Nor West News : March 17th 2011
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Henderson 09 835 3557 Thai boxing is positively taking off By RICHARD MEADOWS Kickboxing courage: Shannan Foreman, right, trains with Hori Harris at the Helensville Thai Boxing gym. Photo: RICHARD MEADOWS The expansion of a new kick- boxing gym in Helensville has instilled a positive fight- ing spirit in the district's youth. Shannan and Heather Foreman recently moved their Helensville Thai Boxing gym to larger premises, celebrating the upgrade by hosting a Rumble in the Ville'' fight night. The event sold out, show- ing the strong support the gym has in the community. Shannan says Thai boxing gives young people a sense of self-worth and keeps them out of trouble. It's putting them on the straight and narrow. They're not drinking and smoking, they're training hard.'' Hori Harris, 19, says the sport has made a positive impact on his life. Kickboxing gets you on a good level with yourself. It takes you away from the bad things and lets you focus your energy into something positive.'' Foreman himself was a troublesome teenager, leav- ing school at 15. This sport made me change my life around.'' He is now the New Zealand middleweight pro champion. He has studied sport and rec- reation and teaching and works at Helensville Primary School. Future challenges are also clearly in Foreman's mind. Long term I want a world champion, and I want some national titles. I really want to get the boys to that level.'' -- Richard Meadows is an AUT journalism student Blokart racers set for event Blokart dream: Barry Cole is hoping to win the Great Muriwai 100km Race. By TUREI MACKEY Go to www.nor-westnews.co.nz to watch a blokart race up close. It has been a successful couple of months for blokart racers Wayne Os- borne and Barry Cole. And now both will be preparing for the Great 100km Race at Muriwai in April -- assuming it goes ahead. The two west Aucklanders have col- lected a number of titles. Wayne captured the Auckland club championship last October and the Australian title this January. Barry took out the British Blokart Championship last September. Both are members of the Auckland Blokart Club and Cole says the sport is extremely addictive and growing. I have always been interested in sailing and got a chance to try it in Papamoa,'' he says. Once I tried it the next week I was tracking one down to buy it,'' Cole says. He is hoping to race in the Great 100km Race at Muriwai Beach but there is no guarantee it will go ahead on April 2. We have an annual endurance race at Muriwai but you need the con- ditions to be just right. We had six attempts last year before we got it right.'' Cole is hopeful of winning the event for the first time. While the race is semi-serious there is a bit of prestige in winning it,'' he says. I got third place two years ago and second place last year. So hopefully I'm moving up the ladder.'' Osborne says they were preparing for the South Island Open but the earthquake in Christchurch saw the race cancelled. The event was set to be held at the Wigram Air Force Museum. The 54-year-old says the club had a fundraising night with money going to the Canterbury Blokart Club. We just feel so sorry for them and our club wanted to help the Canter- bury guys out,'' he says. It is only a few years old but the Canterbury group has grown very quickly because they have such an awesome venue.'' Blokart racing was created by Paul Beckett in 1999 and uses the same skills as sailing.
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