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AIR FORCE November 26, 2009
By John Martin
IF YOU thought SQNLDR Kay
Wiseman was looking on top of the
world, you'd be right.
That's because she won not one, but
two titles at the International Natural
Bodybuilding Association (INBA)
Natural Olympia world championships
on the Gold Coast last month.
She was one of five Air Force per-
sonnel among 352 competitors that
came from 20 countries for the four-
day gala contest.
"It was great to meet competitors
sharing a common goal: to be judged
the best in the world," SQNLDR
She won the Ms Figure
International Grand Masters (over
50) gold medal, then she won Overall
Masters champion. For good measure,
she also won a silver medal in the Ms
Physique Grand Masters section.
Not bad for someone who had only
been competing in the sport for four
years and having her first taste on the
The other Air Force competitors
CPL Owen Batty who won a bronze
medal in the Men's Open Class 2.
CPL Angela Wiseman, SQNLDR
Wiseman's daughter, who trains
with her mother and travelled to the
Gold Coast with her, who contested
the Ms Figure International Open
Class 2 and the Ms Physique Open
CPL Eva Clarke who contested the
Ms Physique Open Class 2; and
CPL Monique Rademaker who con-
tested Ms Physique Open Class 3.
It has been a big year for Air Force
Fans are still awaiting news from
New York where reservist CPL Jane
Watts is competing in the rival, but
no less prestigious, World Natural
Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF)
world title which she qualified for
when she won the Miss Figure and
Fit Body titles at the WNBF Asia
Pacific championship in Sydney on
CPL Watts won the women's
Overall Class at the ADF natural phy-
sique titles at HMAS Cerberus in
Victoria in September.
For SQNLDR Wiseman, the
Natural Olympia titles mark the end
of her season, and she does not plan
to resume until towards the middle of
"The competition was awesome
and to be a part of such an amazing
event was an experience not to be
missed," she said.
"All the hard work and dieting was
worth it just to qualify to compete."
Ah yes. No more dieting for a
while. That doesn't mean eating pizza
all of a sudden but it does mean she
can eat much-missed fruit again for a
And now she has succeeded on the
world stage, she is looking ahead with
"Next year's Natural Olympia will
be held in Reno, Nevada, USA, in
November, and I hope to be able to
defend my title then."
CPL Eva Clarke of 381 Expedition-
ary Combat Support Squadron has ac-
cumulated some trophies and honours
these past couple of months -- but she's
glad it's all over.
wife and a PTI," the mother of two said.
CPL Clarke's latest honour was her
selection in the ADF women's soccer
team at the end of the Defence soccer
titles at RAAF Base Richmond from
October 31 to November 4.
CPL Clarke, a centre midfielder, was
one of the stars of the soccer tournament
and was one of six Air Force players
selected in the combined team.
But she has two sporting hats and
turned heads this season, too, as a body-
In late September she finished first in
the NSW Open figure and won Overall-
Ms NSW in Sydney.
Then she contested the Natural
Olympia world titles on the Gold Coast
in October, finishing fourth against
27 competitors in Ms Physique Open
See our next edition for a full
By LAC Aaron Curran
FLGOFF Lisa Flint has once again
proven she is a runner of exceptional
talent and possibilities.
On November 7, FLGOFF Flint
won the 20km Women's Open division
of the Australian Defence Mountain
Running Championships in Canberra.
She completed it in 1 hr 26min
41sec -- a record time. The nearest
competitor was more than four minutes
And it does not end there. Not
only had FLGOFF Flint never com-
peted in a mountain run before, she
was also backing up from her win in
the Melbourne Marathon on October
11.Starting and ending at Mt Majura
Vineyard, FLGOFF Flint and more than
20 Defence competitors competed in
The championships were held in
conjunction with the 3 Peaks 26km
run (men's championship) and 2 Peaks
20km run (women's championship).
lands two titles
part of such
ence not to
-- SQNLDR Kay
proves to be
Our marathon champion takes new ground
CPL Jessica Robson, second in
the Women's Open (20km) 1hr
SGT Suzanne Scragg, third in
the Women's Veterans (20km)
2hr 29min 01 sec.
FSGT Dennis Haines, second
in the Men's Open (26km) 2hr
FLTLT Jeroen Ruardij, fourth
in the Men's Open (26km) 2hr
FLTLT Ben Allen, fifth in the
Men's Open (26km) 2hr 49min
FLTLT Alan Rich, second in
the Men's Veterans (26km) 3hr
The route took the runners from the
vineyard up Mt Majura, Mt Ainslie, Mt
Pleasant and back to the start.
"The race was a lot tougher and
physically challenging than I thought
because the hills were quite big,"
FLGOFF Flint said. "It's also harder
than running a marathon on a flat road.
The difference is you have to accept
that you can't go flat out with hills,
whereas in a marathon I usually go as
fast as I can."
Adapting to that style of race as she
went, she found it beneficial to take it
easy going up the hills to save energy
and going down them was not as simple
as it seemed due to the loose surface.
"My legs got really heavy from the
downhill braking and I didn't realise
how much it took out of them," she
"I went out blind from the start, so
coming down the first hill I went cau-
tiously, and all of a sudden this herd
of people came charging down behind
me."FLGOFF Flint said the people
involved in mountain running were
friendly and social towards each other.
"It was a nice change from what I
am used to," she said.
"It took a bit of seriousness out of
the race and made it a lot less stressful
and fun, so I'd do it again for sure."
From the start FLOGFF Flint did
not expect to win the race -- let alone by
such a big margin and in record time.
"I was pretty surprised to win the
20km race," she said.
"I give full credit to the people who
do this kind of running all the time."
OTHER AIR FORCE RESULTS
STRUTTING HER STUFF: SQNLDR Kay Wiseman looks like
she's having fun up there on the big stage -- and it's fun that
comes with an armful of rewards (right). Photos: LAC Todd Brown
SOME OF OUR REPS: FLTLT Jeroen Ruardij, CPL Jessica
Robson, FLGOFF Lisa Flint, SGT Suzanne Scragg and FSGT
Photo: LAC Aaron Curran
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