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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.
Jells Park nestles in the Dandenong Creek Valley at Wheelers Hill. Over 9 km of paths and trails wind their way through open spaces, woods, wetlands and billabongs, and round the magnificent lake. Although nearly a million people a year visit this park, you wouldn't know it and on a Sunday morning you'll probably be greeting just a few other walkers and people out for fresh air and healthy exercise.
If you're planning on coming along or need to know more, contact John here.
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 wealthy than weatherworn.
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 top class fare, heading to meet and greet - and most especially if you're after all three.
Can you imagine - who would have thought?
HypoActive's 50th social exercising event for people living with type 1 diabetes. Not just exciting and uplifting, but inspiring, motivating and downright best as. And this one's at the finest of our locations, fabulous Caulfield Park.
The Murray to Moyne is an epic cycle relay that has been running as a public event since the early 1990's. Teams saddle up on the banks of the Murray River and ride in relay all the way down to the mouth of the Moyne River at Port Fairy at the far end of the Great Ocean Road. Apart from the prevailing headwinds, the big challenge for riders is to cover nearly 520 km to the seaside township in 24 hours.
It's a lot to ask of any cyclist, but since 2003 there's been a brave and bold presence - a team of cyclists not just facing these challenges, but doing it all with type 1 diabetes on top. That's HypoActive.
The HypoActive team and crew take on this event to raise money for HypoActive and Diabetes Camps Victoria.
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!
The 2016 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids has two course options: 16.3 km and 5 km. The shorter 5 km scenic course is now available to allow those participants who do not feel comfortable running or jogging 16 km but wish to be involved in the event and raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The start of both courses and assembly area are on Alexandra Avenue and the race village and finish area are in Kings Domain, making it easy for family and friends who are not competing to be part of the fun and close to the action.
The first HypoActive Social Run/Walk/Ride for 2016 is at that old type 1 favourite, Brighton Beach. There isn't just posh sand here - there are kilometres of running, walking and cycling paths that wind their way through palm trees, gardens and open lawns. It's one of Melbourne's iconic lovely spots and there's nowhere quite like the beach to have fun in the middle of summer.
For a number of years now, HypoActive has been thrilled to put on a big BBQ feed to celebrate Christmas and the peer support that we provide. John and Kerri Thompson are once again donning their type 1 cook's hats and serving up a sizzling sensation for all who wish to join us. There is the opportunity to exercise before tucking in - with HypoActive Fun Run/Walk/Ride No 47 taking place that morning - or you are very welcome to just come along, share food and relish the company of other type 1's who are taking on the challenge of an active lifestyle.
HypoActive Christmas brunch 2014: the perfect type 1 get-together
HypoActive type 1 John Thompson: just keeps on running
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 25th 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.
This year is the 38th Melbourne Marathon, now an icon event for Australians of all fitness levels. For several years Melbourne has seen about 6 1/2 thousand brave runners complete the full 42 km course, but also over 35,000 sign up as a total for all the events. This event caters for everyone: there's the traditional, grueling 42.195 km; a halfie; a 10 km option; 5.7 km for the strong, but not so long; and a fabulous 3 km course for those who either want to run what they can or just walk to get active, take part in such a vibrant city happening and maybe raise some money for one of the event's nominated charities - or a charity of their own choosing (could be HypoActive!).
Every course finishes with a lap of your very favourite sportsground - the MCG!
The next HypoActive Fun Run/Walk/Ride is at this fantastic location on the mighty Maribyrnong River in Essendon. As Melbourne's 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.