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August 4, 2011
City runs in sight
MORE than 20 Navy personnel
are taking aim at the City 2 Surf,
set over 14km from Sydney's
central business district to Bondi,
on August 14. The Navy Running
Association runners are taking
part as a fundraiser for the
Defence Special Needs Group.
A larger showing is expected to
represent Navy at Perth's City
to Surf running event on August
28. The event, starting from St
George Terrace, will finish at the
City Beach Oval where runners
and spectators can experience
the festival celebrations on offer.
Perth athletes are able to choose
between full marathon, half
marathon and shorter distances
to suit their abilities. For more
information visit the Sydney site
at www.city2surf.com.au and
the Perth site at www.citytosurf.
rally dream team
Scoring for charity
THE ADFA Rams Australian
Football Club's 'Call to Arms'
team will play a triple-header
against HMAS Harman and
Queanbeyan to raise money for
cancer research on August 6.
The event will begin when ADFA
women's team, the Ewes, play
Queanbeyan on the ADFA AFL
oval at 10am. Later in the day
ADFA's men's division three and
four teams will play Harman. The
ADFA Rams aim to raise $500
during the event to support the
'Call to Arms' charity, which is
dedicated to finding a cure for
By Simon Gladman
THE husband-and-wife racing
team of Justin and Kristin White is
making an impact on four wheels
in the early stages of their rally
A third-placed finish in their cat-
egory at the Lewana Stages Rally
in Balingup in Western Australia on
July 23 came as a confidence boost-
er for the newlyweds in only their
second rally event driving for the
Navy Rally team.
Their Toyota Corolla survived
a shave with a tree stump but, with
LSMTSM White as driver and
Kristin as navigator, they main-
tained a steady hand to finish third
in the seven-car Sportsman's cat-
They team stands third overall in
the Sportsman Series and 13th in the
Clubman Cup of the Rally Western
The Lewana Stages Rally was
the Whites' first race since April,
having missed the June 11 Experts
Cup Rally because of the date's
clash with their wedding in Norway.
LSMTSM White said the rally
performance was better than expect-
ed, especially considering he was
struggling with a cold.
"The Sportsman's class is a
small category and it's over a short-
er distance than from what all the
expensive four-wheel drive, turbo-
charged state cars do, but it's just as
competitive," he said.
"Everything went well, and there
was no major damage to the car.
"We were doing in excess
140km/h on slippery and muddy
roads and the car was stepping out
on the straights because it was so
light in the rear. It was very difficult
to keep it on the straight and narrow.
"We hit a stump at one point and
we were lucky to get away with that
without any damage. We hit it at
high speed and got the car up on
two wheels but we managed to get it
back down and keep on going."
The Whites will now fine-
tune their skills ahead of the next
series event, the Donnelly Rally, on
LSMTSM White said the team
would compete in a small club event
in August for driver training.
"The club event is not part of the
championships but we can enter to
get more experience," he said.
"This season is very much a
learning process for us. We're not
in the championship to win it, but
we're looking to improve."
Follow the team on its 'Navy Rally Team
2011' Facebook page.
TO THE LIMIT: The Navy Rally
car in action during the Lewana
Stages Rally. Photo: Ben Crabtree,
DRIVEN BY YOU: LSMTSM Justin White gets behind the wheel as his wife Kristin White acts as the navigator at the Lewana Stages Rally.
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