||9th May 2012
Welcome to new members Christine & Rob Southey. We hope to see you both on the road soon.
Recent Race Feedback - Queensburgh Mineshaft
Thanks to Pauline, Cecily, Helen and Dave for their feedback. The following were the prize winners on the day:
|Men's team||Len, Vic and Dave|
|Ladies team||Ant, Cecily and Pamela|
|1st +40 runner||Roshini|
|2nd lady walker||Ant|
|3rd lady walker||Cecily|
|1st +50 female walker||Ant|
|1st +60 female walker||Pauline|
|1st +50 male walker||Vic|
|1st +60 male walker||Len|
"We aced it!" Coach Pauline Appleton.
"Well-organised race as always; T-shirts and goodie bags received and a good Highway turn-out. Val sewed on her number, so she is getting serious!" Cecily Fraser.
"The hills and more hills were steep. You got going nicely and then another hill and another. But not too bad and I wasn't stiff so that is something." Helen Clarkson.
"Highway did very well at Queensburgh. We got so many prizes that Len was the standing comic for the morning. He said he felt like a cash in transit van. Well done Highway." Chairman Dave Bennett.
|Highway walkers all smiles at the end of the Queensburgh Mineshaft|
Dates to Remember
|Sunday 20 May||Comrades Breakfast at Roses Coffee Shop, Kloof Village Mall. Please contact Lynn Burn if you would like to attend.|
|Sunday 10 June||7-15km routes from Rochester Centre in Hillcrest, followed by breakfast at Oscars.|
|Sunday 17 June||8-12km routes from Suncoast Casino, with breakfast afterwards at the Wimpy.|
Ladies TT Results
From Thursday 19 February 2012, hosted by Chiltern Athletics Club:
|50||Roshini Natasen|| ||21:06|
|102||Antoinette Gibbs||(1ST WALKER)||25:29|
|117||Cecily Fraser||(3RD WALKER)||27:26|
|132||Leigh-Ann Mckenzie|| ||30:36|
|133||Lil Parker|| ||30:36|
|137||Susan Young|| ||31:16|
|138||Ann Mellor|| ||31:23|
|139||Pam Stewart|| ||31:25|
|149||Heather Schutte|| ||35:48|
|150||Monika Piefel|| ||35:55|
|151||Linda Mead|| ||35:56|
|152||Valerie McGreal|| ||35:57|
|153||Dee Coleman|| ||35:58|
|155||Lynn Burn|| ||45:45|
|Walkers League (Current Positions)|
Exercise to Prevent Colds
People who exercise regularly are less likely to get colds, according to a study published in the British Journal of Sport Medicine. The study of 1002 adults found that regular physical activity reduced the risk of catching a cold by almost 50 per cent and also reduced the severity of the symptoms when participants did get sick.
People who exercised on five or more days of the week were unwell with a cold for five days of the three-month study period, compared to nine days for those who did little or no exercise. According to the researchers, exercise sessions trigger a temporary rise in the level of immune system cells circulating around the body. Although this effect only lasts a few hours, it provides an immune boost to fight off infections like the common cold.
Another three reasons why YOU should start exercising TODAY:
- You'll lower your risk for heart disease, cancer, and stroke!
An hour a day of brisk walking has been shown to cut the risk of obesity by 24 per cent, stroke by 25 per cent, colon cancer by 30-40 per cent, and heart disease by up to 50 per cent.
- You'll smile more!
Research has shown active people tend to be less likely to develop depression. Regular activity also seems to help those who already suffer from depression. Some researchers believe that a mere 30 minutes of daily activity yields the same results as anti-depressant drugs or cognitive behavioural therapy.
- You'll be mentally sharper!
Cardiovascular exercise helps nourish the brain by increasing blood and oxygen flow to the brain cells. As a result, physically active people tend to have more nerves, more connections between nerves, fewer clogged arteries, more oxygen flow, and better ability to utilise glucose compared to their non-active counterparts.
Last Word from Learn Bhendane:
A pastor married an uneducated, jealous woman. One day the woman was in the kitchen cooking when she overheard him praying in the living room, "Thank you Lord for bringing mercy, joy and grace into my life." She ran quickly with a frying pan, whacked him on the head and said, "I knew you were a player and a fake pastor! You've just prayed for all your girlfriends; you think I didn't hear you! Who the h*ll are Mercy, Joy and Grace???"
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See you on the road this weekend