Vibram Tarawera 100 Race Preview
Mar12

Vibram Tarawera 100 Race Preview

After the slight ‘debacle’ of the weekend just gone in Gran Canaria where Ryan Sandes was striped of his win, then reinstated following a ‘communication’ error (not just in translation, but more so the procedure), the UTWT merry go-round turns its eyes to the serenity of the Tarawera 100 on March 15th, over in New Zealand’s North Island. The race, which has doubled its entries this year as part of the...

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Daily News: UROY(US); Otters and Pregnancy
Oct08

Daily News: UROY(US); Otters and Pregnancy

p5rn7vb Welcome back form the weekend people – we’ve been cruising a 3-day weekend here in some parts of Australia… for now here’s a daily dose of the weird and wonderful… Olson, mountains, France – check it. Running Tarawera? Want to see the course beforehand? check out the training camps. Wetter than an otter’s pocket? Check out the trail run… It appears you have to be North American...

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The Tarawera Wrap – Rockstar Ruby and Team America
Mar18

The Tarawera Wrap – Rockstar Ruby and Team America

What a weekend down in Rotorua at the Tarawera 100… despite the course change and the prospect of running an out and two-thirds back, this race produced some stunning results and unearthed some of the future rock stars of trail and ultra running. It’s easy to start with Sage Canaday and his amazing performance against Western States champ, Tim Olsen, but for me and many others, we bow down to the rising star of female...

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Vibram Tarawera Ultra Clash of the Titans – The International Corner
Mar15

Vibram Tarawera Ultra Clash of the Titans – The International Corner

So Dan expertly analysed the Australia and New Zealand contenders and it has been left to me to try and cover off our international visitors. And quite frankly he got the easy gig, we all know how well Brendan and Beth and Vajin and Mick can run, but trying to figure out what sort of form our Northern Hemisphere colleagues are in is pretty darn hard. One consolation is that Francois D’haene from the Salomon Team stepped down to...

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Vibram Tarawera 100 – Clash of the Titans – The Australian and NZ Corner
Mar14

Vibram Tarawera 100 – Clash of the Titans – The Australian and NZ Corner

This weekend sees the running of the 5th Vibram Tarawera 100 ultra, and there is some serious talent knocking about in this race. So much so, that both myself and Marcus decided it was too good an opportunity to miss. So on a plane we did fly* and we now find ourselves in the thermal spring capital of the World, Rotorura. This place is fantastic, and having just run the 7km fun run in the Redwoods Forest, which is literally on the...

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