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Bianca Chatfield’s First Mother’s Day Classic Turns into Tradition

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Posted by Bianca Chatfield on 18 December 2014

Wow, I cannot believe we are coming to the end of 2014. What a massive year it has been. For me, this year has been huge. On the court I would say one of my most successful to date.

It all started with winning the Premiership with the Melbourne Vixens, our first one since 2009 and then a Gold medal at Commonwealth Games with the Australian Team… the team’s first gold medal since 2002, and a shiny gold medal to go with my silver medal from the 2006 Commonwealth Games! It is quite overwhelming at times to get my head around the fact that I have finally ticked off two of the things I have been preparing and training for over the last 5 years. It will be very hard to match it next year.

2014 also included my very first time participating in the Mothers Day Classic, and before we know it 2015 will be here and we will all be gearing up for it again.

I invited my family to sign up as well so we could all walk together, and I’m so glad I did. They all loved it as much as I did, and no doubt will be added as a tradition now for the Chatfield family. What a great way to spend Mothers Day!

There was so many things that stood out for me about the Mothers Day Classic.
Firstly, the incredible turnout from so many people all walking or running around the Tan, my favourite part of Melbourne!!! The fact that so many families and friends use the Mother’s Day Classic as the perfect opportunity to catch up with each other, and what a bonus to be active whilst you are doing it!

I also loved  seeing the city taken over by the colour pink all in the support of raising money for a cause that has touched all of us in one way or another. But for  me, definitely the most touching part was seeing how many family and friends come along to the event in memory of someone that they have lost to breast cancer. And of course, how wonderful it is that so much  money is raised for breast cancer research to ensure that we have many more survivors in the future.

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year break!
Make sure you take the time out from your usual busy lives to enjoy the things that you love doing and with the people you love to spend time with.  For me, that will be down on the Mornington Peninsula with my family.
Keep active over summer and make sure you lock the 10th of May in your calendar and everyone else’s while you’re at it, so everyone can start preparing for the 2015 Mothers Day Classic!!!

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