Nelson Leader : April 11th 2013
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013 WESTMEAT SPECIALS FOR W/B 15TH - 20TH APRIL 2013 BEEF SCHNITZEL (PLAIN OR CRUMBED) PURE PORK SAUSAGES $6.99 per kg each FROZEN CHICKEN NUGGETS $11.99 CORN FED FREE RANGE SIZE 16 CHICKENS FROZEN LAMB OYSTER LEG ROASTS $9.99 $9.50 per kg each $4.99 5235580AB per kg 5257286AB Call us TODAY!! 547-5300 Call Us Today! 55 Saxton Road, Stoke Visit www.wholesalelandscapes.co.nz The BEST Lawn Autumn Lawns get the best results. Contact us today for our Screened Soil and grass seed deals. Great range of quality landscape products available Autumn Lawns get the best results. Contact us today for our Screened Soil and grass seed deals. Great range of quality landscape products available NELVAC Home Services Ltd Phone: 545 1053 Your home cleaning specialist in: Carpet Cleaning Window Cleaning • ceilings • walls • floors • upholstery • Spring Cleaning • Friendly Service Steve Oliver FOR A FREE QUOTE 10% OFF all advanced bookings Looking for a Job? www.mycareernelson.co.nz SPORTS SHORTS Mountainbike contest The Nelson Mountainbike Club is holding the Sharlands Super D competition this Sunday. Registration is from noon to 12.30pm at Kaka carpark. Competitors can practise anytime but they will be given just one timed run from 2pm. There will be cash prizes for the fastest man and woman. Further information nelsonmountain bikeclub.org.nz Sprig & Fern race This first event in the four-race Sprig & Fern 10 kilometre running and walking series takes place from the Hardy St side of Fashion Island this Saturday. The course heads up the Brook Valley. The race starts at 2.15pm for walkers and 2.30pm for runners. Mountain running The annual Mt Campbell mountain run takes place this Sunday. The start is from Rocky River Rd, 7km from Motueka. The race involves a 14km climb of 1235 metres to the summit at 1310m. The race is the third in a four-race series with the final event, the annual Takaka Hill run, on May 19. Winning through the pain Power and passion: Carol Cooper powers through the bike stage of last Sunday's Taylor's Women's Triathlon. Photo: PHIL BARNES By PHIL BARNES It was third time lucky for triathlete Carol Cooper who won the Taylor's Women's Triathlon last Sunday. Carol finished third in the event in 2011, second last year and first this year. She completed the 5km run, 14km cycle and four lengths of Riverside Pool in 49mins 33secs to finish almost two minutes clear of Richmond's Elisabeth Hilfenhaus with Brightwater's Kim Wad- del a further 50 seconds back. Carol's victory came just two weeks after achieving an impressive fourth place out of 55 competitors in her 40-44-year-old age group in the Mel- bourne Ironman. She said she wasn't sure how well she had recovered from the gruelling iron- man which comprised a 1500m swim, 180km bike ride and 42.2km run. It (the Taylor's women's triathlon) hurt because I had done so much long distance endurance training and I'm not used to doing short sharp stuff anymore. Bridie Edwards and a couple of college girls really pushed the pace in the 5km runsoIjusttuckedinandhungonasI knew I would do well on the bike.'' Carol said the tough conditions in the Melbourne Ironman had taken a lot out of her. We had really strong winds and the swim course got changed three times and eventually reduced to 1500 metres because it was so rough. Then we had to battle strong head and cross winds on the bike.'' However, Carol finished strongly, run- ning a 3hr 47min marathon to complete the ironman in 10hrs 7min. I was only two minutes off third but didn't realise it at the time. The event attracted more than 2000 competitors and is the biggest ironman outside of the Kona Ironman in Hawaii.'' But success doesn't come without long hours of dedication and hard work. Carol said she trained up to 24 hours a week in preparation for the ironman. She had to juggle that training around also working as a personal trainer and look- ing after her two children. But my husband has been very sup- portive which has helped a lot.'' Carol's success is all the more impress- ive because she has been doing multi- sport events for only four years. I got into the sport from a running background,'' she said. She started by doing short-course triathlons and qualified to represent New Zealand at the standard 1500 metre swim, 40km bike and 10km run distance in the world age group championships in China in 2011. Although she was pleased with her efforts she decided to concentrate on the long-distance ironman events from that time on. The ironman is the real challenge. It's not just the physical racing side of it -- it's also about nutrition and mind over mat- ter.'' She has twice entered the Wanaka Ironman finishing in 11hrs 37min in 2012 but failing to finish in January this year due to the extremely rough swim- ming conditions in which she swallowed a lot of water. She said she would like to do the event again next January as it is her ambition next season to qualify for the most famous ironman of all, the Kona Iron- man, which is billed as the Ironman World Championship. She would be able to compete in the 45-49 age bracket next year which would also be an advantage. Before that I will take a break and then concentrate on some running races such as the Abel Tasman Coastal Clas- sic.''
April 4th 2013
April 18th 2013