On Friday 24th October, the Lilyroo Fund travelled to Adelaide performing a course reconnaissance for the 2015 Lilyroo Ride. The purpose of this trip was to assess all aspects of the Lilyroo Ride course, including safety, traffic conditions, food and rest stops, topography, contingency routes, community engagement opportunities, accommodation options, relevant local organisations, and much more.
On Sunday October 12th, a record 32,000 people took to the streets of Melbourne for the Melbourne Marathon Festival. The Lilyroo Fund was proudly represented by four athletes
Pete Lockyer ran in the Marathon (42.2km) finishing in a time of 3hrs 1min and 49secs. It wasn’t a PB for Pete, but he proudly wore his Lilyroo Fund singlet and was extremely happy to go so close to the magic 3-hour barrier.
Last week Tribal Training held a celebration for the start of the 2014-2015 triathlon season. As part of the celebrations a private raffle was held for all Tribal members, their family and friends. Giant Ormond donated a $5000 prize pack which was won by David Nanfra, and Tribal Training very generously gave half of the proceeds from the raffle to the Lilyroo Fund.
Today as I write here in Australia, it is AFL Grand Final day – a huge day for Melbourne. For us, personally, it is 6 months to the day since our beautiful baby girl, Lily, passed away. Yesterday, I took the day off and had a fantastic day at the Reach Foundation Ladies Lunch – a special pre-Grand Final lunch to celebrate women. It was fantastic to support a great charity that helps young people get the most out of life. It was a huge amount of fun and an inspiration for our own fund raising activities.