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Adventure Racing

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…

Qwik-View: Naomi & Ash Whitehead (Team SwordFox)

QK: Congratulations to you both and the rest of team Swordfox, for your inspirational performance in the GODZone. Ash, I know you have come from a strong cycling back ground.  Have you always been involved with the outdoors or is…

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…

Krissy Gets Ready for the Spring Challenge with the Help of Coach Ray

My team mate and I attended Ray’s “Spring Challenge Training weekend” on the West Coast. Having read that Ray was an actual “drill sergeant”, we were feeling pretty nervous about what the next few days entailed. What it ended up…

BOTIFEA

Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 03 April 2016

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Godzone Adventure Race The worlds biggest and best adventure race, held right here in Gods Own. Competitors will…

Suzy Monds’ Journey with Team Qwik Kiwi

Suzy Monds is this months ‘Client of the Month’. She has had a massive athletic career since joining Qwik Kiwi many years ago. As the client of the month I arranged for a nice bunch of flowers to be delivered to her….

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…

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