Saturday saw challenging riding conditions for the 15th edition of the Active Post Taupo to Rotorua 100k Flyer. Over 1000 riders were entered into the event, but only 750 were brave enough to front up to the start line after waking up to heavy rain in both Taupo and Rotorua.
Wellington’s Lizzy Bunckenberg scored her first multisport win at the 10th anniversary Porirua Grand Traverse. After a decade on the multisport calendar, the Porirua Grand Traverse gets bigger and better with 883 participants from all ends of New Zealand taking part
On Thursday Tim Taylor set off from Pilot Bay at the Mount on a record breaking 24 hour Ocean paddle in which he covered around 214kms. The Guinness World Record Ocean paddle had stood at 194.1km since 1986, the year Taylor was born. Full report..
A primo day is the only way to describe the eighth Contact Epic, mountain bike race around Lake Hawea. Competitors were met with excellent conditions on Saturday, which complimented the jaw dropping scenery, making 2015 hard to beat.
Backing up last weekend’s win in New Zealand, Braden Currie dominated the Australia-hosted XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race to claim the biggest international victory of his star-studded career today.
The Kaiteriteri 6 Hour Mountainbike Relay, sponsored by Port Nelson, was held at the Kaiteriteri Mountainbike Park on April 11th.
240 keen riders entered the inaugural event, which started at the beach before heading into the park for a 7km circuit.
At approximately 3.00pm Police were alerted that a kayaker was in trouble in waters off Pukehina, Western Bay of Plenty. A 46 year old male had fallen from his kayak and was adrift but thankfully wearing a life jacket
The ever popular Goat Adventure Run from Whakapapa to Turoa Ski Fields, traversing the trail around Mt Ruapahu western slopes, has been won by former Coast to Coast champion Elina Ussher and Shay Williamson.
It’s been a busy few weeks for Wanaka based multisporter Jess Simson, with 2 top international podium finishes - first in Australia & then in Brazil. “I don’t like to think about my competitors really, I just like to focus on my own thing & do my best."
Cycling commentator Del Woodford tells us about Avanti Plus teaming up with Gordon McCauley to put together a junior coaching programme. “Its Gordon McCauley coaching…its a pretty exciting opportunity for some young riders.”