International Schools Compete In Volleyball Tournament
by Tessa Shockey
Volleyball was on everyone’s mind this week, as Chiang
Mai International School hosted the Chiang Mai Athletic Conference (CMAC)
volleyball tournament for the international high schools in the Chiang Mai
area. Athletic Director Larry Cutherell organized the event, in cooperation
with coaches and athletic directors from all schools.
athletic GIS team won the A team championship.
The girls ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams battled to the finish
on Monday, September 29, and the boys ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams fought to
the end on Tuesday, September 30.
Chiang Mai International School (CMIS), Grace
International School (GIS), Prem Tinsulanonda International School (Prem),
Nakorn Payap International School (NIS), Lanna International School Thailand
(LIST) and American Pacific International School (APIS) took part in the
tournaments. Fans came to cheer their teams and showed great school spirit.
GIS lady Tigers, “A” champions.
The Tigers of Grace International School’s ‘A’
girls and boys teams took home the first place trophy. The APIS girls’
team placed second, and CMIS placed third. In the boys’ tournament, CMIS
boys’ team placed second, and LIS placed third.
of the ‘Grace Tiger’s from GIS is poised for action.
In the ‘B’ girls’ tournament, Prem finished first,
while CMIS finished second, and GIS third. In the ‘B’ boys tournament
CMIS finished first, GIS second, and Prem third.
The tournament was a showcase of talent for the Chiang
Mai district of International schools. It was an excellent finish to a great
season of volleyball.
Sportsmanship Award: APIS
Sportsmanship Award: LIST
2. CMIS 1
4. CMIS 2
Sportsmanship Award: LIST
Sportsmanship Award: PREM
Girls A-Team (Round-Robin)
Pool 1 / Court 1 Pool 2 / Court 2
Prem def. CMIS 25-21 GIS def. APIS 25-9
GIS def. NIS 25-16 APIS def. Prem 25-23
CMIS def. NIS 25-21 GIS def. Prem 25-14
APIS def. CMIS 27-25 Prem def. NIS 25-13
APIS def. NIS 29-27 CMIS def. GIS 25-22
GIS def. APIS (for 1st place) 15-11
Prem def. CMIS (for 3rd place) 15-9
Pool 1 / Court 1 Pool 2 / Court 2
LIST def. Prem 25-18 GIS def. NIS 25-19
CMIS def. Prem 25-23 GIS def. APIS 25-23
CMIS def. LIST 25-20 APIS def. NIS 26-24
CMIS def. APIS 25-16 GIS def. LIST 25-16
GIS def. CMIS (for 1st place) 25-18, 25-11
LIST def. APIS 21-25, 25-23, 15-8
Court 3 Court 4
CMIS1 def. Prem 25-23 GIS def. APIS 25-10
PREM def. LIS 25-12 CMIS2 def. APIS 25-17
CMIS1 def. LIS 25-15 GIS def. CMIS2 25-17
CMIS1 def. CMIS2 25-15 Prem def. GIS 25-18
Prem def. CMIS1 (for 1st place) -
GIS def. CMIS2 (for 3rd place) 25-22, 20-25, 15-11
Court 3 Court 4
APIS def. LIST 25-21 GIS def. CMIS2 25-16
CMIS1 def. APIS 25-21 PREM def. CMIS2 25-14
CMIS1 def. LIST 25-17 GIS def. Prem 26-24
CMIS1 def. Prem 25-13 GIS def. APIS 25-21
CMIS def. GIS (for 1st place) 25-22, 25-18
APIS def. Prem (for 3rd place) 25-19, 22-25, 15-5
The CMIS team pose with their
NIS teammates discuss tactics
with their coach during the match.
Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”
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
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/
It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money
plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!
Fitness Tips: Updating the
Recent criticism of the inadequacy of government
recommendations for physical activity, particularly by the Institute of
Medicine in the USA, have left the public confused about just how much is
enough. Let’s take a look at the most recent spin so we can come up with
some new recommendations to better combat this battle that over 50% of the
readers of this article are losing.
In 1996, the US Surgeon-General concluded that exercise
recommendations promoted since 1978 were primarily for physical fitness,
rather than health.
Hence new recommendations, based around ‘accumulating
30 minutes of mild to moderate intensity activity on most days’ were
Because of the rapid decrease in activity required in the
day-to-day environment, however, it has now been suggested that this is not
enough, and that new recommendations should be issued.
Dr Steve Blair, one of the authors of the original
recommendations has reacted by suggesting that this would be ‘throwing the
baby out with the bathwater’.
Increasing the requirements to 60 minutes a day would
mean many people would not even try, because of the time involved, as around
50% of the population are totally sedentary and would benefit from any
increase in activity. So this seems to be a negative move.
Australian guidelines published in 1999, on the other
hand, did allow more flexibility.
While having the 30 minutes of ‘accumulated’ activity
as a central tenet, they allowed for increased exercise intensity, as well
as a psychological recommendation to “think of movement as an opportunity,
not an inconvenience”.
Still time has passed, new evidence has emerged, and
activity levels in the community have declined.
From the professor’s reading of the new data available,
he plumps for the following:
1. The key issue in physical activity is volume, where
volume = frequency x intensity x duration.
2. Among those with little activity, even
light-to-moderate activity will benefit (30% more than usual in stages).
Among the more fit and active, vigorous activity is needed for additional
3. To avoid putting on weight, individuals may need to
accumulate around 30 minutes of activity added to day-to-day living (or a
total of around 7,500 steps/day).
4. To assist in weight loss individuals should accumulate
60 minutes of activity added to day-to-day living (or a total of around
5. To achieve weight maintenance after being obese, it
may be necessary to accumulate up to 60-90 minutes of activity added to
daily living (or a total of 12,500 steps/day or more).
6. Specific exercise prescription may be required for
specific individuals and health problems.
Before you start giggling and shrugging off the whole
idea, the activity breakdown in steps per day are not vertical steps, and
no, I don’t think that an obese person needs to climb to the top of the
Banyan tree building in Bangkok each day. The steps referred to are
horizontal, walk around your neighbourhood, along a clean beach or even go
to the gym in a quiet time when you can do all the exercise in
air-conditioned comfort, you can sit your water bottles on the machine
beside you and when you are feeling energetic you can set the machine to
tilt a bit so you can walk up a small hill for an even greater calorie burn.
Extra steps each day are not the only option; you can try
a new activity that involves repeated, steady and repetitive motion.
Provided that you are doing an extra 30 minutes to avoid putting on the
weight, 60 minutes to lose the extra etc., pick an option or more than 1
that you think will be fun. I did, I was overweight, lacking in motivation
and bored with almost everything. Then I got myself involved in a sport that
I had never tried before, I’m now ‘dangerously’ fit, actually, in
better shape than I have ever been in my life and have no trouble in getting
up in the morning because I’ve something to do every day that I enjoy. We
all go through rough patches both physically and mentally, taking care of
you is your responsibility and doing it is to your benefit, benefit in every
facet of your life-make the opportunity.
Seventh Terry Fox Run scheduled for November
The Regent Chiang Mai was pleased to announce that the
7th Terry Fox Run for cancer research is scheduled for Saturday, November 1.
The annual event will be held at the Chiang Mai 700 Year
Stadium, and will include a 10.2 km run or a 2.2 km walk. You do not have to
be a professional athlete to participate. It is a fun event for everyone
including the whole family and is a good place to celebrate with schoolmates
or colleagues from work.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and The Regent Singapore
have each donated three nights accommodations for the lucky draw. Sister
Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok and several local businesses have also kindly
donated prizes for the event.
Categories for event:
* First to cross the line for men (10.2 km)
* First to cross the line for women (10.2 km)
* First to cross the line for boys age 13 years old and under
* First to cross the line for girls age 13 years old and under
* Youngest participant
* Oldest participant
* Most creative costume
Details of the run are as
Date: Saturday, November 1
Registration: From 5:00 a.m. to 6:15 a.m.
Start Time: 6:30 a.m.
Venue: Chiang Mai 700 Year Stadium
Ticket: 190 baht per adult, 150 baht per child 13 years old and under
Ticket includes: T-shirt, entry to the run and lucky draws after the
Terry Fox was a brave young Canadian who had his right
leg amputated above the knee in 1977 following cancer diagnosis. While in
hospital Terry was so overcome by the suffering of cancer patients, young
and old that he decided to run across Canada to raise awareness of the
disease and money to fund cancer research. The run became known as the
‘Marathon of Hope’. Terry died while fulfilling this dream, at the
tender age of 22 in June 1981.
Millions of people worldwide were inspired by Terry’s
courage, including Mr. Isadore Sharp, chairman and founder of Four Seasons
Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Sharp sent Terry a telegram while he was
hospitalized that said, “We will not rest until your dream to find a cure
for cancer is realized.”
Isadore Sharp was also founder of the Terry Fox Run which
has become an annual event at Four Seasons Hotels throughout many countries.
Between 1992 and the present, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts have raised
over US $14 million from 16 countries for this worthy cause. Proceeds from
all events remain in the country in which they were raised for cancer
For more information please contact Kodchakorn
Thammikomin or Sangwan Sapma by phone at 053 298 181 or fax 053 298 189, e-ail:kodchakorn.thammikomin
@fourseasons.com and pr. [email protected]
All proceeds will be donated to the Ontological (Cancer)
Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.
Everyone’s support is imperative to the fight against cancer.
Chiang Mai Saturday
Hash House Harriers
Hares: Misfortune & Geisha G - Set in the forest area
around 5 clicks north of Wang Tarn Resort, a pack of around 35 arrived into
the car park in dribs and drabs. Sunspot was there early but was deeply
involved in a dirty girlie magazine. The hares were sucking back beers. Kiwi
was Shop Open mood. Bone Collector and X-Virgin Sister were having pre-run
nosh, and everyone else was just standing around like spare tits on a bull.
The pack paid up to Hole P who was the stand-in Hash Cash and eventually
assembled in front of hare Misfortune and co-hare Geisha G together with The
Creature and Pieced P as the co-co-hares. Don’t know why exactly 4 hares
were needed, but as Pamela says the more hare the better. The brief was
brief: A to A, follow the coloured paper and the usual markings, and enjoy
the beautiful run.
look back at run 586 - grazing at the som tam corner.
Super B in her new role as Hash Sniff skillfully led the
hounds behind the parked cars and on to the paper. Wombat, Head Hacker, Red
Carpet, and Red D received pleas from the old and wounded like D Converter
to slow down. Perhaps if he unloaded himself before the run, he might be
able to keep up.
On to the first check, Red D, leaving Wombat and a couple
of visitors behind, took off right to find the trail giving Head Hacker, B
Filler, and Superman an opportunity to stretch their legs a bit and impress
the ladies. Paper eventually took the pack on to smaller and smaller trails
until there was no trail to be found. Red D, not happy with the situation,
decided to scamper around his own trail, while H Plugger and B Her found
paper leading up to the hills.
With paper being as scarce as hen’s teeth, the drinkers
scoured the hill reminiscent of a police line search, which is quite apt as
it became noticeable that most of the girls, namely X-Virgin Sister, Bow
Wow, Miss Piggy, Fish and T’s, and Super B had gone AWOL. It wasn’t
until later that we discovered that their disappearance was due to a map
written by the Hares showing a short cut route around the hill.
In due course, more paper was found and the pack made it
up and over the hill and looped back to the road that they started on. A
short distance off the hill Just C was found out of the blue skulking around
ahead of everyone. It appears that he also got a copy of the dastardly
diagram. True to Hare’s word, the trail curved around some beautiful
territory with lots of shade and fresh air. They really must have been in
awe because paper just kept on going but no checks were to be found. In fact
I believe that there were only four checks, two circles, one cross, and a
vee, on the whole run.
Half way into the run the track began to turn around into
the direction of the car park. Into the first set of houses the hares found
a few murky bodies of water for the pack to traverse. The first few drinkers
made it across the unstable and makeshift bamboo bridges okay, but H Plugger
and the American visitor, snapping the bridges in half, made sure that
no-one else would be able to cross and remain dry.
With more stunning forest areas negotiated and some farms
thrown into the adventure, paper, what little there was, led the hounds out
into open land and on to the final circle check. By this time the pack was
quite spread out, giving many opportunities to shortcut and catch up or in D
Converter’s case a chance to lighten the load in relative peace.
Wombat, a couple of visitors, Head Hacker, Red Carpet,
Bone H, and Red D as the FRB’s straggled back in to A after a long On-In
to find Pamela, who decided that paper was not challenging enough and who
got lost, returning back to A from the direction he started. Good run Hares.
With a bit more paper and a few more checks, it would have been a great run.
Write-up by Wombat
Mountain bike through the Mekong River Basin
But you’ll need a well-filled wallet!
Chiang Khong district, Chiang Rai province and Mekong
Mountain Bike Club in association with Natural Explorer magazine will
jointly organize the Mekong Mountain Bike Ride through three countries from
October 18-26 this year.
Mountain bike riders are invited to join the 2nd mountain
bike trip from Thailand to Laos via China. The bike route starts from Chiang
Khong district, passes Chiang Saen district of Chiang Rai in Thailand to
Chiang Rung, and Muang La in southern China, and then crosses to the Luang
Namtha province of Laos and back to the starting point at Chiang Khong.
The distance covers a total of 550 kilometers. The entry
fee for this trip is 13,000 baht per person, and is inclusive of visa fees
to China and Laos, boat trips, hotel accommodation and insurance.
Interested bikers can contact Watchara Liupongsawat and
Payao Yotjaksri, Mekong Mountain Bike Club, tel. 01 883-9913, 053 791 234,
01 603-3262 and 053 655 102, for more information. The number of riders will
be limited to 30.
Chiang Mai Pool League