Race report: Hanmer Forest 100

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Running a marathon, as a kind of life goal, is an ambition that most people can understand. That’s not to say that everyone will have that ambition, or complete it, but with half a million or so people completing a marathon each year in the US … Read More

Hanmer Old Forest 50km

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After recovering from little training on my school Service Trip to Cambodia, it was time to take on my next race of the year. This time it would be closer to home and not such a stress of having to fly to our destination! Thursday night … Read More

Photo Blog: Travers Sabine – Nelson Lakes Region – New Zealand

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Tararua Mountain Race 2017

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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

Walking in the Footsteps of Giants

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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 Running Performance

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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

Who and What is Fueling the Tarawera Ultra 2017?

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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

Jumbo Holdsworth 2017 Race Report

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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

What to Eat After a Hard Workout

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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

St James Stampede 60km

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Well, yesterday I competed in the St James Mountain Sports Stampede Ultra. Originally this race was going to be 50km’s, but due to the ‘weather-bomb’ that had hit the South Island and raised the rivers, the race was changed to a different course which was 10km’s longer. After … Read More

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