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Gearing up to the race: What to bring to Rotorua for the Tarawera Ultramarathon

Gearing up to the race: What to bring to Rotorua for the Tarawera Ultramarathon

Posted on: Sunday February 4, 2018

It’s time. You’ve done the training and you’re ready to race your heart out (of course you are). But first, you’ve got a journey to the Rotorua, a town that is already either one of your favourite adventure destinations or Read More »

The Whakarewarewa Forest and Blue Lake to finish

The Whakarewarewa Forest and Blue Lake to finish

Posted on: Wednesday January 24, 2018

In 2018, for the first time ever, the course will be reversed and all runners will reach Lake Tikitapu – or Blue Lake in the afternoon or in the fading evening light. For most of the 100 mile runners, this Read More »

Tarawera Ultra: Lake Okataina and Okareka

Tarawera Ultra: Lake Okataina and Okareka

Posted on: Wednesday January 17, 2018

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 »

Tarawera Ultra: Waterfall and Northern Tarawera Track

Tarawera Ultra: Waterfall and Northern Tarawera Track

Posted on: Sunday January 14, 2018

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 »

Get inspired with the Ultimate Trail Running Movies

Get inspired with the Ultimate Trail Running Movies

Posted on: Friday January 12, 2018

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 »

Tarawera Forest from Kawerau

Tarawera Forest from Kawerau

Posted on: Friday December 22, 2017

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 »

Fifteen outdoors adventure podcasts you should be listening to while you’re running

Fifteen outdoors adventure podcasts you should be listening to while you’re running

Posted on: Wednesday December 20, 2017

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 »

16 Very Good Reasons you should tackle the Tarawera 100 Mile Endurance Run!

16 Very Good Reasons you should tackle the Tarawera 100 Mile Endurance Run!

Posted on: Monday December 18, 2017

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 »

Failure gives you something to create from

Failure gives you something to create from

Posted on: Monday November 27, 2017

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 »

Becoming a Centurion | David Byrne

Becoming a Centurion | David Byrne

Posted on: Monday October 16, 2017

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…

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