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Ready to swap suits for sweats?


Cite as: October 2009 83(10) LIJ, p14

The LIJ realises that some years it can take a little longer than others to emerge from the winter hibernation with a can-do attitude towards fitness and a proper diet.

But what better excuse to dust off the gym equipment and tuck into the salad than preparing for the 16 November LIV Fun Run and Power Walk?

The ever-popular event, which attracted more than 1200 participants last year, features individual and team races for both the 3.8km two-lap Tan Track run and the 1.6km one-lap power walk.

Past participants believe the best way to prepare is to get the miles into the legs early, familiarise yourself with the Tan Track and learn how to pace yourself during the actual event.

Vitally important are getting a correctly-fitting pair of runners, as those too tight or too loose can cause significant damage to feet and joints, and drinking plenty of water.

The event is an initiative of the LIV Young Lawyers' Section (YLS) social committee.

YLS manager Anna Alexander said the event continued to grow in popularity, and focused on having fun and getting outdoors while enjoying the company of colleagues and peers from other firms and organisations.

"It also provides an opportunity for members of any age to focus on their physical aptitude rather than their legal and analytical skills," Ms Alexander said.

Prizes are awarded to the fastest male and female individuals, teams and age group winners.

And, for those with a little creative flair and a group of 10 or more, why not design an eye-catching T-shirt and enter the T-shirt competition?

Post-race activities include a gourmet barbecue, live music and physio and massage treatments.

Important dates

26 October: Early bird discount closes.

16 November: LIV Fun Run and Power Walk.

For more information on this year's fun run or to register online, visit


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