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Posts from the ‘Sporting Events’ Category

Roller Derby at Pioneer Stadium

February 25, 2012

I went to my first ever Roller Derby event tonight. Yikes it looks tough, there’s a lot of falling down (note the pretty serious knee pads they’ve got). It was team Gaga version team Glee.

 

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South Island Kendo Championship

December 5, 2009

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This afternoon I went along to watch Kendo. Kendo is a Japanese sword fighting martial art. I know several kendoka (Kendo practictioners), but this was the first time I had watched competitions. The rounds were three minutes long and quite intense! It’s fast paced and very hard to photograph.

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2009 SBS Marathon Photo Series

May 31, 2009

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This is the winner of the SBS Marathon in Christchurch, coming down the home straight.  I attended the Marathon with members of my photo club, with the purpose of practicing our shutter speeds. It was quite a challenge to get things focused! And we were really surprised at just how fast the top athletes ran.  It was very cold, we had some sleet, and a cold easterly blowing. So I take my hat off to all of those who took part in the full and half marathons, and the walkers – you are very brave people.

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Drama on the Football Field

February 22, 2009

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A moment from the Global Football Festival final in Christchurch.  This is an ‘All Star’ side who played against the UnDutchables. The game went into extra time but the All Stars finally scored to take the game 1-0. But there was a little drama along the way with a couple of yellow cards.

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They were pretty happy to win!

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