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Me vs The Taupō Ultra

Me vs The Taupō Ultra

by Rob Bathgate

25th October 2022

In an ultra, it’s always handy to have a plan, because at least then you have something to throw away as soon as you start.

The Waitomo Trail Run is back!

The Waitomo Trail Run is back!

by Rob Bathgate

27th September 2022

The Waitomo Trail Run is back after a brief hiatus (because of you-know-what); offering runners 6, 11, 21 or 35km courses spanning unique underground and overground terrain in the heart of the Waikato.

Triple Peaks – a play in three acts.

Triple Peaks – a play in three acts.

by Jeremy Boase

9th March 2022

Jeremy took on the Triple Peaks recently, and things went wrong...

Shotover Moonlight Mountain Ultra: A Redemption Story

Shotover Moonlight Mountain Ultra: A Redemption Story

by Sam Mowat

24th February 2021

After a frightening finish to his first run at Shotover Moonlight, Sam was keen for redemption. But he wasn't make it any easier on himself by choosing the all-new Ultra option at this year's event. Here's how it went for him...

The Ultra Easy

The Ultra Easy

by Rachel Bridgewater

10th February 2021

Gun runner Rachel Bridgewater takes on the ups and downs of NZ's most mis-named race. Read how her big day unfolds...

3 Peaks Dunedin - the inaugural Ultra!

3 Peaks Dunedin - the inaugural Ultra!

by Sandor Toth

9th February 2021

A race report that really captures the spirit of the event. Sandor takes on the inaugural '3 Peaks +1' in Dunedin.

Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon

Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon

by Jacki Mayne-Davis

9th February 2021

A 42.2km race with stunning scenery, friendly people, and the Hot Springs to recover at afterwards. What could be better

WAI2K 61km - the inaugural race!

WAI2K 61km - the inaugural race!

by Ian Gilmour

9th February 2021

The COVID-delayed inaugural WAI2K Ultra finally got to happen late in 2020. Speedy Wild Thing Ian Gilmour was there. Here's his race report...

The Kepler Challenge 2020

The Kepler Challenge 2020

by Paula Brown

16th December 2020

"I was running this race for my friend and even shitting my pants wasn't gonna make me stop"... a raw, gritty and truthful account of one awesome Wild Thing's Kepler Challenge.

Taupo Winter Series

Taupo Winter Series

by Cheryl Kessack

11th December 2020

Overcoming the odds is a hallmark of how both Cheryl Kessack and Total Sport go about things!

Waitomo – a true trail running experience

Waitomo – a true trail running experience

by Cheryl Kessack aka 'Dory'

16th November 2020

This is a rollicking tale of mud, determination and camaraderie. And more mud! Enjoy...

Fresh out of Lockdown - Mt Difficulty Ascent

Fresh out of Lockdown - Mt Difficulty Ascent

by Holly Ross

20th July 2020

The Mt Difficulty Ascent was pretty much the first event to happen as we emerged from high levels of lockdown. Not one to waste an opportunity, Holly Ross jumped straight in to give it a crack...

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