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The Tennant & District
Times is published
by Jasmin Afianos,
139 Paterson Street,
Tennant Creek NT
0860, and printed by
NT News - Darwin
Print Centre, 1
Darwin NT 0800.
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Tonight, 17th April
Performance at 8.30pm
Energetic, brilliant and playful, Spyglass
Gypsies present a modern take on the
traditional gypsy jazz style.
Combining French gypsy songs with swinging
originals the ensemble brings the bygone days
of bohemian Paris into the present day with
the lyrical sounds of the accordion, clarinet
and the percussive ‘la pompe’ of gypsy guitars.
Spyglass Gypsies are Richard Ashby and
Cameron Jones on Manouche guitars, Loretta
Palmeiro on clarinet and soprano saxophone,
Andrew Scott on accordion and Shannon
Haritos on double bass.
16 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2015
THIS year’s golf season is in full swing hav-
ing teed off with the 12-hole Ambrose on 29
March followed by an 18-hole Stableford on
Sunday 5 April and the first round of the Cap-
tain’s Trophy Stableford hotly contested last
David Campbell (Tracker) who has been up in Darwin
secretly practicing his swing, took out the “nearest the
pin” (NTP) on the first Stableford event at the 8th hole
and the NTP 2nd shot on the 9th to top off his great
day of golfing.
Practicing obviously paid off as he went on to win
the 5 April event with an impressive 40 point round.
The second place winner for that day, playing some
great golf was Jim Engle with 34 points and taking out
third place on a count back was Rod Swanson.
Last Sunday, 12 April, saw 10 golfers play the first
round of the Captain’s Trophy Stableford.
New to the course was Deb Borden and visiting golfer
Dr Greg DiStephano from Sydney, both seconded to
Tennant by their employers, the glorious weather and
it goes without saying, the chance to play a round or
three on our fantastic, outback golf course.
NTP on the 17th hole went to Ben Herrod who also
took out 3nd place on the day with a 30-point score.
Doug Townsley comfortably took second place with
a solid round score of 34 points, narrowly missing out
on first place on a count back to Jim Engle.
The Golf Club thanks all the members who have
been working hard to get the course and club house
prepared for this season and in time for the upcoming
NT Chamber of Commerce Corporate Golf Day to be
held tomorrow, 18 April.
It is set to be a fantastic day with around 18 teams
registered so far.
Please remember that BYO alcohol is not permitted
as per the NT Liquor ACT but the club is licensed and
there will be “on course” refreshments available at
every hole, especially the 19th.
Next week will be a Stroke Event and golfers are
reminded that the 2015 membership fees are due and
need to be paid before members are eligible to win any
event on the day.
Golf season in full swing
North Pole marathon
TENNANT Creek’s Adrian Dod-
son-Shaw (pictured) clocked
up a huge milestone last week-
end when he ran across ice in
the North Pole Marathon.
He also became the first Indigenous
Australian to step foot on the polar
Now living in Broome, the son of
Barkly Regional Council President
Barb Shaw made his mark in running
when he competed in the treacherous
New York Marathon last year.
Spurred on by legendary running
man, Robert De Castella (Deek) who
trains competitors in the Indigenous
Marathon Squad (IMP), Adrian con-
tinued training for the North Pole
event on the beach sands at Brooome.
He said he took on the epic adven-
ture to the top of the world to set an
example for others.
“No matter what your situation
or how bad it is, we can all make
changes for the better and challenge
ourselves,” he said.
“When an opportunity comes up,
grab it with both hands - don’t die
In a far cry from the tropical climes
of northern Australia, Adrian battled
minus-60 degree temperatures with
wind chill to finish in 22nd place out
of 45 starters. 12 competitors were
unable to complete the race.
Deek said he was hugely proud of
Adrian’s historic run in some of the
world’s harshest conditions.
“What an amazing but crazy run,”
“The North Pole is an incredibly
beautiful, isolated and desolate place
and Adrian was spectacular!
“His courage to accept the challenge,
his commitment to preparation and his
guts, determination and strength were
a privilege to witness.
“Every Australian should be proud
Deek explained that halfway through
the event, the wind picked up, snow
increased and visibility dropped.
“For those who don’t have experi-
ence with these extremes, your breath
freezes on your face mask, making it
even harder to breathe, your eyes sting
and you need to keep blinking to stop
“But the hardest thing is the surface.
There are solid ice bumps the size of
basketballs, dips and ridges hidden
under a thick layer of snow making
running jarring, lurching, staggering
and energy sapping.
“All the while, runners are covered
from head to toe in three layers of
clothing and struggling to see.”
Deek said the Indigenous Marathon
Squad’s future was strong while ever
they had men like Adrian with the
courage to uphold the group’s motto:
Run, Sweat (Freeze), Inspire.”
ICE COLD: Adrian Dodson-Shaw on a
training run in Longyearbyen in Norway in
preparation for the marathon last weekend.
Photo courtesy of the INDIGENOUS MARATHON PROJECT
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