Nelson Leader : March 14th 2013
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Entries remain open until this Thursday evening for those wishing to join the athletic exodus around the scenic coastline course. Online entry at nelson events.co.nz. Seagate wins Godzone World champion team Seagate won the Godzone Adventure race for the second year. Seagate's Nelson racers Nathan Fa'avae, Sophie Hart and Trevor Voyce and Canterbury's Chris Forne finished in Queenstown on Wednesday morning, ahead of second-placed Harraway's Oats. They had been racing non-stop for three days and three hours. Cycling champs cover district The Tasman Centre road cycling championships is this weekend in Marlborough. Time trials will be held this Saturday from Renwick on the Waihopai Valley course and road races this Sunday at Seddon. Making rapid progress: Olivia Miller in action. One of 12 river crossings: Tim Miller during the Motatapu moun- tainbike race. Family gets its Rage on By PHIL BARNES Race duo are ready There will be plenty of family bragging rights at stake when father and daughter combination Tim and Olivia Miller join more than 300 competitors in the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Rainbow Rage this Saturday. Olivia, 16, and Tim, who races in the 50 to 59 age grade, have been mountain- biking for several years and both have steadily improved. By last year Olivia was racing neck and neck with her father in the longer races and just winning some of the shorter ones. However, this year Tim has been training hard and seems to have the edge in the endurance events. There's nothing better than doing something like this with one of your family,'' Tim said. Especially when you are a pretty similar speed. It means there's a lot of table talk before the race.'' Tim said that riding in the Rainbow Rage was the reason he took up mountainbiking 11 years ago. I was invited to do it by friends and it was my first ever race. It took me eight hours to do and I couldn't walk for a week afterwards. But I enjoyed the personal challenge. I just got hooked and I have done every Rain- bow Rage since. I always do the standard 106km event as I like to com- pare my time over the years.'' He said his fastest time was last year when he finished in 4hrs 34min, but he hoped to do better this year. Tim said there were two sides to mountainbiking. I really enjoy the friend- ships and the social side -- there's no macho stuff. It can be very social. For example there are more than 20 of us who meet up by the Milton St Sprig and Fern on Wednesday nights and go into the hills. But it is the racing keeps you sharp and gets you out of your comfort zone.'' Olivia, 16, started moun- tainbiking when she was nine. She took up the sport after competing in mini mountain bike races organised by the Nelson Mountainbike Club at Rabbit Island. She developed a love for both mountainbike and road cycling and, with the help of coach Rob Ford, has progres- sed to win the Secondary Schools South Island Cross Country Mountainbike cham- pionships for the last two years. She was also third last year and fourth the year before in her age group in the New Zea- land Mountainbike champion- ships and came second in the New Zealand Mountainbike Cup. Last year Olivia did one of the offshoots that has been added to the Rainbow Rage race -- the 42km Tennyson return section. But she has entered the full event for the first time this year. Tim and Olivia joined 2200 competitors taking part in the 47km Motatapu mountain- bike race near Wanaka last weekend. Racing in the elite division Tim finished sixth in the 50 to 60-year-old age group and 47th overall while Olivia fin- ished third in the 16 to 19- year-old age group. I've done every single Motatapu -- I think it's nine -- and it's been perfect weather for everyone,'' Tim said. Last year Olivia and I were racing side by side for parts of the race but this year I have done a lot of training so I was able to get away from her.'' Rainbow Rage organiser Mike Gane said Saturday's race was the 18th time the event had been held. Most are opting to do the standard 106km track start- ing 8km east of St Arnaud and finishing in Hanmer Springs. However, he said about 20 riders were taking on the 144km Rainbow Rage Epic and about 10 would be doing the 70km St James Loop.
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