Rotorua Weekender : 2020-07-03

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11 Jul 3, 2020 Rotorua Weekender | Runners take race in their stride Age group winners Cross-country champs provide plenty of highlights Run events ● Under 12 Boys — Cody Shilton Under 12 Girls — Arwen Barker Under 14 Girls — Ashleigh Randell Under 16 Boys — Austin Lash Under 16 Girls — Anja Crombie Under 18 women — Gisele Howard Women 40 — Sian Twiddy Women 45 — Siobhan Griffiths Women 50 Noreen Crombie Women 65 — Kathy Howard Senior women — Megan Grant Men 35 — Matt Parsonage Men 40 — Andy Twiddy Mem 45 — Adrian Lysaght Men 50 — Kerry Robinson Men 55 — Chris Lord Men 60 — Graeme Pearson Men 65 — Campbell Horn Men 70 — Peter Bloore Senior Men — Sam Osborne W ith a lack of competitio­ns and no cross-country running events over the early part of the winter months, a large number of local athletes turned out for the annual cross-country championsh­ips hosted by the Lake City Athletic Club. These were held on Sunday morning over a 2000m lap course at Boord Park. Despite the heavy rain on Saturday, underfoot conditions were excellent for cross country running. The highlight of the morning’s running was the clash between nationally-ranked runner Michael Voss and internatio­nal ranked duo athlete Sam Osborne. Racing over 8000m, these two runners went stride for stride for the first three laps with Voss doing most of the pace setting. However, with about 1800m to run, Osborne increased the pressure on Voss to establish a 5m lead which he was able to maintain until the finish to win by about 40m. Other close finishes were in the 4000m when the Lash boys battled it out — Austin triumphing over Heath. In the 2000m, first across the line Walk event ● Women 20 — Chant Aun Women 40 — Angela Smith — Bigwood Men 70 — Rob Colledge was Cody Shilton from Elliot Castle. Ashleigh Randell was the first female across the line of the 2000m. Across all three races there was a pleasing increase in entries compared with recent years. There was also a large number of enthusiast­ic supporters cheering on all participan­ts. — SUPPLIED CONTENT Photos / Kelly Albrecht Artworks and writing from migrants evoke emotional response Even the wild, wet afternoon could not dampen the spirits of the large crowd of guests who turned up to view the artworks and read the words written by 27 migrants from 18 different countries at the opening of the exhibition last Friday. Tutor and writer Angie Belcher says she was not prepared for the emotional response from some of the guests, “for whom the writing obviously triggered deep and still raw memories”. “While the words moved some viewers to tears, others were stunned that one artist, Brazilian artist Lucia Lemos M. Conceicao, could produce such a wide variety of works representi­ng each of the countries, cultures, and writers.” The exhibition runs for two weeks and all works, including copies of the book containing some of the art and a selection of the writing, are for sale at the Third Place Cafe´ . Lucia Lemos M. Conceicao and Angie Belcher presented an artist talk at Rotorua Library on Wednesday. Angie says this was a great opportunit­y for people to hear about the research and to view the artworks prior to or after the presentati­on. Mixed Photos / Supplied Calltanya to arrange a viewing time on 07 3455 836 Email: Office@regencypar­ www.regencypar­ Karaka Pines Regency Park An establishe­d village with beautiful gardens and trees, awaits you. Our village is different from the others – we give you the very special opportunit­y to leave a legacy for your grandchild­ren, through our Next Generation model. Join our special community and live your best life here at Karaka Pines Regency Park, and when you sell, you are able to leave the capital gain to your precious family. Perhaps you can help with schooling, university or even their first home! It will be a gift they always treasure. Karaka Pines Regency Park has facilities for all to enjoy, such as the bowling green, pool room, gymnasium, spa and a lovely Community Centre for the residents. In the Community Centre is a Residents bar, lounge and kitchen and a well-stocked library, plus there is a fully self-contained motel unit for additional family members or guests who wish to visit. View our newly refurbishe­d two-bedroom villas with garage and conservato­ry – enquire today.

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