Feilding Herald : December 1st 2011
30 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 SPORT 4224369AA Friday 2 & Saturday 3 December Manfeild Park, Feilding Public Entrance South Street • $5 Adults, Children Free Horse Events All Day Fri & Sat Alpacas 9am Sat a a a a a a a a a ar r r r r r r r r rk k k k k k k k A Pooch Parade 11.30am Saturday o h si Dorper Show Sheep Sale 9am Sat ow Mounted Games Demo 3.30 Saturday M Show Jumping evening programme starting in Manfeild Park Stadium at 4.30pm Saturday 3 December World Cup Indoor Round Miniature Horses Donkeys 9.30am Sat e Games Demo Boys' & Girls' Calf 9.15am Pet Lamb Competition 1pmSat Petting Parlour including "Billie" baby buffalo 9am Sat 4206566AA Ike Unsworth and Seremonie 2010 Close riding at weekly cycle meet BIKE MANAWATU TRACK CYCLING NOV 22 The strong westerly wind was probably responsible for a field of 33 riders, down from the record 50 of last week. As the night went on the wind eased and the meeting was held in reasonable con- ditions. We were treated to tight com- petitive racing, tighter photo finishes and to top it off we had the finesse and flow of team pursuits. One spectator noted that we are privileged to be entertained by such quality sporting theatre and entry is free. The meeting was made up of five lap races followed by team pursuit trials and finished off with longer handicap races, all raced in age divisions. The under-15 boys and girls race produced the biggest fin- ish, with nine riders bombing the line from all over the track only for the win to be awarded, along with a cash prize of $20, to James Cuff, who was finishing the strongest on the outside lane. The team pursuits provided an opportunity for the riders to work together to bring about the best team performance. The cleanest demonstration of lapping and team work was provided by the masters com- bination. The most powerful, efficient and fastest was pro- vided by the PNBHS senior boys combination. One aspect of our track nights is the range of ages we enjoy and the enthusiasm with which our experienced riders encour- age and teach our less experi- enced riders. The team pursuit allowed us to match the younger riders with masters riders so the masters could work with the younger riders on the track to talk them through the event. Riders of the night were selected by Commissaire of the meet, Marcel Hollenstein. The under-17 rider was James Denholm for a gutsy effort to ride solo in difficult conditions to almost hold off a strong scratch bunch. The over-17 rider was awarded to Jaycob Humphreys for winning both hotly con- tested races. A special thank you to John Stewart, who stayed behind with a spray can to go over the numbers on the track. Gorge run full of splendour SPORTMAN AWATU SERENA GOULDING This month I decided to get out and do something that I haven t done in a long time -- run the gorge track! The team at Sport Manawatu headed out on a Friday afternoon. Apparently there were a few of us on the 20 kilometre list, which I was not very impressed with considering I haven t run a half marathon in years! I was sure the girls training for the half marathon at the end of the year would find this a piece of cake and the boys, well, they are just naturals, but for some of us this was going to be a major challenge. We started off a bit too fast, not realising the first 4-5km is all up hill. I was actually dreading this climb and all that was going through my head was how much longer and man I wish this cramp would just go away! It was really cool to see so many people up there giving i tag oa n d it s an awe- some way to test your body and get super fit. There are many benefits of running the gorge; it s safe from traffic, it s dif- ferent from just running on the roads, it s kind of like tramping and it s neat running among nature, stopping at the lookouts. The whole track is marked out with the distances so you can keep track of how far you have run and turn around when you feel you want to, and the bonus is coming back down -- it s so much easier and faster than going up, you almost fly back down. If you already do a lot of running or want to get started, try the gorge run. Take a friend with you and even walk it first if running is not your thing; there are heaps of lookouts along the way and nothing beats the fresh smell of nature. I give the gorge a 10/10 although I was extremely sore the next day. It s a really enjoyable, challenging run and definitely works off that chocolate. If you are interested in recreational running or a new sport, there are a number of teams or clubs in our region you can join. For more information visit sportmanawatu.org.nz/findasport. Serena is the Manawatu Recreation Advisor for Sport Manawatu, providing support for sport and recreation in the Manawatu with the aim of getting everyone active everyday. Phone 06 323 6900 or drop in to 131 Manchester St, Feilding. Joint effort: Elers Karate team were successful in Auckland on Saturday. Photo: SUPPLIED Medals for Elers team Feilding s Elers Karate took 15 members to the National Counties Shotokan Karate Tournament in Auck- land last Saturday and brought home 13 gold medals, 2 silver and 4 bronze. Samiuela Mafi, 12 (PNBHS) came first in both Kata (pattern) and Kumite (sparring). Dahnyelle Rogan, 14 (PNGHS), Erika Elers, 10 (St. Joseph s Levin), Isahya Hunter, 13 (FHS), Claire Johnson, 13 (FIS), and Craig Davis (Senior) came first in Kata. Wikitoria Moeahu, 12 (Monrad Intermediate) and Cody Kirkpatrick- Smith, 10 (Halcombe School) came sec- ond in Kata. Wade Bennett, 10 (Manchester Street School) came second and Dahnyelle third in Kumite. Elers Karate competed in the junior, intermediate and senior team kata divisions with both junior and inter- mediate teams finishing first and senior placing third. Wikitoria, Erika and Bradley Lam- bert, 12 (Clifton School) made up the junior team; Samiuela, Dahnyelle, and Heather McGinty, 17 (FHS), inter- mediate team and Craig, Corey Rogan and Ian Lewell, senior team. Coach Miho Elers said the results showed a high level of strength and quality of the club, especially since this time, the team included five members who had no experience in competitions.
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