Sport & Fitness

Passage Peak Mission

Passage Peak Mission

It has been a week now and I think I have finally recovered from our trek up to Passage Peak. Obviously paddling in a canoe is insufficient preparation for hiking the hills. All jesting aside the kids and I had a lovely morning on our 5.3km walk to Passage Peak and back (plus the extra [...]

Surf Skis and SUP Join the Fun

Surf Skis and SUP Join the Fun

Stand up paddlers had two races to choose from this year at the Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event – 250 sprints and a 5km race. The cameras from Channel 10’s The Living Room might have provided a little extra incentive to turn in a good performance (or at least look good while doing it)! A new [...]

Early Morning Sprints on Catseye Bay

Early Morning Sprints on Catseye Bay

With a 6.30am race briefing there was no sleeping in for paddlers on the first day of racing for the OC6 class of outrigger canoes in the 2012 Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event. Short sprints are just what you need to get the blood flowing (especially if you’ve been lazing around in bed for the [...]

Paddles Up!

Paddles Up!

Wow – it’s June again and the island is swarming with paddlers, here for the Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event. The Hamilton Island Outrigger Canoe Club (HIOCC) spent the weekend finalising plans in the club rooms, dusting off the lane markers and polishing the trophies. The weather has come out to play and conditions are [...]

Perfect Day

Perfect Day

How lucky am I? So far today I have been out for a 5.30am paddle with my outrigger crew and watched the sun rise over the Whitsundays. Then I got the kids off to Hamilton Island State School with their tennis and basketball gear so they can head to the Sports Club after school. Then [...]

Hilly Half Done and Won

Hilly Half Done and Won

There was a massive turnout in glorious weather conditions for the 2012 Stamford Financial Hilly Half Marathon. The race began with a record number of 66 individuals and 44 team members, with a large contingent of Mackay Road Runners and Townsville athletes taking on the local Hamilton Island Tri and Run clubbers and a sprinkling [...]

Hamilton Island Triathlon’s Biggest Supporters

Hamilton Island Triathlon’s Biggest Supporters

These great pictures were taken at the Hamilton Island Triathlon in November 2011. More than 400 athletes participated in the Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim last year. As they do each year the Island community turned out to support, including Hamilton Island State School. These pictures show students cheering on competitors [...]

Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event

Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event

The inaugural Gatorade Hamilton Island Paddling Event will be held on Hamilton Island from 14-18 June, in partnership with the Australian Outrigging Canoe Association (AOCRA) and more recently, Surf Life Saving Australia. Formerly known as the Hamilton Island Outrigger Cup, the event is run over four exciting days. This year competitive outriggers will be joined by [...]

Training for the Hilly Half Marathon

Training for the Hilly Half Marathon

  I should throw out a disclaimer here and now – I’m not training for the Hilly Half Marathon (water is more my thing!), but I see from the sign-up sheet at the Sports Club that there are plenty of Island residents who are. The ‘starter’ group are being broken-in for the May event as [...]

Top 10 Free Sports Activities

Top 10 Free Sports Activities

Here’s a list of the top sports activities on Hamilton Island – and they’re all free! H20 Snorkel and Scuba – get set for a diving holiday before you hit the open sea. The team from H20 Sportz are at the Main Resort pool between 10.30am and 11.30am daily. Bush Walks – there are many [...]

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