Over 200 international duathlon and triathlon athletes test their endurance in Chiang Mai
About 200 Thai and foreign athletes last week took part
in the Triathlon and Duathlon 2004 international sport festival hosted by
the Chiang Mai branch of the Sports Authority of Thailand.
head out into the 1.5 km swim.
The Duathlon and Triathlon events took place on Sunday,
September 26 from 7 a.m. - 12 noon.
The triathlon consisted of a 1.5 km swim, a 35 km cycle
and a 10 km marathon. It was open to males under 35 years old, with another
age category for girls and boys not over 16 years old.
for home during the 35 km cycle portion of the event.
The Duathlon consisted of a 35 km cycle and a 10 km
marathon. This event was open to various age groups, including a
“seniors” category, 35-45 years, as well as Under-14s and Under-18s.
In the triathlon, competitors started by swimming in the
Huay Tungtao reservoir, and then cycled along Klong Chollapratharn
(irrigation canal) Road to the Hang Dong-Samoeng intersection, and returned
along Klong Chollapratharn Road, passing the 700 Year Anniversary Sports
Complex, to Huay Tungtao reservoir and then to the finishing line at the 700
Year Sports Complex.
The Duathlon followed the same route - without the
swimming leg. The first 500 to cross the line received mementos and
Results of the
International Triathlon and Duathlon
Female aged less than 18 Duathlon:
Winner: Khuandao Loochuensri from Sit Luang Por Koon, 1hour 47
1st Runner Up: Wasana Por. Suwan
from Chiang Rai, 1 hour 52
2nd Runner Up: Nutda Khempetch
from Sit Luang Por Koon, 2 hours 1
Female aged less than 14 Duathlon:
Winner: Narasee Yasinthorn from Bangkok Physical Education School, 1
hour 56 min
1st Runner Up: Wanida Terntuen
from Ban Sam Rong School, 2 hours 4
2nd Runner Up: Jariya Wongsricah
from Ban Sam Rong School, 2 hours 10
Men aged 35-45 years Duathlon:
Winner: Chief Warrant Officer Amnach Srichart from the Sattahip naval
officers’ team, 1 hour 24 min
1st Runner Up: Corporal
Phanuphan Korrungruangkij from air force team, 1 hour 25
2nd Runner Up: Chief Warrant
Officer Samarn Kununt from the Sattahip naval officers’ team, 1 hour 26
Male aged less than 18 years Duathlon:
Winner: Peerapol Chaochiangkwang, 1 hour 32 min
1st Runner Up: Phusit Suwan, 1
2nd Runner Up: Chakri Jareerat,
1 hour 34
Male aged less than 14 years Triathlon:
Winner: Peerapat Kerdchum from Bangkok Physical Education School, 1 hour
1st Runner Up: Sarayuth Pantan
from Chiang Rai, 1 hour 34
2nd Runner Up: Atthapol Chanapol
from Pla Park, 1 hour 35
Male General Triathlon:
Winner: Kordar Senmud from Songkla, 2 hours 7 min
1st Runner Up: Apichart
Puengkasem, Bangkok Physical Education School, 2 hours 8
2nd Runner Up: Duncan Steward, 2
Female General Triathlon:
Winner: Millicent Thewatt, 2 hours 20 min
1st Runner Up: Pattrachat
Sungkhapunt, Lamphun Physical Education School, 2 hours 32
2nd Runner Up: Songsri
Phojaroen, Kasetsart University, 2 hours 42
Cricket season once again
Saturday October 2, saw the first of the Sawesdee
(softball) cricket tournaments of the season. Coach Eric Little could have
done without the downpour Friday night, which led to him repeating all the
groundsmanship he had carried out Friday afternoon - but that’s cricket!
Professor Dr. Charinratana Buddhapuan with the young cricketers. (Photo by
The tournament was well supported with seven schools
taking part. There were eight teams and the average age was 12. Chiang Mai
Schools Cricket Alliance was delighted to see two teams that included girls,
one team with five girl players. Sai Moon School in Hang Dong hosted the
tournament, with P.R.C., Mae Pong , Rong Or, Sahagon 2, Pa Mai Dong and Chol
Prathan Phataek Schools competing.
The tournament got off to a good start at 9 a.m. There
were eight overs to each game and eight players per side. Chol Prathan
Phataek who was in the first group was very strong from the beginning, and
Sahagon 2 was leading the second group.
The tournament continued until approximately 3 p.m. when
the children were presented their medals by Assistant Professor Dr.
The results were: Chol Prathan Phataek School, 281 points,
Wat Rong Or, 244 points, Prince Royal College, 288 points, Moo Bahn Sahagon
2, 212 points.
Spectators are more than welcome at these tournaments, and if you would
like to have more details of dates and venues, please contact Linda Buck on
07 191 3807 or email: thai [email protected] lox info.co.th
Chiang Mai Pool league
Chiang Mai Provincial Police and media start kicking each other
Chiang Mai Provincial Police Station held friendship football
matches on September 29 at the Chiang Mai Municipality Stadium, to strengthen
relationships with Chiang Mai media.
Police Bureau Region 5 player (in white) trying to reach the ball while a Chiang
Dao Police player blocks the move. (Photo by Nopniwat Krailerg)
The first match between the police and press kicked off at 3
p.m. Despite the valiant attempts of the media, the first half ended with the
police leading the press by 2-0.
Five minutes into the second half, the press were able to
score, but that was the only goal, leaving the final score with the police in
The second match was between police from Provincial Police Bureau Region 5
and Chiang Dao Police Station. Chiang Dao police team tried but a good
goalkeeper stopped all their attempts at scoring, with the final score 2-0 to
the Provincial Police.
Talent search is on for new generation of Thai weightlifters
After the tremendous performance of the women’s
weightlifting team at the Athens Olympics Games, the Thailand Amateur
Weightlifting Association held the Thailand Weightlifting Championships from
October 1-4 at the Chiang Mai University gymnasium. It is hoped that a new
generation of weightlifters will be forthcoming to represent the nation in four
years, and to also promote the sport.
at the weightlifting competition held at CMU.
This was a curtain-raiser to the Asian Weightlifting
Competition that took place from October 5-15 at same venue.
26 weightlifting clubs around Thailand entered the
competition, with a total of 321 young weightlifters (193 men and 128 women)
Thailand’s four new heroine weightlifters Udomporn Polsak, Pavina
Thongsuk, Aree Wiratthaworn and Wandee Kampiam watched the competition to cheer
and inspire the young athletes as well as promote the sport. Gen Intarat
Yodbangtoey, president of the Amateur Weightlifting Association of Thailand,
presided over the opening ceremony on October 1.
Game, set and match
to the diplomats
Dr. Rebecca Lomax
There will be good-natured cheers for the home players at
the 700 Year Stadium, Center Court, on October 23 at 5 p.m. when the
International Consulate Tennis Competition gets underway. Whether your loyalty
lies with Chiang Mai or Japan, Germany or the U.S. - or a combination of many
countries - you’ll have plenty of fun and opportunities to wave your own flag
and cheer for your favorite player during this benefit tournament.
Governor Suwat Tantipat of Chiang Mai, Consul General
Katsuhiro Shinohara of Japan, Honorary Consul Hagen Dirksen of Germany and Tom
LeDoux from the Consulate of the United States will compete. Former National
Champion of Thailand, Worapol Tongkamchoo, and former member of the Thai Davis
Cup Team, Suparat Chookuan, will also compete as will several Junior Chiang Mai
Masters of Ceremonies will announce the action in Japanese,
Thai, German and English languages.
Spectators will have plenty of opportunities to talk to the
players and get autographs - bring along a spare tennis ball. There will be
lucky draws of tennis memorabilia and other surprises.
All proceeds will be managed by “Tennis Is My Dream”, a
charity that provides 20 hours of free beginning and intermediate tennis
instruction for children from local homes and schools. Equipment, including
shoes, is provided to all of the children who participate in these clinics
along with professional tennis lessons.
Tickets (100 baht p.p.) are available at Bake and Bite Bakery and
Restaurants (both locations), or telephone Khun Gai at 01-882-9545, Ajahn
Boonsong at 01-531-0177 or Ray Twine at 053-211-542.