The Hits Run Mahana 2015

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Congratulations to Anthea Shearer, who won the EARLY BIRD PRIZE for The Hits Run Mahana.

Here she is instore at Shoe Clinic Nelson with Rachael of Migym, and Brett of Shoe Clinic. Awesome.

Ever noticed that the previous four winners have also been female?
Well, historically, more women than men tend to enter The Hits Nelson Run Mahana early therefore have better odds. Indeed, as is normal, we are currently sitting at a 70% female field for the 2015 event. We expect the male influx to begin about now as entries draw to a close .... ;)

Don't miss out - get your entry in NOW so you too can be on the startline on the 29th of November

General events talk

The team from migym have organised four time pacers for those that are targeting 45 minutes, 50 minutes, 55 minutes or 60 minutes for their 10km loop. Stick with them and they'll stick to the pace to see you there. They'll be identifiable on the day with their migym shirts and bright orange caps, and special Run Mahana Race Numbers that will have their time printed on it. Awesome!

Not keen on getting a certain time - that's totally OK too! Love this pic from #thisgirlcan

A note from Trev of Migym
Anyone who knows anything about running knows that all the fitness in the world can be unraveled by poor pacing strategy. Pacing strategy is all about calculating a...

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Calling all ULTRA Runners and TrailWalkers - note from Graeme of the NBS Nelson Striders ...

A ‘Heads up’ on planning for the NBS Nelson Striders Expedition in February.
The Heaphy Track – Big Day Out.

Heaphy Tack website

Option 1 – Trailrunners - Complete one of NZ’s Great Walks in a day
Saturday Feb 27th.
Leaving early from Collingwood (possibly 5.00am) – drive 34km to the start of the track and let you loose!

Option 2 – Trailwalkers - Complete the journey in 24hours.
Friday February 26th.
Leaving Collingwood mid afternoon – walk to...

General events talk

NEW FOR 2015 - ALL EVENTS START from inside Mahana Estates itself. That means that this year, the 10km will have the first 800m of their course within the gorgeous Mahana vineyard before exiting and then continuing on George Harvey Road (see map below).

The 5km will also start within Mahana Estates, then head down onto School Road via the 'backyard' vineyard road - the rest of the loop will remain as per previous years. Awesome.

We went out to Mahana on the weekend and checked out the revised start sections - they are looking pretty good, as are the top relaxation spots for maximum enjoyment post your run/walk/hybrid. Remember there is a competition currently running...

Upcoming events

Sunday November 29th 2015
Sunday 13th December 2015
Maitai Valley, Nelson
January 17th 2016 ENTRY NOW OPEN
3 runs over 3 weeks
March 12th 2016 ENTRY NOW OPEN

Recent results

15th October 2016 (tbc)
October 1st 2016
22nd August 2015 - BUNCH Run/Walk in 2015 - date for 2016 TBA
July 16th 2016
Saturday 16th April 2016, St Arnaud, Nelson Lakes

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