Photos from our 6 hour Casey Fields race can be found on the Gallery page.
A tough day with mechanical issues for Vanquish who finished in 13th place (71 laps), whilst Shazzam fought hard for a 7th place finish (78 laps).
Well done everyone on a great day.
Now we turn our attention to Maryborough. Training will continue for all teams but our attention now also turns to the presentations and scrutineering. Each member of each team will make a contribution to the presentations and each team will go through an extensive scrutineering process before the races. The HPV process goes for 1-1.5 hours with lots of questions and practical discussions for which they will have to answer and have informal discussions with a range of judges. The Pushcart teams are required to dismantle and then reconstruct the pushcart and then discuss with judges a range of technical questions.
Or the design and construction forum’s where riders are encouraged to post questions, design suggestions or performance reviews in order to make improvements to the performance of the vehicles. There is one forum each for Shazzam,Vanquish and Pushcarts.
Dont forget to sign up for Sunday trainings over the next 5 weeks and also keep an eye out for more information about our trial ‘race’ in the 2nd week of the holidays (Thurs 4/10).
The dates for each student are outlined in the following table:
Meanwhile training will continue on Tuesday lunchtimes along with Thursday after school for HPV teams and Tuesday before school for pushcart teams.
Dont forget that we have the Beep Test at lunch time tomorrow (Tuesday 6 March) for all RACV participants.
1:45pm in the gym.
You can have a change of clothes and if so, make sure you are changed and ready to go by 1:45.
You may want to hold off on eating all of your lunch until after the beep test is finished!!!!
ALSO, please note that we have postponed the 30 minute run until Thursday 15 March (as per Mr Zach’s previous post!!) due to school photos this Thursday and next Tuesday morning being the first day after the long weekend.
And so the journey begins again. Under a typically gloomy (but slightly brighter than normal) Casey sky, many of our successful HPV applicants got their first taste of riding a HPV at our first Casey Fields training session yesterday. All 3 vehicles were on the track along with the new vehicle belonging to the Fellows family. Some short stints on the short circuit in order to get a taste for steering and handling, gear changes, passing and stimulating new muscle groups. This will extend to the big circuit with timing over the holidays and the subsequent challenge to improve and maintain speed and times.
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 8am: Push 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.
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
Well done everyone on your first practice runs at school and now Casey Fields as well. Hopefully you warmed up quickly after our first visit to Casey Fields. And Parent’s- sorry about the muddy and wet clothes :):)
Check out our gallery page for some photos of our first practises and check out below for photos of the fastest riders for the first session……