Coaching 101 – Everesting 2020

Last Saturday two Lakers, Hugh Gallagher and Allan Thomas completed an epic day, Everesting Ridgeland drive off Norton Summit. While there were some doubts about the weather the boys were committed and locked in a  4am start. Hugh is not renowned for his early starts so beating Allan to the start line was a massive [...]


Member Profile – Wendy Keast

My husband Glen and I joined the Lakers after he decided to do his first (and supposedly only) Ironman in 2013.  I had never heard of this sport before, and after learning about what it entailed, I really thought it was complete madness! Whilst in Port Macquarie for said mad sport, we met Bernie and [...]


Coaching 101 – Bike Maintenance

If you are brave enough to ride outdoors wet weather means a dirty bike. I know I have been very guilty in the past of not giving my bike the TLC it deserves. My solution to cleaning was to simply throw my lube on the chain. However now that I have found a way to [...]


Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

Why it’s important what to look for in a good program Strength Training is rapidly growing in the field of endurance sports and we know why! There are many benefits to incorporating a well-planned strength and conditioning program into your training including:  Improved neuromuscular qualities Improved economyReduced injury occurrenceImproved performance A recent study that was conducted [...]

Coaching 101 – Dry Land Swim Training

Swimming is a complex, dynamic task using the whole body to propel us forward. While many think that getting stronger in the gym will see them swim faster the reality is this is pretty much limited to the top end elite sprinters at an Olympic level and perhaps at the entry level if the basic [...]

Member Profile – Paul Ellul

I had just turned 47 and hadn’t exercised properly in nearly 10 years. (Sad but true). I weighed more than ever, and I felt sh…...!! When the results of a health check came back with High Cholesterol and fatty Liver, that was the wakeup call I needed. I started to eat right & exercise and lost [...]