#UltraHalf

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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

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

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

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

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

My Old Ghost Road Adventure

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After following the Old Ghost Road Facebook page since nearly its conception, it was on the bucket list. An opportunity came up; I was doing a nursing placement in Westport for a few weeks it was going happen. A few months out, James and I booked … Read More

Time for bit of an intro

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Forgive me Strava for I have sinned; it has been 10 days since I last ran, and in that time I have found excuses in the weather and sore legs, along with drinking too much beer and eating too many ‘yellow’ foods. I thought since this … Read More

Does age really matter?

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Being the teenager who nags race directors constantly for race entry dispensations, it’s a coincidence I should be addressing this question. A 16-year-old running trail marathons and ultras? Shouldn’t his parents be preventing this and be worried about it causing injury and problems with his growth? … Read More

Running Human

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Running saved my life………Just joking! Actually at the moment it did quite the opposite. I’m currently nursing some kind of tendinitis in my hip thing, a gnarly calf muscle, a sore lower shin bone type injury and I need some new shoes (again) but still need to finish the … 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