Local Run – Lemon Tree Creek – Sunday, April 15:
Seventeen running RATS, two biking RATS and one tracker dog (pup) assembled near Tabourie caravan park for our hilly Lemon Tree Creek circuit.
The much cooler but windy weather was welcome but as usual there were many different RAT distances, speeds and excuses.
Two were very tired from a game of tennis the day before, some are recovering from injury and several just looked tired and emotional.
Distances varied from 10 kilometres to the full circuit of 15 kilometres with Nicola, Craig and Ann Maree pushing on for 18 kilometres.
Ann Maree reputedly had two small falls, but if no-one saw them, then obviously it did not happen. No ambulance or tracker pup required.
This course is always an enjoyable shaded bush run with challenging hills.
Afterwards coffee and cake was inhaled at Maverick.
The AGM last week installed Gay Shearman as our new president with Leanne Harding continuing as secretary and John Hepburn unopposed and immovable as our esteemed treasurer. We look forward to another enjoyable running year.
Outgoing president Lauri Perino was thanked for her sterling work over the last eight years and honoured with a very well deserved rats life membership. Congratulations Lauri.
Local Running - Next Sunday April 22:
This is the famed beach and bush Cappuccino run starting and finishing at the Cudmirrah café and store. Start 6.30am. About 18km or less if required.
Regular Running Training:
Tuesday: 6am, meet at Narrawallee Inlet, for flat interval training, hill or stair work. Suitable for beginners and serious athletes, distances from 1.7 kilometres.
Wednesday: 6am, meet at Macca’s car park, up to 10km.
Friday: 6am, meet at Mollymook Surf Club car park, up to 10km.
Saturday: 8am, Batemans Bay parkrun, 5km, is always on option.
Sunday: runs will generally start at 6.30am - Handicaps start at 7am.
The Ulladulla RATS welcome guests, visitors and potential new members to join them, for any of their runs or rides. All standards catered for. There is no initial fee, just go along and join in. You are not obliged to run, walk, or ride the full distance and can turn back at any stage. For further information: ring or text Lauri on 0438 44 55 73.
For more information: Search Ulladulla RATS on Facebook, or visit the RATS web page at: http://ulladullarats.weebly.com/ On STRAVA > search Ulladulla RATS (Runners). Note - for STRAVA, you will need to logon, or establish a new STRAVA account first.