One of the reasons for getting this blog up and running was to inspire people to set some goals and make a start on living a healthier lifestyle. As I have mentioned before, when I put together a hitlist for myself I try and have a goal that is a bit scary and out of my comfort zone so that I continue to challenge myself. I thought I would help you out and put together some of the sites that I look at for some inspiration for my big hitlist item. Stop procrastinating…..lock in an event….and get training!!
Australian Running Calender – I’ll kick off with running events because it requires very little equipment and training can be done absolutely anywhere. If you are new to running don’t forget to check out My Top Running Tips from an ‘I can’t run’ Mum and Exercise Physiologist.
Park Run Australia – This is a free weekly event, a timed 5km run held in many parks across the world. Good place to start if you are nervous about participating in an event.
Eventfinda – Upcoming Sports & Outdoors Events. This is a calender of many, many, different sports. You just have to choose one that tickles your fancy.
Stairclimbing Australia – Looking for something different? Stairclimbing is a thing! Looks tough but covers some pretty great locations.
Ocean Swims – Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Pacific, and Europe
Adventurethon Australia – Off road multi sport event (Kayak, Mountain Bike, Trail Run). Different distances for different levels of fitness, also can be done as a team event. You can read about my first Adventurethon here.
Adventure Race Australia – This race involves a bit of everything. It is off road so trail running and mountain biking is involved. For the water component you can often choose whether to kayak, canoe, or swim. There is also an element of navigation/orienteering involved as well as some alternative challenges (these are optional). It looks like a lot of fun and encourages family and team participation along with individual racing of course. There are some great prizes up for grabs too.
This is by no means an exhaustive list but it should give everyone a place to start. What are you waiting for?
If you know of any other great events that I should check out please get in contact with me and share the fun.