Sum­mer sports and Lone Ranger re­turn

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By HEATHER RY­DON

Ju­nior Ath­let­ics

Ju­nior Ath­let­ics in Pu­taruru starts tonight, Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 20, from 6pm to 7.15pm. Preschool­ers up to 14-year-olds are catered for and reg­is­tra­tions will be taken from 5.45pm. Fees re­main the same as last year. The club is also propos­ing a Sun­day train­ing date for older ath­letes to learn hur­dles and high jump. Pu­taruru Ten­nis Sum­mer ten­nis leagues in Pu­taruru run each Satur­day till the end of April 2011 and cater for all ages: 4 and 5 year olds are from 8 to 9am, 6 to 10 year olds from 9am to 10am, 11 to 15 year olds from 10am to 11am, 15 to 17 years from 11am to 12noon and 18 to 20 years from 11 am till 12.30pm. 21 years and older play from 1 to 3pm each Satur­day. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a fun rac­quet sport. Head to the courts at Pu­taruru Col­lege to en­joy ten­nis this sum­mer. Forest­land Foxes Ladies in­ter­ested in cy­cling each Satur­day are in­vited to join the Forest­land Foxes women’s cy­cling group who meet at 9.30am at the Marae­tai Road carpark at Lake Moananui. The group en­joys a jaunt of ap­prox­i­mately an hour and will as­sist new cy­clists learn­ing about cy­cling in a group, gear chang­ing and the dos and don’ts of cy­cling. This is a friendly, sup­port­ive bunch of women so head to the lake this Satur­day with what­ever bike you have to en­joy a fun group ride. Hash House Har­ri­ers The Lone Ranger is back from Eng­land for the sum­mer and Hash House Har­ri­ers is up and run­ning once again.

Walk­ers and run­ners will meet tonight, Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 20, at 6pm at the OE on Man­ner­ing Street.

Dis­cus­sion on the best day for the run/walk will fol­low the trail so if you can’t make the event tonight con­tact some­one you know who will be there to voice your pref­er­ence.

En­er­gize Needs You

Project En­er­gize is gear­ing up for eval­u­a­tion. Sport Waikato wants to be sure this pro­gramme, avail­able to all Waikato pri­mary, in­ter­me­di­ate and area schools, is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the over­all health and fit­ness of Waikato chil­dren. But to do that Sport Waikato needs your help – we need about 3000 chil­dren signed up.

This eval­u­a­tion is set for March and April 2011 and in­cludes fit­ness mea­sures, blood pres­sure, a house­hold ques­tion­naire about their knowl­edge of healthy eat­ing and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. This is a pop­u­la­tion­based eval­u­a­tion so in­di­vid­ual re­sults are anony­mous and all mea­sures are pooled to give a Waikato-wide eval­u­a­tion.

In­for­ma­tion and con­sent forms are be­ing sent home now with all six and nine-year-olds who at­tend schools in­volved with En­er­gize for at least two years, so keep an eye on your child’s bag for theirs. I urge you to have a thor­ough read through, com­plete the con­sent form and re­turn it to school as the in­for­ma­tion from this eval­u­a­tion will be cen­tral to the fu­ture of the pro­gramme.


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