Good looking couple snapped by the paparazzi seen out and about in San Francisco - Paul and Donna Wilson
With 21marathons, 120 half marathons, and several hundred additional race distances to his credit - Robert Wynn is still running races in times people half his age would hope to. “ I go for quality not quantity”, Robert jokes in reference to the number of marathons he has completed.
Robert competed in the World Masters Games in Sydney in 2009 and is currently training for the next games taking place later this year in Italy. Held every 4 years the games attracted 30,000 athletes from one hundred countries to Sydney to compete in 28 different sports, and it is anticipated 50,000 athletes will compete in Italy.
Robert has participated in various running events for over thirty years and says Physiotherapy has been an essential component to maintaining good physical conditioning during training sessions and when competing as he acknowledges the stresses running places on the body.
“I find the treatment and friendly manner of the team at Queen Street Physiotherapy second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending them not only to athletes but to anyone experiencing pain or dysfunction of muscles and joints”.
Good luck at World Masters Games in Italy Rob, we’re backing you all the way!
Emirates Team New Zealand has had men on the ground at our new home on Pier 30/32 in San Francisco for the past few weeks. All working tirelessly to build the small village of tents and containers which will house the team, the AC72s, the wing sails and everything else that will be required in the quest to win the America’s Cup.
Rapidly the small corner of New Zealand in the San Francisco bay is taking shape with the bold waka already becoming a talking point among the passing locals.
It was a day of drama in Naples for Emirates Team New Zealand starting with a tight match race decided by an incident at the top mark that bought the two boats together with an abrupt crash.
The guys kicked off the weeks racing in Naples with a dominant win in the coastal race in tricky conditions which started in 6 knots, dropped to 1.5 knots and finished in close to 10 knots.
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Join us behind the scenes at Emirates Team New Zealand HQ for an exclusive look at the dramatic new performance-enhancing innovation revealed today that will help the team in its bid to win the toughest sailing challenge in the world -- the 34th America's Cup. In an ultra-competitive sport, skipper Dean Barker is well aware that you need every edge you can get if you're going to succeed.
Patumahoe spoiled the party up the hill on Good Friday with their first win of the 2013 season, a 28-24 win over Bombay. The two clubs squared off in all grades over the easter weekend as Bombay celebrated their 125th anniversary - returning the favour after they helped recognise Patumahoe's 125th celebrations two seasons ago.
The return of Counties Manukau Steelers players Sean Reidy and Josh van Lieshout saw significant improvement from the reigning Counties Manukau club champions. Both players dotted down as the visitors secured a much-needed bonus point to go along with the four competition points they picked up for the win. Playing with the wind at their back in the first half, Patumahoe started the match well, scoring three times in the first half and looking easily the better of the two sides. The home side stormed back into the match when they had the advantage of the breeze themselves and threatened to hand new coaches John Michie and Buck Manning successive losses. The win follows last weekend's loss to Ardmore-Marist and an opening round bye.
Play the Patumahoe, play the game!
Congratulations to one of QSP's all time favorite athletes Marina Erakovic for winning the women's tennis circuit maiden WTA title.
Erakovic wins maiden title - NZ Herald News
Marina Erakovic has ended a long personal wait - and an even longer drought for her country - by winning her first WTA event in the United States today.
The New Zealand No 1 finally broke through on the women's tennis circuit, winning the Memphis WTA tournament for her first career singles victory.
In the process, Erakovic became the first New Zealander to win a WTA title since Belinda Cordwell in 1989 - the year after Erakovic was born.
The 24-year-old has previously won seven doubles titles but, despite making two previous finals including last year in Memphis, she had never made it over the last hurdle.
That all changed today, though there was a bittersweet element to her victory. German opponent Sabine Lisicki came into the match having been sick for three days and, after Erakovic took the first set 6-1, Lisicki was forced to retire.
Erakovic, ranked 71st in the world, admitted Lisicki's retirement was unfortunate but she wasn't about to let that get in the way of her elation - and relief - and having earned her maiden title.
"First off, I'm just really happy,'' Erakovic said during the post-match presentation. "A lot of work and effort has gone into this. I'd like to thank my family ... and I would like to thank my coach Chris [Zahalka].''
In addition to the $48,000 prizemoney and the Tennessee-themed trophy which resembled a cross between a guitar and a tennis racquet, Erakovic revealed one more reward for her win.
"We have been together for a few years now and we do a really good job,'' Erakovic said of Zahalka. ``We have a good time and we made a bet that if we win a WTA title we are going to jump out of a plane.''
That's something Lisicki is unlikely to be doing in the near future, with the world No 40 explaining the reason for her retirement on Twitter following the match.
"Very sad that I had to retire in the final as I've been sick last 3 days. Gave it all I had,'' she wrote. "Congrats to Marina for a great week and her 1st title!''
The German may have been confident of claiming victory were it not for illness, especially after beating Erakovic in three sets earlier this month, but the Kiwi has played good tennis this week in Memphis.
She beat last year's champion Sofia Arvidsson en route to the final, avenging last year's defeat at the hands of the Swiss, while she also eliminated American world No 66 Jamie Hampton.
Erakovic's breakthrough win should boost her world ranking into the mid-60s, short of the high of No 39 she achieved last May.