Home' Rangitikei Mail : December 1st 2011 Contents 30 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
Friday 2 & Saturday 3 December
Manfeild Park, Feilding
Public Entrance South Street • $5 Adults, Children Free
All Day Fri
si Dorper Show
Mounted Games Demo
starting in Manfeild Park
Stadium at 4.30pm
Saturday 3 December
World Cup Indoor Round
buffalo 9am Sat
Ike Unsworth and Seremonie 2010
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-
We were treated to tight com-
petitive racing, tighter photo
finishes and to top it off we had
the finesse and flow of team
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
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
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-
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-
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
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
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
it s an awe-
some way to
body and get
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
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
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.
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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