Kapiti Observer : May 23rd 2011
28 KAPITI OBSERVER, MAY 23, 2011 SPORT • WOF while you wait $35 + GST • WOF/Express Service Combo Deal FROM $95 + GST • Express Service FROM $75 + GST • Super Service FROM $130 + GST • Cambelt Replacement • Disc Pad Replacement • Tyre Deals Call David for a quote and further details about our menu ser vicing and full auto repair Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm Sat 8.00am-12.00pm Phone: 06 364 8888 State Highway 1 Next to New World, Otaki This is Shaun Quincey's story. Would you like to hear it? THINGS GOT TOUGH On January 20, 2010 Shaun set off from New South Wales in his 7.3m boat to row back to New Zealand (as his father had done 35 years ago) KKMT organiser, Deputy Mayor Roger Booth says that this night at Otaihanga Boating Club should not be missed. "Shaun has told his gripping story all over the country many times since he stepped ashore but is about to shift his base to the United Kingdom. We are grabbing this last chance to see the man and hear his story." TASMAN TRESPASSER SHAUN QUINCEY Otaihanga Boating Club Tuesday 31 May at 7pm $10 Adults and $3 Secondary Age Young People Tickets at Bohanna Motors, Coastlands Information Desk and Otaihanga Boating Club (Roy Opie 298 8737) LIMITED NUMBERS -- YOU NEED TO BOOK 3744271AB PERFECTLY POSITIONED - 7 MANU GR, WAIKANAE Spacious living, cosy private patio, 3 bdrms, dining opens into sunny conservatory, light bright kitchen, 2 bathrms, dbl gge. Fully fenced 609m2 section, private, well established cul-de-sac in central Waikanae. Tender Closes Wednesday 25th May 2011 @ 2.00pm Web www.kapitiproperty.co.nz 1627550 www.open2view.com 245243 Maria 027 565 6598 firstname.lastname@example.org Mahara Real Estate Ltd MREINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008 04 902 7800 Raumati makes Olympic splash Jonathan Winter By BEN STRANG Raumati Swimming Club has landed one of New Zealand's leading swim- ming coaches in former Olympian Jonathan Winter. The 39-year-old will be moving to Kapiti, bringing with him 20 years' coaching experience, and a wealth of knowledge on how to succeed at the highest level. The father of four was to start at the club at 5.30am today, and said the first few months will be a settling-in period, where he will learn the club culture. I don't know a hell of a lot about the team, but from the discussions I have had the club seems to be a great place to continue my work,'' he said. I have been living in Auckland for four years now, and to be honest I am absolutely sick of it, so I am looking forward to being in Kapiti.'' Winter competed at the 1996 Sum- mer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the Commonwealth Games in 1994, 1998 and 2002. His greatest moment in the pool was at the World Short Course Championships in Rio de Janeiro in 1995, where he won gold with the men's 4x100 metre medley relay team. He said his biggest successes came when he was swimming in Welling- ton, which he calls home. Winter said Raumati has a very strong junior club, and he would be looking to continue the work. He has coached former Kapiti swimming star Brett Newell in Auckland for the past 18 months, and looks forward to finding more swimmers of his calibre in the club. In the future I see it as having a strong junior team, and working on making the whole club a semi-high performance club.'' He expects swimmers from throughout Wellington to show inter- est in coming to Raumati to swim for him, as happened in his 10-year spell in the Hawkes Bay, he said. He is also hoping to work with triathletes as he had started doing in Auckland. Signing up for the club is not a short term deal, he said. We chose Kapiti because it is close to my wife's family, and some of my family, and we think it will be a great place to bring up our kids.'' Winter has four children, aged seven months to seven years, and said the only one not keen on Kapiti is his four-year-old boy, who does not want to leave his football team in Auckland. Coffee powers relay mountainbike race By BEN STRANG Mud slinger: Kapiti's Peter Woodman-Aldridge rides the trails in the Cateye Moonride 24-hour race in Rotorua. Red Bull and coffee was a key ingredient in the success of Kapiti riders during last week's 24-hour Cateye Moonride mountainbike race. Raumati's Miles Davies' team Searletech won the 12-hour race at the Rotorua event, while the Kapiti Mud Slingers finished second in their class in the 24-hour race. Teams of four and five tackled the Whakarewarewa Forest eight-kilometre circuit, which takes 24 to 30 minutes to ride, depending on how tired the rider is, Mud Slingers' Simon Cob- bald said. By the end of it everyone is shattered,'' he said. Teams started at 9pm on Friday and finished 9pm Saturday. Overnight you stagger it so we each did three laps in a row, but you can't sleep because of the noise of generators, which keep lights on.'' Cobbald said drinking Red Bull and coffee kept the team charging on the bike, and regular eating also helped stave off fatigue. His team of Dale Lopez, Brett Irving, Peter Woodman-Aldridge and Rhys Lyall finished sec- ond in the over 200 years combined age category. The team were fourth overall in the 24-hour competition, which Cobbald said was a great effort, considering it was their first attempt. More than 100 teams competed in the 24-hour grade, with almost 200 in the 12-hour competition and another 100 in the six-hour contest. Mud Slingers completed 54 laps of the course, riding 432km in their 24 hours, while Team Sear- letech completed exactly half that in their 12-hour stint.
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