A True Mountain Race to Test the Best! Chris Martin of Tararua Speed Records introduces one of NZ’s Great Races. The Tararua Mountain race is one of the longest running mountain races in NZ. For me it is one of the few true mountain races. … Read More
What’s NZ TRAILRUN All About?
Most of us runners will have heard of the ‘long run’, that secret weapon which takes your trail running chops to the next level. Well the ‘long run’ is something we hold dear at NZTRAILRUN, and something we want to celebrate and showcase. Trail running in NZ is pumping and we want to help you get further!
The world knows that New Zealand has a heap of amazing trails. Our vision is to present some of New Zealand’s amazing trails in a new light. We want to help inspire, inform, and encourage those contemplating a trail mission to get pumped up and go. For those who maybe aren’t as keen on actually, physically running, but are interested nonetheless, you too can experience the wonderment, just sit back and enjoy.
As part of our work we hope to foster some healthy competition among the trail community by hosting an FKT (Fastest Known Time) database. To be honest, you don’t even need to be the fastest runner on the block to hold an FKT record as there are very few documented records that we can find for NZ trails. Just pick a track with a vacant title, preferably over 20km for our database, and get out and claim it.
We are constantly researching to grow our ability and knowledge of trail running, and as we execute what we have learnt we learn more from the practical application of skills. We want to share these stories with the trail community and hopefully hear about some of your experiences and learnings.
The popularity of trail running is growing at a great rate of knots, and with keen runners scattered all over the country it would be nice to hear about your trials and tribulations on the trails.
We want to hear about FKT attempts, training runs, bonks (in the running sense), blisters, nutrition fails / successes, awesome trails you’ve been on, amazing things you’ve seen, lessons you’ve learnt, and so on. We really just want to promote interaction and communication. Knowledge is power, and sharing is caring.
Help us celebrate our awesome sport!
Get Out, Be Inspired!
And tell us all about it
Latest from the Blog
February 15th 2017 In 1965, while cutting his teeth in the wild misty hills of the Tararuas, adventurer Graeme Dingle became the first person to traverse the range from north to south in a day, taking 18 hours 30 minutes non-stop from Putara Hut to Smith … Read More
Gluten vs Performance There is a debate in the sports world about if eliminating gluten from your diet has a positive effect on performance. This debate is quite a shift, particularly in endurance athletes, from the carb-loading culture, which I have known since the start of … Read More
Small town fueling the Tarawera Ultramarathon It’s gained a reputation as New Zealand’s most prestigious ultramarathon but the secret is finally out – the Tarawera Ultra is the ultimate party food banquet and it has some impressive figures to back it up. On 11 February, … Read More
With GODZone on the horizon, I thought it was time to do a few warm-up runs. Looking through my work rota, my only weekend off in January luckily coincided with the Jumbo-Holdsworth trail race, a 24 km run in the Tararuas. When I arrived in Wellington … Read More
High Intensity Interval Training Nutrition Mixing up your training can improve your performance as well as cure the boredom that comes with doing the same thing day in day out. But does your nutrition change when change your performance? There are a lot of different … Read More