17 April 2014

Banff Mountain Film Festival Friday 16th May

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Friday 16th May @7.30pm - City West Church - Tickets $15 NZAC members and U15s, $20 non-members, available from Kiwi Outdoors Centre

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the films to audiences around the globe. Immediately after the Canadian Festival ends in November, a selection of the best films goes on tour internationally to 40 countries reaching more than 390,000 people at over 840 screenings.

Host organizations in each tour location choose a program that reflects the interests of their local audiences from a selection of films on exploration and adventure, culture and environment, and mountain sports.

Every year, the Banff World Tour team licenses about 25 films that feature a range of styles and themes, including climbing, skiing, kayaking, biking, adventure, culture and the environment. When making this selection many factors are considered: comments made by our pre-screening committee, audience reaction to the films shown in Banff, and feedback we've received from the tour audience.

The local organizers choose the films that are likely to be best suited for their local audience and event. Most screenings include about 6 to 10 films.

Watch the film festival trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im7sndDqY-s

16 April 2014

Congratulations to Angus and Tom

From Taranaki Daily News: Talented Young Athletes Chosen for Program
Thirteen of Taranaki's most promising young secondary school athletes have been selected for the 2014 Future Champions programme.
The Sport Taranaki talent ID programme recognises, acknowledges and supports the development of talented athletes aged between 15 and 18 years within Taranaki. It also assists the athletes in fulfilling their potential and gaining higher honours.
The 13 athletes, selected from 25 applicants, are:
Olivia Eaton (16), surf lifesaving/athletics; Emma Daniels (16), triathlon/duathlon; Zoe Hobbs, 16, athletics; Lara Williams, 17, hockey; Angus White, 15, athletics; Javon McCallum, 16, surf lifesaving/athletics; Maxyna Cottam, 17, cycling; Beaudean Giddy, 17, basketball; Tom Spencer, 17, adventure racing; Kayla Manuirangi, 16, basketball; Kelly Jury, 17, netball; Connie Poletti, 16, basketball; and Jono Brownjohn, 17, para athletics.
Sport Taranaki development advisor Guy Honnor said it was particularly hard to decide the 13 Future Champion spots.
"The students are all competing in their respective sports at either a national or international level, with some Australasian and Oceania champs in there for good measure," he said.
Commonwealth Games squad member Zoe Hobbs is a second-year Future Champion and she said there were many advantages to being successful in sport.
"There's lots of travel and plenty of opportunities to go overseas and represent your country at different competitions," she said.
"Because athletics is an individual sport, you get to meet many people from new places rather than staying within a team."

13 April 2014

Spotswood College 13th April RESULTS !

Thanks to Jacqui and Rainbow for organising and running this event. Click HERE for reults

10 April 2014

Club Event 13th April

Come along to Spotswood College for a re-run of the Secondary School Sprint Champs event. Do one or many courses, all for the price of one map. Refer to Maptalk link (on right) for more details

07 April 2014

The Final Race Sprint Series 2014

We retutned to the Cemetry /Witt map for the final race of our sprint series.   I think the courses were a little more physically challenging tonight, but they offered excellent practise for Club members heading off to the nationals at Easter weekend.

Results in the form of split times can be found here
I gave everyone a time for missing control; 83 so  you all got a result!

My thanks to Jeremy,Ted, Lorna, Jacqui, Mike, Rainbow , Karl, ,Pete and Nick for providing help throughout this series.  Now its over Monday's will be rather quiet!