday S&C at Deaking Oval No 1.
What: Strength and Conditioning Fitness SessionWhen: Tuesdays Reid Oval 6am – 7:15am Thursdays Deakin No 1 Oval 6am – 7:15am Cost: $6 for Bilbys members, $8 for Non Bilbys members
The S&C sessions cater for all levels of fitness with the aim to improve leg strength, core stability and flexibility.
Visit www.exceedfitness.com.au for information on all training sessions.
Ben Donohoe Run and Walk for Fun - 2 November 2008
The Ben Donohoe Run and Walk for Fun is a non profit charity event. All proceeds from the 2008 event will be donated to the ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group and Make-A-Wish Australia to provide much-needed support to local families in their time of need and make a seriously ill child's wish come true.
The event is organised by Hawker College Sports Administration students in conjunction with the Donohoe family. The event is held in memory of Ben Donohoe, a young boy who lost his battle with a brain tumour and passed away 2 August 2005.
This year's event will be held on Sunday 2 November beginning at 8am for the 6km and 9.10am for the 3km run. Assembly and late registrations will occur between 7.30 and 8.30am.
The course is adjacent to Lake Ginninderra with assembly at John Knight Memorial Park.
Entry forms and more information is available at www.bendonohoerunandwalkforfun.com
2009 Multisport Spectacular - Albury
Mark you diaries for the weekend of 7-8 March for the 2009 Multisport Spectacular in Albury, NSW.
You'll see the return of your favourite events from 2008 plus some exciting new additions to the program including:
a state-level cross country MTB race forming part of the Victorian State Series
Amy's Ride (Albury), a first for regional NSW with proceeds raised going towards the Amy Gillett Foundation
speed skating criteriums by Skate NSW
a signature kayak event forming part of the Victorian marathon series
the mile dash and 10km runs, and
an athletes party!
Full event details will be available from http://www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au/www/html/628-home.asp from 6 November.
Sponsors Corner - Bike Shed - Hammer N Cycle ============================================= The Bike Shed/ Hammer ‘N Cycle are owned and operated by Brian and Maryann Simpson.
On presentation of your current Bilbys membership card you will receive:
12.5% off all purchases made in their stores, including bikes, equipment, services, labour, parts and accessories
20% of all wetsuits (this represents a huge saving)
starting 1 March 2007, the Bilby who spends the most in any of the 3 stores in the following 12 month period will receive a gift to the value of $200.
The Bike Shed / Hammer N Cycle have been great longtime sponsors and have also generously provided us with (and will continue to do so):
lucky barrel prizes for the Rolfe Baldwin Hill Climb, the Aquathlon series, and the Bilbys run which has been a major fund raiser for the club
Brian provides information sessions on bike handling and maintenance to our novices each year
Brian also presents a winter clothing and lights presentation at the onset of the cooler season
cash sponsorship to go towards reducing costs for the novice program
discounted bike box that the Bilbys have purchased for the club
a come and try a wetsuit night at the start of the season.
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/events25 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 DECEMBER 08 7 Dec Ironman WA, Busselton WA http://www.ironmanwa.com/ironmanwa/index.htm 14 Dec Canberra City half ironman http://www.canberrahalf.com/ Links =====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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