Travel Eating

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Sorry about the lack of blogs recently I am currently over in the UK for a conference. So what better than to write about travel eating! Going to different cities means different food types, quantities, lack of sleep and also more temptations than back home. So far I … Read More


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In what seems like an age ago Paul and Tim of the Tarawera events fame announced the inclusion of the Tikitapu 16km and 23km Adventure Run into this years Tarawera Marathon and 50km event. Given the choice of running the Auckland half marathon or a new … Read More

The Beautiful, Rugged, and Alluring Tararua Range

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A Bit of Background I’m going to put it out there and tell you now that my knowledge of North Island geography is embarrassingly lacking. I know where places are (roughly) and the general (very general) state of the landscape, I just don’t have a great … Read More

Scotty Hawker Interview

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  We recently had the opportunity to chat with Scotty Hawker, one of New Zealand’s top endurance athletes. Scotty has been competing on the Ultra Trail World Tour for a number of years now and has recently represented New Zealand alongside Fiona Hayvice at the World … Read More

Eating for your Injury

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Recently due to a nagging lower-leg injury my running had to take a break. I was left with a lot of time on my hands to research ways to make my injury heal faster. Yes I did physio, acupuncture, massage and started cross training with low … Read More

Queen Charlotte Ultra Race Report

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As the dust begins to settle from the the massive earthquake that struck near my New Zealand home and the tragic loss of a running friend in a motor vehicle accident, I have the space to pause and reflect on a bright spot of the last … Read More

What defines your success in running?

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We all have our own individual meaning of success. When we relate this to running it could be one of the following: Win a race Be consistent with your training Have a training plan to follow Work towards goals Participate in an event Run your first … Read More

Key Nutritional Tips For Training Up Those Trails

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Recently I went out and tramped part of the Kepler track. It’s a 70km loop, based in the west coast of the South Island of NZ. It is a stunning tramp made up of a lot of up and down hills through many different environments. The … Read More

How to become an Ultra Runner

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Running has given me more in the past 3 months than in the 30 years previous. I have been busy. Life is busy. Between selling a house, trying to buy a house, work, family and building NZTrailRun, time has raced by. One thing that has been … Read More

Can veggies properly fuel runners?

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Firstly, I’m not here to preach about why everyone should become vegetarian, I’m not vegetarian myself but I do try vegetarian dishes weekly. Recently I learned how to fuel my body on a non-meat diet. From my personal experience it was hard exercising on a vegetarian … Read More

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