October 26, 2014

After two brutal days, racing 153km over some of most gruelling terrain Wanaka has to offer, it was the local pairing of Braden Currie and Dougal Allan that took the open elite honours and $10,000 at Red Bull Defiance today. They blitzed second place getters Team Peak Adventure (AUS)

UPDATED - Red Bull Defience - Allan & Currie take win

October 25, 2014

The two day Red Bull Defiance team multisport race got underway yesterday in Wanaka with Kiwi’s leading the way. The new format challenge offered the international field the opportunity to traverse some of the most stunning scenery and a rare chance to race the ranges that surround the central Otago town. Updated with quotes

Kiwi's top the rankings into Adventure Race World Championships

October 24, 2014

Adventure racing is a sport which is renowned for spanning the world and going to the remotest corners of the globe, and for the 2014 Adventure Race World Championships the destination is Ecuador and 'La Mitad del Mundo' - the middle of the world, with Kiwi's leading the world rankings into the race just weeks away!

Seagate Training in Andes

October 24, 2014

Team Seagate have arrived in Ecuador and have started their build up to the 2014 Adventure Racing World Championships. This years flagship event of the sport is hosted by Huairasinchi.

Bayne on a mission for charity

October 23, 2014

Ultra runner John Bayne is on a mission to break the course record at the "Around the Mountain" 100 mile (160km) Ultra Marathon on the 7/8th November all for a good cause.

World’s best ITU women go long in Bahrain

October 23, 2014

Challenge Bahrain has attracted the greatest line up of world-class athletes ever seen over the half distance. This includes three of the best women on the ITU circuit - Jodie Stimpson (GBR), Erin Densham (AUS) and Nicky Samuels (NZ)

RED BULL DEFIANCE - High speed, high altitude, high intensity. WHO WILL DEFY THE ODDS?

October 23, 2014

Local and international elite athletes and sport enthusiasts prepare to tackle greater Wanaka’s spectacular terrain never raced on before in Red Bull Defiance this Friday and Saturday, October 24-25. Designed by New Zealand’s current Coast to Coast champion Braden Currie


October 22, 2014

Wellington was the latest host of a Tri NZ Regional Youth Academy this past weekend, with 17 budding triathletes from 15 to 17 years old hosted by coaches including former World Champion Jenny Rose, former Olympian Shane Reed, Tammy Reed and Cam Durno as well as invited specialists throughout the weekend.

Rescue on Mt Tasman

October 22, 2014

Police have confirmed that two climbers have been rescued from Mt Tasman in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park after they became stranded earlier today.

Montane terra pants review

October 22, 2014

Montane.. Who? Never heard of Montane? They are a UK brand started 18 years ago, specialising in clothing and gear for athletic mountain activities. The brand has just landed in New Zealand with the new distribution company and online store, Further Faster.


October 24, 2014

New Zealand’s premier expedition adventure race is delighted to announce a partnership with leading industry technology company, YB Tracking, who will provide live website tracking of teams racing in the 2015 GODZone event in Wanaka next March.

59th Royalty show down in Kawerau

October 23, 2014

In 2014 the Kawerau King of the Mountain will hold the 59thyear of tackling Putauaki (Mt. Edgecumbe) in what is renowned to be one of the toughest mountain races in New Zealand, first established in 1955.

Search underway in Nelson Lakes

October 23, 2014

Tasman Search and Rescue have commenced a search in the Mt Angelus area of the Nelson Lakes National Park after a back pack containing clothing and a sleeping bag was located in a river last night.

News mash

Some interesting news items..

How to Grow a Super-Athlete

Tooth problems for athletes

Veloloop Bike Traffic Signal Trigger

You Can Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Food

Effects of Hypotonic and Isotonic Sports Drinks on Endurance Performance and Physiology

Hiking makes you happier

When Kids Get Lost: Preparing Your Child to be Safe Outside

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


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