Waiheke Marketplace : April 4th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 46 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, APRIL 4, 2012 SPORT THIS WEEKS TIP: Please just change This Weeks Tip to this: Running the correct tyre pressures is one of the most overlooked yet easily sorted ways to improve economy, ride, and handling. A 5 minute check and adjustment at the forecourt can gain you a 5-10% increase in fuel mileage, which over the course of the year can save you hundreds, and don't forget to check your spare. Come and see us John, Ostend Motors SMASH REPAIRS • Panel & Paint • Insurance / Private Work • Windscreens - cracked & chipped repairs & replacement firstname.lastname@example.org / 5 Tahi Rd, Ostend 372 9757 / 027 268 7358 Ph Ian on (09) 372 6510 / 0274 393 846 18 Erua Rd, Ostend, Waiheke Island Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm c Starter Motors c Alternators c Car Stereos c Electric Windows c Central Locking c Batteries c EFTPOS Available HARRIS AUTO ELECTRICAL Fully-qualified auto electrician • Over 20 yrs experience Our advertisers will tell you BEST distribution equals BEST response Promote your business in the Waiheke Marketplace. Phone Dene on 372 9231 or email email@example.com ISLAND MOTORING Join our ISLAND MOTORING FEATURE for less than the price of an oil change! • Warrant of Fitness • Tune-ups • Servicing • Tyres • Brakes • Clutches 12 Beatty Parade, Waiheke Island 09 372 6409 SURFDALE MOTORS MECHANICAL REPAIRS TO ALL MAKES & MODELS HONEST RELIABLE SERVICE HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8AM - 4.30PM Most major tyre brands stocked • If we don't have it we'll get it... ASAP • Passenger, 4x4, light trucks and vanst • Free fitting and balancing with each • tyre sold Open 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sat • 2 Tui Street, Oneroa AT ONEROA BP 4490042AA Ostend Motors 2007 Ltd 2 Albert Crescent, Ostend Phone 372 8949 FULL MECHANICAL SERVICE & REPAIRS • FIRESTONE & BRIDGESTONE TYRES, • FITTING & PUNCTURE REPAIRS PICKUP & DELIVERY SERVICE • AA BATTERIES • OIL • WOF • LUBE • ACCESSORIES & SPARES • USE YOUR BP OR FLEXIPAY CARD • WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS! Nothing to lose for Dual competitors Waiheke dualists: Bill Vickery and Clive Matthews with Veronika and Sebastian Ziemke. THE DUAL The annual Dual Motutapu- Rangitoto Traverse offers two mountain bike races, a marathon, half marathon and a 10km run/walk. Visit thedual.co.nz to find out how to enter next year's event. The Dual race across Motu- tapu and Rangitoto islands on March 24 featured a strong Waiheke contingent and thanks to the weather showed the scenery at its best. The 50km mountain bike race got under way at 8.30am with Bill Vickery and Clive Matthews, who are both well- experienced after last year's wet race, taking off from the start line at a blistering pace. At 9am the 30km mountain bike race started with Veron- ika and Sebastian Ziemke in the front row. Veronika says she felt embarrassed standing among all the macho'' men at the start. Although I hate it, it is for a good reason. The last thing you want is to get mowed down at the start by another rider. Better to be in the front, give your utmost best and stay there.'' This she did, and finished the race first overall for women. Sebastian says all he wanted to do was stay ahead of his wife for a change and surprisingly he found himself in the lead. It became a tag race to the finish line where he finished third, 14 seconds behind the leader. At least he could con- gratulate Veronika, who arrived shortly afterwards. Bill and Clive took the long 50km route and came home in 20th and 12th place in their 69-man strong age group, a superb result con- sidering the stiff competition, Sebastian says. Because Veronika and Sebastian will compete in the Xterra triathlon qualifying race in Rotorua on April 14, they made the most of the race day and, after a 45-minute break, also did the 10km run. Veronika says: It was hard to get going, your legs are like jelly after you have given everything on the mountain bike. After the first hill it looked like I was back in the race. I kept the pace up and started to pass other runners, but I just didn't manage to catch Sebastian. I saw him ahead and he managed to stay there.'' Her commitment paid off and she was stoked'' to finish first in the masters women with 8th place overall out of 169 runners, something she hadn't expected after the 30km MTB race. Veronika says there are a lot of women her age who don't dare to get out and have a go at these types of races which is perhaps why she keeps doing so well. It doesn't matter if you win or not, the buzz to be just part of it is amazing. I take my motivation from my kids, they live with it and aspire to it, competing in Weet-Bix triathlons and other events.'' For Veronika the key elements are setting the goals. Start by choosing a race which keeps the motiv- ation going to do the training. She recommends regular short periods of training because one big workout can be exhausting and take days to recover from. Give it a go, it's definitely never too late. Nothing to lose, you can only win,'' she says.
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