North Shore Times : February 8th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 5 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 8, 2013 NEWS Fujitsu Special HEAT PUMP 5.4KW LOUNGE MODEL SHOWROOM Unit N 121 Rosedale Rd, Albany PH 09 475 5583 0800 934 678 7ays ONLY (Latest Model) $2350 FULLY INSTALLED DEHUMIDIFY BETTER HEAT PLUS 2 FREE SERVICES Beat the Human Sensor, 4 timer settings per day Human sensor Be in toWIN a tailor-made $10,000 AUSTRALIAN HOLIDAY Competition closes 1st March 2013. Terms and conditions apply, see stuff.co.nz/travelprofiler for details. Hot air balloon Yarra Valley, Victoria Details in this week's Big swim helps kids Marathon swim: Ben Richmond, left, and Malcolm Cleland have swum 10km to raise money for Water Safety New Zealand. Photo: DAVE LINTOTT By MARYKE PENMAN It almost goes without saying that as a Kiwi kid you should know how to swim. But just because we are surrounded by water does not mean the skill comes naturally. Northcote resident Ben Rich- mond and friend Malcolm Cleland aim to raise $10,000 for Water Safety New Zealand. The two have just completed a gruelling 10km swim in Lake Taupo for the worthy cause. Mr Richmond says the money will go towards providing swim- ming lessons to 200 kids. With a few half ironman and triathlon events under their belts, Mr Richmond and Mr Cleland took on the State Epic 10km marathon swim on January 12. After we signed up for it we went to the pool to see whether we could physically do it or not. It would have to be one of the most boring things I have ever done, staring at the bottom of the pool for over 300 lengths. But at least by then we knew it was possible, Mr Richmond says. The pair spent the weeks lead- ing up to the event combining ocean swimming with cross train- ing and running. They took three hours and 39 minutes to complete the swim. It was a pretty amazing feel- ing, at the end we could hear the cheering as we came through the finish gates, Mr Richmond says. Fundraising will continue until they reach their goal. Go to givealittle.co.nz/cause/ 10kfor10k to support the duo.
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