Welcome to my blog. The title originates when my primary athletic activity was competitive walking, but now that I am back to running it also includes that.
Not all content is accessible from the main page: for example, the rogaines, racewalking, and ultramarathon pages all include content that is only accessible from those pages.
Ultramarathons are any event longer than the standard marathon distance of 26.2 miles / 42.195km. Standard distances for ultras are 50km, 50 miles, 100km, and 100 miles. There are also 12 hour and 24 hour track runs, and multi-day "stage races".
I have currently (29 August 2011) completed 27 ultramarathons, plus 1 DNF at about 66km at the Molesworth Run. Reports for most events are provided below.
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation. Events can be as short as 2-3 hours or the standard 24 hours. Teamwork, endurance, competition and an appreciation for the natural environment are features of the sport. Rogaining involves both route planning and navigation between checkpoints using a variety of map types.
GN Phillips and RJ Phillips, Rogaining, 3rd ed, 2000
The two main umbrella organisations for rogaining in New Zealand are:
RogaineNZ - website of the NZ Orienteering Federation