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News & Media Release

18 May 2015

 Mum’s On The Run

 The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West Ring Road Run is open for all ages and abilities offering a 5km or 10km walk or run option.  And the Baby Bods Fitness Mum’s will be there in force.

Baby Bods Fitness was established 1st June 2012 “We encourage mums to bond and connect with their babies through extraordinary fitness programs that focus on achieving a healthy happy lifestyle whilst managing the day-to-day activities as a mother” by Jo Lamond.  Baby Bods Fitness aims to inspire confidence in women by encouraging women to step outside of their comfort zone and to overcome perceived limitations to achieve truly remarkable results and their highest potential.

 “You should be your top priority. If you are not running at your full potential then it will impact your ability to handle stress, to manage the kids, to perform at work, to be a wife and to enjoy life” said Jo Lamond.

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 “Every 10 weeks we encourage our ladies to set goals for themselves in fitness, nutrition and in their personal lives. Since the last Ring Road Run in 2014 our ladies have been training to improve their own personal best time and this year plan of running either the full 5km or the 10km. We also have a number of ladies who have never walked more than 2km before and are planning on creating their first personal best in just completing the event this year. I also have my 3 year old who will be completing her first 2km kids dash this year. Previous years she has travelled in the stroller with me. We enter as a team and start alongside our friends and family. We support and encourage each other along the way and when at the finish line, no one finishes alone so we cheering each on right until the end no matter how long it takes. Since the beginning of the year we have been training at the Botanical Gardens on a regular basis to improve our times, our ladies also have an individual cardio and strength home program that they complete with their little ones. Each workout given depends on the child’s age and the mum’s fitness level, we love being able to work out with our Mini PT’s and then getting the chance to include them in such events at the Ring Road Run creates such a positive role model for our children. ” said Jo.

 First time entrant Jenna Macalpine is nervous about this year’s event.  “I am nervous about entering for the first time as I am not a runner.  We have been training for the ring road run and over the weeks know that my cardio has improved and with it my confidence” said Jenna.

 Lyndal Watson, has also been training with Baby Bod’s and did the run a few years ago.  “Last time I did a mix of running and walking and still felt proud of myself for achieving a personal best. Through my training I am a lot more confident and I am really excited about this challenge to run.  At the moment my limit for running is 4km and I will attempt the 5km this time.  With the support of Jo and the ladies I know they can help push me over the line” said Lyndal.

 “This event is not about the elite athlete – it is about getting out there and giving it a go.  It is about people achieving their personal best regardless of whether they are a seasoned runner of a first timer.  The family and supportive atmosphere of this event allows people to participate” said Dr Jon Joiner, Chairperson.

 “Our sessions have encouraged us to build strong bonds with our children, meet and build new friendship and most of all taught us to start believing in ourselves again. Our mum’s are nervous, but with the confidence they have built within themselves and the friendships they have created they have already succeeded” said Jo.


02/03/2015

Move It! Run It! Launch It!

Two great events have just come together to bring Bundaberg a weekend full of better health, wellbeing and activity.  The MOVE it Expo, now in its third year, will move to the same weekend of The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West Ring Road Run.  So now during the weekend of May 23 and 24 the Bundaberg community and region get double the value and double the fun of both events!

“We are excited to partner with MOVE it.  We have similar goals and are both trying to increase the health and wellbeing of our community.  This is the perfect partnership – raising awareness and encouraging healthy and active lifestyles on the Saturday and providing an affordable family opportunity for people to participate on the Sunday” said Dr Jon Joiner, Chairperson, The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West Ring Road Run.

Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Mal Forman said he encouraged everyone to participate in the expo which organisers anticipate to be bigger and better in this its third year.

“By offering the MOVE it expo and Ring Road Run over the weekend of 23 and 24 May, residents have the opportunity to gain an excellent boost to their health, fitness and wellbeing.

“With over 1500 people and local businesses having participated across the previous two events there is so much on offer at the expo.  It represents a great way to promote what the region has to offer for healthy lifestyles; whether through food choices, fitness activities, sporting clubs or general wellness and it will all be on show at the MOVE it EXPO,” said Cr Forman.

Stall applications open from Tuesday 3 March. To find out more about the expo or to access a stallholder application go to bundaberg.qld.gov.au/moveit, MOVE it Bundaberg on Facebook or contact Council on 1300 883 699.

The Ring Road Run has also partnered with The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West who have taken on naming rights of the event. 

“This partnership is an ideal fit.  We pride ourselves on being community run and to now be associated with The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West is a reflection of this spirit and dedication at a grass roots level.  Rotary makes an impact throughout the world and we welcome the business expertise and event experience that Bundaberg West members will bring” said Dr Joiner.

The two events and the revealing of new naming rights sponsor for the run, The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West, will be officially launched on Monday 2nd March at 6.00pm, RACQ CareFlight Helicopter Base, Bundaberg Airport. 

For more information on the Ring Road Run head to: http://ringroadrun.com.au

Event Details:

MOVE it Expo Health | Fitness | Wellbeing Saturday 23 May from 11am – 3pm.

The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West Ring Road Run - Fun Run or Walk Sunday 24 May from 7.30am.

At: St Lukes Anglican School, 4 Mezger Street, Bundaberg.

15 May 2015

 

Rotary Working for Our Community

 In 2015 the Ring Road Run will continue with the strong community focus with a new partnership with The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West who have taken on naming rights of the event. 

 Rotary is a worldwide service organisation of business and professional men and women who actively participate in community projects, both locally and overseas, raising funds to support people and communities in need.  The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West is a long serving club in the Bundaberg Region.

 “This partnership is an ideal fit.  We pride ourselves on being community run and to now be associated with The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West is a reflection of this spirit and dedication at a grass roots level.  Rotary makes an impact throughout the world and we welcome the business expertise and event experience that Bundaberg West members will bring” said Dr Joiner.

With the loss of the naming rights sponsor from 2014 the event was searching for a new sponsor.  Having recently lost its key event of Bundy Thunder the opportunity to partner between the Rotary Club of Bundaberg West and the run was ideal. 

“The timing was perfect.  We are committed to helping our community and this event not only provides an opportunity to actively participate but also to support the three beneficiaries of RACQ CareFlight Helicopter, Cancer Council QLD and Elliott Heads Surf Lifesaving” Dean Clarke, President Rotary Club of Bundaberg West.

If you are wanting to join a Club with some of the City’s leading professionals and business men and women then look no further.  The Rotary Club of Bundaberg West meet every Monday night at the Sugarland Tavern at 6.00pm and are looking for new members. Come along to find out how to become a member.