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As we draw slowly towards the festive season and the end of the year, our mid-spring social exercise get-together is located in Albert Park, in the shadow of the city, but in full glorious sunshine. Once a lagoon in the Yarra River delta, Albert Park Lake is now the home of many sporting and athletic activities, with plenty of room for a keen bunch of type 1's to have some HypoActive fun.
On the Sunday 26th October the meet is at 9.30 am (SHARP!) on Aquatic Drive, opposite the yacht club. The easiest way to get to the start is via Albert Rd Drive and then take a right turn into Aquatic Drive. Melways reference: Map 2K F6. Email John if you're not sure and he can send you a very good map.
Event Date: 12 Oct 2014
After a number of years of raising solid teams of type 1 cyclists for the annual Bicycle Queensland event, this year HypoActive is doing something just a little different. We're putting on a ride solely for type 1's and planning a special route to fill all your type 1 needs.
The official BQ Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge is being held on 19th October. I'm sure this will once again prove to be a successful mass-rider event. All type 1's now have the opportunity of joining in with these festivities, but also, the weekend before on Sunday 12th October, you've got the chance to team up with determined type 1's and get with the HypoActive factor. On this special day, Queenslanders - and any riders from further afield - can get that extraordinary feeling of falling in with a bunch of people who all live with that difficult and ever-present condition: type 1 diabetes.
Event Date: 12 Oct 2014
This is the biggest marathon in Australia. It has been running since 1978, when over 2,000 people ran from Frankston to the Melbourne Town Hall. Now there are well over 6,000 who complete the full marathon and over 35,000 runners and walkers who enter the four accompanying - shorter - distances. And once again, the amazing new HypoActive singlets will be out there, spread through the separate events, showing active people from all walks of life that type 1 diabetes needn't stop anyone doing anything.
The Melbourne Marathon Festival has the full marathon (42.2 km), the halfie (21.1 km), a 10 km run, a 5 km run and a 3 km walk. This fantastic range of distances is what pulls so many people in - there's an event for everybody. HypoActive has some strong runners, but we are hoping that some of those who run for fun will find a spot that suits them. It would be great to see HypoActive running gear standing out and getting noticed on all of these courses.
Event Date 28 Sep 2014
The next HypoActive Fun Run - or Walk or Ride - is at this fantastic location on the mighty Maribyrnong River in Essendon. As green wedges go, the Maribyrnong is probably the finest. There are paths and cycleways aplenty along both sides of this majestic waterway and even bridges to create scenic loops. If you bring your bike and feel like just carrying on you can ride all the way up to Brimbank Park, through some of Melbourne's finest riverside parklands, or head straight down to Docklands and Footscray. In Essenden itself, there are massive wide paths, very little traffic and enough people out exercising to keep you motivated and moving. But if it's the meet you like, there's a superb cafe lined up for the post-activity refueling.
HypoActive's popular fun run/walk/ride group won't be meeting on the last Sunday of July as on that day we have a strong team entered in Run Melbourne. But for August we've got a special morning lined up at Melbourne's central, iconic Tan Track.
John on The Tan
Once again the people of Melbourne and surrounds are taking to the streets in huge numbers for this massive event. And once again HypoActive is putting together a team of runners and walkers to show the world that type 1 diabetes is no barrier to getting active and getting healthy.
Active type 1's - and some of the not so active ones - will be meeting as usual on the last Sunday of the month at 9.30 am (SHARP!), this time at fabulous Jells Park.
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. But you don't have to go there, you only have to get to Upper Ferntree Gully.
Once again, it's time to book the last Sunday of the month for the amazing HypoActive Fun Run/Walk/Ride. Come along for some fancy footwork or casual pedalling with a whole bunch of type 1's in training.The handsome seaside suburb of Williamstown is the location of choice and it doesn't matter how fit you are - just come along and do what you can.
This is a great opportunity to get out there in a massive high-profile Melbourne event wearing your HypoActive running gear and showing how type 1's won't be stopped from getting active and healthy. Whether you run fast or take your time, show the world you can do it!