On the 10th & 11th of December, Gisborne BMX club will host an action-packed weekend of racing. Saturday will be an annual race meet hosted by the club, while Sunday will be the Central Region Champs (Hawkes Bay, Taupo, Rotorua, Tauranga & Gisborne). This will also be the last of 10 Rounds towards the National Points Championship which are held at each Regional Champs around the country. Sunday will be the first time Gisborne has hosted the Central Region Champs since 2011.
The club are expecting 150-200 riders each day, including some top racers from all around the country here to try to clinch the National Points Series. Local Elite Rider Nick Fox will also be home for the event, after two months of competing in China & the USA.
Both days will make for exciting spectating, with food options and a great family atmosphere.
On Saturday, the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and Flight Centre hosted a water sports program at Midway Beach, to make surfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) accessible to those with physical disabilities. The program was a first for the Tairawhiti region and will be the catalyst to similar events in the future.
The program ran with the help of the Ngāti Porou Surf Life Saving Club, and they were trained in the use of the modified equipment involved. The Ngāti Porou SLC will now take this program to other locations up and down the coast to allow even more Tairawhiti residents with physical disabilities to experience water surfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
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Last night Mary Hope from the Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti Active Health team provided a free clinic in partnership with Huringa Pai on how the 9-6-4 program can work through the festive season.
9-6-4 is a health choice based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation as to how much (added) sugar should be consumed within a day. This being 9 teaspoons for men, 6 for women and 4 for children. This health movement has a strong following within the Huringa Pai community and has changed the lives of many.
The clinic examined many popular alcoholic drinks and their sugar content, many of which came as a shock to those in attendance. Most RTD’s, beers and wines would cause someone to reach their daily sugar limit in a single serving. Combined with the often indulgent food choices made through the holiday period, Mary highlighted a need for mindfulness to maintain healthy diet and lifestyle choices through the holidays.
Mary’s key holiday recommendations:
- Compensate for indulgent days by getting out and being active before or after
- Abide by the ‘healthy plate model’ of half fruit/veg, quarter proteins and quarter starch/carbs
- Look for opportunities to substitute healthy ingredients into your classic recipes i.e yoghurt for cream
- When drinking alcohol, consume equal parts water throughout
- Take advantage of the inexpensive fresh, local fruit and veg available during this time
Watch the full presentation here
We met swarms of happy competitors last weekend at our Quarter Marathon event! We’re very lucky to have a team of generous sponsors who make this event possible.
This years Quarter Marathon was supported by The Gisborne Herald, DTR Finance, Emerald Hotel & Conference Centre, Gisborne, Fulton Hogan, Jetts Fitness Gisborne, The Hits Gisborne, Electrinet, Harvey Norman, Heavitree Orchard, Riverton Orchard, Gisborne Olympic Pools, Surfing With Frank, Avanti Plus Maintrax and Freedom Health & Fitness
Photo: The Gisborne Herald