The ” Tour of Timaru ” tentative dates around 8th to 12th January 2012.
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Overseas skaters with a clearance from there federations are welcome to compete in the N.Z. Road & Indoor 100 meter track champs 31st December to 5th January in Christchurch, as we welcome International competition, this year we had Daniela Rosales from Mexico, & two young German exchange students Salome Bader & Michael Emele compete. we race under 9 Primary, under 12 Juvinile, under 15 Junior,
under 17 Intermediate, Seniors & masters over 35 years. But need to get in touch with the N.Z. federation early, if they intend competing in the National Championships.
In 2012 will be a unique opportunity as the Christchurch International airport is the nearest International Airport access for Timaru, only 160 km south. So in & out the same Airport
So a great opportunity for you cold northern hemisphere skaters to get down this end of the world for good racing , good hospitality & good Tourism.
Also we will not clash with the Australian speed champs which are listed for 15th to 22nd January & hopefully Australians will be able to compete.
It is proposed that the ” Tour of Timaru ” next year will take in some some Tourist area’s for some stages, with Tekapo & Twizel region likely.
N.Z. Junior Girls road Champ Emily van der Heyden Timaru leads out Livia Meier Switzerland, Stephanie Challis Hutt Valley, Samantha Michael Palmerston North & Nicole Begg Timaru in the ladies 3,000 meters steeplechase at the Mainland breweries factory.
Samantha Micheal Clear of one of the Jumps as Tegan Roffe Palmerston North is in Full flight, with Stephanie Challis, Renee Nyman Wanganui & Emily van der Heyden approaching. chasing Nicole Begg & Livia Meier leading the event, as the field in both mens & womens were spead out everywhere.
Chloe Manning Nelson & Top young N.Z. Juvinile skater Juda Kelly from Wanganui Attack the jump, others steped over them
Mens race about to get underway, winner World Champ relay team member & worlds fastest 10,000 track Peter Micheal Palmerston North center, flanked by Antony Nalder Hutt Valley left 3rd & Wayne Begg Timaru right 4th, with 2nd Ollie Jones Hutt Valley the top N.Z. under 15 man in white beside Wayne 2nd, Ollie 3rd equal in the 11 stage Tour with Kapiti skater josh Whyte. They finished Behind Michael & Nalder overall. Ollie with some top seniors absent won the George Hailes open memorial 10,000 meters indoor track race at this years N.Z. Championships & although young appears destined for this years junior World championships
Sam McDonald Bleheim strides & leaps over one of the obstacles around the top end, a relatively new skater, he could clear the jumps.
The Supporters & seniors had one room & presentation & soft drinks the other as Mainland & Creek Hotel turnt it on. For thankfull supporters.
While the younger ones entertained themselves, Cougan Brown alias ” Cougan the Cougar ” a real life character who brought the crowd to life, about to take a shot, while Yan, Sophie & Mark watch on with Judith Begg in the background on the computer finalizing results for the press.
Be there or be Square in 2012.