With the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic, Taupo Ultra-Marathon, Crater Rim Ultra and various other events happening this weekend, here are my last minute tips for those taking on trail events.
Article by Dr. Tim Leeming. Exercise Nutritionist, Chiropractor.
We’ve all sat on the nutritional rollercoaster at some stage. Some of us are constantly stuck on it, riding front row, craving the next popular trend in food and health! Pun intended…
Not many would argue that the path to understanding how to eat for optimal health is like that of a swing or a pendulum. Cycling back and forth between extremes, from one thing to the other. Low fat to high fat. Carb loading to low carb. Macro counting to forgetting macros altogether. These are just some of the more popular examples from the past few decades or less.
Sophie Robb, Siobhan Balle & Luke Clements win New Zealand Road Race titles.
Waerenga School Newsletter
by Biahn Pallister
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved running. I like to run with my family and love Cross Country. In May this year I joined Papakura Harriers. The club has a coach called James. He is the best coach ever. Because he is a shamazing runner. I think he likes chocolate too! He gives me lots of information about running, like the the pace I should run in my races. At my first race in May, it was really nerve racking. But I felt like I could win it. It was really tricky because you had to jump off stuff and go up a really big steep hill. I tried my best , and ran my fastest and ended up winning my race! After that I went to Long Bay, where I had to race against girls and boys! I tried my best again and won the race. In the first weekend of the holidays we went all the way to Taupo where I ran in the “North Island Champs” I had to compete in the under 11’s age group. I came fifth. Last weekend I ran in the Auckland Championship. i tried my best again and now I am the under 9’s Auckland Champion, even if I don’t win all of my races, I’m still proud and happy to run.
Kiwi Trail Runner Article
The two most important metrics in regard to racing or training are A) Time, and B) Intensity. If you were to ask a runner this question you would usually get the answer time and distance but this is trail running, right? If we were to focus on time and distance in a week a 100 kilometres on trails around the Riverhead Forest in the mud is going to be very different from 100 kilometres around the mountains of the Southern Lakes of Wanaka and Queenstown, which again would be different from 100 kilometres on flat, manicured well drained soil. If we bear this in mind, time and distance tells us very little. We actually need to know about time and intensity and the same is true of racing.