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Page 4 | 16 May, 2013
A beautiful but crisp morning
saw 13 keen cyclists and a small
crowd of supporters gather at
the bottom of Kakapo Road on
Saturday for the second annual
time trial race organised by the
Te Anau Cycling Club.
The participants aged between
15 and 71 rode an assortment of
road and mountain bikes 10km to
the top of the road.
A precedent was set by Te Anau
doctor, Steve Hoskin who towed
a trailer attached to his mountain
bike with his two daughters, Piper
and Gemina, snuggled inside.
A new road bike record time of
19min 58sec was set by Neville
Thorne, while Gerard Hill bettered
his last year mountain bike record
time by 23 seconds arriving at the
finish line in 26min 6sec.
The competitors enjoyed a social
barbecue lunch set against the
backdrop of the Murchison and
Kepler Mountains, before cycling
down to the main road and
returning to Te Anau.
Organiser Gordon Ashton and
Te Anau Cycling Club president
Vaughn Filmer, said they were
happy with the turnout and
grateful for the perfect cycling
conditions on the day. They
would like to thank the sponsors,
Outdoor Sports, Placemakers and
Andy’s Bike Shop for providing
generous prizes for the event.
The Kakapo Road time trial will be
back again next year.
Te Anau time trial triumphs
Neville Thorne crosses the finish line in the Te Anau Cycling Club’s annual time
trial in a new road bike race record time of 19min 58sec.
By Alina Suchanski
A beautiful sunny day saw 16
members of the Te Anau tennis,
squash and badminton clubs test
out the format for the upcoming
Fiordland ‘Raccoon’ Racquet
Sports competition last Saturday.
The one female and 15 male
participants enjoyed the
opportunity to try their hand at
four different racquet sports –
tennis, squash, badminton and
The windless conditions were
particularly appreciated by
the tennis players who could
deliver undistorted shots at their
opponents. In between the games
competitors were basking in the
sun and sipping beer on the new
Tennis Club balcony.
Held at the
Club/Te Anau Tennis Courts
(behind the Fiordland Community
Events Centre) the event
commenced at 11.30am and went
on until 4pm.
The rules were designed to
introduce an element of chance
to the competition with a roll of
a dice determining which of the
four racquet sports the opponents
The title of the Open Male Ultimate
Raccoon went to Kelvin Wilson.
Te Anau Tennis Club president
Greg Sheppard said the event was
organised to see if this particular
format of competition would work.
“The day was a booming success.
The plan from here is to fine tune
a few things and to pick a date
later in the year for the first official
Raccoon tournament,” he said.
Racquet competition format trialled
By Alina Suchanski
Jeremy Stevenson in action during the tennis component of the trial run last
weekend for the inaugural Fiordland ‘Raccoon’ Racquet Sports Extravaganza.
PHOTO: Alina Suchanski
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