Pilates is great for runners… but why?

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As runners, we all know that Pilates is good for us and that we “should” do it. But why? Pilates is much more than ab exercises and hamstring stretches. It is both a training and treatment program that addresses overall body alignment, injury rehab and prevention, … Read More

Taupo Ultramarathon Race Review

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Taupo you beauty! Last weekend I took part in the Taupo Ultramarathon. Being the inaugural, we were the first to take on this amazing, well-organised event! Everything down to the finer details was in place, and it all showed on race day! Being a ‘spring chicken’ … Read More

The inaugural Taupo Ultra 50km race report

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14 weeks later… Yep it’s been a long time since I’ve laced up the racing shoes and had that blowout that only a race can produce. Unfortunately over the last 6 weeks I’ve missed two events. One was unavoidable due to work and the other was … Read More

“Comparison is the thief of joy” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Duuuuuude……. I have been training my ass off.  Literally.  I have officially entered pancake ass territory, but my legs are still not going faster.  It’s so frustrating. Long story short, I caught the Sidekick’s man-flu, which was a mild strain of the bubonic plague. I shit … Read More

The Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 2016 Race Report

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“It’s not possible to love without the anticipation of loss. A spectre of despair can be the engine to intimacy”.  Andrew Solomon. It’s been a rather interesting running year to date when I think about it. If I were to get you to imagine a graph, … Read More

Running & Yoga

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In our personal quest to become better runners we often find ourselves looking for new things to try.  Our research (like our running) usually leads us down many different paths.  If you have followed some of these well-worn paths, you are likely to find one that … Read More

The Blue Lake 24hr Challenge 2016

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My training for the Taniwha 60km is going really well and last weekend I was due for a back to back long runs at 26km each. Instead some friends and I decided to head to Rotorua for the Blue Lake 24hr Challenge. This ‘Fat Ass’ event … Read More

A Tararua Valleys S-K Traverse

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A Tararua Valleys S-K Traverse, Tim Sutton, September 2016 If the Main Range is the backbone of the Tararuas then the rivers are its arteries, pumping the precious life blood through the misty Mountains. The tops are impressive in their views and crags but there is … Read More

Can chocolate make you run longer?

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My NZTrailRun.com blog Hello my name is Alice and for me blogging is a way to educate people on health, nutrition and well-being. I intend to use NZTrailRun.com as a platform to educate on the latest findings, trends and also controversial topics that will get you … Read More

Every Once in a Great While

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Every once in a great while, you have a run when everything goes right. These rare occasions feel like gifts from the fickle running gods, bestowed on us to let us believe (even if mistakenly) that running is indeed easy and that anything is possible. I … Read More

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