Lake Okataina is the centrepiece of the Tarawera Ultra course and offers a spectator friendly aid station near the water’s edge. Big crowds and a great atmosphere can be expected here, and runners often take a minute to catch their Read More »
Shortly after the 62km start, the trail follows the Tarawera river past the Tarawera Falls, alongside massive boulders, cascades, rivers and bridges along the Tarawera Falls track. The Tarawera aid station follows shortly after, which brings runners ever closer to Read More »
It’s the final countdown (dun, nah, nah, naaaah) to your Tarawera run. If you are anything like me you are currently in a mild panic on how to cram mileage in (but not too much), make sure you are doing Read More »
The atmosphere is intense as over a thousand Tarawera Ultra runners nervously wait for the countdown. Hundreds of hours and many more miles of training come down to the start-line. The nervousness, the grit, the determination, the focus to make Read More »
Let’s face it: it’s not all skipping along technical trails and zooming down gnarly downhills deep in thought and marvelling at all the wonders of nature. Training for an ultramarathon involves A LOT of running – and circumstances sometimes dictate Read More »
1. Make trail running history by taking part in the *inaugural* 100 Miler lining up with some of the best elite trail runners in the world. You can run 100 miles any year of your life – but you can Read More »
It’s Monday morning and Sarah has spent the last two weekends painting a dog with some lovely trees blue sky flowers. It was a really nice painting but in her mind it wasn’t right. The dog looked great, the trees Read More »
When I first began my trail running journey it was thanks to the inspiration provided when working at Ultra-Trail Australia as part of a film crew. At the time it had been many years since I had been a runner (In a former life I was a middle distance track athlete) and I was a hefty…READ MORE
I farted in a guy’s face during my first ever trail ultra. That day was a defining moment in my life.
The trail ultra that I think about at least once a month is the first race that I did over the marathon distance.
It was in California in March 2006 and the raceREAD MORE
As a stay-at-home dad to his two young children, Jonathan Evans was in search of an outlet that would provide him the same sense of achievement that his job once did in London.READ MORE