Why do runners get injured?

By Hayden Shearman // The obvious answer to the question above is that something in your body—whether it be bone or soft tissue—can’t handle the stress you’re putting it under. For distance runners, that stress isn’t usually from a one-off exertion but a small repeated exertion over time. In other words, running injuries are usually[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 058 – Craig Kirkwood

This month we catch up with former elite runner and now leading running (and triathlon) coach Craig Kirkwood. Plus, we cover off all the exciting marathon and NCAA results from our Kiwi runners overseas as well as the beginning of the domestic autumn marathon season. Craig Kirkwood: https://www.instagram.com/craig.kirkwood/ Auckland Waterfront Half  Results: https://rev-results.tiktok.events/list/waterfront/2019/21KM/ Rotorua Marathon Results: https://thetimingteamresults.co.nz/pages/event_summary/49/[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 057 – Nationals!!

This month it is all about the New Zealand Track and Field Champs! We’ve got interviews trackside from Angie Petty, Edward Osie-Nketia, Lydia O’Donnell, Rosa Flanagan and more. Plus we bring you up to speed with Geordie Beamish’s HUGE NCAA indoor mile crown and cover off the recent Kiwi marathon news. National Champs Results: http://athnz.sportstg.com/Results/nztf2015/ Rosa[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 056 – The Classics + Matt Baxter

National records, old men, one speedy gal, Kiwi accents, US scholarships, back spasms, fast juniors, and the Classics. This show’s got it all. You know summer has arrived when the Classics are on—NZ’s key track and field meets. They’ve bought us age group records, world leads, and an incredible resident 100m record by the speedy[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 055 – NZ Running Stats

What’s faster Auckland Marathon or Christchurch? What about half marathons? Where should I hunt out my next PB? And should I be disappointed with massive positive split in Queenstown? The new website NZ Running Stats is the perfect resource for answering these questions. We catch up with founder Alexei Drummond. NZ Running Stats: http://www.runningstats.nz Vote for[…]

What Runners Get Wrong in the Gym

The gym isn’t just about using the treadmill when the weather turns to custard or riding the elliptical on physio orders. Instead, runners can garner so much from the gym that will ultimately make them faster, smoother, more durable runners. So, I wanted to dispel some popular myths or behavioural tendencies that I see from[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 054 – Hannah O’Connor

We’re in the heart of marathon season so we talk about all epic results from Kiwis tearing up the roads both domestic and abroad. And we catch up with the speedy high school star from Taranaki, Hannah O’Connor, as she arrives back from a successful Youth Olympic Games and eyes up a US college career.[…]