Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Chch Airport Marathon features elite wheelchair athletes

27 April 2012

Christchurch Airport Marathon features elite wheelchair athletes

Christchurch City Council announced today that two elite wheelchair athletes will compete in the new Christchurch Airport Marathon course on Sunday 3 June 2012.

Ben Lucas, who competed in wheelchair racing at two Paralympic Games and was awarded the Bronze Medal for the wheelchair marathon at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, is coming out of retirement to take on the Christchurch Airport Marathon 10 kilometre wheelchair event.

Matthew Lack, a rising star in New Zealand wheelchair racing has also signed up to compete in the 10 kilometre wheelchair event. At the age of 20, Matthew already holds a number of New Zealand records and he hopes to compete at the Paralympic Games in London later this year.

Council Recreation and Sports Unit Manager John Filsell says this year is all about getting people, who haven’t participated in marathon events in the past, to give it a go.

“Having elite wheelchair athletes like Ben and Matthew competing shows that the event is for people of all abilities. They are world class athletes and it’s very exciting to have them involved in this event,” he says.

Sign up for a Christchurch Airport marathon event at any Council recreation and sports centre by Friday 4 May. After this date you can sign up online and a late entry fee will apply.

Visit www.christchurchmarathon.co.nz for more information.

Entry fees (entry received by midnight, Friday 4 May):
• Full marathon run / wheelchair - $80
• Half marathon run / walk / wheelchair - $65
• 10 kilometre run / walk / wheelchair - $35
• Three kilometre Kids’ Mara’Fun - $15

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: Air NZ Teams Up With All Blacks For Men In Black Video

Inspired by the Columbia Pictures global film franchise Men in Black, Air New Zealand’s latest safety instalment features All Blacks’ Captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter as Men in Black agents. More>>

ALSO:

World Champions: BRADAS Of Identity Company Take On The World And Win Gold

This is only the second time since NZ has qualified for the HHI world finals that NZ has taken home a GOLD medal in this division. REQUEST Dance Crew being the only other NZ crew to achieve this. New Zealands only other medal this year was Silver for the Royal Family in a very close final in the Megacrew division. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Contrary To Popular Belief - Lloyd Geering

Many older Dunediners like myself, and indeed older Presbyterians and others throughout the country, will remember the controversy aroused by the articles and speeches of Professor Geering, Principal of Knox College Theological Hall in the late 1960s... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news