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Events in May for runners and walkers

The first weekend in May will be fantastic - there's The Canberra Road Running Festival  (note the underlined text is a link, press on it to go to the relevant website) first up, including a runners EXPO on Saturday and Sunday. If you're around Lake BG in the morning be sure to cheer the marathoners on. I'll be helping out at the finish line. The National Heart Foundation are having a Heart Week Walk on Sunday 2nd May from 9am. Meet at the Carillon for the two bridges walk at Lake Burley Griffin - should be a good vantage point to watch the marathon. The Heart Foundation run walking groups all over the country, you can join one or start your own walking group :) Later in the month there's The Mothers Day Classic  on Sunday 9 May - 5km or 10km options. Online registrations close soon. Again, around the lovely Lake BG in Canberra: An alternative on Sunday 9 May is a multi-sport event - Pedal, paddle 'n puff   aka Sri Chinmoy

Stress Down Day Friday 23 July

Gosh, with so much going on like the Canberra Road Running Festival, Mother's Day Classic, Fitz's Challenge, Capital Punishment 50km/100km mountain bike, Salsa dancing to try out, Zumba, the ski season just around the corner and everything else sometimes it's time to just STOP!   Lifeline's annual Stress Down Day is on Friday 23 July 2010 I highly recommend purchasing the slippers - yes, I do own a pair :)   So why not get your work place to register and support Lifeline and stress down on Friday 23 July.   Ahhh... don't you feel better already?

Bicycle Maintenance & upcoming running events

Pedal Power Bike Maintenance Courses The next beginner's course is 10am-2pm Sunday 30 May and you will learn how to remove your rear and front wheels and fix your punctures, right now mostly caused by those horrible thorns... ...that are responsible for multiple tyre punctures - and which get stuck in your dog's paws - that come from the noxious weed  Tribulus terrestris commonly known as puncture weed. Registration details here - I'll be at the Bike Maintenance Intermediate course, having thoroughly enjoyed Beginners I & II :) With the Anzac Day weekend, Canberra Road Running Festival and the ABS Fun Run (aka Castles Shield) all coming up I won't ask if anyone's up for Fitz's challenge right now... will keep you posted! ABS Fun Run?  Either 7.3km run or a 6km walk on Wednesday lunchtime 19 May 2010 around Lake Ginninde

Zumba Dance Fitness - Canberra Road Running Festival

Zumba Dance Fitness:  If you enjoy Latin music, like dancing and want to improve your cardio-vascular (aerobic) fitness then Zumba! is for you. Salsabor run 10 week terms for $160 - That's 1 X 1 hour session a week for 10 weeks. Next term - Starts: 26 April 2010; Finishes: 03 July 2010 They run classes all over Canberra throughout the week - CLICK HERE I tried it out last Tuesday night - it was heaps of fun and a great moderate to high intensity workout - my average heart rate over the hour was 146bpm (which is 75% of my max. heart rate), I got my heart rate up to 163bpm (85% of my MHR) and I burned 534 calories! Canberra Road Running Festival - 1st & 2nd of May 2010 Those of you training for the half marathon and marathon events, it's time to start tapering off. Remember that the 5km fun run on Saturday 1 May is free for you so use that as a pre-event warm up, run it relaxed and easy to prepare for Sunday:)

Upcoming events for April 2010

Hi everyone, The Canberra Road Running Festival is coming up soon - 1-2 May. The 5km fun run is on Saturday 1 May and the half marathon, marathon and ultra marathon are all on Sunday 2 May. There's also a 2km run for the under 10s on the Saturday. I'll be going in the 5km run, cheering Coach Dave in at ultra marathon finish line (!) and helping out as a volunteer over the weekend - see you there! (There's no Women's and Girls jogalong in May). The Mothers' Day Classic 5km/10km walk/run is on the following weekend, Sunday 9 May - Website: The Classic raises money for Breast Cancer research. I'm still interested in getting a 5km walk/run/walk-jog team together so let me know by this Friday 17 April if you'd like to be in a team - If we can get at least 10 people together we can get some t-shirts made up. Pedal Power are running their Beginners II Bike Maintenance course this Sunday 18 April - I had so much fun at

In the beginning!

Welcome to Cat3 onto the Wobbly Web! This website is still very much under construction. Keep an eye on it, as it will eventually take shape. Cat3 will keep you up to date with social and more serious sporting events in the Canberra neighbourhood, but also of interesting national high-lights. Cat3 will be here to help you eat well, live well, and exercise well. Why don't you follow us by clicking the button on the left! There will be regular health fits and tips, do's and don't s , and other practical hands on advice to improve your health and well-being.