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The tropical lifestyle is very relaxed and I'm so far away from all things Canberra that I'll just be updating my Cocos blogspot

Big Canberra Bike Ride Monday 14 March

The annual Big Canberra Bike Ride is on again this coming labour day holiday. This year it incorporates Amy's Ride for cycling safety awareness. For all the info you need visit the Big Canberra Bike Ride website. Here's hoping the weather will be fine (unlike last year!) and that you and your friends and family enjoy the day. I have really enjoyed riding in charity events - Amy's Ride was the last one I did in Canberra - and in big social rides like Tour de Femme which Category 3 Design has entered for the last 3 years. Although I won't be able to join you in this year's event I will be thinking of you as I ride my 'tip bike' (pictured) around the island.

Tuesday evening running events starting 1 Feb 2011

If you haven't started training for the Canberra marathon in April this year then YMCA of Canberra Runners Club's Summer Series is a must for you! Or if you'd just like to get more runs in and need some extra motivation then join in with the YMCA Runners' Club. You can find more information on the Canberra Runner website - see my Useful Links on the right hand side. If you can't or don't want to run why not help out at one of the events as a volunteer? If you're interested in volunteering email Dave at david.osmond@windlab.com Here's a list of the scheduled runs - start time is 6:15pm - you'll see that there's something for everyone :) Tue 1 Feb Stromlo Forest Park 2km or 5km cross-country run Uriarra Rd Tue 8 Feb Boathouse East 2km or 5km road run (Molonglo Reach) Menindee Dr Parkes Map 59 P13 Tue 15 Feb North Curtin 2km or 5km road & cross-country Dunstan S

Capital Summer Sports Festival this weekend!

The new YMCA of Canberra Runners Club together with Triathon ACT (TACT) and Canberra Cycling Club are staging the Capital Summer Festival (Jan 21-23). Full details at www.capitalsummer.com.au . 3 days, 4 sports and 10 events! Including Olympic Triathlon, 2km fun run and everything inbetween. Go on, join up or if you don't want to compete, sign up as a volunteer to help out - contact Ken by email kene@incanberra.com.au if you'd like to volunteer. Online entries close on Wednesday Jan 19 at 11:45pm. On the day registrations will be accepted with a $10 late fee. I'd love to hear from you if you participate, even as a spectator, at any of the events - post a comment on this blog or email me at Tiina@cat3.com.au