FIT Award Winners 2020

This year’s FIT awards went to three very deserving women who kept us safe, motivated and active throughout a very trying year.

Volunteer of the year went to Jean Chesson who leads the Safe Return to Training Advisory Group, keeping us COVID-safe as we returned to training (and social events).

Coach of the year was too tough to call, and the committee decided to award this jointly to Jill Wisbey and Di Evans for the social and fitness connections they fostered throughout the COVID shutdown.


Jean Chesson, Jill Wisbey

Di Evans

Saturday Run – 21 November

This week’s run will be followed by the FIT AGM at EQ Cafe from 9am.

MEET: 7.30am at EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

RUN: Deakin to Weston Park (9.55km)


  • From EQ head north along Kent St and take right onto track, after crossing Adelaide Avenue, at Kintore Cres.
  • Across Kintore pick up bike path through parkland and past Yarralumla Public school to lake.
  • At lake turn left and another right at Weston Park entrance gate and head into Weston Park keeping the water on your right.
  • On re-joining the main path turn left and past the Weston Park gate then retrace route

Saturday Run – 14 November

MEET: 7.30am at EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

RUN: Out and back along the base of Red Hill (11.2km)

BREAKFAST: EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street, Deakin


  • Cross Kent St and head south on Kent St.
  • At footpath on left (200m or so from start), turn left and enter bush area through gap in fence on your right.
  • Follow dirt track which becomes more distinct as a fire trail and head up hill.
  • Follow the trail, crossing Gowrie Drive, along the north-east side of Red Hill to Hindmarsh Drive for an out and back run

Improving ACT Pathways

Did you know

The ACT path network is not routinely maintained, consequently members of the public are relied on as the sole source of information about the condition of the network.

The more an issue is reported the more attention it is likely to attract.

Under-reporting of cycling and pedestrian accidents

Preliminary investigation of new works for either roads or community paths will involve gathering accident and crash data. Accident data is obtained from the police for this purpose. As most vehicle insurance requires a police report, the level of vehicular accident/crash reporting is high. On the contrary, accidents and crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians tend to be under-reported, especially if the outcome doesn’t result in hospital treatment.

How to report problems

Report an issue that you want addressed for reasons of safety/maintenance through the Fix My Street online form

The reporting is made up of 6 items on the Access Canberra website
1. What would you like to report
2. Tell us more
3. Where is the issue
4. Photo
5. Provide your contact details
6. Check the information provided

• You can submit a report anonymously but if you want to be able to check on the status of your request it’s best to create an account.
• Having a photo and location is very useful. Provide as much information as possible about the issue or what happened.
• Complaints are investigated, assessed and then prioritised for funding by using a warrant system.

FIT accident and injury reporting

A link to the ACT Government reporting system is included in FIT Accident & Injury Report form.

2020 FIT AGM

The Females In Training 2020 Annual General Meeting is being held as follows:

Date:            Saturday 21 November 2020

Time:            9.00am  (following the FIT Saturday run)

Venue:         EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street, Deakin


View the Agenda here.

View the Minutes of the 2019 AGM here.

View the 2020 Financial Statement here.

All positions on the Committee are open for nomination, and close COB  Wednesday 18 November. The nomination form is available here, and an outline of committee roles can be viewed here.

Please note:

In person attendance limited to 30 members. Register here
Online attendance via teleconference unlimited.

Online attendance via teleconference unlimited. You can log in via Zoom using the below meeting ID.

Topic: FIT Annual General Meeting 2020

Time: Nov 21, 2020 09:00 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 871 1688 0146

Passcode: 836967