Tag: Southland

Race over Bluff hill: who won?

We had a bit of fun over the weekend. Melanie set off on foot from Stirling point, heading up Bluff hill to the Glory Track, then back along the coast path. mark headed up over Bluff hill from Gun Pit Road right over the… Continue Reading “Race over Bluff hill: who won?”

Megan and her Band stuff

Background I started my pipe band career in Wellington when I was about 16, under the tuition of my father. I played my first nationals in 2010 – about a year after starting (which is a bit of an accomplishment!) I have also played… Continue Reading “Megan and her Band stuff”

The power of the GROUP!!

Want a 26% improvement in stress levels, or a 25% improvement in physical health? Then you should try a group exercise class.

Relay for Life – Southland 2016

When I decided to put it out there a few months ago about entering a team Ryding2Health into this years Relay for life, I had no idea what to expect, and I certainly didn’t expect the outcome that we got. Here is an account… Continue Reading “Relay for Life – Southland 2016”

Southland Open Water swimming champs: not as I expected!

So here it is, my first ever swimming race, a swimming race that didn’t have a bike or run after it! How strange! I had no idea what to expect in this race.

International race walker dies suddenly

Southland race walker Lesley Cantwell collapsed on her way to the medal ceremony where she was to collect gold for winning the Oceania 5000m race walking championships which took place in Tahiti on Tuesday.