Triathlon season has officially arrived but don’t panic because we’ve got October covered with training sessions for all abilities and social events to suit every member.
On Tuesday evening, 3 October, running intervals will commence at our summer venue at the Dickson playing fields on Antill St. Once you’ve completed your set, head to the Old Canberra Inn for the necessary nourishment and banter with you club mates at the Bilbys monthly post run dinner.
As the novice program commences, it’s the time of year to welcome the new triathletes into the Club and help them along.
Throughout October, our regular club rides and swim sessions continue in addition to the Baldwin Rolfe hill climb taking place on Saturday, 21 October at 8am from the base of Mt Stromlo to the Observatory.
Have a go at guessing your climb time and be in with a chance to win a fantastic prize. All Bilbys club members are most welcome to participate in this event with entry at $5.
The winners will be announced at the Stromlo café after the climb. For those who wish to refuel and carry on, the regular Saturday club ride will continue on from Stromlo around the Cotter Uriarra loop. If you can’t participate for whatever reason, support the club by volunteering to help on the day.
There are a number of non-club events also coming up throughout October. If running is your discipline of choice, take in the stunning views of Lake George at the ‘Run with the Wind’ fun run on Sunday, 15 October. There’s a 5km and 10km run through Woodlawn Wind Farm near Tarago and Bungendore.
For those who trained through winter, the Long Course Weekend at Jervis Bay may be the challenge for you. Taking place over three days for the first time outside of Wales, the LCW offers triathletes the opportunity to complete each tri discipline on separate days over the weekend, 27-29 October..
Canberra’s toughest long distance cycling event also takes place on Sunday, 29 October. The annual Fitz’s Challenge event features five hilly and challenging course distances for cyclists including; 50k, 105k, 205k and 255k. The courses are set across Canberra’s Brindabella Ranges testing the fitness of all participants.
To find out more about what’s happening throughout the Club, join the ‘Bilbys Buddies’ group on Facebook where members post about informal training sessions and events throughout the week.
Until next month, have fun and happy training.
Your social reps,
Aoife & Petra