SATURDAY RUN REMINDER
7am for a longer run
7.30am for a medium/shorter run/walk
FIT members of all levels are welcome at the Saturday run held at a different location each week. The shorter run/walk starts at 7.30am, with a 7am start at the same location for those who want a longer run. New members, including walkers, will be matched to those of similar ability where possible and should attend the 7.30am start. This is a non-coached event. Please join us for our usual long, loud breakfast after the run, which is scheduled from 8.30am.
8 March 2014
MEET AT: Bus stop at the top of Antill St near last houses in Hackett
RUN: Mt Majura – Along the base of Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie to the War Memorial and return (11.8km, moderate). For a longer run do a loop of Mt Ainslie (14.6km, moderate).
EAT AT 8.30am: Debacle, Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Route for 6.00am Friday 7 March 2014 -
Route: Sprint efforts - Dickson
MS MEGASWIM 3 - 4 May 2014
This year's 24-hour MS Megaswim will be held from 12pm Saturday 3rd - 12pm Sunday 4th May 2014 at the AIS pool.
It is a fun team event for a good cause - to raise funds for people affected by multiple sclerosis. Each team must have one swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hour period, but it is up to the team to decide how they want to do it. Over the past 4 years, FIT has had some swimmers elect to only swim for 30 minutes and a couple of others who have swum for 3 hrs straight! Join in and challenge yourself - novices and experienced swimmers are all welcome.
To register, please go to the Canberra Megaswim website and join the FIT team.
After you have registered, please email Cate to indicate how long you want to swim for and whether there are any specific times that you are not available over the 24hr period.
Although many team members do their own training, FIT swim sessions in late March and April will start to focus more on endurance in preparation for the Megaswim.
Training program for the YMCA Runners Club Half Marathon Canberra 25 May 2014
FIT is coordinating a training program for members interested in doing the YMCA Half Marathon.
Training will commence on Tuesday 25 February at 6.15am at Lennox Gardens with a short talk from the training coordinator, Julianne Quaine. If you are interested in joining this group, or have questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Canberra half marathon program
FIT will be running a half marathon program beginning in January 2014.
The program is tailored to the Canberra half marathon in mid-April but can also be modified for the Canberra half marathon in May and other events.
If you would like to join the FIT training group and have a copy of the program please contact Sue Lyons
RESULTS -- 2013 FIT Women and Girls Canberra Centenary Triathlon
What a great morning we all had on 1 December at the Black Mountain Peninsula race site -- a cool early morning gave way to a prefect conditions for novices and more experienced athletes and there were lots fo PBs, fun and inspiration all round!! Who ever thought you could do a triathlon?? FIT knew you could - and you did!! Congratulations everyone -- a special thanks to the wonderful WTTP coaches, participants and the WAG-Tri Committee!!
Here are the pictures of Sunday's WAG-Tri taken by Brian Simpson from The Bike Shed . Please contact Brian Simpson if you want reproducible copies of the pictures.
WAG-Tri Photo Gallery. Here is a complete photo library of the event, taken by volunteer photographers Angela, Maryanne and Samantha. Feel free to download for printing or sharing: open the photo, right click and choose original quality, then choose download.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER
- If you're not getting the weekly Newsflash or think it's been a while since you paid your membershjp fees -- your membership may have expired.
- FIT relies on its modest membership fees to keep the club going so please make sure you are a financial member at all times.
- You can check the expiry date on your membership card or if you're still unsure send an email with your name to
- Membership is available for 1, 2 or 3 years and ends on 30 June.
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For those who like to plan their runs (or should that be their breakfasts?) ahead here's the schedule of Saturday runs.
Page updated 1 March 2014