Relay for Life 2019

Looking for a fun and social way to get up those hours for your next long event? Look no further than the FIT Relay for Life team.
Relay for Life is a 24 hour fun run event aimed at raising money for the Cancer Council to enhance their vital research and support services. We are looking for as many walkers / runners to complete laps of the AIS running track. For the marathon and half-marathoners in training, this is a great way to get those kms under your belt!
Date:  Saturday 23 March 11am to Sunday 24 March 11am.
This is a perfect way to train for a long event, with the FIT tent on hand to provide support – including lollies and water to keep you going.
This is a fun event for a great cause. There will be competitions on the night for best dressed, largest team, longest run and more.
Registration is open now. It costs $30 to join our team. For more information and to confirm your registration, please contact FIT Coaching Co-ordinator Rachel (Chel) Haynes so you can be added to the roster for the event.

 

Rookie Cycling Program 2019

Rego open for Rookie Cycling!
Keen to join in cycling, but not sure you’ve go the skills? Know someone who got a new bike for Christmas? Keen to learn to use clip-in pedals?
Rookie cycling, where you learn to ride safely with and around others, commences 4 February! Registration open now.
 
All the details and rego info is here.
NB: Not-A-Novice-Anymore program commences 4 March. Completion of Rookie cycling or other structured program (e.g. WTTP) is highly desirable for NANA riders. More information available in February. 

SATURDAY RUN – 12 January

MEET: 7.00am at Lake Ginninderra, Evelyn Parker Place, off Beissel Street, Belconnen Town Centre.

RUN: Loop of Lake Ginninderra (7.3km)

BREAKFAST: Black Pepper, 63/1 Beissel Street, Belconnen

  • Head south on bike path parallel through the park on Beissel St then east along Emu Bank for short distance then left onto the lake shore.
  • There will be restaurants on your right. Cross the bridge and turn left, following the bike path and keeping the lake on your left.
  • At the large road bridge, run under the bridge and turn right, looping around to the top of the bridge and cross. Veer right on the other side of the bridge and right again to loop under the bridge.
  • The lake will still be on your left. After BBQ/picnic area on left cross the second road bridge and veer left after the bridge.
  • Bike path will lead you back to the starting point.

One circuit of the lake is 7.3 km. For a longer run do two loops

SATURDAY RUN – 29 December

MEET: 7.30am, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (car park at rear of War Memorial)

RUN: Undulating out and back on fire trail along the base of Mt Ainslie, in a northerly direction (6.8km, 11km and 13km options)

BREAKFAST: Pedlar, 65 Constitution Ave, Campbell

Run details:

  • Cross Mt Ainslie Drive, pass the BBQ area and head on foot path up the hill.
  • Turn left at second fire trail and continue around Mt Ainslie in an anticlockwise direction.
  • At three-way fork take the middle fork up the hill and turn right at t-intersection.
  • Go past (or turn back at metal gate (6.8km).
  • For a longer run (11km) go to the water reservoir: take left turn as you run up the hill after the metal gate and run as far as the water reservoir and return
  • For an even longer run, a clockwise loop run around Mt Ainslie – continue up the hill rather than taking left turn, veer left after long down hill, skirt side of building and cross Mt Ainslie Drive.
  • Take left turn (not uphill) at three way intersection and arrive at the top of the foot track where you started – you will see the roof of the War Memorial and turn left (13km with reservoir extension; 9.5km without)

FIT Cycling – 2019 Program

FIT Cycling is shaping up to be a great year in 2019! To make sure you don’t miss a beat, join the FIT Cycling Facebook Group. In addition to our regular Wednesday, Friday and Sunday rides we have a range of other exciting options to keep you riding throughout the year.

January

28 January – Public Holiday ride. 7.30am Stromlo. Several ride options.

February

5 February – Rookie Cycling commences  (4 weeks). Cost: $40.

Coached program for those wishing to gain bike confidence and begin learn to ride with others. For details and registration click here.

March

3 March – Target event: Big Canberra Bike Ride

4 March – Not-A-Novice-Anymore (NANA) Program commences (8 weeks). Cost $40.

Coordinated program for those wishing to train in a group for specific events. Suitable for riders who have completed a rookie/novice program or have some experience. More details and registration info will be posted here early 2019.

24 March – Target event: Bobbin Head Cycling Classic

April

19 April – Hot Cross Bunnies Ride. All welcome.

25 April – Public Holiday ride. 8.00am Stromlo. Several ride options.

28 April – Target event: Ride the Ranges Euroa

May-August (the cold season)
  • Sunday rides continue.
  • Weekday rides continue if demand, otherwise option to train indoors (non-FIT activity, all welcome).
September

Weekday rides resume first week of September

October

All Oct – Great Cycle Challenge Fundraiser

6 October – Target event: Gears and Beers Wagga

27 Oct (TBC) – Target event: Fitz’s Challenge

December

18 December – Jingle Bells Ride. Dress up your bike. All abilities welcome.

OTHER EVENTS

FIT cyclists train for a range of event across the year. In addition to the above activities, riders might be interested in the below events. If you find a different event and want to train for it, let us know!

    • 29 – 30 November Le Tap Jindabyne