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Upper Hutt Leader : September 28th 2011
50 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 SPORT 3991793AA RIMUTAKA RAILWAY 17km Fun Run & Walk SATURDAY 12 November 2011 The event starts at Wellington Kart Club track, Kaitoke (9km north of Upper Hutt) and finishes at Cross Creek (near Lake Waira rapa). New Zealand's unique scenic and historic route, over the old Upper Hutt to Featherston Fell Railway line through the Rimutaka Ranges. It's an ea sy gradient that can be negotiated by any reasonably fit runner or walker. Descent not suitable for buggies, and no dogs allowed as track goes through private fa rm land. Bus transport is available to the sta rt and back after the event -- details on entry form. Walkers start 8.00am • Runners start 10.00am Entry fee up to 4 November: $30.00 Entry fee from 5 November: $35.00 Entry forms available from Upper Hutt Visitor Information Centre, H2O Xtream, local gyms Online entry via http://trenthamunited.co.nz Great Prizes to be Won! Trentham United Harriers & Walkers Club PO Box 40.357 Upper Hutt 4060601AA OCTOBER HOLIDAY PROGRAMME Upper Hutt City Football Club will be running a Football Holiday Programme open to boys and girls aged 6-14 years. The programme will be r un by Upper Hutt City Football Club Director of Coaching Pedro Garcias along with senior first tea m and under 19 players. This Holiday Programme is a great way to keep the kids busy during the holidays. Come along to the last holiday programme of the year ? Lots of prizes to be won? Early xmas present from Upper Hutt City Football club for just $65 a week come along and enjoy playing football for a day Dates will be: 1st week from Monday 10th till Thursday 13th 2nd week from Monday 17th till Thursday 20th Venue: Birchville School both week Time: From 8.30am until 2.30 pm Cost: 1 Child $65 per week 2 Childs $120 per week or $25 per day If you have any questions, please contact Pedro Garcias on 027 457 0770 or you can dow nload the registration form from our website: http://w w w.upperhuttcitysoccer.org.nz Kiwi attitude is shameful SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS I've been embarrassed by how New Zealanders have treated Wallaby first five-eighth Quade Cooper dur- ing the World Cup. At first I thought it was all a bit of a joke, this joshing about Cooper. But a United States rugby player last week told me he'd been shocked to have members of the New Zealand media ask his team to get'' Cooper when they played the Australians. Then at Wellington Stadium I listened to the cacophony of boos every time Cooper touched the ball, and especially when he lined up kicks at goal. What's the problem? Are we so precious that we don't like the way Cooper needles the All Blacks, and especially Richie McCaw? The All Blacks are big enough and ugly enough to look out for them- selves. They don't need us to act like bovver boys in their defence. If New Zealanders don't like what Cooper does on the field, what would they have thought of some of the vituperative comments directed by Ian Chappell and company the way of Glenn Turner in the 1970s. It's not as if New Zealanders are lilywhite. Sean Fitzpatrick, for example, always had plenty of advice for his opposite, Phil Kearns, and for any other Wallaby within earshot. Or is it OK if we're dishing it out, but not if we're having to take it? I respect Aussie sportsmen and women. They compete really well when the pressure is on and have a handy habit of winning close matches in the dying minutes. Not always, of course, but often. But what I admire more is that generally Aussies are great winners and great losers. Whether it's tennis, golf, rugby union, league, track and field, netball or whatever, they generally have things in balance. They compete ferociously hard, but once the game is over, they can discuss it maturely and there isn't excessive gloating or sulking. I can't say that's been my obser- vation with every New Zealand sports star, though there has cer- tainly been growing maturity in this area. It's always dangerous to general- ise, but my least favourites in this regard are the English, who seem to get their excuses ready before a con- test, behave in an arrogant and haughty manner, and then either treat victory as a God-given right or complain bitterly if they lose. Back to Australia: from my experi- ence we care a lot more about beat- ing them than they do about us. When I've been at Olympic Games or world champs, Aussie fans have always seemed delighted for their trans-Tasman neighbour's successes. That's certainly how I feel about them. On another note, it was heart- warming to see former New Zealand rugby boss Jock Hobbs award Richie McCaw with his 100th test cap after the France test the other day. Hobbs has had a terrible time for the past year, fighting leukaemia with a range of severe treatments and at one stage also having to cope with a broken neck. He didn't look really well at Eden Park, but at least he was back, and in time for the World Cup. Hobbs is an admirable man, and a brave one, and it was a poignant moment when he stood next to McCaw in front of the Auckland crowd. Model of fitness: Emma Castle does her 90-second fitness routine at the NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilders Association) Wellington champs. Fitness champ Emma sets sights on Vegas ' Mark is an amazing trainer and has pushed me to get the results I want. He creates our intense workout routines every day and pushes me to my limits -- training like a man has been the trick to my success. ' Emma Castle Having achieved her goal to be awarded Ms Wellington Fitness Model, at the recent NABBA Wellington Bodybuilding Cham- pionships -- Emma Castle's aim is to compete in the fitness class at the Mr Olympia in Las Vegas, Nevada, each year. Originally from Upper Hutt, where she spent the first 20 years of her life, Ms Castle has always been involved in a range of sports. Starting at a young age as a ballet dancer, then moving onto drill (marching and cheerlead- ing), then competitive rock- 'n'roll dancing for Upper Hutt- based club Ramblers -- her passion always lay with dance. After seeing her partner Mark Norman compete at his first bodybuilding competition last year, where he placed sec- ond in Wellington, then third at the New Zealand nationals, Ms Castle decided she would give it a go. For the past year she has been training four days a week at Les Mills Wellington, 30 minutes of stretching/cardio each night and practicing her routine most nights and in the weekend at a Wellington dance studio. She says she could not have done it without the support of her partner. Mark is an amazing trainer and has pushed me to get the results I want. He creates our intense workout routines every day and pushes me to my limits -- training like a man has been the trick to my success.'' The fitness-model class in NABBA consists of two rounds, the first being marked on sym- metry (quarter turns compari- son) and completing a 90-second routine demonstrating streng- th, flexibility and speed, and the second round is the evening wear round. Her individual routine to Candy Man by Christina Aguilera was influenced by her dance background in rock'n'roll. She wanted it to be very kicky, jivey, up tempo and feminine, but to also include moves that showed her strength, flexibility and a bit of gymnastics for the wow factor. Ms Castle is now training to compete at the upcoming NZIFBB Bodybuilding compe- tition in Wellington on Saturday, where she will com- pete in the women's fitness class. 'Real' big day Friday, October 7 will be an action-packed Rugby World Cup day in Upper Hutt. The Wellington Racing Club is holding a special Real'' New Zealand Festival day race meeting at Tren- tham with a 10-race programme and plenty of activities including kapa haka, a display from Orongomai Marae and food, wine and craft stalls. In the evening, there is the Upper Hutt Sporting Legends din- ner at The Cossie Club, where the guests of honour will be rugby greats John Kirwan and David Campese, and Upper Hutt's city's own sporting legends will be honoured.
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