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Wednesday May 2, 2018

10k marathon brings family reward By Glenise Dreaver

Anita Li from Newlands started running seriously just two years ago. “I’ve done a few 10k’s round Wellington,” she says. “Like The Round the Bays and last July the Wellington 10k Marathon.” It was quite a big change in her lifestyle as before that she hadn’t done much exercise at all. Recently, she started thinking it would be nice to do some events in other places. That was when she spotted the nationwide competition being run by Cigna, asking people why they should “Run away to the Cigna 10km: win a weekend in the Hawkes Bay. Cigna is the main sponsor of the 10km leg of the Hawkes

Bay marathon that’s coming up on May 11. Anita entered and, to her delight, she won. It means her husband Holmes Lam and two young boys, Marcus 11 and Mitchell, seven will all be able to take part. That makes the prize a very special one and the opportunity has, she says, motivated them all. Marcus has been training with her during the school holidays and plans to run the whole 10k. For the last two years, Holmes has been recovering from serious knee surgery. “An old soccer injury,” says Anita. He has however, started training too and will run the first two or three kilometres with Mitchell, then walk the rest with him.

Anita Li with her family, who will all take part in the Cigna 10k marathon in Hawkes Bay on May 11. Sevenyear-old  Mitchell  left and her husband Holmes Lam, will run and walk together  and  Marcus 11, will run with her. PHOTO: Supplied

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a train unit at the railway station was tagged with green, pink, black and blue spray paint while it was parked between midnight and 4 am. A blue Mazda Demio hatchback parked on the road overnight in Bassett Road had petrol drained from its tank when offenders cut the fuel pipe leading from the tank to the engine. Pot plants placed outside the front door of a house in Birch Street were targeted by an intruder who entered the property and picked up a pair of loppers and smashed the pots. A burglar entered a house in Hindmarsh Street during the early hours of the morning while the occupants were asleep. Entry was made through an unlocked back door. A laptop computer, an Iphone and a knife from a knife block were taken from the kitchen. A handbag containing a wallet and a prescription for codeine was taken from another room. A break in occurred at a retirement village on Burma Road. The intruders climbed the fence to gain access. The door of a contractor’s office was forced open and a large quantity of power tools, communication radios, and keys were stolen. Another office on the site was broken into and a clothing item was stolen. An attempt was made to break into a business property in Helston Road by smashing a rock against the lock on a wooden door. The attempt was abandoned and no entry gained. A room in a boarding house in Corlett Street was entered when the intruder jemmied the door open.

One boot of a brand new pair was stolen. In Newlands a black Toyota Hilux utility vehicle, parked overnight in in Middleton Road had its front bull bar and light bar removed and stolen. In Churton Park a black Ford Falcon saloon parked briefly during the night in Cambrian Street had its right rear quarterlight window smashed to gain entry. A lady’s handbag containing a driver’s licence and bank cards was taken from its hiding place under the passengers seat. Other items stolen from the vehicle include a number of CDs and a camera with filter and lens. In Karori a grey Suzuki Swift hatchback parked, locked and alarmed overnight in Bristow Place, was stolen. A red Toyota Corolla hatchback parked overnight in Newcombe Crescent had its rear registration plate stolen while a white Toyota Corolla stationwagon parked overnight in Karori Road had its rear registration plate stolen. In Northland a quantity of fishing gear was stolen from a storage area on the roof of a garage in Garden Road and a black Suzuki GSX150 motorcycle was stolen from Chaytor Street. In Wadestown a grey Toyota Yaris hatchback parked overnight in Sar Street was broken into. The right rear side window was smashed to gain entry. A fuel card was stolen from the console. A silver Volkswagen Polo hatchback parked locked in the driveway of a property in Sar Street was entered via a smashed front passenger window.

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