Nelson Leader : April 18th 2013
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College have scored 12 goals in two games to head the table on goal difference from Richmond who have also recorded two wins. Richmond play league newcomers Wakefield at the Wakefield Domain while FC Nelson Sprig and Fern meets FC Nelson NBS Colts at Guppy Park. All games start at 3pm. Around the lake More than 300 runners have entered the annual Alpine Lodge Loop the Lake race this Saturday. Organised by Nelson Events, the race is a 25km circuit of Lake Rotoiti. Front competitors are likely to complete the course in about 1hr 40mins. Annual relays Waimea Harriers is organising the annual Hewlett relays from Faulkners Bush, Wakefield from 2.30pm this Saturday. The race is a two-person relay and those taking part should come early so teams can be made up on the day. London here they come Have shoes will travel: From left, Jennifer Jones-Shuttle- worth, from Nelson, Sally- Anne Jones, Richmond, Robyn Wilson, Stoke, and Paula Creighton, Motueka, who will be competing in the London Marathon this Sunday. Photo: PHIL BARNES By PHIL BARNES Nelson runners Sally- Anne Jones, Jennifer Jones-Shuttleworth, Paula Creighton, Robyn Wil- son and partner Jason Cun- ningham flew to Britain this week to take part in this Sunday's London Marathon. Sally, who lives in Rich- mond, said two years of plan- ning had gone into the trip. There are only 25 spots available for people who want to apply to do the race from New Zealand, so we have basi- cally been on a waiting list for two years.'' The trip may never have happened if Paula, who lives in Motueka, had not won a major spot prize in the very first race she ever entered. I entered the Wellington Half Marathon in 2008 and just intended to walk it,'' she said. But that event changed my life. I won a spot prize which was a paid trip to run the London Marathon.'' She said it was a prize that presented a significant chal- lenge for her. For someone who had not done much run- ning, it was a huge ask to run 42.2 kilometres. People told me to just go for the trip and don't worry about the race.'' However, Paula was deter- mined to run the marathon and enjoyed the experience so much she has decided to do it again and encouraged her running friends to join her. The streets were lined with people the whole way round the course and everyone was so welcoming. There was so much noise you couldn't even hear your feet hitting the ground. I think there were 38,000 people doing it and it was like a whole community out there. We were lined up waiting for the start for about two hours and they were giving us tea and biscuits to keep us going. It was all very English.'' Sally said she had known Paula since the pair met at the Brisbane Expo in 1988 and she got into running as a result of Paula deciding to do the marathon. Paula needed to train to do the London Marathon, so I decided to train with her and then got into running too.'' Since Paula completed the London Marathon in 2009, Sally and Paula have each run the Buller Marathon three times. They have also twice completed the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic, which at about 38 kilometres is a simi- larly challenging endurance event. Jennifer, who lives in Nel- son, said it would be her first marathon. However, she said she had taken part in various races for five or six years. I've done four or five half marathons and I do the local 10km series. And I used to go jogging for a few years before I started doing events.'' Robyn, who lives in Stoke, also has previous marathon experience having run the Rotorua Marathon two years ago. But I wanted to do a really big event where people are lining the street and calling out your name.'' She said her partner Jason was originally just coming along for the trip and had no intention of running. But then he decided he wasn't just going to watch and he got on the waiting list and got an entry too.'' Jason has run the Mahana half marathon in preparation but it will be his first full marathon. Robyn said she had been running six times a week as a build up for the marathon and had been following a pro- gramme designed by New Zealand's former world mara- thon record holder Alison Roe. Jennifer and Paula said they had also been training hard. However, Sally said she had been so busy with work and building a house that she hadn't run as much as she would have liked. I've only been going out five times a week,'' she laughed.
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