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Inward Bound 2015 Committee

Would you like to get a behind the scenes look into the organising of the most prestigeous sporting event at the ANU, Inward Bound? 

We are now accepting committee applications for the 2015 committee. If you would like to be involved, then fill out this spreadsheet, and we'll be in touch!

Happy Running!!!

Inward Bound 2015 Date!

It's been a little quiet on the home front, whilst we busily work behind the scenes to bring you IB15. So for all of those looking for just ten seconds of time out from your studies, we have a treat for you! The IB date has been set so you can jump up from your desk, and circle you 2015 calendars. March 27th is the big day, where we send teams off, and trek out to End Point on the 28th! So start planning your training schedules, call your runners to arms, and get prepped! The weekend of the 27th-28th will be the biggest of the ANU Sporting calendar next year! 

2015 Race Director Nominations Open

Have you run IB before? Do you want to see the event from the other side? Do you have experience with organisation? Do you want to be challenged? But most importantly, do you want to have fun?

If you have answered yes to the above questions, then this opportunity is definitely for you! Preparations for the IB2015 need to start within the month, and we need someone to lead a team, and bring the 53rd IB to frutition. Applications are due 9am Tuesday May 6, so head on over to the ANU Sport website, and have a think about what you could bring to the event, and what the event could do for you!

Being Race Director is an incredibly rewarding experience, and you'll have an absolutely phenomenal time! And if you don't believe me, just talk to any of the Race Directors of the past, they will say the same!

2014 Race Results

Congratulations to every runner, volunteer and spectator! Overall, the 2014 Inward Bound was a huge success, and it was absolutely fantastic to see ADFA once again part of this great event!

We had a great turnout at the prize-giving on Monday evening, where B&G claimed the Bill Packard trophy for winning Division 1 for the second year in a row, and a massive congratulations to John XXIII for winning the overall event. Results as follows (after adjustments for any penalties*):

Arrival Times Div 1 Div 2 Div 3 Div 4 Div 5 Div 6 Div 7
ADFA DNF    -    -    - 8:39^ 15:41 8:28
Bruce Hall 16:42 DNF 11:11 10:32 12:50^ 23:31* 12:15
Burgmann 15:20 14:43 10:20 12:49* 7:57^ 12:33 12:34
B&G 10:29 16:43 10:10 13:00 17:11^ DQ* 8:44
Fenner 11:47 DNF 14:09 13:55 10:20^ 15:27 DNF
Griffin 12:38 DNF 16:53 14:15 12:15^ 11:23 11:45
Johns XXIII 11:21 18:59 9:06 10:10 7:55^ 19:09 11:02
Unilodge 19:01 20:21 DNF DQ* 9:30^ 12:49 13:40
Ursies DNF 16:47 16:55 DNF 16:55^ 11:29 14:28

Note: Teams who entered prohibited areas (out-of-bounds) were disqualified. It is crucially important that teams obey the out-of-bounds areas as clearly marked on the map. IB did not get permission to use these areas -- it jeapordises your safety and the safety of the event to not obey the course instructions. 

^ Division 5 were all given 13 points due to an out of bounds error made by the committee, and subsequent miscommunications.

This means that the overall points standings for Inward Bound 2014 are as follows:

College Points
1. John XXIII College 100
2. Burgmann College 96
3. B&G Hall  81*
4. Bruce Hall 74
5. Griffin Hall 67*
6. Fenner Hall 65
7. Ursula Hall 60
8. UniLodge 59

Congratulations to everyone who took part!

Altogether, Inward Bound 2014 has been an enormous success. We thank all the organisations who have supported us in making this possible. 

We'd love to hear your feedback -- please compete this quick survey to help to build next year's event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/inwardbound2014

Thank-you for your support and enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015!

IB Organising Committee 2014
Emily Cheyne, Jack Birtwhistle, Ben Greenwood, Keith Conley, SJ Collum, Nic Dillon, Emma Bayliss, Max Stenstrom and Daniel Willcox

End Point

END POINT 2014: 
 
COTTER DAM RECREATION RESERVE 
 
Before heading off please ensure that you have everything you need for a 
comfortable day at End Point. 

Tracking

With all teams now on the road, or under way, it's time to start tracking them!

The link to track teams is: http://yb.tl/penguin44

Enjoy!

Clarification- Waterproof Jackets

Jackets carried by runners must be seam-sealed and waterproof for several hours of inclement weather. We advise that jackets have a hood, however it is not a necessity. Jackets must fit and cover the arms and torso. Ponchos and spray jackets (i.e. soft-shell and water-resistant jackets) will not accepted. If the jacket does not look waterproof or durable it will need to have a tag stating that it is waterproof.

Doughnuts

In the off chance that you didn't manage to copy down the doughnuts at the runners briefing, they were as below:

Division 7: 21-29km
Division 6: 24-31km
Division 5: 26-33km
Division 4: 28-36km
Division 3: 32-44km
Division 2: 30-75km
Division 1: 41-86km

If you missed out on anything at the runners briefing, or need to clarify them, head to the runners page, and scroll down to the bottom to have a look at the briefing.

Waterproof Jackets + Runners Briefing

Due to the weather forecast this year, we will require all runners to carry a waterproof jacket, which are steam-sealed. Poncho's will not be accepted.

We look forward to seeing all runners at the compulsory runners briefing tonight, 8pm at Bruce Hall!

8 Days!

We are just over a week out from the start of IB14! To think that approximately 180 days ago, we started our count down. How time flies when you're preparing for an event!

Just a reminder of some of the important dates coming up.

  • Team entries are due Sunday 23 March 12 noon. So coaches, please make sure you have all of your divisions and team in by that time, including the mobile phone number for that division.
  • The Compulsory Runners Briefing is on Tuesday 25 March 8pm at Bruce Hall. All runners must have signed indemnity forms, and bring them to the meeting that night to hand them in. Runners that do not hand in signed indemnity forms on that night will not be able to run.
  • The Compulsory Volunteers Briefing is on Wednesday 26 March 8pm at Bruce Hall. This is compulsory for all volunteers. Please make sure volunteers bring with them signed indemnity forms.
  • Scrutineering starts at 5pm on Friday the 28th of March at Bruce Hall. Please ensure you arrive on time, and with all compulsory equipment.
  • The IB After Party and prize giving and awards will be held on Monday the 31st of March at Uni Pub from 7pm. All volunteers and runners are invited, and encouraged to attend!

See you all very soon!

IB14 Committee

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