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Jul 04, 2014

Make it a habit - the principles of training

Our man, Duncan Wright this week discovered that instead of taking the car, choosing to sometimes walk or jog for commuting ultimately saves time. It just takes a bit of planning. For example, driving to work on Monday with a five-day supply of clean shirts and undies, means he can leave the car at home and walk/jog Tuesday, Wed, and Thurs (along with his new headlamp of course).

Jun 27, 2014

Duncan’s Target: Queenstown Marathon November 22nd 2014

How did you go with your first week of training for the Queenstown marathon?

Duncan got off to what appears to be a dismal start by missing 2 of his sessions!  It was a common reason, work got too busy. He only found the time to train after work, when it was too dark to see the trails, and this seemed just too hard and risky for spraining an ankle.

Jun 19, 2014

Ever wanted to run a 10 K event, a half or full marathon?

Or just get fit?

Many of us aren’t quite sure how best to start, or put it off til “one day” when we’ve got more time, (but you know how it is,.. that “one day” never comes.)

Well opportunity’s knocking. (Or, here’s a boot to get you out the door!)

Feb 25, 2014

Steve Moffat & Frankie under sailFrankie goes to Hollyford - Part 3: Cook Strait & French Pass by Kayak

February 1890 and George & William Park set off from Plimmerton, Wellington to Picton before continuing on to Nelson. After making landfall at Mana island to wait out some rough weather they continued their journey in their Rob Roy canoes to land on the South Island.

They weren't the first Europeans first to attempt it, but they were the first to succeed. Their clever use of sail & paddle along with their huge mass of adventure experience gave them the skills to make it where others had failed.

Steve Moffat & I are about to recreate their journey from Mana Island to Picton and Nelson. This is the third of our historical recreations - I will be using the best modern gear available, Moffat will be using equipment faithfully recreated in identical materials to match the gear used by the Park's brothers in their crossing 125 years ago.

Campbell live will be airing a segment on our journey from Wednesday 25th Feb onwards - if conditions allow we will be setting off from Mana Island in a few days time.

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Feb 24, 2014

It's over! Our adventure in the land of snow, ice and dogs has come to an end.

Curt not only succeeded in his goal of getting his dogs geared up for the Iditarod - he even finished in the top 10.  Seventh place is absolutely amazing when you're out for a training run!