Thousands of athletes take part in Ra Pi Day Mini Marathon
Thousands of marathon runners participated in Ra Pi Day
Mini Marathon on August 2 celebrating the Thai Law Day. The marathon started
from Chiang Mai City Hall at 6 a.m. and the route went alongside the
irrigation canals and turned at Huay Tueng Tao Public Park, back to the City
Hall, and back to the starting point. The distance was 1.5 kilometers.
runners pass in opposite directions, the first group can say hello and
goodbye to the tail-enders.
The Kromluang Rajaburidirekrit Foundation organized the
mini marathon celebrating Ra Pi Day and to venerate the memory of Phra Chao
Kromluang Rajaburidirelrit, the father of Thai Law.
The entrants in the (very mini) mini-marathon included
Chiang Mai people, students, government officers, justice personnel and
organizations including courts, prosecutors, police, Correction
60-year-olds enjoy running, too.
Department, Probation Office and lawyers. Every
athlete was given a finishing certificate and memento. Money raised from the
event will be going to charitable projects under the foundation’s
Lampang sports and aerobic marathon to help fight against drugs
Lampang Provincial Tourism, Sports and Recreation
Promotion Center, Lampang Provincial Administration Organization and Sports
Authority of Thailand, Lampang, will jointly arrange the first Lampang
Aerobic marathon on August 10. This will take place at Kelang Nakhon Public
to the irrigation canal.
Sompong Fuangraya, the director of the Center, said the
marathon is being held as part of a public awareness policy to promote
exercise and playing sports for recreation or hobbies.
13 districts in Lampang Province will take part in the
event which will include novelty races, look tung golf, and other local
games. These will be contested as overall champions, men and women as well
as family four-member teams, and ten-member teams from the government
The event will commence at 1 p.m. For those who would
like to be involved, contact the Center tel. (054) 226919 or the Sports
Authority of Thailand, Lampang, Tel 054 223048.
CMU wins CMU Cup!
Hosts make off with their own trophy
The Chiang Mai University (CMU) Cup
has been won by the host CMU team, defeating Provincial Electricity
Authority in a thrilling 1-0 match.
Eight teams took part in this tournament from Chiang Mai
University, Mae Jo University, Payap University, and Yonok University in
Lampang, Rajabhat Institute of Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son Provincial Division
2 team, Provincial Electricity Authority team and PT Sports team.
The final rounds were played at the CMU main stadium. The
preliminary final for the third place was held between Payap University and
Chiang Mai Rajabhat Institute, with Payap claiming the third spot with a 4-1
win over their opponents.
The grand final between CMU and Provincial Electricity
Authority team was very close with a nil-all result at full time. However,
in the first minute of injury time, CMU scored to take the final 1-0.
Insom Panyasopa, president of Northern Press Association
of Thailand, presented the awards at the completion of the event. The next
competition will be the 31st Thong Kwao Games to be hosted by CMU at the
beginning of next year.
Thai drivers join the Asia Cross Country Rally
The KFC-Pizza Hut-Pepsi team is competing in the Asia
Cross country Rally 2003 from August 8-14 running from Bangkok to Malaysia.
Many professional drivers from Thailand are participating in the event
including the last year’s champion of the Asia Cross Country Rally, Rachan
Trairat and Sakchai Hantrakul, a racer with much international experience.
Mai Mayor Boonlert Buranupakorn presided over the opening ceremony. Don’t
worry, the gun hand blanks in it.
Entries have been received from more than 50 Asian teams
from many countries including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and
On August 2, there was a parade around Chiang Mai to show
some of the cars which will participate in the rally this year. Boonlert
Buranupakorn, Chiang Mai mayor presided over the ceremony before the
cavalcade moved out.
vehicles at the ready before the parade in Chiang Mai City.
Panitarn Sethaputra, the director general of Thailand and
Indo-China Yum Restaurant International (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said that KFC
and Pizza Hut want to sponsor Thai racers up to international classes.
Trairat, the former Asian Cross Country Rally champion, signals he is ready
to go. He also invited teenage motorbike riders to join in the fun.
Sakchai Hantrakul confirmed that the vehicles and the
drivers were completely ready, while Rachan Trairat invited teenage
motorcycle riders to join the racing tournaments in Chiang Mai. “I want to
invite the teenagers who love to race on public roads to instead join the
legally arranged racing tournaments which are frequently organized in Chiang
Mai. Participating in rallies is fun and challenging,” said the Asia Cross
Country Rally former champion.
700 Years Sports Complex opens for free exercise on Mother’s Day
On Mother’s Day, August 12, the 700 Years Anniversary
Sport Complex will organize free exercise between 8 a.m. & 8 p.m. to
celebrate H.M. the Queen’s birthday.
lovers are invited to use the 700 Years Anniversary Sports Complex free
during H.M. the Queen’s birthday celebrations.
Boontan Muangchuen, the director of Sports Authority of
Thailand, Region 5 Chiang Mai said that the 700 Years Anniversary Sports
Stadium will open for swimming, tennis, aerobic dance, badminton, shooting,
gymnasium and outdoor sports.
There will also be a 50% reduction in fees every Tuesday
during August through to September this year. For additional information,
contact the Swimming Pool Building of the 700 Years Anniversary Sports
Stadium during the day or call 053 210 825, 053 219 495.
Ice Hockey camp running at Bully Sky Ice
The Ice Hockey Association of Thailand is running an ice
hockey training camp for young sportsmen aged 14-16 years old at Bully Sky
Ice in Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex, and at Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel.
The camp starts today, August 9, and skates through to
lucky August 13. Over one-hundred participants from 6 countries are taking
part, including puck passers from Chinese Taipei, India, Mongolia, Hong
Kong, Singapore and Thailand. This course should help them improve their
skating skills and teach them the proper regulations of the game.
Golfers competing for big prizes and Mae Jo Cup this weekend
The Mae Jo University Golf Club has scheduled a golf
competition for the seventh Mae Jo Cup on August 10 at Chiang Mai Lamphun
Golf Club. There will be two sets of tee times, one in the morning and one
in the afternoon. Lot’s of big prizes will be up for grabs, including
cars, motorcycles and gold necklaces. Where do I sign up? To find out where
you can sign up and for more information, please ring 053 221 911.
CMSH3 Run 578
Hares: Dirty Pervert and Twin Peaks. If you like lamyais
this was the run for you. Zillions of the little ripe and juicy suckers were
out there waiting for us. Dirty Pervert and Twin Peaks had set up a carpark
in a very scenic area opposite a temple at Ban Thi. We ran up the track
opposite the temple into the lamyai orchards beyond. We were soon lost,
sometimes too much paper, then no paper, everyone running into each other
from different directions, beating our heads to pieces on clumps of hanging
Daglocks and Superman thought better go back to the last
clear check and try again another direction. This worked and the only
problem was passing Bone Collector, Misfortune and other people sitting on
the trail munching lamyais. We eventually cleared the orchids and came up to
an irrigation canal. Could see Wombat, [email protected]#* and others disappearing
along the canal west into the setting sun.
I smelt paper the other side but couldn’t see it. Then
X-Virgin Sister, Super B and Smiling Oyster swept by us, this was becoming
embarrassing. Better catch up. A bit further along the canal we saw Better
Knot crawling on hands and knees on the other side heading back. Was he
sniffing for helpless sheep in that long grass? Mate, no, you’re supposed
to call On On, so the slow runners can take advantage of the loop. Then we
got stuck again on another check. While I looked for a trail up on the hill
On On was called back on the canal again!
Returned to pass Who The Hell is Bob, good walking mate.
A nice loop into a small forest caught out leaders Bone Hur, Better Knot and
[email protected]#*. Around the bottom of a hill to another canal going zonks to the
north. We were smarter this time and let the FRB’s disappear far around
the corner before finding the paper on the other side. HP joined us and we
ran in, somehow DC was already there. Thanks DP and TP, loved the lamyais.
On On Superman