Haoting Ma is a familiar face at Auckland running races. His youthful smile and ever-present determination have seen him cross the finish line in countless half marathons and 10k events, but at the recent Christchurch Marathon, and at only 17 years old, he stepped up to the big 42 kilometre challenge … and dominated, running a[…]
Dave Ridley is one of our NZ’s consistent top performing marathoners and at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon was crowned the Oceania Men’s Marathon Champion. We also catch up on the news from NZ Secondary School Cross Country Champs, Wellington Marathon, Western States Endurance Race, and the North Island and South Island Cross Country Champs.[…]
Our hips are a key hinge point from which we can produce power, but if they are wake can lead to all sorts of instabilities and injury risks. This short workout will target common weak areas and also give the abs a little going over.
This time last year Keegan Pitcher didn’t even call himself a runner, now he’s about to hop on a plane to the World Para Athletics Champs! We hear his story and his hopes and dreams for the future. We also catch up with participants from a cold and wet Christchurch Marathon, dissect all the international athletics[…]
It’s to plank like it’s 1999! The ability to hold yourself in strong, postural correct position when parallel to the ground is a great way of making you strong when running upright. A little bit of core work and targeted strength training can get the areas that running on its own typically doesn’t reach. And this[…]
In a sport that rewards hard work, how much running is too much running? Hamish and Hayden explore different training volumes for different athletes and different life stages. We also catch up on the news that Angie Petty has made the NZ 2017 London World Athletics Championship team. Plus we talk about the Wellington ladies[…]
A short workout targeting some of the essential muscle groups for developing a smooth and stable running style. Sweat rating: 2/5 No gear required.
Camille Buncombe becomes the third fastest kiwi in history, we rant about Breaking2 and the ladies dominate the NZ 100k champs. Plus, we cover news from Rotorua Marathon, Hawke’s Bay Marathon and the many other races and running news from around New Zealand. Athletics NZ Weekly Update (8 May): http://athletics.org.nz/News/athletics-nz-weekly-roundup-8-may-2017 Athletics NZ Weekly Update (15 May): http://athletics.org.nz/News/athletics-nz-weekly-roundup-15-may-2017[…]
Last weekend Christine Adamson not only won her age group in the Waiheke Island 10k, but also was the first female overall and broke the course record. Pretty impressive for a 60-year-old! She’s also just finished a campaign at the World Masters Games where she claimed four gold medals from four events. She holds Auckland[…]
It’s time to recover those muscles after all the racing and training we’ve done with a gentle stretch session with Hayden Shearman. 10 minutes. Zero sweat. Loads of recovery.