Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Newsletter Long Reef SLSC to Bilgola

Hi Everyone,
Kellie C, Jayne A, and Lauren pictured above and Mia, who is taking the photo, ran and walked their way from where in their previous trail training session was cut short due to flooding at Dee Why Lagoon to Bilgola. This week they were fortunate enough to have a mild dry day with no rain. They started their run at Long Reef SLSC on Saturday for a 33km Coastrek training session. Mia, again has been a life saver. She has been so kind to offer her skills, and help me out with the training of the Coastrekers on the weekend while I could rest my legs and head down to Huskisson to train for my 1/2 Iron Man. 
For Kellie and Lauren, it is the furtherest they have ever been on 2 legs. They are busting through she milestones and still looking happy. Kellie's parents meet the girls at Bilgola, the 1/2 way point, and acted as a mini support crew, providing water , sunscreen and some much needed encouragement. They managed to all stay together as a team, even along the 6km long stretch of beach that is Narrabeen and Colleroy. They and pull though some tough times towards the end, with Lauren struggling a little bit. Jayne now seems to have an Achilles problem (That makes 3 team members, Jane, Jayne and Paula) . The girls all proved to be super tough and found her second wind to complete the 33km within their goal time of 5 hours 05 minutes. They were again about 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Well done.
Next week Mia, Jane M, and Zandra will be heading out to do the same route to completed their 33km for their training. Let's wish them the best of luck.
The teams are doing amazingly well with their training and are excelling, especially with their fundraising. The Go Go's and Racers are almost at their target, my team is coming a dismal last.

If you want to donate to your training buddies raise money for the Fred Hallows Foundation and help the save the sight of 53 people and you still have not had a chance click on the link below.

The Go Go's
Leanne, Paula, Liz and Jayne
Amount Raised: $1020, only $580 to go.

The Racers
Kellie, Lauren, Jane M and Zandra.
Amount Raised $1190, only $410 to go.

The Flyers
Brian, Jeff, Renae and Shona
Amount Raised $320, a long way to go....$1280. I hate coming last.

The Glenbrook Marathon
This weekend myself and Brian will be running the full 42.2km of the Glenbrook Marathon. It will be a good race between to 2 of us....If I was a beating man I would put some money on it. 
The Glenbrook Marathon is a trail run in the Blue Mountains. Kathy, Kellie, Matt (Kim's Hubby) and Renae will be running the 34km. Renae and Kathy, need to run the 34km in less than 4 hours and 20 minutes to qualify for the event. This should not be a problem for either of them. Julia is running in the 25km race at the Glenbrook.
This year for the first time I have clients that are fit, confident ,fast and strong enough to qualify for the famous race the "6 Foot Track". Kathy, Kellie, Mia and Renae have all entered. Mia and Kathy are on the wait list for the race. But I am sure they will soon have a race bib.
Our first training session will be on the Tuesday the 3rd of January. 
Explorers Tree to Coxes River Return 30km. It is a favourite for me, and a session that I have fond memories of....running out of water....over heating....running out of glucose....stinking hot....drinking out of the creeks because you are desperate for a drink because you think you are going to die. You get the picture it is a tough session.

Christmas Holidays
I will be away from Saturday the 24th of December.
I will be back training again on the 2nd of January for anyone who wants to do PT's.
On Tuesday the 3rd I will be training PT's in the morning then running from Explorers Tree to Cox's River Return. Aiming to start at the tree by 9am. This training session usually takes about 4 hours or so...
Then on Wednesday the 4th of January, I will run Bootcamps and Morning PT sessions, before going to a wedding on the Central Coast.
On Thursday the 5th I am having the day off, I will se seedy, and still up at the Central Coast.
Friday the 6th I will be back at training as usual.

Races To Enter ASAP
Sun Run enter the 6.5km Sun Run from Dee Why to Manly, no excuses.
All my beginner runners have entered, the Sun Run. So if you want to start your year off running, the relative easy 6.5km should be a great start. All of my clients should be able to finish this off in less than an hour.
The Cole Classic, 1km, 2km and 9km swim, yes people can swim for 9km, I’m doing the 2km.
Since I did the Bondi2Bronte, I think it has motivated a few people to try an ocean swim. There will be a team of at least 5 of us so far. If you want to do an ocean swim, try this one. We can all freak out together.
Huskisson Triathlon Festival
I have entered my first Triathlon. I am going to do the long course on the Sunday the 19/02/2012.
The Short Course is on the Saturday. Kellie and Kathy might give it a go. I will be down there, and I will be going down again to train for the event in January.

Running Calendar
  • 17/12/2011 Coastrek Training Session 33km Important Session Long Reef to Bilgola Return
  • 18/12/2011 Glenbrook Marathon re-schedule (6 Foot Track Qualifier) 25km,34km 42km
  • http://www.runningwildnsw.com/glenbrook/
  • 3/01/2011 Explorer's Tree to Cox's River 30km Return Tuesday the Public Holiday.
  • 8/01/2011 Explorer’s Tree to Cox’s River 30km Return
  • 14/01/2011 Coastrek Training Session 36km Important Session.
  • 22/01/2011 Megalong Mega Run as a Running Group 36km (I sadly can’t be in the real run.)
  • 28/01/2011 Coastrek Training Session 38km Important Session.
  • 04/02/2011 Sun Run 5.6km from Dee Why to Manly 6.5km. No excuses.
  • http://sunrun.com.au/
  • 05/02/2011 Cole Classic 2km Swim, Shelly Beach to Manly.
  • http://coleclassic.com.au/
  • 11/02/2011 Coastrek Training Session 45km Important Session!!!!
  • 18/02/2011 6 Foot Training Jenolan Caves Rd to Coxes River and Back Again 30km Return Option 1 
  • 19/02/2011 1/2 Iron Man Huskisson 2, Triathlon Series
  • http://www.eliteenergy.com.au/
  • 25/02/2011 6 Foot Training Jenolan Caves Rd to Coxes River and Back Again 30km Return Option 2
  • 2/03/2012 Coastrek 50km
  • 10/03/2012 “6 Foot Track” Marathon 45km
  • http://www.sixfoot.com/2012entry.php
  • 8/04/2011 TNF Training Kings Tableland Circ
  • 28/04/2011 TNF Training  Katoomba Circ
  • 19/05/2012 The North Face 100km
  • Oxfam 2012.

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