The Wave to Molokai. “ Aloha”.
The Young Noosa Loggerheads are now 5 weeks out from tackling the Biggest Outrigger race on the Planet !
The Molokai Hoe, a 41 mile (66 km) changeover race from Molokai to Oahu across the treacherous Kaiwi Channel, the Molokai Hoe is considered the World Championship of Mens long distance Outrigger Canoe Racing.
The race begins at 0800 on Sunday 7 Oct 18 at Hale O Lono Harbour and finishes at Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki. Depending on the conditions the race is expected to take approximately 5 1/2 – 6 1/2 hrs with over 1000+ paddlers from around the world.
Earlier this year I was invited to join the Loggerheads’ campaign as their Fitness Coach to help get them in shape for the toughest race in their paddling careers and of course I agreed but only if they were fair dinkum with their training and of course, they are ! The Young Noosa Loggerheads (Heads) as I call them are a great crew in and out of the canoe with the best attitudes, humour, determination, teamwork, harmony, fun & skill. The Heads are going from strength to strength day by day, week by week, month by month and will be at peak strength, fitness, speed and weight come race day.
We have recruited another awesome paddler into the crew in Nick Le roux from Hervey Bay who has paddled with us recently in the Gold Coast Cup. Nick brings his experience, skill and fitness and gels nicely into the crew.
Another new member to join the crew is Warren White as our 10th paddler and reserve. Wazza has been very busy paddling all season and was a valued Noosa member in the Na Pali Challenge changeover race recently.
The training regime consists of paddling OC6, OC1 & 2 nearly everyday of the week, gym circuits, fitness tests, boxing, beep tests, mountain & road biking, running, rowing, static air bike (the Beast) where they continually thrive to come out of their comfort zone. They are so dedicated to their training for this campaign I have ordered them to have one rest day per week!
A good example of their fitness & recovery is last weekend they all entered the Noosa OC1/2 Regatta race Long course and all placed up the front and then backed up early the next morning in a practise training changeover session at race pace from Noosa to Mooloolaba in tough big swell conditions.
So all in all the Heads are on track and are going Great Guns full steam ahead, they have come along way from average fitness & weight to an Elite level of fitness, strength & speed in and out of the canoe, from eating Vegemite sanga’s and drinking lots of Beer to now knowing what & when to eat and using their food as fuel, they have all lost unwanted body fat & gained lean muscle.
From the Heads, thank you for all those that supported our Food Tent bbq & snacks at Noosa’s Regatta last weekend and to those Master Chefs that baked & donated to our cause.
Also thanks to all that came to our fundraiser lunch at Esco Cafe where good food & drinks were had with a good fun crowd. I will be in the support boat in Molokai with our Team of Champions calling the changes, times, feeding & hydrating them until they reach their goal at the finish line, i will also take pics & videos and will post up live info if possible so you can keep track on how the Loggerheads perform, also checkout road2molo on instagram… “Mahalo” Shaneo.
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Race 1 OC6
20 Oct 2018
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To achieve excellence in the development, practice, and promotion of the sport and culture of Outrigger Canoe Racing in the Noosa Area. To provide multi-point entry into the sport via Novice, Intermediate and Recreational levels.
NOCC Vision Statement:
To inspire more Australians to discover a fitter, healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle through participation in outrigger canoeing.To grow the membership of our club’s active members by making the sport more accessible to our diverse communities, and by delivering a high quality, high value membership experience.
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