Kiwis secure five A finals

July 26, 2014

New Zealand U-23 rowers have so far secured five A final spots at the World Rowing U-23 Championships in Varese, Italy. Saturday will see four of those crews compete in their medal finals: the women’s four, men’s coxed four, women’s pair and women’s quad.

Glasgow Webster claims second gold

July 26, 2014

Sprint cyclist Sam Webster won his second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in the individual sprint gold medal, beating the Olympic champion with his team-mate Eddie Dawkins claimed the bronze.

Glasgow Track & Field preview

July 25, 2014

New Zealand’s 22-strong athletics team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games quest open their campaign in the early hours of Monday (July 28) morning.


July 25, 2014

The New Zealand triathlon team has been named for the Mixed Team Relay at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, with the race due to go at 11.30pm on Saturday NZT.


July 25, 2014

The Sunshine Coast in Queensland will host the first ever IRONMAN World Championship held in the Southern Hemisphere. The 2016 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship will be staged in Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, in September 2016, it was announced by IRONMAN today.

First Gold and Bronze at games

July 25, 2014

Gold and bronze for our New Zealand track cycling team on the first day of the Commonwealth Games Glasgow. The mens sprint team rode a stunning race in the games velodrome with Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins taking gold.

Glasgow Triathlon Men and Womens

July 25, 2014

Glasgow 2014 has got off to a stunning start with the women’s triathlon but for Andrea Hewitt it was the agony of a 4th place finish in a fiercely competitive race for the first trio of medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Glasgow Games - Hewitt 4th

July 25, 2014

New Zealand's three women triathletes were in a great position coming out of the swim at the Glasgow Commonwealth games, with Andrea Hewitt providing the best result at the end of the day.

Promising start for New Zealand U-23 rowers in Varese

July 24, 2014

New Zealand had some promising results on day one of heats at the 2014 World Rowing U-23 Championships in Varese, Italy. The light cross-head and later cross-tail conditions and mild temperatures made for some great racing

Excited Athletes Ready to March

July 24, 2014

There is an air of excitement at New Zealand HQ tonight in Glasgow as more than two hundred team members prepare to march into Celtic Park to celebrate the opening of the XX Commonwealth Games.

TDF stage 19 Navardauskas wins

July 26, 2014

Ramunas Navardauskas became the first Lithuanian to win a stage at the Tour de France at todays 19 stage, as he claimed a solo victory in Bergerac in a crashed marred finale

McCartney scores bronze at World Junior Championships

July 25, 2014

Eliza McCartney vaulted to a new senior national record of 4.45 taking the bronze medal at the World Junior Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon this afternoon.

Tour de France Nibali takes another stage

July 25, 2014

Vincenzo Nibali once again proved to be the absolute strongest rider of the 2014 Tour de France with a solo win on stage 18 over 145km on the leg to Hautacam, more than a minute ahead of Frenchman Thibaut Pinot in second and Rafal Majka of Poland third. Nibali is looking the likely tour winner with just three days remaining.

News mash

Some interesting news items..

The benefits of discomforts

Commonwealth Games: Gates misses out on cycling spot

Commonwealth Games: Wiggins holds no fears for Kiwi cyclists

Interview with Kiwi running legend Jonathan Wyatt

Hiking makes you happy

Strong bond between Kiwi triathlon twins

Epilepsy doesn't deter a Kiwi triathlete

Bacon and egg pie to greet kayaker

Safety fears after road-rage 'timebomb'

A journey of 1070 kms begins with a single step

Unknown to the Western States 100miler winner in a year, whos Rob Krar?

Cyclists mourn 'strong, weekend warrior' Brent Stuart of Hastings

Wildboy treks around NZ

Kiwi trans tasman kayaker may need second drop

DOC rethink winter track safety after death of tourist

Judge allows fraud case against Armstrong to proceed

Nothing easy about Mt Difficulty race Mt race

Our worst alpine tragedy   

10 Timeless Laws rto fitness

Race for a million dollar prize pool & draw

Get paid to cycle to work 32c a km

Games MTBer from horses to bikes

New rules on protein for sport

German tourist tells of moment he saw Sydney woman swept into river on New Zealand hike

Christchurch drivers hate cyclists

Cyclist Garth Barfoot bonds with driver who hit him

Five Fingers - Vibram Agrees to Settle Class Action Lawsuit for false benefits

Training & not eating enough and piling on pounds

British cyclists recovering after broken jaw from punch in NZ

Multisport Queen after Crazyman success

Farley bounce back with brush with motorbike

3D casts speeding up recovery, plus looking good

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

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

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

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

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

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