You may be interested in the following events:
18-20 March – Camping weekend at Urupukapuka Island. Contact Rene if you are interested or would like to find out more details: email@example.com messenger BillRene Miles or mobile 021 419 471. If you are thinking of going talk to Rene by Thursday 10th March.
26th March – Bill’s Orienteering day. A great opportunity to try something different, but will suit all abilities. This will be our ‘Destination Run’ for the month.
27th March – Parihaka Trail Run, Whangarei https://www.runparihaka.co.nz
W/E 25th April – Born to Run Adventure race (any Striders willing to help on Anzac weekend with this unique event?) https://www.facebook.com/BorntoRunAdventureRacing/ Postponed to October
12th June – Bay of Islands Run/Walk – 21.1km | 8.7km | 6km
24th June – 90 Mile Beach https://thmct.co.nz/challenge-options/
25th June – Matariki Moonlight Marathon/Half Marathon (tentative event, details to be advised)
7th August – Kaitaia Run Walk 21.1km | 11km | 4km
Talk to Bill if you are interested in going to any of these events:
Winter 2 – Sunday 8th May – Taheke
Winter 3 – Saturday 18th June – Blue Goose Night Event
Winter 4 – Sunday 31st July – City Rogaine
Winter 5 – Sunday 21st August – Smugglers
Winter 6 – Sunday 18th September – Lovells
Winter 7 – Sunday 6th November – Flygers
March 26th – Orienteering day. A day designed for total beginners to get a taste and experienced runners will also get a good challenge.
We have received an email from Gary Little re Race Walking:
The Colgate Games committee has now included race walking in the 2022 Games. Should you wish to have some prior instruction for your athletes, please let me know.
It is possible that a short coaching session in Whangarei might be a worthwhile proposition. However, I am located in Kaitaia.
Gary Little and Asta Wistrand
Contact Gary at 09 929 6504, mob 021 087 00046 regarding race walking or running coaching.
Our small remote home is a quite unique Far North delight with native trees and birds all around us at 757 Diggers Valley Road, Kaitaia
Thinking of New Year Goals? Tentatively 25th September 2021 is the Blue Lake Challenge. https://www.bluelake24hr.com. As many 5.5km laps as you want to do in 24hours, so something for everyone (some people only run one lap). Al is really keen for the club to go to this event, so his challenge to you is (a) put this in your diary, and (b) set yourself a personal goal for this event (be it 5.5km or 160km). You don’t have to tell anyone your distance, it doesn’t cost anything to enter, and it will be great fun supporting each other. Let Al know if you are interested and we will try to secure a spot to put up a club gazebo as our aid station for each lap. Rotorua has lots of other things to do to make it a fun weekend for everyone
24th January – Parihaka Trail Run/Walk (Whangarei) https://www.sportnorthlandevents.co.nz/parihaka-trail-run
27th February – Coastal Challenge (Northshore) https://www.coastalchallenge.co.nz
27th February – The Goat (Ruapehu) https://thegoat.co.nz
7th March – Beach to Basin (Whangarei) https://www.sportnorthlandevents.co.nz
20th March – Kai Iwi Lakes Tri (Dargaville) – https://www.sportnorthlandevents.co.nz
20th March – Te Houtaewa Challenge (90 Mile Beach) https://thmct.co.nz/tewero/
27th March – Wild Kiwi (Whangarei Heads) https://www.thewildkiwi.co.nz
16th April – Riverhead ReLaps (West AK) https://www.lacticturkey.co.nz/riverheadbackyardrelaps/
1st May – T42 (Central Plateau) https://www.t42.co.nz
25th September – Blue Lake Challenge https://www.bluelake24hr.com
Events on the radar this quarter are…
March 6th, half and full NZ Ironman… https://www.ironman.com/im-new-zealand
Spirited Women Multi-Sport event, March 13th… https://spiritedwomen.co.nz/
Kai Iwi Triathlon, March 20th… https://www.sportnorthlandevents.co.nz/copy-of-kaitaia-run-walk One of Striders’ favourite events for all abilities
Wild & Mild Kiwi Multipart event, March 27th… https://www.thewildkiwi.co.nz/wild-kiwi-multisport
We’ll set up a ‘base camp’ at Kai Iwi for the Saturday event where people can base from before and after the event. We’ll look to have a shared lunch once the last Striders member is in so if that sounds like a bit of you then bring a plate.
There’s a lot of training going on at the moment with these events in mind so if anyone wants to jump in, there’s regular swimming, cycling and running, and combinations of all, going on most days. Just get hold of me (Bill Miles 021 952 406) if you want to join in.
BDO Tour of Northland – 4 days starting 18th March in Whangarei