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Perfect conditions greeted more than 270
mountain bikers at the 2009 Gowan Hill Classic
held last Saturday at the Ernslaw Forest, Opio, in
The event was organised by the Lions Club of
Ohai/Nightcaps, with all profits benefiting health
facilities and services for the Ohai and Nightcaps
Lions Club Race Director Rob Turner said the
event attracted a third more riders than the
inaugural race last year and it was now well
established on the mountain bike calendar.
The 30km course provided a good technical and
strength challenge for the open and veteran
riders while the revised mainly flat 16km course
was very popular with the recreational riders, he
said. The new teams’ event attracted families,
scouts and youth groups and was another
successful addition for 2009. The very young
mountain bikers were also catered for with an
8km fun course.
The Classic Elite 30km title went to defending
champion Pieter Bulling, of Invercargill, who
completed the course in 1hr 24.03min. His time
last year was 1hr 22.07sec.
Two draws were held for two new bikes, courtesy
of Wensleys Avanti and Cycle Surgery, these were
won by Ken Blatch of Riversdale and Alistair
Kennedy of Invercargill.
Classic Elite 30km Open Men’s Race: Pieter
Bulling (1:24:03) 1, Andrew Ballantyne (1:30:
Classic Elite 30km Open Women’s Race: Erin
Rikiti (2:15:28) 1, Natalie Barlow (2:35:30) 2.
Classic Elite 30km Veteran Men’s: Darrin Jones
(1:46:34)1, Garth Cooper (1:47:13) 2.
Classic Elite 30km Veteran Women’s: Pam
Thompson (1:54:14) 1, Marie Muhl (2:11:44) 2.
Etal Stream 16km Recreational Race, Men’s:
Eric Malcolm (42:28) 1, Alistair Green (47:03) 2.
Etal Stream 16km Recreational Race Women’s:
Riders set off in the second annual
Gowan Hill Classic mountain bike
race at Opio last Saturday. Entries
were up by a third on last year.
A third more riders
line up for Gowan Hill
Rose Wilson (53:40) 1, Susie
Burrows (55:46) 2.
Etal Stream Teams Event:
Windsor Boys (avg 49.62) 1, R J
Riders (avg 55:03) 2.
Sheep Wash 8km Fun Ride,
Boys: Hamish Keast (30:20) 1,
William Howie (36:47) 2.
Sheep Wash 8km Fun Ride,
Girls: Ffion Muhl (30:21) 1,
Nicola Keast (34:01) 2.
Full results are available at
Southern REAP (Rural Education Activities
Programme), in conjunction with the
Community Trust of Southland, is inviting
community groups to a free seminar to
learn about accessing funding and keeping
Five Smart Funding workshops have been
scheduled around the province during the
next couple of months. Each runs from
7.30pm to 9pm and every attendee would be
able to get individual time with the tutor at a
later date by way of follow-up.
Progamme co-ordinator Janine Anderson
said the workshops were aimed at any
organisations that relied on fundraising, such
as schools, sports groups and hobby clubs.
They followed a similar series held last year
and would cover:
Identifying and categorising potential
sources of funding for community based
Learning where to find information on
finding organisations and finding ideas
Learning how to create a plan for
securing funding support
Learning how to choose your potential
Identifying resources for a fundraising
Learning how to create smart funding
Identifying the common reasons why
applications can be declined
Identifying the key things a funder wants
to know in a report
Identifying how to thank funders
Describing the risks of funder capture
The course would be limited to a maximum
of 20 people at each site so registration was
essential, Mrs Anderson said.
Need help getting access to funding?
Alistair Kennedy, 15, of Invercargill with
his new Nightcaps Contracting and
Cycle Surgery-sponsored mountain
bike presented by Chris O’Connor of
Invercargill Cycle Surgery. Alistair was one
of 15 Waverley Scouts who entered the
recreational team race.
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