Battle on the Barwon

DA Peninsula Dragonflys

The 6.4 km time trial on the Barwon River, Geelong, Victoria hosted by Geelong Water Dragons. The Peninsula Dragonflys are always ready for a challenge and when the invitation to participate in the “Battle of the Barwon” or “BOB” came through we couldn’t resist. We had trained through a freezing Melbourne winter and while some members had escaped for a weekend at the DAA Convention in Tweed Heads and others had visited a sister team in the Victorian ‘riviera’ (DA Gippsland Waratahs), we were keen to do something together as a team again. A time trial on the beautiful Barwon River – perfect!

Being ‘battle’ ready and everyone enjoying the event was important to us. We worked on our strength and stamina, so even after ‘BOB’ we would be fitter and better for the experience.  Also we had a ‘personal best’ time to beat from last year!

To add to the fun the beanie competition was definitely for us! The “Crafty Dragons” got together and created the teams head gear whilst having lots of fun in the process – can definitely see some of their personal characteristics in their funny, slightly wacky creations.

BoB was held on the 12th September and we did it!! Our Time : 33.09 mins beating last years’ time by 3 mins 39 secs – well done everyone!

The challenge has now been set for next years’ Dragonfly BoB team(s), whoever you are…  by Julie Owen, DA Peninsula





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