This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
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Seven time winner of the Uncle Toby?s Iron Man Series and multi-champion ironman Guy Leech has introduced the North Sydney Premier League squad to his unique style of water and beach based fitness training, at his OzPaddle headquarters at the Manly Pavilion.
Early Sunday mornings most of us are lying in bed enjoying a sleep-in. But not Guy Leech and not the North Sydney Bears. In the first of 4 training sessions Guy has combined kayak work and beach running in a 2 hour session.
The players were split into 2 groups, with one kayaking out to about one kilometre, rounding the post and heading back and the other group combining sand running with sit ups and push ups. The session then ended with a combined relay race on Manly beach.
But this is only an introduction to more intensive training, ?I want to have the boys for 2 more one hour sessions before a final Iron-Man style event in the New Year. We want to train them in alternate groups of forwards and backs because their abilities vary. It will be more intensive. We will take them further out to the National Park?.
Ironman Champ Guy Leech issues directions to the Bears Premier League team on Sunday. Photo: Steve Little
To see more Photos of the Bears training with Guy go to the photos section of the Bears website http://www.northsydneybears.com.au.
For more information on Guy Leech?s OzPaddle training programs go to
The North Sydney Rugby League Football Club can be contacted on 9466 8860, by e-mail [email protected], or check out the website at http://www.northsydneybears.com.au.