Training Sessions & Groups
There is nothing like meeting a few new and old friends to go training together (followed by a coffee) and we also know that women like to train with each other in a friendly, non-competitive environment as it’s all a bit more fun.
So to help break down the barriers and make it less intimidating to ‘go training’ we’re gathering a resource of female only training groups and female friendly session that are currently under way in various capital cities and locations around Australia. We’ve listed the session we’ve currently heard about below (these links are customised to the race location you are looking at) but this is just a starter as we are researching and adding more info all the time.
And if you know of any good, female friendly training groups that are already up and running then let us know and we’ll post them up here to build the resource and network even further. Please contact Claire Eats in our office via Claire@rapidascent.com.au or call (03) 5261 5511
Womens' paddle clinics
As part of the lead up to the 2013 Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent, Canoeing WA are running a women’s only training program to help female paddlers get into the sport and complete this challenging event – the skills of which are most relevant to paddlers in the Augusta Adventure race as well.
- DATES: Course 1: 9 Febuary-2 March (four sessions)
- Course 2: 13 April- 4 May (four sessions)
- LOCATION: Ascot Kayak Club, Garvey Park, Western Australia
- TIME: 9.30am - 12.30pm, each Saturday
- REGISTRATIONS OPEN: 21 January 2013
Click here to download a poster with further information on the sessions or contact Canoeing WA at (08) 6364 3659 or firstname.lastname@example.org
'Meg's Paddling Group'
Here is a social paddling group that's open to anyone (especially females) to attend. All levels of paddlers are welcome. Advice regarding technique, equipment, race nutrition and race preparation will also be available.
Meet at various locations on the Swan River (ie, Middle Swan Bridge, Ascot Kayak Club, Garrett Road Bridge) or at Sorrento Surf Club.
Saturday or Sunday for a 7.30am start
Distances vary according to conditions and pending events.
We are currently training for the Main Peak Multisport race and the Anaconda Adventure Race. but really - anyone is welcome!
If you would like to join the group, please email Meg O'Leary on email@example.com
(wearing something pink is not compulsory but highly recommended )
Vault Run Club with Sarah Jamieson
Friendly Running Group.
Wednesday & Friday's
Meet at 6.05am for a 6.15am start. Session finishes at 7am.
Location - College Park, Nedlands. Meet at AFL goals on Bostock Rd.
Meet at 8.05am for a 8.15am start. Session finishes at 9am.
Location - Kings Park. Meet at DNA Tower, Forrest Drive, Kings Park.
Prices range from $8.50 to $15 per session (depending on whether you pay casually or buy a multi session pass)
For more information
Would you like a FREE SESSION
For further details - firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMENS ADVENTURE CLUB
Looking for a support network in Perth?
"Adventurous Women" is the place for you - a fun bunch of women interested in getting involved in Adventure Races.
Several members competed in the 2012 Augusta Adventure Race and they will be back in 2013!
- Exclusively for girls
- Over 1500 members
- A great Support network for ladies looking to get involved & train together
- Within the club they form mini training groups (Runners/Walkers/Trekkers, Kayakers, Triathalon & Adeventure Racing, Pedal Power and Surf Chicks)
- One month free trial when you sign up . . . if you mention the AUGUSTA ADVENTURE RACE you will get a 3 month free membership!
- $59.95 per year
For more information - womensadventureclub.com.au/