I collected our team bibs for City2Surf2015 and started to get excited, less than 48 hours!!
We had our last training session on Wednesday which went well except very breezy which meant Emily and Cobie both felt cold. We had a group discussion about layering up for Sunday. I can assure you all now that there will be no shedding of clothes when these two race! Keeping warm is an issue as a wheelchair user.
Emily is fortunate to own I/O Merino garments, light weight layers that help conquer the cold. The altitude full length tights are the ultimate underwear. These thermals are lightweight making them perfect for layering and the mid rise fit with an elasticated waist band ensures that they will never slip down. The altitude lightweight long sleeve top is perfect for wearing on its own or when exercising as the fabric is breathable allowing moisture to be wicked away from the skin helping to keep Emily from feeling clammy. I mention this because Emily wouldn’t leave home without these imperative layers under her sports wear.
The team will be in royal blue ParaQuadNSW jerseys. We are starting in the Gold Charity wave at 8.20am. If you see us – cheer!!
As members of ParaQuadNSW both Emily and Cobie have been awarded funds to continue their studies, a integral link to rehabilitating after a traumatic spinal cord injury.
Both Emily and Cobie will be pushing to Bondi using their Freewheel attachment. It allows them the confidence to tackle terrain without worrying that their front casters will eject them if they catch a divot on the course.
Our last training session was slightly soured as our coach was noticeably absent due to a grooming appointment. Unfortunately Beastie can not compete on the day so we will have to manage without her barking instructions and infectious enthusiasm.
If you would like to sponsor Emily on this epic challenge to raise awareness and funds for ParaQuadNSW, an organisation that supports people with spinal cord injuries in their community, please click here for details. Thank you x
ParaQuad.org.au Click here
I/O Merino underwear layers Click here
Freewheel from Able Rehabilitation Equipment Click here