Kapi-Mana News : March 12th 2013
46 KAPI-MANA NEWS, MARCH 12, 2013 SPORT MOONSHINE 2013 Half Marathon & 10km Trail Run and Walk Sunday 7th April Trentham Memorial Park, Barton Road, Upper Hutt 10km run & walk: A flat, off-road course through park, bush and along the Hutt River Trail. Suitable for social and recreational walkers and runners of all ages. Half Marathon trail run & walk: Are you fit? Looking for a challenge? This is a very scenic off-road course with long, flat stretches along the Hutt River Trail at the beginning and end. In the middle, a 5km hill section over Cannon Point Walkway provides spectacular views of the Hutt Valley and native bush. The hill section is steep and narrow in parts. It is most suited to experienced, long-distance competitors with a high level of fitness. Half Marathon ($35) 10km Run & Walk ($25) Walkers start 8.30am Runners start 10.15am Runners start 10.00am Walkers start 10.20am Late Entry (After 31 March $5 extra) Entry forms are available on the Trentham Harriers web site - www.trenthamunited. co.nz and some sports shoe shops, gyms, Visitor Information Centres. Enquiries phone (021) 023 94689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out www.coolrunning.co.nz and online entry: http://www.enteronline.co.nz/. Trentham United Harriers & Walkers Club PO Box 40 357, Upper Hutt 5229146AA rwlowerhutt.co.nz Today you can select which site you´d prefer to have your new home completed on from the remaining lots available in Stage 2 - Only four remain so don't delay your inquiry The vast majority of our homes are bought by proud new home owners wanting the confidence of a proven product, selection of site and the opportunity to choose their own colours. Call today for more information. Whitby Lot 90 Staithes Drive 3A2F2I For Sale $465,000 View Saturday/Sunday 12:00 - 3:00 rwlowerhutt.co.nz/LWH20056 Bob Bell 0274 428 188 (04) 212 4967 email@example.com Llew Kemeys 0272 408 828 (04) 212 6524 firstname.lastname@example.org LICENSED (REAA 2008) School spirit: Aotea College students, underneath the new lights paid for by previous fundraisers. Likely leading teams on the day will be, clockwise from top left, Mia Ward (netball), Herman Petaia (volleyball), Mattson Darrah (cricket), Sam Filipo (rugby), Lorton Taraeka (flag) and James Gill (football). Annual Sportacular returns By KRIS DANDO Aotea College's annual Sportacular is next week, with the summer version including T20 cricket, flag rugby and netball. The concept is in its third year, and the school hosts both winter and summer versions. It is a chance to fundraise and bring back alumni to celebrate school spirit. Sports co-ordinator Richie Anderton says it is a family occasion and is part of their strategic plan to forge strong links with the community. The last two Sportaculars raised thousands of dollars to put in new lights and resurface one of the tennis courts. It's great to have the alumni back on the scene; some of them recently gave time to put up the new lights, and it's a way for us to celebrate sport in the school. We really want community participation and spirit.'' This time, money raised is not going specifically towards one part of the school, although there will be food stalls fundraising on the day for the first XV's trip to Samoa. The event flag rugby, fastnet netball, volleyball and futsal. School staff and alumni will take part. There will also be a T20 cricket match and the first XV will play a pre-season match. Special guest for the day will will be Olympic rowing bronze medallist Storm Eru. Contact Celia Fleck at celia email@example.com or phone 237 3166, ext 839. No stopping young champ Flying high: Tawa College's Pratt Keerasuntonpong is producing top results on the tennis circuit. By KRIS DANDO He's 15, returning from an injury, and had a rowdy crowd barracking every mistake he made -- but that didn't stop Pratt Keerasuntonpong. The Tawa College tennis player took out the College Sport regional championships at the Renouf Centre on February 27, an event that hosted the best under-18 players from across the central region. His opponent in the final, from Scots College, was almost 19 years old and had a parochial crowd behind him, Pratt says. He's inside the top 1000 in the world for juniors, so it was a big test for me. The crowd were pretty loud, they were cheering every double fault I made.'' The match started disastrously for Pratt, blasted off the court 6-0 in the first set. He broke early in the second set and held his nerve to win it 6-4. Due to time constraints they had to go to a super tie-breaker, meaning the first to 10 points would win the match and the title -- Pratt took it 10-4. It was more relief than anything else. I was so angry with myself after that first set that I had to just get off the court and re-set myself. I focused harder and didn't make those errors.'' Though he was the top seed for the tournament, Pratt was up against much older players, but his experi- ence at the club level for Tawa/ Lyndhurst and in overseas compe- titions held him in good stead. He is unbeaten in Wellington club tennis, but is easing back into the game after a month-long injury layoff. I didn't give myself a huge chance to win [the College Sport event], so I was pretty happy.'' New members wanted The Kapi-Mana Bridge Club has put out a call for new members. Based in Tawa, the club holds sessions four days a week, Monday to Thursday. Each session is about three hours long. If you do not have a partner, one can be arranged for you. Ring the club on 232 4824 and let them know you want to come. If you have been playing bridge socially and would like to play in a club, the Wednesday session would be the night to start. The club caters to all skills levels. Sessions are at 7.30pm, except for Mondays, which are at 10.30am. If you would like to learn bridge, ring David on 233 1866 to register for a course starting March 18.
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