Nelson Leader : March 21st 2013
29 THE NELSON LEADER, MARCH 21, 2013 SPORT proudly presents the 33rd annual Nelson Half Marathon Quarter Marathon and 5km fun run & walk NELSON 2013 5228433AA Event suitable for all, from beginners & recreational athletes to serious competitors Sunday 5th May Don't delay - make that commitment today and get your training underway, enter on line athletics.nelson.co.nz/nelsonhalfmarathon or pick up an entry form at The Shoe Clinic 84 Bridge St, Nelson • Half Marathon 21.1km • Quarter Marathon 10.55km •5kmFunRun&Walk Proudly supported by Discounts off the normal retail price valid until 3 April 2013. Valid only with cash/credit card/ EFTPOS purchases. Not available in conjunction with account sales, promotional vouchers/ coupons or other offers. Excludes trade, ECS and Crown products and PaintWise levy. 0800 RESENE (737 363) www.resene.co.nz 30391 NCL 25% off Resene Premium Paint, Wallpaper and Decorating Accessories SALE Come in and see us today at your local Resene ColorShop! Nelson 69 St Vincent Street Ph: 548 7110 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson Phone 546 5700 In Your Time of Loss... Let our friendly, caring team take care of you and your loved one Serving all the regions of Nelson, Richmond, Waimea, Tasman, Motueka, Golden Bay Anna, Bev, Andrea, Sharlene, Dave, Carl and Alastair. 8 Cambridge Street, Richmond Phone 544 1129 5219900AA Ideal: The epitome of the culture driving Nelson's annual Robertson's Trolley Derby is captured in this shot of 'Bad Buoy' by Shuttersport lensman Evan Barnes. Sculpted from local resources using No. 8 technology and Kiwi ingenuity the racer embodies the will of parents, and their children, to collectively craft unique machinery in which the family's often youngest member is then seated and push started down Collingwood St -- sometimes with meagre prior road testing. Hats off to all who race the derby which, as this image portrays, is about participation above placings. Coach shares BMX skills Benefits of technology: BMX NZ junior development coach Richard McLachlan, left, with Brady Jones, Logan Clarke, Nash Thornley. Members of the Nel- son BMX Club benefited from the experience of BMX New Zealand junior develop- ment coach Richard McLach- lan during a coaching work- shop last weekend. Club member Rebecca Clarke said Richard used the latest technology during the coaching sessions to capture the riders technique on his iPad. By immediately reviewing a particular skill, the young- sters can see what they are doing, and understand how to improve their technique, she said. Over the next couple of weeks they ll be working on what they ve learned. Richard has 25 years experience in the sport and, as well as his New Zealand coa- ching role, he has coached Singaporean riders and the Chinese BMX team. The club has had a tough year after losing $8000 worth of maintenance equipment as well as trophies and historic records in an arson attack on its two-storey viewing tower overlooking its Tahunanui track at Christmas but it secured sponsorship from the Haven Sports Trust to pay for Richard s visit. Rebecca said the specialist coaching would be particu- larly useful to seven club members travelling to the BMX National Champion- ships in Cambridge at Easter. Several of them will be aiming to qualify for the world championships which will be held in Auckland in July. She said more than 2000 riders from all over the world were expected to compete. A special indoor track will be designed and built in the Vector Arena by the designers of the London Olympics BMX track, she said. This will involve moving 4000 cubic metres of clay and there will be just six days to complete the track. Touch teams make solid showing Tasman under-15 and under- 17 touch teams put in some impressive performances at the junior national touch championships played at Papamoa near Tauranga last weekend. The Tasman under-17s fin- ished fifth out of 13 teams and the under-15s finished sixth. Tasman under-17s coach Nathan Kirker said both teams were very pleased with the results. We (the under 17s) just missed out on qualifying for the semi-finals after pool play when we came away with two wins, a draw and two losses. He said it meant they had to play off in the round of teams battling for fifth to eighth place. After winning all of their games in that round they fin- ished fifth. Nathan said the squad of 15 players had spent about five hours training together each Sunday since they were select- ed after trials in January. We had to train for quite a long time at each session as some of the players were com- ing over from Marlborough to join us. He said the players were also busy playing touch for their own school sides during the week.
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