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We don't have a July Fun Run/Walk/Ride as the huge Run Melbourne event is at the end of July and we have a strong team of type 1 runners for all different distances. The next HypoActive Sunday get-together is a big step further towards spring and we can all look forward to a warmer workout.
So at the end of August, HypoActive runners, walkers and bicycle riders are meeting to take on the high profile, central Melbourne loop - The Tan.
Once again, HypoActive has formed a type 1 team for this classic Melbourne event. Now in its 8th year, Run Melbourne offers a half marathon, a 10 km run, a 5 km run/walk and even a kids 3 km run. It's become the community fitness event of the year, with individuals raising funds for hundreds of different charities.
HypoActive always makes sure there are Insulin Injected Engines® singlets creating a big splash and showing not just that type 1 diabetes need not stop anyone doing anything, but that type 1's can compete with the best, whether that means crossing the winning line or showing off the fittest young family for miles. Wear yours in this event and shout to the world that you're an active type 1.
A splendid acquisition for our itinerary of parks and trails around greater Melbourne, Caulfield Park is centrally located and has great access from major roads. There is a circuit of about 2.5 km and the tracks are bitumen, which makes them comfortable for all sorts of bicycles. All round it's the perfect spot for type 1's to get together for whatever level of exercise they choose.
The Kokoda track/trail is the most famous in Papua New Guinea and is known for being the location of the World War II battle between Japanese and Australian forces in 1942. The 1,000 steps represent the Golden Staircase, a name given by the Australian Army Engineers to the track between Uberi and Imita Ridge in Papua New Guinea. But you don't have to go and fight in the jungle, you only have to get to Upper Ferntree Gully.
This amazing place is a unique spot located in the Dandenong Ranges National Park at Mt Dandenong. The track was created in the early 1900's and made from the trunks of tree ferns laid along the wetter areas of the track to make the climb a little easier. These were replaced by wooden palings before the more permanent concrete steps were installed in 1950.
The latest Fun Run/Walk/Ride is all about taking in the best of this charming township on the western side of the mouth of the great Yarra. It may be wild beyond and further west, but here it's the dependable clank of ropes on masts. the intriguing aromas from onboard BBQ's and the company of wild seabirds more travelled than most Williamstown sailors, who are generally more salubrious than salty.
Williamstown was a strong and busy port settlement in the 19th century and still boasts many handsome early buildings. Today it's the perfect place to spend a Sunday morning whether you're out for some energetic enterprise, interested in some some top class fare, heading to meet and greet - and most especially if you're after all three.
Williamstown breakfast of type 1 champs
Event Date: 29th Mar 2015
Studley Park is quite possibly the best location for HypoActive Fun Run/Walk/Rides. It's truly picturesque, so close to the city, yet with all the looks and ambience of deep bush. It's a lovely spot. It has numerous and diverse paths and tracks, so type 1 exercisers can choose precisely how much of the puffy stuff they want to take on and whether they want a wooded workout or a riverside run.
And then there's the Boathouse itself. When the exercise ends, it's time for all to get their heads together, devour each other's feedback - and refuel on the delicious fare of the Boathouse cafe. Here they have all manner of delicious diabetic food. You might like to ponder the house-made buttermilk hotcakes served with vanilla ice-cream and maple syrup. I won't be there, but I'm going to ponder them anyway.
On the last weekend of March, type 1 cyclists from all across Australia will be gathering once more in Melbourne's western suburbs to make their way up to the giant Murray River for the start of this extraordinary event. Dozens of teams will form to raise money for their local health services and health charities and all of them will ride in relay from Australia's greatest river down to the picturesque and charming coastal town of Port Fairy at the mouth of the meandering Moyne - in just 24 hours. There are options for the distance teams can cover in this event, but as always HypoActive will be covering the full 520 km, cycling well into the night and out of the early morning.
The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event. It is also one of Australia’s most popular and fastest-growing fundraising events. Teams of up to 15 people compete for laps swum and money raised. Each team must have a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours. People of all ages and abilities can take part. Each team creates a swimming roster to suit each swimmer. Each participant decides when they would like to swim and for how long. Some swim for 10 minutes, others swim for 4 hours! There is no set formula.
Night swimming, team support, all for a cause
The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim began in 2001 and the very first event was held at the Fitzroy Pool in Victoria. Although the Swim is now held in a number of places round Australia, HypoActive has always swum - and will be swimming next year - at the Fitzroy Pool.
Event Date: 22nd Feb 2015
Dust off all the cobwebs and come along and join your fellow type 1's, family and friends in some exercise on our very first Fun Run/Walk/Ride of 2015. Enjoy the Melbourne summer with sand, surf and plenty of peer group support at BRIGHTON BEACH - North Point Café, 2B North Road, Brighton on Sunday 22nd February 2015 at 9.30am (SHARP!).
Diabetic summer food Photo: North Point Cafe
The last HypoActive Fun Run/Walk/Ride of 2014 is coming up soon and right after the exercise there's food provided - a free BBQ brunch for all type 1's, family and friends!
Kevin Bartlett Reserve is a beautiful piece of parkland nestling in a large U-bend of the Yarra in Burnley and encircled by picturesque Yarra Boulevard.
Just waiting for hungry type 1's
If you're in for some exercise on the banks of the mighty Yarra, the meeting is at 9.30 am (SHARP!).