Events12 Hours of Iron Maiden tomorrow – Who cares if it is last minute. You are totally up for it; it’s a holiday weekend, so what else do you have planned? Their longest race of the year kicks off this Saturday, and a perfect day of sunshine and warm temps is in the forecast. Head down to the flowy trails at Tannehill in McCalla, AL and get in a good day of racing on the mountain bike. ChainBusterRacing.comJoin Southeast Endurance in April for the Harbison 100 Marathon XC – The grassroots Southeast Endurance Project team is hosting the 100km marathon cross country race in Columbia, SC on April 16th. Come out to Harbison State Forest to join in a tough race with serious competition, as they tune up 6 weeks ahead of the US Marathon XC National Championships down the road in Augusta, GA on June 4th. Details on their Facebook.Advocacy6 days left to help the Great Bike Giveaway dole out up to 600 bikes to special needs kids – The Great Bike Giveaway 2016 by The Friendship Circle closes Wed, Mar 30. So far 100 adaptive bicycles are being given away. There are only 6 more days to raise enough funds so ALL the kids can receive bikes. Support this great mission by donating any amount, casting your votes, and spreading the word. FriendshipCircle.org2016 nomination open for the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame – Each year the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame accepts nominations for annual inductees, as five new members can be recognised each year. Up until the Apr 15 deadline, MMBHoF wants to hear who we think has had a lasting impact on the sport. MMBHoF.orgTrainingWomen get your trail on with 14 Trek Dirt Series camps this year – North America’s first, longest-running, and leading women’s mountain bike camp, the Trek Dirt Series, opened up registration for the year and already has had 500 sign up. Join the largely female coaching staff, many of whom are professional coaches, teachers and professors in their “day jobs”, as they focus on building high-end skills in an incredibly supportive environment. 14 women’s specific and 4 co-ed camps will run across North America at 11 locations, starting Apr through Sep. DirtSeries.comJoin a new virtual Road Cycling Summit this April – From Apr 6-10 the folks behind the Cycling 360 podcast are hosting a free online conference to help improve your riding and cycling experience. The Summit is a series of 20 webinars with experts from around the cycling world, with topics like how to plan your training, how to stay motivated, to how to become a better climber. Everything is free, so give it a shot. RoadCyclingSummit.com. Celebrate new gear with Kitsbow & win in Obsessives #Roadventure Giveaway – To go along with the launch of their new road collection, Kitsbow has teamed up with 10 co-sponsors to create the Obsessives #Roadventure Giveaway. The prizes are the ultimate kit for your #roadventure. Among other items, winners will receive: Kitsbow road kit, a Santa Cruz Stigmata CC frame, a SRAM Red CX drivetrain, Strava Pro membership, a Smith Overtake helmet, and more. Check it out and sign up before Apr 15 Kitsbow.com…
According to Terex, the AC 1000 is the world’s most powerful all terrain crane that meets 12 tonne axle load limits with its 50-m main boom installed; the 1,200-tonne capacity class crane offers a maximum system length 163.3 m.Jim Strobush, regional sales manager for Terex Cranes, described the AC 1000’s unique characteristics: “This nine-axle crane can be used in certain applications instead of a lattice boom crawler crane and offers the distinct advantages of much faster mobilisation and quicker rigging. It will definitely give Deep South a competitive edge in its market.””The Terex AC 1000 was built to meet industry demand for a high capacity crane capable of working in areas with limited space,” says Jeremy Landry, project manager at Deep South Crane & Rigging. “Its ability to handle significant weight at an extreme tip height will give us versatility in planning jobs, since we will be able to mobilise this crane in place of other cranes in our fleet. We are proud to add this equipment to our fleet as a state-of-the-art solution to meet our customers’ needs.” www.deepsouthcrane.comwww.terex.com
Rugby League BY KILA NAO Sheer determination has put K20,000 into the pockets of Tuna Bay after they won the Justin Tkatchenko (JT) 9s senior men’s Cup Grand Final against Funeral Home Laumas Two at the Sir William Skate oval at Kaugere in the National Capital District yesterday. The entire crowd paused in the dying stages after Tuna Bay scored a try out wide to level the scores at 16-all with a conversion attempt yet to come from Karava Mafu. The kick from the sideline was rather a difficult one for Mafu who managed to hold his breath to kick the winner to run away with an 18-16 victory on the full-time hooter. However, both sides played their heads out scoring a converted try each to Lawrence Kuso Jr (Laumas) and Boge Frank (Tuna Bay) to take them through the halftime break 6-all. But the Laumas replied with good line breaks and sent John Horope for a converted try and another from Joseph Forova to take a handy 16-6 lead. But the Taurama boys replied with a brilliant individual play from Mafu who scored a converted try under the uprights to trail 12-16. They were never going to make it as time was not on their side but a good set play by Davis Mea in the opposition’s red zone allowed then to organise quickly and come up with a last ditch try at the corner to them to once level score at 16-16. The sideline kick from Mafu who added the extras to sneak a two-point buffer (18-16) to win the Cup and the handsome cash prize money will be testimony the Tuna Bay men will never forget for a long time. The Laumas were grateful to have received the runners-up trophy and K10,000 which is also a huge compliment for their efforts throughout the tournament. The other senior men’s category winners include Talai Spartans who won the Plate finals against FH Laumas 1 as runners-up while in the Bowl finals, Southern Son defeated JB Roosters. In the men’s Under 20s division, Six-Mile managed to hold off Tatana Islanders to claim the Cup while Apo Blacks claim the Plate finals and Talai Spartans 2 won the Bowl finals against Border Storms. The official presentation will be held this coming Friday at Ela Beach Hotel.
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