Wollongong Underwater Hockey 4s Comp 2015

The 2015 Wollongong Underwater Hockey 4s Competition took place on 18th April 2015 and it was a roaring success. With over 60 players (from different states and countries) and 13 teams there was plenty of quick fast underwater action happening. Read more about the event, watch the video and check out the photos.

Wreck Diving at Truk Lagoon

Did a dive trip to Truk Lagoon which is considered to be the diving capital of the world. With over 60 vessels sunken there, always 26.6 degree Celsius water and often calm waters we could easily see why this is one of the best wreck diving locations in the world!

Macquaries Pass Canyon

On Australia Day, a group of us went Canyoning at Macquaries Pass National Park. It’s a fun canyon which is close to Wollongong.
There is a short video of the canyoning trip and also some Information about the canyoning route.

2012 MS 24hr Mega Swim in Wollongong

On the weekend of 3rd/4th March 2012, the Annual MS 24hr Mega Swim in Wollongong too place. It rained for the most part of the event, but that did not stop the 18 teams from completing their 24hr swim. Here are photos and video from the event.

My First Adventure Race – Cams Wharf 2012

On Feb 4th 2012, Team Misdirected took part in their first Adventure Race, the Kathmandu Adventure Race at Cams Wharf. Read their story and watch the video!

TRX Suspension Trainer

TRX Suspension Training gives participants an edge over conventional strength training because every Suspension Training exercise builds functional strength, improves flexibility, balance and core stability all at once as is required on sporting fields and everyday life.

Escaping to Paradise on One Breadth of Air

Wollongong free-diver Michaela Werner takes in an amazing underwater vista at the base of the Bass Point gravel loader. Free-divers hold their breadth while underwater, giving them more freedom to move around and interact with marine life

Mountain Bike Ride Day at Appin

Last Saturday, VO2 Vitality and Spearman Cycles organised a mountain bike ride day up at Appin XC Ring Track. It was a great day out on the track where those who haven’t mountain biked before had an opportunity to experience the spot and learn a few pointers from the professionals. Read how it went.

Inaugural 24hr MS Mega Swim in Wollongong

Last weekend was the inaugural MS 24hr Mega Swim at URAC. It was a hugely successful event and they exceeded their targeted fundraising goals, raising almost $40,000.
There were around 17 teams, each team can have no more than 15 members and there has to be someone from the team swimming for the entire 24hr duration.

How to Train Harder for Longer

Do you normally feel sore after a training run or running event? And does that muscle soreness linger around for days preventing you from getting back into running?

Well Grant from RecoveryWork recently did the New York Marathon. He hasn’t been training for distances greater than 30km (18.6miles) prior to the race, but using his recovery technique, he was able to get back on his feet quickly and experienced no muscle soreness following the marathon.

Hiking Mount Solitary

Hiking Mount Solitary

We decided to spend the October long weekend doing the Mount Solitary traverse, following the instructions from bushwalkingnsw.com. We did a car drop at tablelands road in Wentworth Falls, grabbed a quick coffee and by around 9:30am, we were on our way down the golden...

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2014 Run Wollongong

2014 Run Wollongong

Do a running event for a good cause where 100% of your registration goes to support the redevelopment of the Wollongong Hospital Children’s Ward & Illawarra Shoalhaven Children’s Assessment Unit.

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Running Apps in Airplane Mode

Running Apps in Airplane Mode

This morning, I decided to try doing a run with my iPhone in Airplane mode. I did this because I wanted to see how accurate the GPS positioning will be when in that mode and whether it is a viable sports tracking tool when you are overseas (with no global roaming). I used 4 running apps and compared how they fair when recording a run without cellular connectivity.

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Infograph: What it means to be fast

Infograph: What it means to be fast

RunKeeper and Under Armour teamed up to bring a story on what it means to be fast.
They created a cool infograph below for data and comparisons on the world’s top runners, swiftest countries in RunKeeper, and more. See how you stack up, but also don’t fret if you’re far off–we’re even bringing you insights from real RunKeeper users who got faster.

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Get Fit by Doing Trampoline Squats

Get Fit by Doing Trampoline Squats

he squat has long been a part of the daily workout for dedicated gym queens. It`s tough, but you know you have to do it if you want a toned core and legs. This exercise, when done on a mini trampoline, actually works out even more muscles than if it is done on a hard surface, as your body works to stabilise you. You may find muscles you didn`t know you had aching after this exercise.

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Performing Self Massage with Tennis Ball

Performing Self Massage with Tennis Ball

Everyone gets aches and pains. But rather than going to see an expensive sports masseur, have you ever considered treating painful muscle knots yourself? The advantages of performing your own massage is that only you know the exact spot that the pain is located. Using a tennis ball is an ideal way of applying pressure to trigger points, as they are firm, yet pliable and can fit to the shape of your muscle contours well.

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Wreck Diving at Truk Lagoon

Wreck Diving at Truk Lagoon

Did a dive trip to Truk Lagoon which is considered to be the diving capital of the world. With over 60 vessels sunken there, always 26.6 degree Celsius water and often calm waters we could easily see why this is one of the best wreck diving locations in the world!

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