Retiring Coaches

At the FIT Christmas Party on Sunay 15 December, two of our longest-serving coaches were thanked and rewarded for the time they put into the club.

Beth Peedom

Beth has been run leader for the gentle-paced group for many years. During that time, Beth has encouraged and supported many runners, from runners who have never run, runners fresh out of Rookie Running and runners managing or returning from injury.  Her focus has been to reinforce good running techniques, encourage and extend runners and to have fun! Beth loves to run and loves to see others running. Beth’s skills have been recognised with Coach of the Year in 2016. We are sad that Beth, due to an ankle issue, is winding back her leadership responsibilities but look forward to still enjoying FIT runs (on soft surfaces) with Beth.

Thanks Beth!


Lindy Dunn

After 20+ years coaching, with both FIT and others, our most wonderful swim coach Lindy Dunn is retiring from coaching. We are incredibly privileged to have had Lindy’s time and dedication over the years, and it’s no exaggeration to say that hundreds of swimmers – from novices to elites – have benefited from her expertise over the years. We hope to continue to see her around the FIT traps, but you’ll be most likely to find her on the golf course, as the new president of the Royal Canberra Golf Club. Huge congratulations on this new appointment, and a huge thankyou for all of your hard work for us, Lindy!

2019 FIT Christmas party

It’s been a great year and it’s time to celebrate!

Join us for the FIT Christmas party.

When: 3pm Sunday 15 December

Where: The Mawson Club, 10 Heard Street, Mawson

Nibbles provided



2019 FIT AGM

The Females In Training 2019 Annual General Meeting is being held as follows:

Date:            Saturday 16 November 2019

Time:            8.45am – 10am (following the FIT Saturday run)

Venue:         EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

The agenda and supporting papers for the meeting are available to download here – please note that printed copies will NOT be provided at the meeting.

Please note that all positions on the Committee are open for nomination, and close COB  Wednesday 13 November. The nomination form is available here, and an outline of committee roles can be viewed here.

We are yet to receive a nomination for the role of Vice President, please contact FIT President Sue Lyons if you would like to nominate or receive further information on the role.

2019 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Please note that the Females In Training 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place as follows:

Date:     Saturday 16 November, 2019

Time:     8.45am – 9.30am (following the Saturday run)

Venue: EQ Café, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

The agenda for the meeting will be available shortly.

2019-20 Committee Nominations

Committee nominations for 2019-20 are currently being accepted. All positions are available for nomination.

Please complete the nomination form (available here), and submit to the FIT Secretary at or mail to:

Females in Training Inc.
c/- Triathlon ACT
Locked Bag 3004
West Deakin ACT 2600

Nominations close on Saturday 9 November 2019.

Committee roles are outlined here.

Please contact FIT President Sue Lyons, or Secretary Deb Wilkinson should you have any questions.

WTTP Scholarship Testimonials

The Women’s Triathlon Training Program (WTTP) is the flagship novice training program for Females in Training (FIT). It encourages women to try triathlon for the first time; and to return to triathlon after a period away from the sport. The WTTP is an exciting opportunity for women to enjoy the sport of triathlon in a supportive, female-only environment.

WTTP Scholarship 2018

In 2018, for the first time, FIT offered two scholarships to extend this opportunity to women who otherwise would not have been able to participate. In addition, two partial scholarships, covering the 12 months of FIT membership fees, were also awarded. We asked three of last year’s recipients, Kate, Caitlin and Taisa, what the scholarship meant to them, and how they have benefitted from the program.

What did they say about the program and the scholarship?

A common factor in joining WTTP was the desire to do a triathlon, while lacking the confidence and know-how to go about it. For Taisa, another key reason for joining the WTTP was that she had only recently moved to Canberra from Brazil, so found it a great way to get out and meet new people; while the routine of regular group exercise has been integral to Kate’s recovery from postnatal depression. This camaraderie and community are key to FIT and to the WTTP, with experienced coaches and helpers on hand for each discipline every step of the way. Kate summed it up, saying, “We are so lucky to have these wonderful women help motivate and teach us”; while Caitlin was struck by how “supportive and welcoming” everyone was.

For everyone who completes the WTTP, the benefits will be as varied as their reasons for signing up. For this year’s scholarship recipients, those benefits were wide-ranging. While all three said that their physical fitness improved, they also gained valuable knowledge and skills that they weren’t expecting. Caitlin gained a range of fitness and general skills, from learning to swim, to how to change a bike tyre!

Sounds great – what next?

Triathlon is a challenging but rewarding sport and the Women’s Triathlon Training Program aims to introduce women to the sport in a supportive and friendly environment, providing them with the skills to compete at a range of levels. If you’d like to ‘tri it out’ but think the cost of the program could be prohibitive, why not apply for the FIT WTTP Scholarship 2019 and see what benefits you can get from the program.