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Army April 28, 2011
FIFTY cyclists will be pushed to their limits while
riding 1600km from Brisbane to Townsville from
September 3-10 to support cancer research.
The eight-day Smiling for Smiddy ride will be
held in memory of Adam Smiddy, who died in 2006
from an aggressive form of cancer at age 26.
Ride participant Capt Julian Fleming, HQ 1 Div,
said he was looking forward to getting involved in
"So far the Smiddy organisation has raised more
than $1.9 million for cancer research," he said.
Mater Foundation is the major beneficiary.
Donated funds support research into melanoma,
prostate cancer and complementary therapies for
Funds are also distributed to PA Research
Foundation, Melanoma Patients Australia and
Livestrong Cancer Research Centre at Flinders
Medical Centre Foundation, South Australia.
For more information visit www.smiddy.org.au. Donations sup-
porting Capt Fleming can be made at www.smiddyfundraising.
Charity ride to
THE Vipers are preparing to take on all chal-
lengers in the Australian Country Water Polo
Championships in Newcastle from May 11-14.
The Australian Defence Water Polo Association
has again entered the competition with both a men's
and women's team.
Members from all three services will be meeting
to attend a training camp from May 4-10 before com-
peting in the carnival.
In 2010 the women's team played in the gold
medal match for the first time, but were beaten by
NSW, while the men's team placed fifth.
For more details contact WO2 Megan Webber at
Ready to get wet
By Michael Brooke
ALTC Bandiana's WO1 Kevin
Muller dashed to victory in his
first ever running event at the
ADF 10km road race at Jervis
Bay Airfield on April 6.
The venue was moved
this year after several years at
Holsworthy, where runners from
2 Cdo Regt and 3RAR had domi-
nated the results.
The diminished Army pres-
ence in the new location helped
Navy win four of the five events.
Only a handful of Army run-
ners contested this year's road
race amid poor weather condi-
tions, but WO1 Muller, 41, kept
Navy from achieving a total
whitewash, clocking 38min 12sec
to win gold in the veteran men's
event and finish second overall.
He came within 25 seconds
of the open men's winner, Leut
Scott Baxter, 24, who ran the
course in a time of 37.47.
"I have to stay pretty fit at my
age because I love playing Aussie
rules," WO1 Muller said.
"Entering the race was a spur-
of-the-moment decision -- my
boss said 'why not, go for it'?"
Capt Paul Bradford,
Maintenance Advisory Service,
placed third in the masters' men's
event, in a time
Liverpool Military Area PTI
Sgt Bevan Hargrave placed sixth
in the open men's event in 41.40.
Won on first run
First-time winner: WO1 Kevin Muller crosses the finish line to win the veteran men's category of
the ADF 10km road race at Jervis Bay Airfield.
Photo by AB Justin Brown
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