Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Entries for the 2010 Speights Coast to Coast have just opened.
Over 800 competitors will vie for places in the 28th Anniversary race on February 12th and 13th 2010.
The Speight's Coast to Coast is the world’s premier multi-sport event. The Speight's Coast to Coast is the benchmark by which all other multi-sport events are judged, both here in New Zealand and overseas.
The Speight's Coast to Coast traverses the South Island of New Zealand from Kumara Beach on the Tasman Sea to Sumner Beach on the Pacific Ocean. Over either two days (individuals or two person teams) or the one-day event (individuals only), competitors cycle 140 kms (three stages of 55km, 15 km and 70 km), run 36 km (including a 33 km mountain stage that crosses the Southern Alps) and kayak 67kms of the grade two Waimakariri River through the Grand Canyon of New Zealand, the Waimakariri Gorge.
And after all this they still have the energy to crack open a very well deserved Speight's – New Zealand’s finest beer.
The event is divided into three races - the One-Day or Longest Day event is for individuals only while the Two-Day event is for individuals and two person teams. In the Teams section the runner and the kayaker both do cycling stages. The only requirements for the race are that you meet the minimum age and provide a grade two kayaking certificate if you're an individual or a team kayaker. Oh yes, you should also be fit!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Trainee Lani had a bet with Chris over the result of the QLD Cup game between Wynnum Seagulls and Chris's Ipswich Jets. The result was a mighty victory 24 - 8 to Wynnum. At stake was 50 chins and 50 push ups which from the photos you can see they both really enjoyed. Chris commented afterwards ( once he got his breath back ) that the Jets would win next time and he will enjoy seeing Lani do the same. Look out on the blog after sat Aug 8th when they play each other again.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Hey my name is Stirling Mason(A.K.A Stirlo). I am a Cert III trainee at Fitnance. I am 16 years old and I currently go to school Runcorn High. I like hanging with friends on the weekend and sometimes after school. I like playing sports with friends, I used to play soccer at Runcorn but now I just skateboard all the time. Most of my friends skateboard or ride down at Kuraby/Wally Tait park. My favorite and most exotic trick is a one foot nose manual. The reason I am doing this traineeship is to improve my knowledge in fitness and nutrition to hopefully follow a career in fitness training or join the army. I really like Caesar Salad and chicken with sweet chili sauce. I eat mostly organic and Australian produced food. Fitnance is a great place and I really like it.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
With the work Fitnance and the FOGS have been doing together, the Fitnance gym has seen some new members join in on some of the classes. Olympic sprinter Patrick Johnson, Olympic steeplechaser Peter Nowill and Olympic swimmer Mel Schlanger have been put through their paces.
Chris and Luke have been away working with the FOGS on the beaches to billabong camp for the last few weeks.
The objective of the Billabong to Beach Programs is to improve the participants life skills to enable them to make better life choices and motivate them into leading a positive life for themselves and their communities.
The Billabong to Beaches Camp was held at Camp Apex at Currimundi on April 27th to May 1st , 2009.
12 boys and 3 mentors attended the camp. The boys were from Doomadgee. Phil was the camp leader.
Peter Nowill (Olympian 3000m Steeple Chase) ,Luke C Gregory (Kung Fu 2x World Champion) and Chris Weier (4x Australian Triathlon Team Representative) attended the camp as mentors.
The 12 boys and 3 mentors spent a week in Longreach working on Horsemanship and Leather skills. After the camp the boys spent a day at Seaworld and then returned to Longreach for another 2 weeks of Horsemanship.
Mondays Cardio session was the Metre Challenge. 60 minutes of cardio work split into 12 five (5) minute sessions. Each session was in rotation from ROWER to TREADMILL to GRINDER to BIKE to STEPPER and then back to the rower.
The total meres travelled was recorded after the 5 minutes. All totals were as follows;
Averil 16026m Joe 11810m
Jackie 12520m Rodney 16110m
Deb 12487m Ayesha 11760m
Di 11720m Pete 11035m
Chloe 14120m Browny 11952m
Matty 18653m Paulo 17403m
Train 17960m Rosey 18750m
Andrew 14980m Joe 20140m
Monday, May 11, 2009
The "Tour de Fitnance" is a 6 stage cardio session involving time trials, hills and a huge climb on the bike.
Stage 1 - The Flats 3.4k
Stage 2 - The Climb 4.8k
Stage 3 - Time Trial 1.0k
Stage 4 - The Hills 7.3k
Stage 5 - Time Trial 1.0k
Stage 6 - The Longest Day 7.5k
Averil completed it in 49.27 mins
Browny completed it in 54.32 mins
Great effort from both of them at 6am on a sat.
Jo and Aeysha also knocked off 3 mins on the 12 days session.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Well done to all of you who managed to turn up on the monday.
Cardio session was based on the multi-sport challenge. Running, Rowing (Kayaking)and Cycling.
Leg 1 Run 0.8k
Leg 2 Bike 2.4k
Leg 3 Run 1.4k
Leg 4 Row 1.2k
Leg 5 Bike 3.0k
Leg 6 Row 0.8k
Leg 7 Run 1.0k
Times were as follows:
Aeysha 48 mins Paul 40 mins
Di 46 mins Leone 46 mins
Bill 46 mins Averil 40 mins
Shannon 43 mins
Also Jo did his 12 days of xmas in 47 mins and Browny put in a great effort on the Calorie Counter burning 503 calories.