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SSC Newspaper : July 2010
Have you heard the good news? e inaugural Cooks River Fun is just around the corner! is great new community event, which will follow a course along the picturesque river bank, kicks o on July 18, so you only have a few days to get into shape (see tness advice, below). Fun runners (and walkers) have the choice of completing either a 5km or 10km course, depending on their tness, and the competition is divided into child, adolescent, adult and senior divisions. Medals will be awarded to the major place ge ers in each category. ose who are keen to take part should register online www.strath eld. nsw.gov.au (discounts apply until July 14), although late registrations will be accepted on the morning of the race at the starting line in Ford Park. "I encourage community members of all ages and levels of tness to participate and get active this winter - so get moving and start your training program today," said Tony Maroun, the Mayor of Strath eld. e course loops along the Bay to Bay Cycleway for 2.5 kilometres between Ford Park and Freshwater Park, taking in recently landscaped parklands. e fun run journeys through Deans Street and Chain of Ponds reserve. Among those taking part on July 18 will be St Patrick's rugby player Patrick Boiden whose current tness regime includes a few hundred push-ups every night and three six kilometre runs per week. "Exercise is a good release from work," he says. "I don't feel energised if I don't do it." Boiden says that it's very important that everyone taking part in the Cooks River Fun Run should do some tness work beforehand: "For the fun run, do light runs then increase the intensity. e higher intensity your workout becomes, the easier the fun run will be." Ben Roberts, Bulldogs player and Samoan international, agrees that every competitor should work up to the big day -- and also suggests changing your diet in the lead-up to the race. "Take in as much carbohydrates as possible -- ideally pasta --plus some red meat for a bit of iron. You can't drink enough water, so make sure you hydrate yourself in preparation for the next day," he says. "On the morning of the race don't eat too much, and don't eat two hours before you run. Have a light breakfast and include some fruit and some sugar which will act as an anti- cramping measure." Event Coordinator Marianne Tibbits, of Sold Out Event Management, is encouraging youth participation, saying all school children registrations will represent their school. e school with the most entries will be awarded a prize. A lucky prize draw will be randomly drawn for family entries, comprising two adults and two children. On the day, there is street parking on James Street and adjoining streets, and a free shu le bus will operate from Strath eld Station. All competitors should collect a timing micro-chip to velcro-strap to their le ankle at the marshalling area between 7am and 8.30am. Warm-up begins at 8.30am, before starting guns at 9am and 9.05am. Results will be listed on the council website . Online registration: Adult $20; Child $15; Family (2 adults & 2 children) $60. Individuals will be charged $5, and families $10 for late registration. Strathfeld Scene 11 www.ourstrathfeld.com.au SPORT "I encourage community members of all ages and levels of ftness to participate and get active this winter so get moving and start your training program today” – Tony Maroun, Mayor of Strathfeld Get on your marks for fun run Day One If you’re not already running, build up to it slowly. Get a health check. Start a stretching routine. Go for a long walk. Focus on your diet by eating more low GI foods: carbohydrate-rich foods that keep glucose levels higher over time, and increase energy. These include fruit, pasta, cereal and low-fat milk. Day TwO Your long walk should turn into a light run, but nothing too strenuous. Day Three You’re now interval training, readying for your frst run. Walk, jog, then increase to a short, high-intensity work-out; walk, jog, run and repeat. This is a good cardiovascular workout. Day FOur This is your frst distance run. Warm up, then see if you can go half the distance you’ll be trying during the fun run. Day Five A tapering day, you should also include some interval training to continue cardiovascular improvement. Day Six Try a practice run. Attempt the distance you’ll be fun-running. Stretch during your warm down. Day Seven You run tomorrow, so this should be the easiest day physically. Mentally prepare yourself by visualising yourself running. Increase your intake of low GI foods and, most importantly, hydrate yourself. neTball FunDraiSer THE Western Suburbs Netball Club is hosting a fund raising Trivia Night on July 31. All proceeds will go towards the increased cost of hiring training grounds as well as training for coaches and umpires. Due to the lack of suffcient lighting on the netball courts, Strathfeld players currently commute to Concord every week for training. where: Maggie Sports, 40 Hampton Street, Croydon Park. when: July 31. Cost: $10 per person, $75 per table. Contact: Leanne on 0406 634 580. IF Your TYpIcAl SundAY MornInG doeSn’T Involve runnInG FIve or 10 kIloMeTreS AlonG The cookS rIver, don’T deSpAIr. WeST TIGerS’ uTIlITY bAck – And perSonAl TrAIner – rhYS prITchArd GIveS You A Seven dAY TrAInInG reGIMe: hoW You cAn GeT In ShApe And pArTIcIpATe In The bIG dAY Bulldogs' player Ben Roberts limbers up for the fun run, "On the morning of the race don't eat too much." League fan banned for 50 years by Matt Khoury A spectator who knocked out a touch judge at Airey Park has been banned from any association with rugby league for 50 years. Pita Tupou, 20, will also face sentencing in Burwood local court on August 12 a er pleading guilty to assaulting the linesman. Rugby League o cials have spoken out against the incident, which le a touch judge unconscious a er o ciating in a match between the Strath eld Raiders and Leichhardt Wanderers Under-16s on May 9. Tupou, a Croydon resident, approached touch judge Anthony Beger a er the match and criticised the game's refereeing. Beger replied he wasn't the referee, but Tupou punched him in the face anyway. Beger was le unconscious, bruised, missing a tooth and a cut ear. He was treated on the scene by ambulance o cers. Tupou ed the scene but was arrested at his home the following day. Tupou later faced a Balmain Juniors Disciplinary Commi ee which banned him for 50 years. Martin Meredith, New South Wales Rugby League Development O cer, was totally supportive of the ban. " is was the longest ban that has been issued for a number of years and typical of a 'zero tolerance' a itude to violence," he said. Chris Raheb, Strath eld Raiders club president, said Tupou was not closely associated with the club. "He has nothing to do with us. I didn't even know he was there," he said. "Our club is clean. We don't condone violence on any level." Editor's note: e Strath eld Scene hears the Raiders have won eight premierships since forming in 2007. Keep going, boys.