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This weekend - the first in February 2013 - is your last chance to register online for this year's sensational AcT1vate.
Following animated discussion about how hot and cool type 1 triathletes are (not sure if that makes them lukewarm overall??) at the Christmas break up it was suggested that the unofficial HypoActive tri team get all our Ironmen, Half Ironmen, Long Course, Sprint, Mini and Team Insulin Injected Engine triathletes (and triathletes in training) together to compete in one event this season.
HypoActive riders gathered in Southbank, Brisbane, early on Sunday 7th October for the annual 100 km dash from the city to the seaside.
The Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge still attracts many thousands of Queensland riders, but only a handful ride managing type 1 diabetes and this year seven of them proudly wore the HypoActive colours.
On Wednesday 15th August Mulgrave Country Club was the venue for a fabulous evening of type 1's gathering, meeting. chatting and eating. Although there wasn't much sporting activity it was great to see HypoActive members getting together and swapping stories.
John Thompson, who with his wife Kerri was kind enough to orbanise the evening, has written out a brief report, so see for yourself what type1's get up to when they group up after dark.
Event Date: 10th & 11th Nov 2012
Greg 'Macca' McCubbin, stalwart veteran of the HypoActive Murray to Moyne cycling team, has put out a call for type 1 cyclists to form a team for the 2012 Port to Port (P2P). The P2P is a two-day bike ride through scenic national parks, rolling vineyards and along the banks of the Murray River. The ride starts in Mildura and runs through Swan Hill and on to Echuca. Riders get views of Hattah National Park, orange groves and the mighty Murray as they pedal over the 400 km course.
Congratulations to all those who ran in Run Melbourne on July 15th.
HypoActive had three type 1's run the half marathon and five complete the 10 km run.
Well done everybody.
Our team organiser and captain John Thompson has collected some testimonials from those who ran the half marathon (including his own), so read on for some great detailed stuff on blood sugars and running from three of the best!
On Sunday morning, 22nd July, a small tight team of type 1 cycists, accompanied by a loose gathering of friends and family, left Paradise Point and rode 30 km at a good pace down to the Currumbin estuary. It was the ride back, however, that saw the type 1's drop the hammer and leave the non-type 1's trailing far behind.
Queensland cyclists living with type 1 diabetes were poised, lubed and raring to go last weekend, but all hopes of a victorious type 1 peleton were washed away by continuing heavy rain on the Gold Coast.
Last month, Andrew achieved the remarkable feat of finishing an Ironman Triathlon. That's 180 km on a bike, a 3.8 km swim and a 42.2 km run (a marathon) - all in one day. He's been kind enough to spend some time writing up his experience in two reports. The first one reads simply like this: 'I entered the 2012 Melbourne Ironman Triathlon. I finished. It was good.' Awesome.
Now in its 7th year, the Herald Sun / Citylink Run for the Kids sold out all 33,000 places in just six weeks. This event raised $1.65 million for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. HypoActive produced a team of 11 runners, 10 in the 14 km course and one in the 5 km option. Read John's report.