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Track Results 18th – 25th Oct 2014

Results from the New Zealand track scene over the period 18th to 25th October, from Hastings to Invergall HASTINGS Central League Meeting, Hawke’s Bay Sports Park, Percival Road – 25 October 2014 Alex Howden 100m 11.70 (-3.6), Saravee Sos 11.74, Finn Yeats 11.79. Sos 200m 22.18 (0.0). Georgia Hulls 100m 13.15 (-3.9), … [Read more...]

Vajin Armstrong takes Southland victory

Vajin Armstrong of Christchurch, Buller marathon winner last year and second in last month’s Lydiard Legend marathon won the Southland Marathon in 2:34:19. Southland Festival of Running Marathon and Half Marathon INVERCARGILL – 19 October 2014 Granantan Boyle was second in 2:45:07 with Ricky Gutsell third in … [Read more...]

50 years on from Tokyo

Les Mills hosted a function at his home on Saturday for members of the track and field team on the 50th anniversary of competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Present at the function were Bill Baillie sixth in the 5000m, Marise Chamberlain bronze medal in the 800m, Jeff Julian 29th in the marathon, Ivan Keats [...]50 … [Read more...]

Burt Munro Challenge still Premier Rally

The growing national and international appeal of the Burt Munro Challenge in Invercargill New Zealand was reinforced at the weekend as thousands of racers, riders and spectators soaked up a fantastic festival atmosphere. Six racing events – including three with NZ titles were up for grabs from November 28 – … [Read more...]

Safety in Paradise

Air New Zealand And Sports Illustrated Showcase Safety In Paradise. Air New Zealand will release the world’s most beautiful safety video this week. The airline has partnered with Sports Illustrated’s iconic Swimsuit franchise to produce Safety in Paradise, which was shot in the idyllic Cook Islands and … [Read more...]

New Sponsor for Auckland Marathon

The Auckland marathon has a new sponsor, ASB Bank, and will be using the harbour bridge for all the events associated with the marathon and half marathon. New Auckland Management Up till now the quarter marathon has run up and down Tamaki Drive to Okahu Bay but from this year’s event on 2 November it [...]New Sponsor … [Read more...]

Auckland Road Relay Championships 2014

Auckland City Athletic Club showed good form leading up to the national road relay championships with a convincing win in the Auckland championship raced around the perimeter of Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday. Jono Jackson, fresh from competing at the world mountain running championships in Italy, led off well for the … [Read more...]

Zane Robertson best pay day

13 September: Zane Robertson provided New Zealand’s top placing on the first day of competition at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech. MOROCCO IAAF Continental Cup, Great Stadium, Marrakech, Morocco – 13/14 Sept 2014 Robertson, competing for the Asia-Pacific team, finished second in a very tactical 5000m race … [Read more...]

Shotover – riding New Zealand’s red boats

Queenstown’s Shotover Jets wind through spectacular rocky canyons on a breathtaking journey. The Shotover Jet has carried more than three million passengers, hurtling down the Shotover River rapids with squeals of equal parts terror and delight at the full 360-degree spins, twists and tight turns between the grey rock … [Read more...]

Royal tour puts NZ top

New Zealand has been voted the number one dream holiday destination for Brits in a survey conducted after the royal tour by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The major survey by the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor showed that if money was no object New Zealand would be the country British holidaymakers would … [Read more...]