Thailand Championship Trials event
Nuttanee Thaveephol and Supatatt Dangkrueng
Nippon Oil Trial Honda 2003 Thailand Championship was
arranged in Chiang Mai at the grounds in front of Saha Panich on May17. The
overall winner would become Thailandís champion trial rider.
motorbike trials rider tries to climb up the obstacles.
girls are always a part of any motor sport.
pass this level? How about you?
The motorbike trials competition was held in the parking
lot in front of the building, nearby Chotana Road, and invoked much interest
from passers by. Being a trials event, there were many obstacles placed in a
small area, to show off the talents of the riders.
During the trials events, there was a car driving test and automobile
checks for spectators as well. There was also the opportunity to drop by the
showroom displaying the latest car and motorbike models with the
presentation being done by some rather pretty girls.
Taekwando competitors kick up their heels in Chiang Mai
The areaís best Taekwando martial artists competed in
the Taekwando Northern Region Tournament Championship 2003, held May 10 -11
at Chiang Mai University Gymnasium.
point for the blue team, as 2 girls compete for trophies and honor.
boys compete in one of the youth divisions amongst loud cheers from their
The competition was divided into 2 age groups, young and
old, as well as the many different levels. Winners received trophies from
Tawatchai Sajjakul, president of Thailand Taekwando Association.
During the event, there were also Poomase and Taekwando
dance competitions, which originated in the upper northern region.
In all 2 days of tournament, Many Taekwando clubs in the north attended
the 2-day event and cheered on their teams. At press time, the results were
Sports training for the weekend warriors
The 700th Years Sports Complex is the venue for Weekend
Sports Training every Saturday and Sunday, with seven types of sport
instruction available. The Sports Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai Office
is using its professional trainers to coach swimming, tennis, badminton,
football, dancing, tae-kwon-do, and Thai boxing.
Boonthan Muangchuen, director of the Chiang Mai Office
said because many youngsters are interested in the 700 Years Main Stadiumís
summer sports training programs, the Authority decided to continue the
concept and offer Weekend Sports Training Programs, to encourage them to
play sports after studying, to give them physical, mental, and social
development, and to improve their sports skills to the standards required of
a professional athlete.
For more information, contact the Swimming Office
Building in the 700 Years Sports Complex every day from 8.30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
or call 053 210 825, 053 219 495.
Chiang Mai HHH
Corner - ďOn On!Ē
CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai is picked
up from the "ONON" pub (Moon Mueng Soi 1) at 16.00 once every 2
weeks. Pick up can be arranged from Fish and Chips shop as well.
CSH3 is a mixed Saturday hash which is picked up from the
H3 Pub on Moon Mueng Road every Saturday at 15.30. Pick up can be arranged
from Fish and Chips shop as well.
CUMH3 is a male hash which runs from the "ONON"
Pub every consecutive (from CH3) Tuesday. Pick up is at 16.00.
BH3 is a female hash (Harriettes) that runs once a month
on the last Sunday of the month.
All information either from Fish and Chips, H3 or "ONON" Pub.
Or look at the websites at: http://www.thai-american.com/hhh/
Fitness Tips: On the flip side ...
the worst foods
Part 2 - The rest of the list
Continuing with the Top Ten Foods that will minimise your
nutrition but maximize your waist line, here are the rest:
White chocolate Mocha Latte with whole milk and whipped
cream - This is not your average cup of coffee! Itís more like a milkshake
packed with 600 calories and 15 grams of saturated fat. Ditch the whipped
cream and use skim milk instead and youíll save up to 200 calories.
King size french-fries - a whopping 600 calories, 30
grams of fat (16gms of which are the artery-clogging saturated plus trans
fats!) and a super-sized waist line is what youíll get for super-sizing
your fries at the fast food joint. Try eating a small order of fries or even
better, how about a baked potato instead?
Regular chicken noodle soup - Brimming with salt, a half
a can averages about 1100 mg of sodium. Thatís almost half your daily
quota. Go for the low-sodium brands instead.
Chips fried in Olean (olestra) - This indigestible fat
substituteís generic name is called sucrose polyester (sounds appetising,
eh?). Olean doesnít provide any calories, but in many people it causes
gastrointestinal distress - some people have said they suffered such severe
cramps or diarrhea that they had to see their doctor. Olean also reduces the
bodyís absorption of carotenoids. How about the baked, low-fat potato or
tortilla chips, or for an even healthier crunchy snack, how about some raw
veggies like carrots and celery dipped in a raspberry vinaigrette?
Now, if you are thinking Iím really out of my tree,
just hang on, there is a qualifier at the end of the article.
Restaurant skillet-style breakfasts that include eggs,
home fries, bacon, sausage and cheese - that would be the fried American
breakfast, but you English fry up fans are not off the hook, yours has the
same basic lack of nutritional content. Neither of them are exactly the
healthiest choice out there, considering the meal alone will give you at
least 1220 calories, 70 grams of fat (19 of them saturated) and 1820 mgs of
sodium. Of course, thatís if you donít throw in the optional sour cream
and guacamole for the Yanks. For a healthier alternative, try a couple of
scrambled eggs or egg whites with 2 or 3 pancakes or toast and small side of
fruit pieces and cottage cheese. Fruit salad will go along well and a tall
glass of juice and you are on a winner.
OK, here is the qualifier for those of you that were
seriously thinking of disregarding the entire article written by and for
lunatic, health freaks. Iíve said it before, Iím saying it here and Iíll
say it again: Moderation is the key. You canít deprive yourself of all the
fun stuff to eat, it just doesnít work. If you are good to your body 6
days a week then rest and enjoy the 7th day, whichever day that may be. Go
forth - eat, drink and be merry one day each week and you will be able to
take better care of yourself in the long term. Thatís something very
similar to the line of thought Dr. Iain expressed a couple of weeks ago in
his Modern Medicine article and it is the same basic teaching you will get
from anyone that is practical about the functions of the human body and its
perpetual struggle with general well being.
Remember, healthy eating and regular exercise, everything
above will help with your healthy eating plan and keep an eye out here for
further nutritional tips as well as exercise advice.
Itís time to enter you team for the next season of the Chiang Mai Pool League
Chalk up your cues, as preparations are
now underway for the Chiang Mai Pool Leagueís new season, which will
commence 4 July. Entry fee remains at 400 baht to be paid to John at True
Blue / Out Back. Any proposed changes should also be forwarded (fully
worded, not vague suggestions) to John.