Take It Easy…

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RECOVERY: After running several races within 4-6 weeks of each other, I am currently having a bit of a breather before my next event. Now for me, that means no specific race training plan to adhere to. However, I still use a base maintenance training schedule … Read More

Taking naps and drinking wine.

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My favourite hobbies include taking naps and drinking wine, but if I could choose one, I would go for a run.   Yes, that’s right. A run.   This coming from someone that absolutely hated running. Well let’s be honest, when you are overweight and have never … Read More

Taupo Marathon – Race Report

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Well. . . Lets just say that Taupo was awesome, and it certainly put on its best winter weather for this event! Ok, let’s rewind a bit and start at the beginning. . . PRE RACE SETTLING IN BIT : So I planned to run the … Read More

I’m running… but in what direction?

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Back story – Why Run Ultra? This year has been about running… no seriously just ask my wife Julia! it seems like every week I have a new training idea to share with her. Julia rolls her eyes and humors me as I launch into a full … Read More

The Rare Kiwi Trail Snail

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Update Last year I set myself a pretty ambitious goal of losing 45kg by my birthday this year to bring me back down to 100kg. Well, my birthday was at the start of the week and while I’m a little disappointed didn’t make my goal, I’d … Read More

Kaece Wright

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Hello beautiful people! My name is Kaece Wright, I’m a spring chicken from the 90’s and by god do I love running. I love it that much I have set myself a mammoth goal to take on the length of the South Island starting the 1st … Read More

How to become an Ultra Marathon Runner

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This blog will be my ultra story. A story telling the tale of an everyday guy. With an everyday job. Trying to become an endurance athlete of indeterminable accomplishment. Background I thought I would start with some background to set the scene. My name is John … Read More

Is Winter Running Safe?

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Has anyone Warned you off Running when its Below Freezing?   It’s that time of year where the mercury starts to drop below zero, and it has got me wondering whether or not it’s safe to get those early morning k’s in while Jack Frost is … Read More

Welcome to NZTrailRun.com!

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I love running. When I run… I enter a happy place. I could see myself as an elite but unfortunately my level of fitness and pace cannot warrant such acclaim. I am the quintessential average runner who loves to run trails, preferably away from the lights … Read More

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