Auckland Half Marathon 2019 preview

The Auckland Half Marathon is pretty much where it all started for me as a runner back in 2015.  I’ve got a lot of good memories of this event – aside from kilometres 35-41 of the marathon, that is!  My first half marathon (2015), my first full marathon (2017), PBs along the way, and last … Continue reading Auckland Half Marathon 2019 preview

Race Report – NZ Road Champs 2019 (Masters), Auckland

NZ Road Champs this year are on the Auckland Road Champs course.  It is a deceptively tough course which looks faster than it actually is.  The race is 5 laps of a 2km course – no hills other than a couple of very gradual inclines, but the real kicker is the S-bend at around the … Continue reading Race Report – NZ Road Champs 2019 (Masters), Auckland

Devonport Half Marathon, 2019 course preview

Timing: 29 September 2019 Distances: Half marathon, 15km “Classic”, 10km, 5km, 2km “Kids Dash” Entrants (2018):  2,278 total (half marathon: 1,176) Certified distance: Don’t think so.  Expect it to be close to 21.1km but not guaranteed. Description (half marathon): Basically two separate out-and-backs Owner: Running Events Drawcards: super-scenic, hills (some of us like them!), perfectly timed warm-up for … Continue reading Devonport Half Marathon, 2019 course preview

Race report – Dunedin Half Marathon 2019

Race report – Dunedin Half Marathon 2019 / NZ Half Marathon Champs Perfect running weather? Check. New Vaporfly Next%’s? Check. Alright, let’s do this. Despite being NZ Half Marathon Champs, the field for the race is a little shallow, possibly because it’s a flight away for most North Island runners in Auckland and Wellington.  Oska … Continue reading Race report – Dunedin Half Marathon 2019

Dunedin Half Marathon preview

Dunedin Half Marathon / NZ Half Marathon Championship Timing: Early September (this year it’s Sept 1, 2019) Distances: Marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km (the 5km is new this year) Entrants (2018):  1,385 total (half marathon: 779, incl. 60 NZ Half Marathon Champs entries) Certified distance: It’s NZ Half Marathon Champs, so you can bet that the … Continue reading Dunedin Half Marathon preview