Winter is just around the corner but already we are talking cross country and road racing and our winter track and field meets. This year IBS will offer a winter program with a difference giving athletes the opportunity of competing on a Saturday or a Sunday. The club has incorporated the park runs into the program and encourage members to go along to runs at Fairy Meadow, Bulli, and the beautiful Killalea Reserve, Shellharbour. The program also includes IBS runs at Minnamurra course, Mt Kembla (king and queen of the Mountain), and the winter track and field program to be held every fourth Sunday of each month commencing May 27. The track program will also be a little different and will offer all athletes a variety of events for all abilities and ages and will be ideal preparation for school events and those wishing to remain fit. For the park runs incorporated into the program, athletes can register online beforehand for your chosen run and register under the name of Illawarra Blue Stars. Get your friends and families to take part also and form a group of IBS athletes and supporters and enjoy a “run with a difference”. 14 April is the next one conducted at Sandon Point with start time being 8.00 am and reporting at Bulli Beach. Full winter program will be circulated to all members and will also be on wwwillawarrabluestars.com.au web site.