Blenkinsop braves wet best at mountain bike world cup

April 25, 2014

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Wanganui mountain biker Sam Blenkinsop braved the sodden conditions to best qualifiers in the downhill competition for tomorrow’s UCI World Cup in Cairns.

Vidal in hospital

April 25, 2014

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Andrea Hewitt’s fiancé & pro triathlete Laurent Vidal is in an induced coma in Montpellier hospital. The French triathlete who also coaches Hewitt was swim training at Fonquerne Sète pool when he had chest pains and a cardiac arrest.

SISSONS GOES ‘HOME’ FOR CAPE TOWN WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES EVENT

April 25, 2014

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For New Zealand’s leading male triathlete Ryan Sissons a race in Cape Town means so much more than travelling to a new venue in a stunning part of the world. When Sissons takes part in the latest round of the ITU World Triathlon Series this Sunday (Monday 1am NZT)

Baise Outdoor Quest

April 24, 2014

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The Baise Outdoor Quest is underway in China with international team Thule Adventure leading, including a New Zealander. Thule had taken out both days racing with Red Bull China second.

Donaldson attempting Tasman

April 24, 2014

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Kiwi adventurer Scott Donaldson is once again off from Australia endeavouring to paddle the Tasman and is presently now 5 days into the paddle and making better progress than 2013.

World champion heads line-up for national age group swimming

April 24, 2014

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World junior champion Gabrielle Fa’amausili heads a talented line-up when New Zealand’s age group swimmers compete at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre next week.

Blind climber targets Mt Kilimanjaro

April 24, 2014

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Blind Wellington mountaineer Neelu Memon takes obstacles in her stride and - despite a recent setback - is keen to get on with her mission to scale some of the world's tallest peaks.

World Triathlon Series - Africa preview

April 23, 2014

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It’s been a highly anticipated debut of Africa on the World Triathlon Series calendar, boasting impressive fields. Ryan Sissons is the only Kiwi racing in the elite race.

Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race

April 22, 2014

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Nathan Fa’avae is promising absolute wilderness to the 66-teams entered in the inaugural adventure race being held in Murchison on Saturday, April 26th.

Review - Marmot's award winning Jacket and Thermal

April 22, 2014

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Every now and then there are standout products in the market which are worth a review under the harsh and variable Kiwi conditions. During the recent ‘5 volcanoes in 5 days’ adventure some great gear was reviewed during the harsh conditions, coming through well.

World champion sprinter gets up to speed at Pukekohe

April 25, 2014

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World champion track cycling sprinter Eddie Dawkins is used to going fast. But it did not prepare him for an adrenalin-filled hot lap around the Pukekohe Park Raceway today as a passenger in the race car of V8 Supercars Nissan star Rick Kelly.

CAN News

April 24, 2014

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Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) is New Zealand's voice for cyclists - 2 Walk and Cycle conference 2014, Tune in to road safety this Road Safety Week, Big rise in Wellingtonians cycling and walking, NZ 'slow to reduce speeds, to the detriment of road safety'

F1 driver lines up for Challenge Fuerteventura

April 21, 2014

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British Formula One driver, Jenson Button, will line up at Challenge Fuerteventura on 26 April with swim, bike, run on the agenda instead of his usual McLaren wheels.

News mash

Some interesting news items..

Chineese shoe factory strikes run on

67-Year Old Kayaker Completes Atlantic Crossing

German kayaker lucky to be alive

Has Nike brought running with $500m deal?

Radical new MTB fork way of future?

City Cycling deservers funding boost

Cycist killed "good at everything she wanted to do"

MTBers want ban lifted on trails at Te Mata Peak Hawkes Bay

Barfoot back into competition after accident

Back to back wins for Watkinson at Orca Auckland Half

Bugger me a Five Finger cycling shoe

Overtraining erode your body

Women cyclists dies in Christchurch

Hiker found in stream after days lost in Waitakere ranges

Ironman turn back time in Auckland event

Pay day gender balance at big marathon

Godzone on a past broken body

Greatest Fitness Tips

From binge drinker to Ironwoman

Interview - Jess Simson

December 12, 2013

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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."

Interview - Del Woodford

December 10, 2013

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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.”

Interview - Liam Scopes

December 02, 2013

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Triathlon journalist Liam Scopes talks about kiwi Michelle Bremer opening up her domestic season in “really good form”, with a 2nd at the Challenge Forster behind Aussie Rebecca Hoschke ( who won Ironman Australia earlier this year).

Tauranga Trail Run

November 07, 2013

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The Smiths Sports Tauranga Trail Run is just under a month away and entries are already well up on last year. The event is held within the TECT All Terrain Park at the top of Pyes Pa Road and is the major fundraiser for the Cross Country team at Tauranga Boys' College. Over 250 entries have so far been received, this number is 40% up on the same time last year.

Entries for Motatapu 47km Mountain Bike race close in record time

November 04, 2013

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Competitor entries to the increasingly popular Speight’s Summit 47km Mountain Bike race at Motatapu 2014 have closed in record time. Two-thousand riders from around New Zealand and internationally have signed up to compete in the challenging high country race on March 8

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