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January 19, 2012
by Mike
In this edition:

Ultimate Run

The first leg of the Fearsome Foursome, the Ultimate Run is coming up on Sunday, 29th Jan. This event is always a fun morning, rain or shine, as you get to spend some time on scenic trails with a bunch of your teammates. There will be a number of groups departing Woodside Primary School including a group for those who are planning to walk most of the way. Lindsay will be leading a group departing at 6am, and there will be departures at 6.30am, 6.50am and 7.10am. It will be cold at the start but you will warm as the run progresses so dress appropriately, layers are the best approach. 

Kirsten will mark the route the day before, and there will be white arrows at all the turns. If it is raining, they will be flagged. There will be a SAG at the top of Kings Mountain with Laura from Power Bar providing support. So if you have particular items you want to access at the top of King’s bring them and give them to Laura or myself beforehand. She will also have a supply of Power Bar product available.

Tim will be available in his usual role as pancake cooker on completion, and he is not too shabby!


February Swim

The second leg of the Fearsome Foursome starts a few days later with Feb swim month. You will need to swim a minimum of 50,000 yds for the month.


Diversity Tour - Chinese New Year 10K

The first event of the Diversity Tour, the Chinese New Year 10K takes place on Sunday, 19th Feb. The link for the website can be found at

When I checked on this the online registration form is for 2010, so they haven't updated it. Registration is available on the day.


Diversity Tour - Solvang Century

The second event on the Diversity Tour is the Solvang Century on March 11 ( This event does sell out, and registration closes on 23rd Feb. Hani has secured a Team Sheeper group rate of $79/night at the Quality Inn in Santa Maria, so if you plan to do this event, take advantage of this and book soon. So we will have some idea of how many people are doing this, can you send me an email if you are planning to participate.



For those of you planning to do Wildflower, the half ironman is another of the races on the Diversity Tour schedule, and there is a discount code, email me to get it. The code also applies to other races on the Wildflower weekend. For those of you who are new to the team, we will be camping together as a team, and further details will be provided as the event gets closer.



The new order from Sugoi has shipped and will be here any day. If you are looking for any of the team gear, keep a close eye on the store at Burgess. 


Team Days at GoRide

The team deal at GoRide commences on Sat, 4th Feb, and runs through to Sun, 12th Feb. Applies to both Specialized and Cannondale equipment.


Piggy Back Challenge

Hani has constructed a Google doc for the Piggy Back Challenge. Run off the bike 20 times during the year after a scheduled ride for 20 mins minimum. Here is the link to track your results

You can easily retain this link by pasting it in the bookmark section of your browser


Workouts - Saturday Jan 21

The weather forecast for this Saturday is not so great, with rain and wind forecast. If it is raining, there will still be a ride leaving burgess at 8.30am, but there will also be an option to spin at Holbrook Palmer for 90 mins, starting at 9am. Tim will decide early on Saturday morning about the spin option and I will send out an email by 6.30am.