Week 3 Homework

Homework for this week

Answer the following questions and email to Mr Zach at jppsracing@gmail.com

  • What are the aims and values of the RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge?
  • Why is health and nutrition an important aspect of the program?
  • Apart from fitness training, discuss the 10 elements of vehicle handling we have implemented to ensure your safety in the trike. (HPV Only)
  • Describe all the safety components involved in push cart racing. (Push Cart and Rider equipment) (Push Cart Only)
  • Identify 5 modifications that have been made to any of the HPV’s to improve comfort or handling. Discuss the success of each modification. (HPV Only)

Homework is due by Friday 16 September (Last Day of School).

Bendigo 2016

Check out the ‘Gallery‘ page for more photos.

Bendigo 2016- a riders perspective

Vehicles speed past, feelings of horror and excitement ring around the track. Racers of all shapes and sizes ready to race in their carts. Fighting for top spot, 89 cars this
is going to be a great race.

On the 20th of August 2016, 30 JPPS students and a couple of teachers and parents travelled down to Bendigo. They were going to compete in a HPV event. We had a pit walk first so that we could get to know the track, we all knew that the hill we walked up was going to be hard.

Afterwards, at 1:00pm the race started. Rider after rider went in the car and came out tired but excited. The 1.1 kilometre track was a great track to race on for our first real race. Insane Bolts, Shazam and Vanquish were all doing great, they were all in the top ten.

Then the last half hour came along. Angus G in Shazam went in alongside Cy in Insane Bolts and James in Vanquish. Shazam just needed to try and stay in the top ten. After a little while Angus G pulled his calf and so a completely exhausted Tom went in to finish the race off for Shazam, but the dilemmas didn’t finish there for Shazam.

Tom came into pits with 10 minutes left and so Charlotte G got ready in a rush to go in the car. Well, the dilemmas DID stop there and Charlotte, Cy and James finished off the race with style!

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 we yelled and the race was over. We were very proud of our results 2nd for Vanquish, 3rd for Insane Bolts and luckily Shazam maintained their position and came 9th.

Some people stayed for the presentation and Maiden Gully Primary School with Miss Janey won our category and Vanquish came second so we received a $50 Coles express card for our achievement. We will meet up with Maiden Gully PS in Maryborough so we have to try to beat them there.

~Thank you to all the teachers and parents who helped out. We couldn’t of done it without you.~


Homework Time

Bendigo came and went and now the hard work really starts. Not only do the kids now have a much greater understanding of racing, hopefully some of them have had their crashes and come out the other side feeling more confident.

Out of bike preparation

There is a lot to do outside of the bike as well as we continue to prepare for Maryborough. Work will begin in the coming weeks on presentations and to help prepare, some small homework tasks will be completed over the next 4 weeks.

This weeks task is to write a ‘Newspaper’ style report/recount of the Bendigo event, This can be based on your own experience and ride or a report of the event from a Jells Park perspective or of the event in general.

You need to submit this written task on the wiki titled week 1 homework- Bendigo report

Then click on the ‘Discussion’ tab. The title is your name and then type your report.

Post Bendigo Update & Homework Expectations

Lots happening following our Bendigo event.

  1. Results are loaded on the ‘Results’ page. Click on Bendigo 2016
  2. Homework is coming. Check out the Wiki pages (on the left below the forum) for homework tasks and details for uploading it
  3. Check out the ‘Gallery’ page later in the week for all our photos of the event (Thanks Helen Gribi)
  4. Keep an eye on the calendar as there are some important dates coming up including training details, written test (repeating the previous test again), homework expectations and meetings.
  5. The ‘forum’ on the website, is a great place for riders to raise and discuss issues related to the vehicles design and construction, comfort or performance.

Thanks for all your assistance at Bendigo and well done riders, you did a great job!!!!!!!

Thursday Trainings

After a couple of weeks of training at Casey Fields, the focus on fitness is becoming clearer. The kids are pushing themselves hard for 20 minutes which is great and now we have to build up strength and stamina to maintain the effort and speed for 30-50minutes.

Some slight changes to our training schedule this week as things start to ramp up even more. Only 3 1/2 weeks till Bendigo for the HPV teams, so we are introducing a new training session this Thursday after school. Whilst the Pushcarters will start this Thursday as well to get their hands on to the carts and start practicing and building up their strength.

Thurs 8amPush Cart training on the oval. All pushcarters are required with their helmet on an ongoing weekly basis

Thursday 3:40pm-4:15pm: Fitness Training for HPV teams. This will rotate around a range of different activities including some running, bike riding, bootcamp style and some hills training. This will happen every Thursday unless notified.

The calendar will also be updated to reflect these new dates and times.

If there are any issues with attendance at these times please contact us or keep us informed.

Design and Construction Forum

Check out the Design & Construction Forum on the sidebar above the calendar.

This Forum page is designed for students to ask questions and make design and construction suggestions. We want to know everything about the vehicles especially things that you think might be able to be improved. Comfort, seating, noise, brakes, water bottles, walkie talkies, pedaling, vision, horn, safety, gears! Any topic can be included. Chances are if you’re thinking it, someone else may be too and besides you are the ones who are in the bike……

The importance of eating and drinking the right foods at the right times

Check out the following documents for more information regarding nutrition and hydration before during and after exercise. Its important during training to practise good eating and drinking habits and work out what works for you.


• Choose high carbohydrate, low fat foods that are familiar and well tolerated.

• Experiment in training with the timing and type of meals and snacks to suit individual preferences and your sport.

• Practice different pre-exercise eating ideas in training, not during competition.

• Develop a good pre-exercise drinking strategy to start exercise well hydrated.

• Try a liquid or low bre meal if pre-competition nerves or other factors cause GIT upset.

• Monitor the effects of food and drink choices on your performance

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