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CLASSIFIEDS phone the team now Leader Group 0800 800515 FURNITURE SPRAYING Save money and modernise your home and furniture Ray McKenzie and Sons Ltd 43 Parkers Road, Tahunanui, Nelson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: (03) 548 5259 - Fax: (03) 548 5756 Painting & Decorating - Residential & Commercial Kitchen Units & Equipment, Dining & Bedroom Suites, Office Furniture, Doors etc. Long Lasting, Durable and over a Thousand Colours Free Quotes and Competitive Prices DOING IT RIGHT SINCE 1948 EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DECORATING 5126706AB Tough weekend ahead By PHIL BARNES All in the family: Nelson's Wayne Jones, who has competed the Coast to Coast seven times as an individual, will be competing in the family teams' event with his son Michael this year. Photo: VIRGINIA WOOLF Several Nelson multi- sport athletes look certain to be among the leading contenders in the 2013 Speight's Coast to Coast this weekend. Richard Ussher, who has won the title five times previously including in 2011 and 2012, will again be on the start line. Race organiser Robin Judkins picked him as firm favourite to win the race and said the fact he was the most experienced of the leading contenders made him hard to beat. Meanwhile, Richard's Finnish-born wife, Elina, who won the women's title last year and in 2010 will again be defending her title. However, she faces a tough challenge from Nel- son doctor and 2011 cham- pion Sophie Hart. Sophie recorded the second-fastest finishing time ever that year and missed out on Andrea Murray's 1997 race record by a mere 65 seconds. Sophie did not enter the race last year because she was concentrating on adventure racing. She went on to win the adven- ture racing world cham- pionship in France in September along with fel- low Nelson athletes Nathan Fa'avae and Tre- vor Voyce as part of Team Seagate. Therefore, this weekend's encounter should be an epic battle. Another leading candi- date in this year's individ- ual race will be Trevor Voyce. Trevor came second in last year's teams' event after being pipped for first place by Nelson duo Dan Busch and Steve McKinstry. Dan and Steve will also be back on the startline to defend their teams' title. Dan looks in fine form to defend his title, having won the kayaking section of the Anakiwa triathlon and the Tahunanui to Cable Bay kayaking race two weeks ago. Also in this year's one- day individual section is Nelson competitor David Ayre who is taking on the course for the second year in a row. David said he was keen to eliminate some of the mistakes he made last year'' and improve his time. Last year I went out too hard on the first bike stage and I paid for it over the rest of the race.'' Seventy-year-old Mike Ward is teaming up with John Sweeney from Twizel this year. It is the first time he has taken part in the teams' event although he has competed as an individual in 29 of the 30 previous races. Wayne Jones, 56, has done the race seven times as an individual, recording a best time of 14 hours. However, he joked that his advancing years had encouraged him to do this year's event in the two-day family teams' category with his son Michael. Other Nelson entrants include Stephen Busby, Geoff Faulkner, John Hart, Pete Wilkie and Rebecca Oakes in the two- day individual section, and Peter and Elizabeth McKenzie, Callum Irvine, Tim James and Mo Krish- nasam will compete in the two-day teams event. Becks Hide is doing the cycling on the last day. Swimmers show flying form Rising star: Sam McKenzie, 13, of Nelson Swimming Club, who won five gold medals in Wellington, seen here competing in Nelson at Hampden Street Pool last month. Photo: MARION VAN DIJK The Nelson Swimming Club had a great four days of competition at the Wellington Long Course Summer Swim Championships d in Kilbirnie, bringing home seven gold and three bronze medals,and breaking seven Nelson-Marlborough records. The swimmers recorded 74 per- sonal best times from 152 swims. More than 500 swimmers com- peted at the meet which was was the club's first big outing with new coach Andy Adair from the Tasman Magic Academy, who was appointed as coach in October. Thirteen-year-old Sam McKenzie led the assault on gold, winning five individual gold medals with power- ful wins in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle and the 50m and 100m but- terfly. He broke three Nelson- Marlborough records to put the icing on the cake''. Sam also knoc- ked a whopping 35 seconds off his personal best in the 400m freestyle race. Madisen Stanley, 16, swam power- fully to win two gold medals in the 50m and 100m breaststroke races and in the 50m breaststroke she lowered her New Zealand open qualifying time by almost one sec- ond. She also won bronze in the 400m freestyle knocking more than eight seconds off her personal best time. She won a second bronze in the 800m freestyle race where she broke her own Nelson-Marlborough record and this was only her second time competing at this distance. Ellie Gaging, 14, was in exciting form, qualifying for the national age group championships for the first time in the 100m and 200m freestyle. She rounded off the medal winners winning a bronze in the 50m butterfly. William Borrell, 16, just missed out on a medal in the 100m breast- stroke but broke the Nelson- Marlborough record in that race. He also broke two more Nelson- Marlborough records -- in the 100m backstroke, and in the 200m individ- ual medley where he swam a great race and also qualified for national age group championships. Cara Pearson, 16, swam consist- ently well throughout the meet qualifying for national age group championships in the 100m butterfly and knocking a huge 24 seconds off her personal best in the 800m freestyle. She just missed out on the medals by placing fourth in four of her races. Kaleb Johnston, 11, swam well to qualify for two more New Zealand junior championships times in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly and he also just missed out on the medals, placing fourth in three of his races. Samantha Smith, 12, swam a fan- tastic 100m freestyle race to also qualify for New Zealand junior championships for the first time and it also qualified her for New Zealand division 2 competition. Tayla Harwood, 13, smashed her 800m freestyle personal best by 33 seconds then went on to knock more than 13 seconds off her personal best in the 400m freestyle. Kaine Ransby, 17, also knocked a huge 17 seconds off his 400m freestyle personal best. The performances at this meet gives those competing in February at the National Junior and Age Group Championships a great platform to launch from.
February 14th 2013