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Thailand Championship Trials event

Taekwando competitors kick up their heels in Chiang Mai

Sports training for the weekend warriors

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - ďOn On!Ē

Fitness Tips

Itís time to enter you team for the next season of the Chiang Mai Pool League

Chiangmai SportRoundup

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.

A motorbike trials rider tries to climb up the obstacles.

Pretty girls are always a part of any motor sport.

Could I 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

Autsadaporn Kamthai

The areaís best Taekwando martial artists competed in the Taekwando Northern Region Tournament Championship 2003, held May 10 -11 at Chiang Mai University Gymnasium.

Score a point for the blue team, as 2 girls compete for trophies and honor.

Two boys compete in one of the youth divisions amongst loud cheers from their friends.

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 not available.

Sports training for the weekend warriors

Nantanee Jedsadachaiyut

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:

Fitness Tips: On the flip side ... the worst foods

Part 2 - The rest of the list

Gíday Readers,

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.

Carpeí Diem

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.