Christmas / New Year break – training dates

All the key dates for when training sessions are finishing for the year and restarting in 2019 are below, with a PDF version available here

ACTIVITY LAST SESSION 2018 FIRST SESSION 2019
Running
Tuesday coached running 18 December 5 February 2019
(except for marathoners)
Thursday running (north side, south side, Arboretum) Own arrangements
Saturday running 22 December 5 January 2019
Marathon / half marathon program participants Training will start January 2019 –
see Basecamp for Coach’s instructions
Triathlon – FIT2Sprint Training will continue – enrolled participants should check the FIT2Sprint Basecamp for coach’s instructions
Cycling
Wednesday rides 19 December (Jingle Bells) 9 January 2019
Friday rides 19 December (Jingle Bells) 11 January 2019
Sunday rides 16 December 6 January 2019
*Post on the Facebook Cycling Group to coordinate any uncoached rides during the break
Swimming
Monday evening CGGS 17 December 7 January 2019
Wednesday morning Civic 19 December 2 January 2019
Wednesday evening Civic 19 December 2 January 2019
Thursday evening Acton Ferry Terminal Continues uninterrupted – uncoached session
*note – there will be no swimming for any sessions that fall on a public holiday across the holiday period
**feel free to self organise any swims, pool or open water, via the Facebook Swimming Group
Water Running
Monday morning Civic 17 December 31 December 2018
Monday evening CGGS 17 December 7 January 2019

2018 FIT Awards – time to nominate

The FIT Committee would like to invite members to submit nominations for the 2018 FIT awards.

The annual FIT awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the contributions and achievements of our members throughout the year.

Nominations are sought in the following three categories:

  • Coach of the year
  • Volunteer of the year
  • Personal achievement of the year.

Nominations can be submitted via this link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MWMY6HC and will close on Sunday 2 December 2018.

A reminder about last years’ winners.

Emma Wensing was awarded ‘Coach of the Year’ in recognition of her four years as head cycle coach and her contribution to rejuvenating the FIT cycling program. During 2017 Emma organised cycling programs for novices, the WTTP, the Tour de Femme, and managed the very successful NANA cycling program.

Michelle Weir was recognised with the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award, for her outstanding effort managing the production of the FIT NewsFlash for over three years.  She was also a regular volunteer with programs such as the WTTP and volunteered at TACT triathlons and aquathons.

Polly Templeton was a worthy winner of the ‘Personal Achievement of the Year’ award. Her determination and persistence saw her complete training and events through many setbacks. Throughout this period Polly also remained an office bearer for Triathlon ACT, acting both as Treasurer and representing FIT on the Committee.

This year’s winners will be announced at the FIT Christmas Party, Sunday 16 December 2018.

2018 Christmas Breakfast Run

It’s back!

By popular demand the Annual Christmas Breakfast run has returned.

Gather for surprise run Saturday December 8th 7.30am behind Questacon.

Just bring it!

Did we mention FREE COFFEE!

The run will be about 30-40 minutes, so if wanting a longer run start earlier, to finish at Questacon ready for 7.30.

Love Santa

Message from the FIT President – Sue Lyons

What a year it has been!  The year seems to have flown by and it is almost a year ago since we had our last Annual General Meeting. Reflecting on the year, it has been a year of continuous improvement, both from the FIT Committee with changes to our process and methods using technology to streamline communications with members and the delivery of various training programs, to the successes of many of our members.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at EQ, on Saturday 17 November, and I hope to see many of you at the meeting. Nominations are now being called for Committee members, most of the Committee are prepared to continue service, however I would like to acknowledge the work of those stepping down this year, including:

  • Treasurer, Frances McPherson who has done a great job for two years in the role of managing our finances;
  • Communications Officer, Leanne Haughton who has raised the bar in our Facebook engagement and regular website posts
  • General Member Katherine Colebatch, her enthusiastic support of the Committee’s work has been welcomed for the past 3 years.

I will report more on the work of the Committee at the AGM, but would encourage members interested in participating to nominate for any of the positions outlined below.

Sue Lyons
FIT President