By Hayden Shearman // Every year 2.2 million people finish a marathon. This may sound a lot but compare it to the 5.3 billion adults on the planet and suddenly, […]
By Hayden Shearman // Compared to the mountains that surround it, the Queenstown Marathon course looks decidedly flat. Its meandering riverside trails, long straight country roads, and million dollar lakefront […]
By Hayden Shearman // Despite its hills and infamous bridge, the Auckland Marathon (and half) are actually great courses for nailing a personal best time. But you do need to have […]
By Hayden Shearman // If I asked you what is the most important body part for running, what would you say? The legs? The heart? The lungs? The gluteus? Or […]
With just a week to go till race day I have good news and bad news for you.
First the bad news … don’t tell all the people sprinting up and down Oriental Parade but it’s kinda too late to start increasing the training. Anything too strenuous that you do between now and Sunday 22 February will likely just make your legs feel heavier on race day.
Now for the good news … you can pretty much take it easy for the remainder of your training block for Cigna Round the Bays. Yay!
Have you thought about running an ultra race? Sally Nash shares her first time experience of the famous Tarawera Ultra (85k) after having a very successful day at the office … complete with pizza, kumara wedges and jelly beans at the aid stations!
Don’t arrive on the start line realising that your GPS battery is dead, you had too much McD’s for breakie, you’ve forgotten your running shoes and only have your jandals, your new fluro Nike running shorts are already chaffing, and you have no idea how fast or slow to run … this is where a little practise comes in handy.
By Hayden Shearman // With just three weeks till the starter gun goes off at Frank Kitts Park for the 2015 Cigna Round the Bays, now is the time to add some speed […]
By Hayden Shearman // Usually at this time of the year I’m plotting races and looking to cram as many running miles into each week as my body, the summer heat […]
By Hayden Shearman // Surrounded by the madness of the silly season and with carols permanently engrained in our minds, now is the time bust some that end-of-year stress with a step […]