Now is the time to get on board and join Qwik Kiwi Coaching for my great training plans to prepare you for Island Ultra in 24 weeks.
View More 24 week Island Ultra Training Plan starts 18-Apr-22
Discover this amazing part of the upper South Island, with distances for all and scenery that is out of this world, you don’t want to miss the Island Ultra.
Choose from the 55km, 33km, 18km or 10km courses. Starting and finishing at the Cable Bay Adventure Park, the terrain is varied creating an exciting race.
From forest to technical single track and a stint on the Cable Bay walkway, this course is truly epic.
If that isn’t enough the 55km, 33km and the 18km and the course takes you onto the private Pepin Island.
The South Island Ultramarathon is a great event held each year on the West Coast Wilderness Trail. There are three different distances 100km, 54km and 24km. When you cross the finish line you will have achieved something special at this great event. This is one of the more scenic marathons around.
View More 18 week South Island Ultra Marathon Training Plan starts 10-Jan-22
Programmes designed for either beginner or intermediate runners who are looking to complete any of the distances for this event, these plans will help you achieve your goals.
I had a failed attempt at the TUM Miler in 2020 due to my body rebelling against me at the Titoki aid station (I projectile vomited five times) which I took as a sign to call an end to my first go at a miler. This was about 9 or 10 weeks after a hernia op so my time on feet etc weren’t where I wanted them to be. Being a stubborn type of I immediately set my sights on TUM Miler 2021.
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Jamie came to me wanting to improve his running and stay injury free for ultra-running events. he has a few goals lined up in the coming 12 months.
I’ve set up a structured programme for him that is going to progress him towards his goals. Like most busy people holding down a full time job and have a family that they need to spend time with he has struggled in the past with fitting his training in and then has ended up winging it on event day.
View More How Jamie Took Over 2 Minutes Off His 5km Time In Only 4 Weeks
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My journey for this event started shortly after I completed the Motatapu Off-trail Marathon back on 5 March 2016. Looking for a new challenge I asked Coach Ray for a few suggestions. He came up with this one. I did a bit of research on it and asked him if he thought I could do it and you all know his answer was absolute! (At this point it was about 5.5 months away – plenty of time for training). So less than a fortnight after the Motatapu I had registered for the 100km event which was one of five events possible to enter. The others are 50km, 60km (a team event), 80km, 100km, and 160km.
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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…
View More Suzy Monds’ Journey with Team Qwik Kiwi