Some people are planners. They need to have a goal in place, a direction to follow, a training plan to work with.
I am one of those people. In the past, I’ve been one of those people almost to the point of it being unhealthy, and I am re-learning that spontaneity can be really fun too at the moment.
But some goals take more planning than others, and when it comes to bringing the team together we know that the more notice we can give you all, the better the chances that we will get to catch up with you at an event!
And so with that in mind, we’d love to share with you the planned team events for 2015.
Of course many OpMovers will be running in many events over the year, but these are the three where we plan on having most if not all of the exec team present, and we will be organising social catch ups and carb loading events the day prior to race day. So even if you are not a runner now, you can pop the dates in your diary and look at joining Learn to Run and taking part in a 5k perhaps? Or set yourself a heftier target then plan to join our Far and Fast monthly subscription for a personalised training plan to help get you there maybe? Or even just make sure you are free to come along and take the opportunity to meet some Movers, and cheerlead those out on the course on event day.
So grab your calendar and make sure to save the following dates!
May 16 – 17 – Great Ocean Road
Yep, we are heading back to the beautiful bay to head up hills and around bends and enjoy the amazing scenery of this run. The weekend includes many various race distance options so there is absolutely something for everyone.
Our exec team have registered for the full marathon, which we intend to treat as a long slow run (because HILLS) so if you see reference to the ‘picnic marathon’ or #phwooar15 then that is what we are talking about. Anyone keen to join us is welcome, we will NOT be racing this one.
The half is a beautiful run as well, and there are 14 and 6km race options available as well as a 1.5km kids run.
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is known to be one of the fastest and flattest in the country, plus it is on the GOLD COAST so for those of us who are feeling the chill in the southern states by July, a weekend escape to the sun seems like a great idea right?
Offering a marathon, half marathon, 10 an 5.7km races as well as a kids run, this weekend again gives everyone a chance to be involved no matter how new (or not new) a runner they are.
Mid October (dates TBC) – Melbourne
Back to where it all began, the Melbourne Marathon weekend is a key event in the OpMove calendar and we hope next year to see even more of you running across the many distances on offer.
We had SUCH a great time this year, and it is sure to be a fantastic event once again next year. Stay tuned for details as they are released.
Oh and I mentioned during the week that there was one great big audacious thing that Zoey and I are doing too, didn’t I?
Yes. Yes we did.
On May 31st, along with the gorgeous Jo E, Zoey and I will be running 90kms uphill in South Africa. As you do.
Because if you are going to take it to the next level, you may as well do it properly right?
So your turn! What are your goals and dreams for the new year? Will we be catching up with you at any events?