The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

January 19, 2020

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first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson North Korean women’s hockey team players in a bus reach out to hold hands with their South Korean teammates as they rerun to North Korea, at Olympic Village in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women’s hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy.Seven years after a successful Olympic bid that changed its people and its landscape forever, Pyeongchang exhaled.ADVERTISEMENT The Korean women’s hockey team did that for sure.Thrown together a just few weeks before the games, players from North and South were thrust together to make a go of it. With the help of their Canadian coach, they came together as a competent, if not particularly effective, team that captured the attention of many Olympics watchers.Along the way, they developed what they uniformly say was camaraderie, and even great affection. On Monday morning, at the athletes’ village, they said their goodbyes with tears and extended hands.“I feel really strange,” said South Korean hockey player Choi Ji-yeon. “I told them to take care and not get sick and meet again later.”She added: “If they were people whom we can continue to keep in touch and meet again, then I would feel better, but I might never be able to meet them again.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours But for a few days, at least, with traffic cones down and most Olympic checkpoints removed, Pyeongchang can take a breather as the eyes of the world shift somewhere else.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “Farewell! Bye bye! Gamsahamnida!” volunteers using the Korean word for “thank you” shouted to departing buses in Gangneung, the coastal city near Pyeongchang where many events were held.Workers yanked down paper signs by the hundreds and busloads of Olympians, journalists and support workers rolled toward train stations and highways Monday in the aftermath of a Winter Games that was as political as it was athletic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkInternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach echoed that sentiment in the closing ceremony Sunday night, saying that the centerpiece political event of the games — a joint Koreas team marching together and, in some cases, competing together was a beacon for a troubled world.“With your joint march you have shared your faith in a peaceful future with all of us,” Bach said. “You have shown our sport brings people together in our very fragile world. You have shown how sport builds bridges.” Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Their governmental counterparts were showing signs of communication as well. The detente achieved through the Olympic connections between North and South Korea fits the longtime goals of the South’s president, Moon Jae-in, who has advocated engagement with Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang regime.That happened at the opening and closing ceremonies, both with U.S. representatives looking on from nearby — Vice President Mike Pence for the opening, first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump for the closing Sunday night.U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, a patron of South Korea and a loud opponent of the North’s nuclear program, is watching the contacts closely, particularly after South Korea’s presidential office said during the closing ceremony that the North was willing to hold talks with the United States.Washington viewed that development warily. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, with Ivanka Trump on her South Korea Olympic trip, issued a written statement to that effect after the closing ceremony.“We will see if Pyongyang’s message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearization,” she said. “In the meantime, the United States and the world must continue to make clear that North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs are a dead end.”North Korea’s official news agency, KCNA, known for its invective toward the United States and the Seoul government, has been playing it low key when it comes to these Olympics. On Monday, it issued a synopsis of the games that was notable for its anodyne tone.“When the players of the north and south of Korea participating in the 23rd Winter Olympics and other players and agents of different countries and region from across the world entered the stadium, the spectators welcomed them with applause,” it practically whispered.Contrast that with this dispatch hours earlier about the United States: “We will never have face-to-face talks with them even after 100 years or 200 years. This is neither an empty talk nor any threat. The U.S. will have to pay dearly for stupid and wild vituperation.”Twelve hours later, news of its willingness to talk emerged from Seoul.As for the Olympics and the attention and people they bring to this relatively remote plateau of northeastern South Korea, it’s not quite finished yet. The Paralympic Games, held immediately after the Olympics using the same facilities, will be staged from March 9 to 18, albeit with a lower profile and attendance. Popovich praises LeBron’s courage to speak on social issues GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more


He’s back: Djokovic tops Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final

January 18, 2020

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first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic gestures after winning a point during his men’s singles semifinals match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)LONDON — From the way Novak Djokovic repeatedly smacked his racket against his shoe after one miss, to the shouts directed at himself and his coach after others, it was clear how much he wanted to prove he’s past the roughest patch of his career.Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at the top of tennis by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over rival Rafael Nadal on Saturday in a match suspended overnight.ADVERTISEMENT “It really could have gone either ways,” said Djokovic, who is bidding for a fourth championship at the All England Club and 13th Grand Slam title overall. “Basically until the last shot, I didn’t know if I was going to win.”He’ll face Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final. Anderson beat John Isner in a 6½-hour semifinal that ended at 26-24 fifth set Friday night, pushing back the start of Djokovic vs. Nadal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The second semifinal then was halted when the third set ended just past 11 p.m., because of a neighborhood curfew. It had started with Centre Court’s retractable roof closed and so concluded that way, too, even though there was no hint of rain.It all made for an unusual schedule, with the start of the women’s final — normally the stand-alone showcase on the fortnight’s last Saturday — delayed until Nadal and Djokovic finished. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As intense as any athletes in any sport, these two didn’t exactly slowly ramp things up when they returned to Centre Court about 14 hours after they’d departed. Having the roof shut meant every sound was amplified as it ricocheted off the dome — the thwack of ball off racket, the players’ grunts, the spectators’ applause.This was high-decibel, high-stakes, high-quality tennis between two of the greats right from the get-go, beginning with an 18-point, six-deuce game that last 15 minutes and felt truly pivotal. It included a 23-stroke exchange and three others of at least 11. Nadal saved two break points and when he finally held, the owner 17 major championships, two at Wimbledon, punched the air and yelled as if he’d won the match, not a solitary game.When Nadal broke in Saturday’s second game, a dismayed Djokovic grabbed a spare ball and whacked it with his racket against the wall behind the baseline. Fortunately, he was at the end of the court farthest from the Royal Box, where the pair of visiting Duchesses, Kate and the newly married Meghan, sat in the front row.There were other such displays of emotion from Djokovic, who is prone to yelling at himself or at his coach. He reacted by getting broken again to trail 5-3 in that set by raising his left shoe and violently pounding his racket against it — one, two, three, four times. Moments later, he got to love-40 before Nadal took five points in a row to serve out the set.But it was Djokovic who tended to be better down the stretch in his 52nd career meeting against Nadal in a contest that seemed as if it should be worth a trophy.Might very well have been.Not only is Anderson far less accomplished than either of these two — he owns zero Grand Slam titles — but he also is coming off a pair of strenuous five-setters, including his 13-11 win against eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.There’s no doubt Djokovic will be a big favorite, even if he did need to play nearly 2½ hours Saturday while Anderson was able to rest and relax and recover.“It’s been a roller-coaster ride for him the last couple rounds, but he had a day off, which means a lot,” Djokovic said. “I wish I could have one.” MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Djokovic hasn’t won a major in more than two years, dealing with an injured right elbow that was so painful in 2017 he quit his quarterfinal at Wimbledon and sat out the rest of the season. He had surgery in February, but his results were still shaky.Until now, that is. His defense and returning are as good as ever and made the difference in his 52nd career tour-level meeting with Nadal, more than any other two men have played.“In my opinion, he deserved it,” Nadal said. “I deserved it, too.”Undaunted by losing a lead and being forced to an extra set, Djokovic saved break points at 4-all and 7-all in the fifth, before breaking Nadal at love to end things.“It’s hard to pick the words,” said Djokovic, who has won his past eight five-setters at Wimbledon. “I’m just going through things, flashbacks of the last 15 months, and everything I’ve been through to get here.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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Teen remanded on 2 counts of armed robberies

January 12, 2020

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first_imgMario D’AguiarA 19-year-old handyman appeared on Tuesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with several counts of armed robberies.Mario D’Aguiar of Lot 1 Smyth and D’Urban Streets, Georgetown, pled not guilty to the charges when they were read to him by Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.The charges alleged that on June 8, 2019, at Princess Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Gracey Salvador of a Samsung Galaxy phone valued at $25,000.It was further alleged that under the same circumstances, he robbed Sonia Thomas of an Alcatel phone valued at $23,000.D’Aguiar was represented by Attorney-at-Law Lawrence Harris, who made an application for bail. He told the court that his client has another offence before the court and bail should be granted since one of the victims do not wish to offer evidence against his client.Prosecutor Adduni Innis objected to bail on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and the fact that a firearm was used to commit the act. She further told the court that the phones were found on the defendant when he was apprehended by Police.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus, after listening to the facts of the matter, upheld the prosecutor’s submission and remanded D’Aguiar to prison until his next court appearance, which is slated for June 19, 2019.last_img read more


Fort St. John family gets early santa visit

January 12, 2020

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first_imgIt was a magical surprise for one Fort St. John family just ahead of Christmas.Lisa Bigstone, her fiancé Kyle Roberts and daughters Natalee and Kyla got a surprise visit from Santa and several elves ahead of schedule.- Advertisement -Bigstone says her fiancé opened the door Monday afternoon to a few people dressed as the jolly fellow and his workers. They gave the family several gifts, including food for Christmas dinner, household items like laundry detergent and gifts for the children, all addressed to them.Although she says her family never found out where Santa and the elves came from, they were certainly thankful for the gifts.She says the generous gesture came as a shock but has reminded her family of the true meaning of Christmas.last_img read more


Valencia High play tackles image issues

January 11, 2020

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first_imgVALENCIA – Foot binding, corsets and breast implants aren’t your usual teenage topics, but at Valencia High School this week a play will touch on these delicate issues. “The Waiting Room,” the first play performed at Valencia written by a female playwright, deals with the stories of three women in different eras. Its message, students said, is important for young girls to hear now. “It’s about body image and the lengths women will go through to be beautiful in the eyes of society,” said Jenny Loring, a senior who plays one of the three leads in the play. “I went back and forth on whether this was appropriate material for a high school,” Weylan said. Ultimately for Weylan, the risk was worth it. “This is about challenging stereotypes and mores,” Weylan said. The play, nearly sold out already, runs all week and will be performed in the 68-seat Black Box Theater. Tickets are $5 for seniors and students and $8 for adults, with all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For information and reservations, call (661) 294-1188, Ext. 522. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sporting long acrylic nails for her role as a modern woman who contracts cancer, Loring said even putting on her seat belt was made difficult by her newly purchased accessories. “This play opens your eyes to the fact that women don’t have to put themselves through the things that they do.” For assistant director Emily Fleischer, also a lead in the play, “Waiting Room” has been life-changing. “I don’t want to waste my time wearing as much makeup as before,” Fleischer said. For Steve Weylan, drama teacher and director of the play, the piece was risky. last_img read more


MTA agrees to cancel some bus routes

January 11, 2020

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first_imgUnder the decree, the MTA was forced to invest $1.3 billion in bus service. In October, a judge ruled that the transit agency had complied with the agreement and allowed it to lapse. The Bus Riders Union has filed an appeal. Manuel Criollo, organizer for the Los Angeles-based group, said the cuts will force riders to make more bus transfers to get around town and will add more time to their commutes. “For MTA board members, these decisions are pretty blind and are not based on what people will suffer when they’re out there,” Criollo said. “It leaves people vulnerable to certain realities that the board is not sensitive to.” Changes to bus service are necessary to help untangle the transit agency from a stubborn $104 million deficit, MTA officials said. In addition, the MTA has proposed raising fares on its buses and subways with a two-step rate increase that could start this summer. The plan, unveiled in March, could more than double prices for most tickets by 2009. A public hearing for the proposed fares will take place May 24 at MTA headquarters. Earlier this year, the MTA’s five neighborhood governing councils held public hearings on the proposed bus cuts and made recommendations to the board. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On Monday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board approved the changes, which include adding 100 60-foot buses – 20 feet longer than the traditional ones – to accommodate more passengers. “It’s better service where demand is the greatest,” said Janelle Erickson, spokeswoman for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who sits on the board. The MTA already has 275 of the 60-foot buses in its 2,500-bus fleet. The 60-footers have 57 more seats than standard buses and use compressed natural gas – considered one of the cleanest fuels. The board agreed to pay $86.4 million to buy the additional buses, scheduled to hit the streets next spring. The board does not yet know how it will pay for the buses but will discuss the cost at its June meeting. Members of the Bus Riders Union – an advocacy group that filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the MTA in 1994 that triggered a consent decree – said Monday’s decision to cut routes counters the agreement and its protection of bus riders. They urged the board not to approve the cuts. Starting in June, bus service will be shortened on some routes and eliminated entirely on others as part of an MTA restructuring plan that officials on Monday said will save the transit agency $7.5 million. The cuts, which amount to 100,000 hours annually out of a total 7 million hours, will affect 55 bus lines starting June 24. But the plan also includes adding longer, higher-capacity buses on the MTA’s heavily used routes, which officials say will counterbalance the cuts on the underused lines. Under the plan, 17 routes will see operating hours shortened, while 16 will be canceled because of too few riders. In addition, 22 lines will have their routes altered. last_img read more


Thousands flock to Oxnard festival

January 11, 2020

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first_imgThe event’s 50 food booths included strawberry crepes, strawberry pizza, strawberry wine, strawberry beer, strawberry champagne, strawberry margaritas, build-your-own strawberry shortcake and tons of fresh strawberries sold directly by Oxnard farmers. The sprawling festival also includes more than 300 arts and crafts booths, nonstop musical entertainment on two stages, children’s carnival rides like the “Berry Go Round,” and contests like the Berry Blast-off Recipe Challenge, the Strawberry Stomp, and a strawberry-pie-eating competition. Renee Pokorny, 37, of Ventura won the recipe contest – and a four-night cruise – with her strawberry mojito shrimp skewers over strawberry scallion rice. Cameron Sperling, 12, of Canoga Park was immediately enlisted to help around the Kaiser Permanente Strawberry Promenade, which was set up at the festival to emphasize healthy living, including the health benefits of strawberries. Since hula hoops were being used by Kaiser to demonstrate the importance of exercise, Sperling stepped up to show his skill, noting that he had caught on to the hula hoop last year and learned to do magic tricks at the same time. Students with the Oxnard High School band played at the festival to welcome visitors Saturday morning. They were planning to go to their prom and after-parties until about 5:30 a.m. Sunday before returning to play some more at the festival today. “It’s called coffee – caffeine and playing music with one eye open,” said Hovan Salibian, 18, a drum major who was looking forward to the long night ahead and coming back to play again today. Since it started in the 1980s, the Strawberry Festival has raised more than $2.5 million for charity, as well as showcasing the state’s $1 billion-plus strawberry industry. “The strawberry festival is a big event for us,” said Oxnard High School band director Fundi Legohn. “It’s always a good time right before the Memorial Day weekend. Everybody likes strawberries.” eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Festival organizers were encouraging visitors to use the park-and-ride shuttle sites set up at various points off the Ventura Freeway to avoid traffic and parking problems. Jacquie Stewart of Alhambra said she took the Amtrak train from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Oxnard. “It was packed. Standing-room only,” she said. “Now that we’re here, the first thing we bought were the strawberry nachos. We’re off to a good start. I’m looking for everything strawberry.” Catherine and Geoff Augello came to the festival from Covina. “He’s a big strawberry-holic, so I surprised him today for his birthday,” Catherine Augello said as the two bit into strawberries, one covered in milk chocolate and the other covered in white chocolate. OXNARD – Carsten Holtfreter is only 10 months old, but he found something he liked when his mother took him to Oxnard on Saturday. “He eats strawberries all the time,” said Carsten’s mother, Barbara Lewis of Lancaster. “He’s having a great time,” she said as she watched her little boy in his stroller finishing off a huge berry at the 24th annual California Strawberry Festival. The festival, which continues today, is expected to draw tens of thousands of people from throughout Southern California. Attendance at the festival last year was 59,000, but that was dampened by rain. Organizers expect more this year. last_img read more


Gor go five clear as AFC beats Sofapaka

January 10, 2020

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first_imgA brace from Boniface Omondi and a goal each from Meddie Kagere and Francis Kahata saw K’Ogalo retain their unbeaten run in the KPL while Wazito suffered a seventh consecutive loss. 0Shares0000Wazito FC midfielder David Oswe tries to close down Gor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge during their Kenyan premier League clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on June 13, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 13- Gor Mahia have opened a five point gap at the top of the Kenyan Premier league standings after thrashing struggling Wazito FC 4-0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Wednesday afternoon. In other midweek KPL results, Argentine Rodolfo Zapata picked his second win as AFC leopards coach as Ingwe beat Sofapaka 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium courtesy of Brian Marita’s 84th minute goal.At the Camp Toyoyo ground, Kariobangi Sharks won 2-1 against Nzoia Sugar to move to sixth in the standings while in Nakuru, hosts Ulinzi Stars were held to a 1-1 draw by Kakamega Homeboyz.In Machakos, Sofapaka will only have themselves to blame after missing the game’s best opportunities with Ingwe hitting late on off a counter attack.-Waruru chanceStephen Waruru had the first chance for the 2009 champions in the 10th minute when a cross from Umaru Kasumba found him isolated in the box but his volley went straight to keeper Ezekiel Owade.In the 23rd minute, the former Ulinzi Stars hitman turned provider making a run on the right before cutting back a cross into the box, but a rushing Salim Abdallah managed to cut it off as Ezekiel Okare prepared to pull the trigger unmarked.The final five minutes of the opening half were intense as both sides looked to close with a goal. In the 40th minute, Mohammed Kilume’s shot from range went wide while two minutes later, Jaffery Owiti had a similar effort for AFC but it went begging as well.In the second half Sofapaka sought to start strongly and Elli Asieche came cross with a shot from inside the six yard box off a corner, but the effort on the volley was blocked by the AFC defense.On the hour mark, Kassumba had a brilliant chance to break the deadlock after being picked out by a looping ball from Asieche but he could not direct his volley on target.-Two brothers, one teamAFC made changes, Aziz Okaka coming into the fray to join his younger brother Jaffery Owiti. Okaka almost made an immediate response when Marita’s cross from the right found him at the backpost but AFC keeper Mathias Kigonya made a brilliant point blank save.With six minutes ot play, Sofapaka were punished on the counter when keeper Owade quickly launching play after making a save off Kassumba, the ball being flicked into Marita’s path at the edge of the box.The former Western Stima man seeing Kigonya off his line lifted the ball over him to hand Ingwe the win.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


FERMANAGH STAR JOINS DONEGAL BACKROOM TEAM

December 27, 2019

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first_imgDonegal have been handed a secret weapon for their upcoming championship campaign after Rory Gallagher was made part of the senior management team.The Fermanagh player was poached by Jim McGuinness to be a member of his backroom team for 2011.Gallagher will be Jim McGuinness’s number two and it is understood he met with the players on Monday night. Gallagher, who also played for Cavan, is currently living in Killybegs.He played for Fermanagh in last year’s championship but this appointment as Donegal selector appears to end his county playing career once and for all.Gallagher won an All-Ireland club medal with St Gall’s of Antrim in 2009.Donegal will play their opening match in the Dr McKenna Cup against Tyrone on Sunday. EndsFERMANAGH STAR JOINS DONEGAL BACKROOM TEAM was last modified: January 5th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


EXTREME NORTH LAUNCH BRAND NEW SHORE 2 SUMMIT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE

December 27, 2019

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first_imgThe hills, trails and lakes of Inishowen will be a hive of activity next week when Extreme North Launch their brand new Shore 2 Summit Adventure on Saturday 25th April.The new course has a choice of events to suit all fitness levels from the curious beginner to the experienced adventure challenger.Choose from the new 21k Mini Adventure race, the tough 41k Sprint course or the really challenging 62k Extreme course, all of which involve running, cycling, mountain hike and kayak. A major added attraction this year is event are based at the new Sliabh Sneact Centre beside “North Pole bar” in Drumfries, allowing participants to concentrate on the event without worries about transport etc as all races conveniently start and finish at the venue.The perfect landscapes with the captivating hills, lakes and mountain trails between Drumfries, Clonmany & Buncrana create a real Adventure Heaven and make it all the sweeter for finishers who manage to conquer this amazing Shore2 Summit course.The 3 race choices include;62K Extreme Course has a tough 12.5k run followed by a 2k kayak, 22k challenging cycle, hike to the summit and back and finishes with an 18.5k cycle back to the centre 41K Sprint course, also an enduring challenge for moderate to experienced adventurer involves a 6.5k run, 1.5k kayak then a tough 14.5k on/off road cycle before completing a 2/3 hike up Sliabh Sneacht and finishing off with a 13.5k cycle back to the finish.21K Mini Adventure, a brand new course for the novice / curious Adventurer involves a 3k run, 5k hike of Sliabh Sneacht, then onto the bike for a 7k on/off road cycle, 1k lake kayak and finishing with an 8k cycle to the finish.Kayaks and life jackets are provided by Extreme North and Bicycles can also be hired in advance. Marshals and medical support will ensure you are safe, don’t get lost and looked after properly.As with all Extreme North events, the rugged landscape and liberating beauty help your journey to the finish line, and a true Donegal hospitality, superb medals, fantastic T Shirts, hot food, camaraderie and craic seal this truly memorable, enduring and tremendously enjoyable challenge.For any queries / details contact harold@extremenorthevents.com Mob 862374644 Register now at www.extremenorthevents.comEXTREME NORTH LAUNCH BRAND NEW SHORE 2 SUMMIT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE was last modified: April 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Extreme NorthnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more