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.[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 053 – 25 Laps of Glory

This month we celebrate the magic of the 25 lap race, the 10,000m! We talk to Nick Horspool and Stephen Day of Wellington who are creating a night of PBs for the 10k in November and want as many runners there as possible. We also round of the track season with a close second for[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 049 – Stefan Smith

Where have we been? How has life carried on for 12 months without the Kiwi Running Show? Never fear we never left, just took a little break to log some miles and prep for some more Kiwi Running Show epicness. This episode we introduce a new co-host, Stefan Smith, and hear his remarkable journey very[…]

Rotorua Marathon: Your Race Day Checklist

By Hayden Shearman // I don’t want to freak you out, but despite perfect training and ideal preparation, many a marathon has gone awry from forgetting something on race day. So here are the key things to remember and biggest pitfalls to avoid on marathon day. AVOIDING CLOTHING MALFUNCTIONS I’ve heard a story of a man[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 043 – Marathon Antarctica

Tracy Hickman has run a marathon on every continent on the planet … including the coldest: Antartica. She shares stories of icebergs, penguins, marathons in Mongolia, and even trekking the highest mountain in Africa less than 48 hours after running a marathon at altitude. We also chat about how to squeeze in your running training[…]

How to Pace a Race Like a Jedi Master

By Hayden Shearman // Pacing your race well, with even splits, is undoubtable the number one thing you can do on race day to maximise your performance and enjoyment of the race.  Whether you’re pacing yourself in your own race or you’re a pacer guiding others to their goals, the same techniques apply. So here are[…]

Rotorua Marathon Blog: Time to Get Going!

By Hayden Shearman // Your training for the 2017 Rotorua Marathon should be in FULL swing now. If it’s not … here are five much needed kicks up the proverbial. 1) Going Long The weekends beginning 1st, 8th, and 15th of April are critical for banking mileage and inching closer to your target distance. As I’ve[…]

Rotorua Marathon Blog: The Hills of the Rotorua Marathon

By Hayden Shearman // If you’re running the Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon for the first time, you’ve probably heard one of two stories about the course: “It is flat and you will run a PB without a problem” (the people who say this spend most of their time trail running and consider Wellington an “undulating”[…]