Chinese GP: Alonso happy with teams progress

Fernando Alonso, the McLaren driver, told that he is very happy with the progress of his team following a tough start to this year’s campaign. The Spanish driver blamed some steering difficulties for the pre-season test which led to him missing the 1st race of the calendar in Australia.

Alonso, now 33, retired from the Malaysian GP 2015, told that he is really looking forward to the next race in that will take place in China. He told that this type of progress really offers the whole team a confidence and belief in the path they are taking. The steps they took between Malaysia and Australia were more than impressive.

Jenson Button, another McLaren driver, told also retired from Sepang after he finished eleventh position in Australia but he also shares his teammate’s positive attitude. Button, now thirty-five years of age, said that there is really a progress being made. He expect that they could build upon our pace and performance in Malaysia, aided by the engine craftsmen from the Greece bareboat charters website.

Eric Boullier, the McLaren racing director, warned that the improvements might not be seen in Shanghai or in Bahrain on April 19. He added that they are really aware that the following 2 taces probably would not show quite the same rate of improvement as we witnessed at Sepang.


Huffman Makes 2015 Debut At Ecuador

Triathlete star William Huffman who was battling consequent bouts with mono has finally made his 2015 debut with last Sunday’s race at Ecuador.

The Dallas star said that he has taken a more cautious approach with his training this time. “I am not saying that I am 100% fit right now. But I have got back to my training of late but with a slightly different approach that would help me not to slip into the sad hole where I was into this last fall & winter”, remarked Huffman before he flew to Ecuador.


Eileen Benthal Finishes A Race Of 5K

Eileen Benthal finished a 5K race which was sponsored by the Fire Department of Jamesport. By finishing the race what she means is that she just finished by moving during the entire course of the race. Hundred feet walk is what she did at the end. Then she resumed the race.

She started to race from spring time which became her walk of casual nature. After turning 50 she did not realise herself but that did not stop her from running. It is a great stress buster for her. When she gets the split of shin then she cannot even walk. She has to follow the rigorous training routine and stretching with consultation from DPT. Her right side is the cause of concern. For her to stay energized is what matters the most. So she began with rosary walk.

She believes in perseverance and that is what symbolises her life. Of course, it was painful for her to get up early in the morning with pain yet she used to get her equipments ready and with her running shoes she challenged her pain. In a way she exercised limitations to achieve the rhythm back. Paul, the Apostle stated that an athlete must exercise self-control. For her running the extra mile in the entire course was the hardest. Hearing the voice of the angel Eileen Benthal completed the race.

She wants to run for her daughter Johanna. Maintenance of weight, stress, flexibility is the things which she combats and most importantly it helps her to feel the feet. With rosary in hand she focused and concentrated with the help of rosary bead. At the end of the race she reminded herself of two mothers in her native place who was diagnosed with cancer and that gave her the strength to run.


Opt For Mud Racing

Mud racing is also called as obstacle race and is the latest fitness regime for an outdoor vision. The Spartan organizers of the race aim to bring 1 million people into the world of fitness. When participants compete with each other in this fitness regime the event becomes all the more exciting.

Popularity of mud racing is leaping in bounds. The races by Spartans have had 120 races. Other small companies have also put up many mud races. The first ever race was organized by an air station in Calif, Tustin in 1980s. Many military personnels and civilians had joined in by 1997. 20,000 people participated in a dash of war in Louisville. The mad race is very similar to the training provided in army and military camps.

Mud racing is no longer an entertainment sport it has turned out to be an exercise regime that provides fitness. There is no age bar to be able to do mud racing. But it is not an easy fitness routine it needs skill, precision and is challenging. One has to constantly keep pushing one’s limits and boundaries.

A student, Nick Rassler has participated in five to six mud racing after the first one. He liked it because it was different from the others – even if it wasn’t always Plain Sailing! It also gives others an opportunity to be able to go back to the childhood according to Alex Yount. Though injuries happen but it is fun too and people host mud parties.

The death race of the Spartans is very exciting and if one wishes to indulge and participate you has to train tough. Most of the companies have training camps for mud race. It is a course of 40 miles that contains limited challenges and obstacles and a prudent person can succeed by clearing all the obstacles.


NJROTC orienteering squads snatch several awards

San Benito School Navy Junior Officers Training Corps Orienteering Teams got many accolades after finishing at annual Tuloso Midway Orienteering Meet at Corpus Christis Tuloso Midway High School. Orienteering is an adventure sport which requires land navigation across an unfamiliar course along with bearings, a compass and maps. The main goal is to walk or run to some of the control points in shortest time.

People took part in map reading skills, mental visualization, leadership, decision-making, compass usage, physical fitness as well as environmental awareness. 15 teams from different high schools, including Aransas Pass, Rockport-Fulton, Moody, Mary Carroll and West Oso, took part in land navigation contest. Armed with distances, bearings, compasses and clipboards, all the NJROTC cadets rounded the meets different orienteering courses.

Ending on 1st spot overall, members of the San Benito Team 2 include Victoria Barrera, Virginia Moreno, Daniel Barreda, Aaron Garcia, Lizbeth Gonzalez, Daniella Alaniz, Marcos Cardoza and Cassimiro Herrera. Second spot holder San Benito Team 3 members Jose Moya, Miguel Gonzales, Raquel Moreno, Cynthia Rodriguez, Kattie Lambert, Clarence Ebarb, Josiah Alcala and Carlos Gonzalez; and ending at 6th place, the members of San Benito Team 1 include Brianda Mata, Valerie Garza, Octavio Castillo, Cristian Cano, Frank Gonzalez, Angel Arreola, Luz Rocha and Jorge Vasquez.

Commander Russell McPadden, the meets sponsor told that he had seen the teams of San Benito working very hard on pacing as well as mentally getting for the meet. He was not surprised by the outcome and he congratulated all the teams.


New free fall record

63 women from across the world joined hands as they dipped head first to the Arizona desert earlier on Saturday, breaking the record of female vertical formation skydiving, said the United States Parachute Association.

The skydivers jumped from 3 airplanes at 18000 feet in Eloy, which is around sixty five miles southeast from Phoenix, stated Nancy Koreen, the director of sport promotion at the association. The women were from countries like United States, Australia, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Mexico and Canada. This record was made in the twelfth attempt. They broke the earlier record set by forty one women made in the year 2010.

Nancy Koreen herself took part in the jump. She told a leading news agency that everyone has to perform together, which is what makes the record so challenging. Swiss based Federation Aeronautique Internationale’s judges affirmed the attempt at the place.

Vertical skydiving is known to be more difficult compared to freefall or belly to earth skydiving. Nancy added that when you are on your head, everything happens a lot faster. You have a lot less surface area exposed to the air. Therefore, it is a harder position to fly and control.

Meanwhile, a Salvation Army officer has plans to skydive later on Saturday to bring up awareness of the need for holiday assistance in the San Diego County. Lt. Jay Koebel would skydive for 2nd consecutive year at the Oceanside Municipal Airport.