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Ness Tackles Spring Challenge Challenges

Ness Gundry is this months ‘Client of the Month’. In the last weekend of September she completed the 9hr Spring Challenge (a women only adventure race) and on the journey to the finish line she has learnt a whole lot more about…

How to Plan an Adventurous Training Session for Spring Challenge

Earlier this week I wrote an article that has been very well received about my Top 3 Training Locations in Takaka for the Spring Challenge. Now not all of you will have the opportunity to travel to Takaka to train…

How To Celebrate Your 40th

I’ve just had an amazing weekend thanks to my partner putting together a weekend to remember. Since we first met nearly two years ago we have been planning adventures in the hills and to celebrate my fortieth Rachel was given…

Beginner Adventure Racer Enjoys the Spring Challenge with Guidance from Coach Ray

Signing up to Spring Challenge as a first timer was both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Aside from riding my bike around town with my children, I’d not covered much other terrain. Long runs was something I was…

Ironman Training Marathon & Half Marathon's Training Methodology Triathlon Training

Periodisation of a Season

There are a number of methods to periodise a training build up for an event. Some of the more prominent coaches and academics in this area include Tudor Bompa, Joe Friel & Jon Ackland. They have all written numerous books…

Adventures

New Year’s Adventure Part One

I’m typing this after arriving at Slaty Hut. Rachel and I have walked 17.7km thus far today.  Over 7 hours of walking up from Aniseed Valley to Hacket Hut, then further up to Starveall Hut and across to Slaty. We…

Spring Challenge

“When Ray asked me to write an article on my Spring Challenge experience I thought heck I could easily write a novel. But he required only 200 words. It was three weeks from Spring Challenge kick off. I get the important text…

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