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.
19 April 2014
MEET AT: Debacle, 30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
RUN: O’Conner Ridge – Out and back along the bike path through O’Connor and over O’Connor Ridge to Caswell Drive (12.9km, easy). For a longer run continue across Caswell Drive and follow the bike path down to Eastern Valley Way.
EAT AT 8.30am: Debacle, 30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Swimming and water running Easter Monday
There will be no swimming or water running at Girls Grammar Pool or Civic Pool on Easter Monday
Winter Cycling spin sessions
Starting: Wednesday 23 April and Friday 25 April
Location Wednesday: Lancester Hall, Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest. (National Circuit, behind Rydges Hotel on Canberra Avenue.)
Location Friday: Bike Shed,14 Hindmarsh Dr, Phillip ACT 2606
Time: 6.15am to 7.15am. Door opens at 6am to set up.
Requirements: Your bike, rollers/trainers, and 2 towels, one to place the rollers/trainers on (no sweat or scratchs on the floor) and another for you to wipe yourself down.
Would you like to become a swim coach for FIT?
FIT would like to expand our base of qualified swim coaches and we are encouraging members with an interest in swimming to consider taking up the challenge. FIT has a policy of reimbursing coach accreditation costs in return for your commitment to provide a minimum of 12 hours per year of coaching support to the Club. A coach training course is being run on Sunday 15 June in Canberra for people interested in gaining their Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Swimming qualification. If you think you might be interested in doing the course and becoming a FIT swim coach, please discuss with one of the swim coaches at Monday or Wednesday night swimming and they can provide you with the details, or contact Nerida.
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.
Swim Clinic from 18 April
Fit2Tri in partnership with TACT is conducting a swim clinic and stroke correction course to improve technique and performance. The 15% discount for TACT members has been extended to all FIT members.
For more information open the link at : Swim Sessions
Classes start the week of April 28th, running for 8 weeks. Session times to be confirmed and at the moment they will be at AIS pool.
Closing date for expression of interest is Sun April 6th. Email Fit2Tri
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 16 April 2014