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Vol. XIII No.17 - Sunday August 24, 2014 - Saturday September 6, 2014


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Thailand’s National Weightlifting team trains in Chiang Mai

Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya along with Deputy Governor Charoenrit Sa-nguansat and Director Montree Piyakul met with Thailand’s National Weightlifting Team at the 3rd Armed Forces Battalion Training Center.

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Thailand’s national weight lifting team was training in Chiang Mai and took part in various tournaments at the Weightlifting Training Center at the 3rd Armed Forces Development Battalion. On August 11, 2014 Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya and Deputy Governor Charoenrit Sa-nguansat joined Montree Piyakul, Director of the Chiang Mai Provincial Office of Tourism & Sports to visit the team and offer them encouragement during their intensive workouts.
After viewing the athletes train they discussed how to maintain concentration and not get nervous during competition. They also learned about analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of opponents and using psychological techniques to increase the chance of winning.


Lamphun warriors against Phrae

Esa Damae (white) of the Lamphun Warriors tries to get the ball past the Phrae United defender in yellow but Lamphun was defeated 1 – 2 at home on August 9, 2014. The Lamphun Warriors are ranked 8th in Division 2 Northern League while Phrae United sits at 4th on the table.

 


Payap University and U.S. Consulate hold sports day

Payap University and the United States Consulate General of Chiang Mai held their first joint sports games to enhance the relationship between them on August 14, 2014. The two teams competed in soccer, chair ball and a tug of war match. Here Consul General Michael Heath and President of Payap University Asst. Prof. Dr. Sompan Wongdee exchange banners before the games.


The first Singha Trail Running Festival 2014 in Chiang Rai

New Trail Running event at Chiang Rai’s Singha Park will be held on September 20, 2014.

A events and Singha Corporation are excited to announce the inaugural Singha Trail Running Festival, scheduled on the 20th of September in the stunning Singha Park located in Chiang Rai, Thailand. A true ‘catchall’ race, including a comprehensive array of distances - 3K, 10K and 21 K half marathon are tailored for families, running enthusiasts and those who may be new to friendly, competitive trail running. This new event is set to become one of the most scenic Trail run events in South East Asia.
The thrilling trail running race starts in the Singha Park Chiang Rai, a hidden gem for trail running and cycling in Northern Thailand, immersing runners in beautiful bamboo forests, exotic terraced rice paddies, pristine tea plantations and breathtaking lake views.
Participants have the opportunity of running the full 21K course, consisting of: a mix of scenic single tracks and dirt roads; or the shorter 10K course which skips some of the longer off-road sections.
The race is scheduled to commence at 2:30 p.m. leaving time for the event to culminate in a jovially festive atmosphere, as Singha is hosting a barbecue party Saturday evening at The Singha Park for all participants with 2 complimentary bottles of Singha beer! Moreover, an awards ceremony will also be held at the evening party.
The Family Fun Run (3km) is very much part of this convivial event. It is open to all free of charge. So don’t miss out on the fun and feel free to come running with your family and kids!
Fun Runs are designed to benefit the local communities and to promote sports, fair play and camaraderie amongst children. This initiative has proven very popular in other AMA events!
“We are very excited in bringing the sport of trail running to northern Thailand” says Serge Henkens, the race director. “Trail running is booming in popularity in Thailand and athletes are seeking new, well-organized events all around the country. The Singha Park has all the ingredients for great trail running” continues Henkens, “Beautiful single tracks, spectacular sceneries, exotic terrace paddy fields, bamboo forests, tea plantations and last but not least, the legendary Lanna hospitality.”
Runners can register online at www.ama-events.com or in person at Cycling Point in Chiang Rai from August 10 until September 15 from 10am-5pm https://www.facebook. com/CyclistPoint. Also in person at AMA office from August 10 Until September 15 from 9am-5:30pm http://www.ama-events.com/contact-us/. For more information www.ama-events.com.


Tigers in a draw against Ayutthaya FC

Anggello Machuca scored the last goal that gave the Tigers a draw against 10th ranked Ayutthaya FC.
(Photo by Noppadol Namwongphrom)

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The Lanna tigers played their 26th game in the Yamaha League Division 1 on August 17, 2014 at Ayutthaya, against 10th ranked Ayutthaya FC.
The hosts made their first goal of the game in the 7th minute when Pannawich Nonthalee shot the ball into the net. The Tigers played an attacking game playing hard to score a goal and that paid off when Rachanon Srinok scored a goal I the 85th minute. Duro Sinmi scored the home team’s second goal two minutes later giving the home team a 2 -1 lead.
However the home team fought back hard and star player Anggello Machucal scored the Tiger’s second goal in injury time at the 93rd minute giving Chiang Mai FC a 2 -2 draw.
Chiang Mai FC currently stand at 6th on the table with 41 points. Their next game was August 23 at Chonburi against Pattaya and then at home against TTM Customs on August 30, 2014 at 6 p.m.


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Thailand’s National Weightlifting team trains in Chiang Mai

Lamphun warriors against Phrae

Payap University and U.S. Consulate hold sports day

The first Singha Trail Running Festival 2014 in Chiang Rai

Tigers in a draw against Ayutthaya FC

 

 



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