Train­ing starts ahead of tak­ing on the tower

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By KA­T­RINA LINTONBON

For those of you who are keen to en­ter this year’s J Swap Mata­mata Chron­i­cle Tower Run, here is an op­por­tu­nity for some train­ing in the lead up to the event.

The 2012 Tower Run, which is a 6.6km run/walk for adults and a 4km run/walk for chil­dren is on Fri­day, March 9.

Mata­mata Har­ri­ers Club and Tower Run or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber Kevin Guest said from Thurs­day, Jan­uary 26, weekly train­ing ses­sions would be­gin at 6pm at Mata­mata Pri­mary School.

Guest and Steve Wen­zlick will take the train­ing ses­sions.

Routes will vary with runs to the tower and back, and runs mainly around town.

Guest said train­ing ses­sions had been held for the last three years and last year about 20 peo­ple turned up.

‘‘Peo­ple need to build up to the race,’’ he said.

‘‘You can’t ex­pect to en­ter an event like this with­out do­ing the ini­tial train­ing first.’’

For the first time in Tower Run his­tory an elec­tronic tim­ing sys­tem will be used at the fin­ish line.

This sys­tem will be tested dur­ing the train­ing ses­sions.

Run­ners, walk­ers, adults and chil­dren are en­cour­aged to get along to Mata­mata Pri­mary to take part.

‘‘It doesn’t mat­ter what level you’re at – come along, have some fun and let’s get stuck into it and get ready for the race,’’ Guest said.

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