Tussock bagging down south

For more photos and the entirety of Sharron’s nearly 4000 word expression of love for Tussock can be found on her blog. Years of tramping, camping and running have given me a deep appreciation for tussocks. Given this minor tussock obsession coupled with my fondness for hills it’s perhaps not surprising that one of my … Read more

Jumbo-Holdsworth and Hooper Loop – Local Trail Running

Hooper-Loop – An experiment in trail running by Emily Sharron and Sarah’s mountain-running adventures were giving me a severe case of FOMO (fear-of-missing-out) so I decided to give it a go myself. I signed up and started doing a bit of training, mostly running around the Wellington city tracks like the Southern Walkway and Skyline … Read more

WTMC Trail runners represent at Tarawera Ultramarathon

WTMC Trail runners recorded some some great results in the 2015 Tararewa Ultra Marathon on  7 February. This is an event for people who scoff at a mere 42km marathon and carry on to do 60, 85, even 100km.   Sarah was buzzing after she got her fantastic 4th in agegroup: “My goal was simply to get … Read more

When ‘Garage Projects’ go Feral – Aorangi Undulator and Aorangi 100 

Both Sharron and Marie have written up their experiences of the race Marie’s running adventures The Aorangi Undulator is a ‘run’ taking in some 30km of Aorangis over a series of bumps. Our trip leader decided to truly lead the way by doing the Aorangi 100 Ultra – a three day event taking in 100km … Read more

Jumbo-Holdsworth Trail Race

Due to the early 8am Saturday morning start we did what many of the other competitors did and headed out to camp at Holdsworth roadend on the Friday night. We left the railway station at 6pm, and after a substantial dinner at Istanbul in Carterton we set up our tents and had an early night. Cars … Read more

Kepler Challenge 2013

I decided to enter the Kepler Challenge after being inspired by Mal Law’s book, One Step Beyond, which had the message that ordinary people could achieve extraordinary things. So after reading this I was inspired to sign up for the Kepler Challenge which would be double the distance I had run in any race, and … Read more

X-Terra race series

The X-Terra Race series comprises three off-road running events around the capital with breath taking views, jagged coastlines and lush native forest. Runners can choose to do either a short, medium or long course so all running ability is covered so long as you have a general level of fitness and some experience of off-road … Read more

Congratulations to Amanda and Megan for running The Goat!

The Goat (http://www.thegoat.co.nz/) is an exhilarating adventure run from Whakapapa to Turoa Ski Fields on the Round the Mountain track, traversing the western slopes of Mount Ruapehu.  The 21 kilometre course has over 1000 metres of vertical ascent and covers a whole bunch of amazing terrain. It is a demanding yet achievable run that is … Read more