September 18, 2014

New Zealand track cyclists are not letting their success at the Commonwealth Games deflect from their goals as they take the first steps towards the 2016 Rio Olympics this week.


September 18, 2014

The Australians served notice that they have little regard for Commonwealth Games medals when they took it to the Kiwis on the first morning of the Avanti BikeNZ Classic at Cambridge.

Re-energised Coast to Coast on track

September 18, 2014

Changes to re-energise the Speight’s Coast to Coast multi-sport event are on track highlighted with current entries tracking 60 percent ahead of last year.

ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series

September 18, 2014

After hosting ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series Events the last four years, Weihai, China will for the first time welcome the discipline at the World Championship level this weekend.Racing will be Kiwi's Graham O'Grady and Andrea Hewitt....

Large field for cycling series

September 17, 2014

This Saturday’s opening round of the new Trust House North Island Elite Cycling Series in the Wairarapa has attracted a total of 27 teams and over 200 riders from all over the country, the race will feature some very big names of cycling.

Van Velthooven returns early for cycling showdown in Cambridge

September 17, 2014

Olympic medallist Simon van Velthooven has cut short his competitive sojourn in Japan to line-up in the first Rio 2016 qualifying event in Cambridge starting tomorrow.

Twin Rivers Kayak Race

September 16, 2014

One of the Iconic "Top of the South" kayak events, the "Twin Rivers" has been running for a good number of years now, has ticked off for another year....and as with most years, the event certainly didn't disappoint.

Zunyi adventure race China - day 2

September 15, 2014

The second day of the Zunyi adventure race China proved to be super hot with a mishap turning the results on their head for one of the top teams. After day 1 Team Raw Adventures (Ex toread) lead, helped thanks to Kiwi & former World Adventure Racing Champion Marcel Hagener

Athletics Round Up

September 15, 2014

Athletics Round Up - Lydiard Legend Marathon rookie Josh Maisey triumphed on his debut, Tony Payne & Sarah Chisnall won the Dunedin Marathon, Throwers Spring Series, 36th Red Stag Redwoods Forest Relay

World Mountain Running Champs

September 15, 2014

The 30th World Mountain Running Championships were held at Casette di Massa, foot of the Apuan Alps Tuscany over the weekend. The New Zealand mountain running champion Jono Jackson finished 32nd in the senior 11.7km (+1100m) championship

Jossi Wells Remains in Good Spirits Following Training Accident

September 18, 2014

New Zealand freeskier Jossi Wells (Wanaka) is back home and remains in good spirits despite suffering an injury to his neck last week. Jossi was at Thredbo Resort in Australia for the 2014 Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air contest and sustained the injury during training on Friday

Athletics New Zealand Appoints High Performance Throws Coordinator

September 17, 2014

Dale Stevenson has been appointed Athletics New Zealand’s High Performance Throws Coordinator, commencing in the role at the end of October.

Swimmer missing Lake Lyndon

September 16, 2014

Canterbury Police Search and Rescue are continuing the search today for a person who went missing on Lake Lyndon yesterday after swimming out to recover a boat.

News mash

Some interesting news items..

Overtraining syndrome part 1

Going into a deep gloomy gorge

5 Brain Tricks for a Better Race   

Michael Poole swim not sink..after black out in race

Junk food rewires brain

Skiier falls into Ruapahu crater

Pro cyclists up for bribery

National offers cash for city cyclists

Robertson brothers can be the best

David Dawson swims 40-kilometre length of Loch Lomond in Scotland

Swedish biathon students at Snowfarm

How long should I have off after an endurance event

Wildboy's epic adventure reaches Cape Reinga

Lisa Carrington on 7 Sharpe

Death at the Alaska Wilderness Classic

Kiwi Matt King working with Brownlee brothers

Tips for Ultra running

10 things you need to know before taking up rowing

Take a hike - why doctors should prescribe 'nature'

Cops botch speeding cyclist's ticket

Ministry of Health takes cab over a short walk

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

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