Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

Sat, 26/09/2015 September 26th 2015

If there's one event to put on the list for the run of a lifetime, it's the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic. 

Come stride into paradise. 

36km Trail Run from Awaroa to Marahau along the renowned Abel Tasman National Park.

The Abel Tasman Coastal Classic first began in 1994 and quickly became one of New Zealand's most popular Trail Runs.

The reputation of the event, the location and its organisation continues to spread via word of mouth and the event continually sells out each year.

Back in 1994 the event started from Marahau and finished at Totaranui, - meaning a 40km approx distance. Soon after, the event was shortened slightly with a start at Awaroa instead.  Top athletes are among the competitor tally over the years including Scott Molina, Erin Baker, Greg Fraine, Jonathan Wyatt, Tracy Clissold, Michelle Allison, Phil Costley and Rod Dixon (to name drop just a few). Nowadays we also have a strong international feel amidst competitors with runners from places such as Japan, America and Australia coming over to join in the fun.

Those runners lucky enough to have been a part of the first ever Abel Tasman Coastal Classic will most probably vividly recall the lunch they were given that day, as on the boat leg home amidst choppy seas, a fair few scotch eggs came back up to feed the local wildlife below (no wonder the marine reserve seems to be doing so well ....). The last group of competitors and race organisers were left waiting among rocks before having to ditch their boat trip and travel back to Riwaka (where the function was held) over the Takaka Hill via Bus. Elvis was even waiting to entertain guests that evening - but alas, he wasn't the most popular, especially after our Striders flag seemed to mysteriously disappear and has never been seen since.

Entries are limited to 400 and entries received after the 400 limit is reached will be placed on a first come waiting list and processed when a spot becomes available and is confirmed by the competitor.
If the competitor does not wish to take up the waiting list spot then this will be offered to the competitor next on the list and their cheque will be destroyed.

Please note that we do not allow entries to be transferred to other competitors or for future events.
Please refer to our withdrawal policy for more information.

Approximate Distances

Awaroa to Onetahuti (Tonga) Beach 6.4km
Onetahuti Beach to Bark Bay 6.1km
Bark Bay to Torrent Bay 7.7km
Torrent Bay to Marahau 14km

Race Records (Awaroa to marahau)

  Men       Women    
U40 Phil Costley 2.22.09 2002 U40 Eveline Coombe 2.52.49 2001
40-49 Phil Costley 2.22.50 2011 40-49 Carline Thomas 2.52.05 2005
50-59 Gary Dick 2.56.28 2001 50-59 Tereza Zaicek 3.32.58 2012
60+ Norman Carrington 3.17.55 2007 60+ Delphine Gore 3.36.14 2002

course routes

1994 - 1999: Marahau to Totaranui
2000: Marahau to Torrent Bay & Return (Weather contingency course)
2001 - 2003:  Marahau to Awaroa
2004 - 2012: Awaroa to Marahau
2013: Totaranui to Marahau (20th anniversary event)

race records (marahau to totaranui)

U40 Jonathan Wyatt 2.51.10 1995 U40 Tracey Clissold 3.13.50 1996
40-49 Gary Dick 3.05.35 1996 40-49 Sandra Mewett 3.29.34 1997
50-59 Peter Daly 3.26.49 1997 50-59 Delphine Gore 3.54.53 1995
60+ Len Weldon 4.08.52 1997 60+ Peggy Fletcher 4.50.49 1997


This is a running event only. Walkers will not meet the respective cut off times. The Supporters Walk package accommodates walkers.

Entry fee of $210 includes boat transport to Awaroa on race day, lunch and prizegiving dinner at Marahau post event.

Withdrawals received prior to August 6th 2013 will receive a refund of $110.00. After this no refund of entry fees.
Please note that we do not allow entries to be transferred to other competitors, or future or other events.

To help make your event more enjoyable please note the following:

Minimum Age
The minimum age of competitors is 18 years

As a guide competitors should be adequately trained to complete a marathon event. Putting it politely - it's a run in the park that is equal to a marathon and you need to prepare accordingly.
All competitors should be capable of completing a half marathon (road) or equivalent in less than 2hrs 10mins to avoid missing cut-off times at Onetahuiti (Tonga) then at Torrent Bay.

This is a trail run, therefore it is important that you encompass training on uneven terrain to prepare appropriately.

All competitors must carry the following minimum equipment on them at all times to cover all possible weather conditions:
* Polypropylene, or equivalent (eg woollen), top, hat and gloves
* Windproof parka/jacket
* Survival blanket
* Whistle
* Water carrier (eg camelbak or bottle for filling before leaving the Torrent Bay Aid station)

You will have a gear check prior to the start and there are also gear checks on route.
No Gear - No Start (simple as that).

This is for your safety. The organisers reserve the right to carry out random gear checks along the course and at the Marahau finish line - failure to have all compulsory gear will mean disqualification (including performance and spot prizes) and immediate withdrawal possibly incurring additional transport costs.

Please note that for safety reasons use of ipod, mp3 player, Walkman or similar is not permitted. Enjoy the surroundings of the Abel Tasman National Park - the sounds are worth listening to as you enjoy your event.

Please note that all competitors compete at their own risk and the Organising Committee will accept no liability for any mishap or injury or loss/damage to personal property during the event.

In the event of unfavourable weather and track condition, the Organising Committee reserves the right to substitute an alternative run.

For further information on the Abel Tasman Coast Track - visit the DOC website

Please be familiar with the information supplied on this page and in the newsletter sent prior to the event (sent via email in the week prior to the event)

6.45am to 7.30am at the Marahau Outdoor Education Centre Marquee.
You will need to provide your race registration certificate (emailed in the week prior to the event) and photo ID to uplift your race pack.

Once you have registered you will make your way to the boat loading area (following instructions from our crew). Please note that you may get wet feet when boarding and exiting the vessels.

Race Start
The exact start time cannot be given as it depends on weather and water conditions as to how long the boat journey takes. However, it will be roughly around 9.45am. Once we have arrived at Marahau you will have a gear check on the beachfront before making your way to the startline.

You will have time to use the toilets if needed, however, we suggest you try to go at least once whilst on the boats on the journey down to avoid congestion at the Awaroa facilities.

Didymo - Stop the Spread
Didymo is an algae made up of cells that cannot be seen with the naked eye until large colonies form. It only takes one of these cells to survive and be transported to a nearby waterway for Didymo to spread. Didymo cells thrive in freshwater and if you are cleaning with freshwater you are helping to keep them alive. Didymo is an unwatned organism under the Biosecurity Act 1993. To help keep the Abel Tasman National Park beautiful and pristine, please help to ensure you do not unwittingly help in the spread of didymo to this area.
Please clean your shoes prior to arriving in the Abel Tasman National Park with hot, soapy water. For more information please visit

Aid Stations
Aid Stations are operated by NBS Strider Hands, Motueka Round Table members and Motueka Search and Rescue will be positioned at Onetahuti (Tonga), Bark and Torrent Bays.

There are three aid stations in total - the first at Tonga (Onetahuti), second at Bark Bay and the third at Torrent Bay. Water (cup only) will be available at Tonga and Bark Bay aid stations. You can refill your water bottles/camelbaks at Torrent Bay aid station. Special drinks will not be catered for.

Bananas and jet planes will be supplied at Bark Bay and Torrent Bay.

Please ensure you leave any water cups at the aid station - this is a National Park and therefore if you take a water cup with you, then you need to carry it with you to the finish. No rubbish is to be left along the track - a pack in, pack out policy applies.

All food/supplement wrappers etc must be numbered to comply with the track's pack-in pack-out rubbish policy. Please number these prior to boarding the boat at Marahau.

Injured Competitors
Please notify the next checkpoint of any injured competitors and note approximate point on track. Please stay with the injured person if necessary and get the next competitor to notify officials.

Withdrawals during the event
Participants who choose to withdraw during the event may be liable for additional transport costs to uplift them from the track.

Any medical conditions should be advised in writing at entry point, noted on your Event Registration Certificate, and also noted on the back of your race number (marker pens are available at Event Registration for this purpose)
Those who suffer adverse effects from wasp stings etc are reminded to carry appropriate medication and advise the organisers. Emergency medication to be carried by the competitor at all times. 

Km Markers
Don't look for km markers - this is off-road. At all times stay on the High Tide Track.

For a Track Map and general info, including a course profile on the great Abel Tasman Coast Track, visit the DOC website

Faster runner to call 'coming through' and slower runner to step to inside (landward side) of track.

Falls River Bridge
The Falls River Bridge has a loading restriction of 5 persons - please observe this for your own safety. Any groups approaching this bridge together must regroup after crossing to ensure it is not used to create an unfair advantage for any competitor/s.

Track Users
There are likely to be other users on the track - please respect them.

Competitors warmup clothing will be transported back from Awaroa. Please keep this to a minimum. You will be given a bag label in your race pack - please secure this around your bag to aid identification at Marahau.

The Finish
The finish is situated at the end of the track (approximately 1km from the Marahau Outdoor Education Centre). There will be water and fresh fruit available for finishers. Please note that toilets are located in the carpark. Cell phone coverage is limited in the Marahau area.

There are showers at Marahau Motorcamp (next to the Marahau Outdoor Education Centre complex) or Kaiteriteri Beach Motorcamp - user pays.

Your packed lunch will be waiting for you at Marahau Outdoor Education Centre. Note you will need to show your race number to uplift this.

Post Event Massage
MiMassage will be at the Marahau Outdoor Education Centre post-run for post race massage. So bring some spare $$$.

Performance and spot prizes will be awarded in all age groups. (First only less than 7 entries, 2nd less than 10, 3rd if 10 or more). Under 40, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
There is also a fantastic spot prize pool, however, to be eligible winners must be at the prizegiving function.

The event prizegiving dinner will commence at 4.30pm in the marquee at the Marahau Outdoor Education centre, followed by Prizegiving. You will be issued with a 'dinner' ticket which you will be required to present. No ticket = no dinner.

To toast your success in completing the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic, Nelson Events along with Woollaston Estates Vineyard and Hop Federation Brewery will give you a celebratory drink as you dine during the prizegiving buffet. Beverages will be available to purchase also (cash only).
We anticipate prizegiving starting at 6.00pm (earlier if possible).

Supporters Walk Package
Must be booked by August 6th
Take a scenic cruise from Marahau to Torrent Bay, then walk back to the finish - approx 3 hours - 12.8km (giving the competitors plenty of space to pass you as they come through).
The cost of $130 includes your boat trip, lunch and then the prizegiving dinner. Please note that you will need to carry your own drink with you on the track and to take suitable clothing with you to prepare for changing weather conditions. Please also note that you may get wet feet when boarding and disembarking the boat.
Lunch is available at Marahau when you finish your walk.
Registration - 9.30am in the marquee at Marahau

Merchandise - must be pre-booked
Event T-Shirt (S, M, L, XL, XXL or 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18) $40

Event Cap $25

Survival Compact First Aid Kit - $15 - 150x90x25mm, 80gm, in a ziplock bag, contains alcohol wipes, antiseptic wipes, content list, non-adherent dressing (sm), plasters (washable), plaster fabric strip 100mm, safety pins, survival blanket with instructions, tri-angular bandage



Entry will open for the 2015 event early March



Training Plan based on a 30-40k Off Road Distance

You should be able to run for 2 hours comfortably, and be running 5 hours a week before starting this schedule.  Ten weeks from event day is week beginning July 22

Martin Lukes' 10 week training plan

This is a trail run, therefore it is important that you incorporate off road running into your training.

Remember to train with the nutrition you plan to use on event day - see below for some helpful tips from our official nutrition event sponsor:

A word from Rachael at Hammer Nutrition
Longer distance runners often train really diligently but are let down by missing just a few key basics of nutrition. Or the plan they used for a 2 hour race simply won't see them through those longer events in good shape. Even if you are an experienced ultra runner, there are probably a few simple changes you can make to your nutrition plan in training and on race day that will improve your race day experience.

Most people seem to be able to comfortably consume and absorb 300-500ml fluid per hour. Runners of smaller stature need less than larger athletes, and weather conditions are also an important factor. The longer we go, the less forgiving the body is if we get our fluid intake wrong, and I’m sure most of us have experienced dehydration and the nasty feeling that goes with it, at some stage in our athletic endeavours. That said, it is also important not to consume too much fluid as this can be equally as dangerous. In most usual NZ weather conditions, consuming more than 750ml per hour should NOT be necessary. Its not only important how much fluid we consume, but also what it is that we are consuming. We strongly  recommend that you have fluid that doesn’t contain calories eg water with 1-2 Endurolytes Fizz per 750ml, as often your stomach will need a rest from calories but still needs to keep the fluids coming in. If you have sports drink mixed into your fluids, then you are unable to do this. If you like your water unflavoured, then use plain water and a couple of Endurolyte capsules per hour.

We recommend Perpetuem as the main fuel of choice for endurance events where the heart rate is mostly expected to be below 75% MRH and run time will exceed 3 hours. And while you need to experiment in training, we find most people only need ½ - 1 scoops or 1-3 Perpetuem Solids per hour to fulfil ALL their calorie needs.

Perpetuem differs from the traditional gels and sports drink in that it contains a little protein which helps reduce muscle soreness, and a little fat, which will help you to feel full. It is an economical option for fueling, both in terms of cost and weight that needs to be carried - your fuel for most events will fit into a couple of flasks carried in your pocket. But don't then start adding in bars, bananas, fruit cake etc or you will find yourself well and truly overfed. If you prefer to use gels then 1-3 per hour, depending on your size should be sufficient.

We strongly recommend that you stay away from products that contain a lot of simple sugar ie those ending in –ose: sucrose, fructose, glucose. In simple terms, we can consume them faster than we can absorb them and their use increases your chance of the dreaded stomach distress. Its like trying to run after eating a couple of bars of chocolate! Sugars will also give you highs and lows, not something you want during an endurance event. If you are going to hit the trusty coke in the last hour or so of your event, then make sure you have practised this in training, and don’t consume too much!

Electrolytes and Cramping
Cramp seems to be the biggest limiting factor for many athletes. It is incredibly frustrating if you have trained well, are primed for a great race, then it all falls apart. So what can you do to minimise the chances of cramp? It’s an article all on its own but here are a few pointers to start with.

•  Correct fluid intake. See above.

•  Specificity of training. If you usually train at x intensity then come race day you are running at y intensity then chances are you going to have some issues. Include some intensity in your training that simulates what you experience in racing. Make sure that your training terrain replicates as best as possible what you will experience on race day. Doing all your training on road, then doing an event that’s off road is likely to be asking for trouble.

• Correct caloric intake. See above.

Insufficient electrolytes. Electrolyte requirements differ significantly between individuals so it can be tricky to judge. We recommend taking a couple of Endurolytes per hour or put an Endurolytes Fizz in each water bottle. Always carry extra Endurolyte capsules on long training sessions and during races.

Too much simple sugar. See above.

Keep your muscles in good order. Knots in calves and tight quads aren't going to help you not to cramp. Find yourself a good massage therapist and treat those legs to a rub, or do them yourself.

If you aren't sure how much you should be using of what, or which products would be best, send me (Rachael) an email, including your weight and ballpark time (this just tells how hard you are likely to be running) and we'll send you a suggested fuel plan.

12 x Hammer Gels Mixed Flavours
1 x Perpetuem Endurance Fuel Single Serve Sachet
1 x Tube 13 Endurolytes Fizz
1 x Endurolyte Capsules (120 capsules)
1 x Recoverite Single Serve Sachet
1 x Hammer Bar
1 x Copy Endurance Athletes Guide to Success

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Phone Toll Free 0508 284 538 or 0274 95 95 95*

The race day starts with Registration at Event HQ, the marquee at the Marahau Outdoor Education Centre, before journeying down the coastline to Awaroa for race start.

Please note that your boat ride is covered as part of your entry fee (you do not need to book this).

Marahau is located 67km north west of Nelson on sealed roads, approximately an hour and a half drive from Nelson city. There are numerous accommodation options available to competitors, including accommodation at Marahau itself, Kaiteriteri Beach (approx 10km from Marahau), or Motueka (20 minutes drive away).

Recommended Accommodation Provider:

Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp
Phone: 03 5278010

For all your travel and accommodation needs contact Andrea at WildSide

PO Box 135
Motueka 7120
Ph: 0800 874 748    

Rental Car Hire
Pegasus Rental Cars Nelson have some special deals for competitors travelling to the event - contact Nicki on 0800 35 45 01 or email
Cars from $39 per day (min hire 2 days - includes insurance, gst and unlimited kms and airport fee free of charge)

Coming from Wellington?

Then check out the special Interislander Fare Rate below


Nelson Events valid to 15 December 2014

Group Booking Reference:     GM5605

The below rates are based on return travel, prices to date, inclusive of GST and subject to availability.

Off Peak Fares:                                  Each Way
Adult                                                    $43.00
Premium Lounge (Kaitaki & Aratere)        $40.00    18yrs plus
The Cove (Arahura)                                $30.00    18yrs plus
Child                                                     $25.00
Car/Van/Ute/4WD/trailer                        $126.00 each
Extra half metre over 5.5m                     $19.00
Campervan/Motorhome                          $142.00
Extra half metre over 5.5m                     $37.00

Off Peak Dates:
23 April 14 - 15 December 14

Group Booking conditions and instructions for members are:

•    Reservations can be made direct with Interislander online at by entering GM5605 into the group discount code box.
•    Reservations can also be made via telephone on 0800 878 898 Monday to Friday 0830 to 1700 or via email on
•    Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
•    Bookings are 90% refundable if cancelled up to 1 hour before departure.
•    Date and time changes allowed up to 1 hour before departure without penalty, subject to availability.
•    Email confirmation of event entry to be shown at check-in otherwise full retail fare will be charged.
•    Fares valid from 16 December 13 through to 15 December 2014.
•    Fares subject to change with notification.
•    If booking from outside NZ you will need to request your booking be made via email.


2014 Competitor List

Please let us know if you have not being receiving our pre-event emailers as these have important event information in them
Emails sent thus far:
Entry confirmation
(sent upon entry)
Pre Event Emailer #1: July 19th
Pre Event Emailer #2: August 6th
Pre Event Emailer #3: August 25th
Pre Event Emailer #4: August 29th
Pre Event Emailer #5: September 17th

Please note that this list is not complete and will be updated regularly (it is manually uploaded so takes a bit of time)

Also - if you entered more than one person with the same email address, only one email is sent by the system to any email address, ie if two people are registered with the same email address, only one email will be sent (and addressed to one person only, with their event information) - unfortunately this is not something we can change.  If you would like to receive one personalised to you, please provide a different email address to us and we can amend.  Email your full name and the email address to

Frances Adams Nelson U40 F
Grace Aldridge Christchurch U40 F
Craig Armstrong Upper Hutt U40 M
Mike Armstrong Auckland U40 M
Ben Aynsley Greymouth U40 M
Carrie Baker Lower Hutt U40 F
Tim Ballagh Nelson U40 M
Steve Bamford Chrstichurch U40 M
Ben Bamford Hari Hari U40 M
Sarah Beable Auckland U40 F
Catherine Bennett Wellington U40 F
Josh Brian Wellington U40 M
Andrew Butler christchurch U40 M
Lisa Campkin Nelson U40 F
Hannah Carlin Christchurch U40 F
Vanessa Carswell Christchurch U40 F
Sally Chippendale Nelson U40 F
Hamish Cocks Christchurch U40 M
Nicola Cocks Christchurch U40 F
Juan Contreras SPAIN U40 M
Tina Cox Christchurch U40 F
James Crabb Wellington U40 M
Jessica Crampton Nelson U40 F
Emma Crichton Christchurch U40 F
Nick Crocker Nelson U40 M
Julia Crossman Timaru U40 F
Jon Crossman Timaru U40 M
Alan Crowe Wellington U40 M
Rachel Davidson Nelson U40 F
Julie Davison Wellington U40 F
Sebastian Deans Freemans bay U40 M
Greg Delaney Richmond U40 M
Barry Devenney Wellington U40 M
Cameron Dew Christchurch U40 M
Kerri Dewe Auckland U40 F
Rosanna Ditton Sydney U40 F
Rina Douglas Wellington U40 F
Celine Dufour Nelson U40 F
Justin Duke-Norris Canterbury U40 M
Claudine Dupuy Motueka U40 F
Fiona Eagles Auckland U40 F
David Elder Christchurch U40 M
Duncan Elliott Wellington U40 M
Dahna Evison Wellington U40 F
Stephanie Firth Greymouth U40 F
David Fitch Christchurch U40 M
Nick Fleetwood Christchurch U40 M
Lauren Fletcher Nelson U40 F
Penny Ford Devonport U40 F
Robbie Ford Devonport U40 M
Nadine Ford Nelson U40 F
Michael Gallagher Ashburton U40 M
Tom Gavin Nelson U40 M
Kent Gibbons Nelson U40 M
Amanda Gibson Nelson U40 F
Rickie Gibson AUSTRALIA U40 M
Richard Gray Wellington U40 M
Verena Gutsche Christchurch U40 F
Natasha Hagan Christchurch U40 F
Ann-Marie Head Christchurch U40 F
Alex Head Christchurch U40 M
Daniel Heine Spreydon U40 M
Andrew Higgins Auckalnd U40 M
David Higgins Auckalnd U40 M
Morna Hill SCOTLAND U40 F
Andrew Hodgkinson Amberley U40 M
Natalie Hogg Wellington U40 F
Kent Huxford christchurch U40 M
Kirsty Huxford christchurch U40 F
Sally Johnson AUSTRALIA U40 F
Nathan Jones North Canterbury U40 M
Maria Kelly UK U40 F
Shane Kennedy Christchurch U40 M
James Le Couteur Sydney U40 M
Natasha Lewis Wellington U40 F
Jordan Lilley Christchurch U40 M
Tracy Lynch Wellington U40 F
Gemma Maddocks Nottingham, UK U40 F
Simon Maister Wellington U40 M
Cassie Marwick Nelson U40 F
Sarah Masters Te Anau U40 F
Daniel McCallum Sydney U40 M
Morag McConville Lower Hutt U40 F
James McDonnell Wellington U40 M
Stephen Mcgrath Christchurch U40 M
Quinn McNaughtan Christchurch U40 F
katy Medlock Freemans bay U40 F
John Michael Dunsandel U40 M
Julia Miles Christchurch U40 F
John Mills Auckland U40 M
Ruby Morgan Auckland U40 F
Mike Morrison Christchurch U40 M
Steve Mosley Dunedin U40 M
Karen Murray Wellington U40 F
Nita Nand Wellington U40 F
Louise Neave Christchurch U40 F
Louis Niven Auckland U40 M
Andrew Niven Auckland U40 M
Julie O'Connor Christchurch U40 F
Emily Oleary Arrow town U40 F
Lauren Olsen Auckland U40 F
Sacha Oudyn Auckland U40 M
Michael Pearson Auckland U40 M
Josh Pemberton Dunedin U40 M
Matt Pepler Christchurch U40 M
Jacob Pescini Wellington U40 M
Emma Pescini Wellington U40 F
Hamish Pescini Westport U40 M
Helen Peters Christchurch U40 F
Kalle Pokkinen Porirua U40 M
Chad Preece Porirua U40 M
Anna Preston Christchurch U40 F
John Reicher Christchurch U40 M
Louise Renwick Auckland U40 F
Mark Reston Christchurch U40 M
Brad Richards Christchurch U40 M
Dee Richards Christchurch U40 F
David Richardson AUSTRALIA U40 M
Yvonne Richardson AUSTRALIA U40 F
Emma Risk Christchurch U40 F
Kathryn Roberson Wellington U40 F
Rochelle Roberts Motueka U40 F
Andrew Rowe Paraparaumu U40 M
Natalie Salvesen Edinburgh U40 F
Claire Samuel WALES U40 F
Imogene Scott Nelson U40 F
Nicola Shaw Christchurch U40 F
Donna sheehan leeston U40 F
Blair Shrimpton Hokitika U40 M
Rebecca Speirs Wellington U40 F
Tori Stableford Christchurch U40 F
Shannon Taramoeroa Leeston U40 M
Matt Tattle Auckland U40 M
Andrew Tewnion Nelson U40 M
Phillip Thomas Takaka U40 M
Kim Thompson Waiheke Island U40 F
Gabby Tinkham Christchurch U40 F
Simon Trotter Christchurch U40 M
Florence Van dyke Auckland U40 F
Katja Wache Christchurch U40 F
Jasmine Walker Nelson U40 F
Nicole Walker Wellington U40 F
Jacqui Wallace Christchurch U40 F
Tim Watkins Waiheke Island U40 M
Timothy Watts Auckland U40 M
Steve Watts Templeton U40 M
Lizzie Wesley-smith nelson U40 F
Jamie Whyte Auckland U40 M
Samantha Wickham Blenheim U40 F
Richard Withy Christchurch U40 M
Sven Zaalberg Christchurch U40 M
Kerryn Abbott Nelson 40 - 49 F
Sally Aitken Wellington 40 - 49 F
Joanne Aitken wellington 40 - 49 F
Brendan Alborn Riwaka 40 - 49 M
Johnna Alborn Riwaka 40 - 49 F
Kelly Anderson Dunsandel 40 - 49 F
Tina Arthur Nelson 40 - 49 F
Barry Ayling Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Andrea Barlow Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Amanda Barton Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Anna Bartup Wellington 40 - 49 F
Wendy Baverstock Auckland 40 - 49 F
Gus Benzie Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Jeremy Blake Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Tony Boon Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Phil Botting Blenheim 40 - 49 M
Helen Boxall Canterbury 40 - 49 F
Helen Bradford Wellington 40 - 49 F
Ann Brower Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Paul Brown Auckland 40 - 49 M
Michael Brown Rangiora 40 - 49 M
Blair Brown Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Geoff Burgess Hamilton 40 - 49 M
Lester Burton Rolleston 40 - 49 M
Gordon Campbell AUSTRALIA 40 - 49 M
Chris Charles Nelson 40 - 49 M
James Cockburn Wellington 40 - 49 M
Penny Collier Wellington 40 - 49 F
Vicki Connor Wellington 40 - 49 F
Ryan Cotterell Orewa 40 - 49 M
Nicholas Cradock-Henry Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Paula Creighton Motueka 40 - 49 F
Lilla Csorgo Wellington 40 - 49 F
Paul Dance Auckland 40 - 49 M
Martin Davenport Lower Hutt 40 - 49 M
Erin Davies Auckland 40 - 49 F
Mark Davies Auckland 40 - 49 M
Barry Davies Richmond 40 - 49 M
Michael De Bono Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Karolyne Dunn Brightwater 40 - 49 F
Maree Earl Matamata 40 - 49 F
Lesa Eastergaard Wellington 40 - 49 F
Morgan Edwards Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Vicki Fabling Hamilton 40 - 49 F
Shane Fellowes Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Irene Firestone Nelson 40 - 49 F
Katherine Fitch Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Adele Fitzpatrick Wellington 40 - 49 F
Monica Fraser Rotorua 40 - 49 F
Mellanie Freilinger AUSTRALIA 40 - 49 F
Sandra Gale Wellington 40 - 49 F
Brett Gamble Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Daryl Ganley Auckland 40 - 49 M
Keir Garrett mairangi bay 40 - 49 F
Sam Gawith Te Anau 40 - 49 M
Alison Gills Rangiora 40 - 49 F
Gillian Gray Wellington 40 - 49 F
John Hancock Wellington 40 - 49 M
Peter Harris Wellington 40 - 49 M
Sarah Harris Wellington 40 - 49 F
Will Hayward Auckland 40 - 49 M
Murray Hetherington Auckland 40 - 49 M
Aaron Hill Rangiora 40 - 49 M
Julian Jaques Hamilton 40 - 49 M
Sally-Anne Jones Nelson 40 - 49 F
Vicky Joyce Auckland 40 - 49 F
Dave Keen Mapua 40 - 49 M
Neil Kelly UK 40 - 49 M
Mike Killick Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Nigel Kirk Wellington 40 - 49 M
Rachael Kirkbride Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Michael Lams Richmond 40 - 49 M
Brian Law Rangiora 40 - 49 M
Philippa Le Couteur Wellington 40 - 49 F
Nigel Lee Invercargill 40 - 49 M
Anthea Lees Nelson 40 - 49 F
Mark Leone Wellington 40 - 49 M
Angela Leong Wellington 40 - 49 F
Darren Leslie Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Annemieke Lewis Richmond 40 - 49 F
Phil Lindsay Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Adrienne Martinus Hamilton 40 - 49 F
Euan Masters Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Daryl Mauger Kaiapoi 40 - 49 M
Rob McCrudden Wellington 40 - 49 M
Jim McIIraith Westport 40 - 49 M
Sarah McLeod Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Nadine Menzies AUSTRALIA 40 - 49 F
Tony Milne Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Will Morrish Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Alex Morrison kaiapoi 40 - 49 M
Troy Mouat Rangiora 40 - 49 M
Nigel Muir Richmond 40 - 49 M
Paul Munro Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Craig Neil Wellington 40 - 49 M
Rich Norris Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Lynne O'Donoghue Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Tania Ohlson Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Peter Olds Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Michael Oliver Auckland 40 - 49 M
Brendan O'Neill Auckland 40 - 49 M
Alan Paris Queenstown 40 - 49 M
Karl Parker Nelson 40 - 49 M
Andrew Pascoe Crofton Downs 40 - 49 M
Philippa Pearse Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Katarina Peruseski-Radosavlje Lower Hutt 40 - 49 F
Kristina Pickford Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Steven Pleciak Devonport 40 - 49 M
Justin Powell Motueka 40 - 49 M
Ben Pritchard Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Scott Purdue Wellington 40 - 49 M
Donna Purdue Wellington 40 - 49 F
Julie Register Wellington 40 - 49 F
Steve Reynolds AUSTRALIA 40 - 49 M
Andrew Ricciardi Nelson 40 - 49 M
Suzanne Roberts Auckland 40 - 49 F
Elizabeth Roberts Nelson 40 - 49 F
Tim Robinson Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Christine Rowe Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Brenton Searle Wellington 40 - 49 M
Gus Shirley Nelson 40 - 49 M
Patricia Sloan Wellington 40 - 49 F
Morgan Slyfield Wellington 40 - 49 M
Julie Smith Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Edward Sparrow Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Jason Symonds AUSTRALIA 40 - 49 M
Genessa Tabak Canterbury 40 - 49 F
Andrew Tait Lower Hutt 40 - 49 M
Mike Taylor Amberley 40 - 49 M
Karen Tindall Wellington 40 - 49 F
Janet Tong Vancouver 40 - 49 F
Shane Turk wellington 40 - 49 M
Perry Turner Nelson 40 - 49 M
Louise Van den Brink Auckland 40 - 49 F
Graeme Waghorn Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Matt Wakelin Nelson 40 - 49 M
Ash Walker Wellington 40 - 49 M
Erin Wansbrough Auckland 40 - 49 F
Cecilia Warren Wellington 40 - 49 F
Tracey Watson Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Lincoln Watson Auckland 40 - 49 M
Julie Watson Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Scott Webster Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Sam White Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Christine Whitham Rangiora 40 - 49 F
Darren Whittington Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Tim Wright Christchurch 40 - 49 M
John Apps Westport 50 - 59 M
Therese Arseneau Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Colleen Ayling Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Richard Bamfield Ruby Bay 50 - 59 M
Debbi   Bamfield Ruby Bay 50 - 59 F
Steve Barry Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Blair Bermingham Dunedin 50 - 59 M
Rob Blackburne christchurch 50 - 59 M
Keith Bowness Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Gordon Boxall Canterbury 50 - 59 M
Alan Brian Wellington 50 - 59 M
Graeme Brown Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Chris Brown Manukau 50 - 59 M
Louise Busson Motueka 50 - 59 F
Dave Candy Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Nick Carter christchurch 50 - 59 M
Mark Chapple Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Craig Cogle Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Heather Collins Blenheim 50 - 59 F
Paul Coull Heathcote 50 - 59 M
Don Elder Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Pauline Ellis Auckland 50 - 59 F
Neil Evans Albany auckland 50 - 59 M
Michael Ferigo Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Cathy Finnimore Porirua 50 - 59 F
Martin Finnimore Porirua 50 - 59 M
Richard Fletcher Wellington 50 - 59 M
Cathy Fraser WELLINGTON 50 - 59 F
Chris Gates Nelson 50 - 59 M
Patrick Goodenough Auckland 50 - 59 M
Peter Hilling Invercargill 50 - 59 M
Jenny Hoffmann Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Barry Howard Wellington 50 - 59 M
Chris 'the Sheriff' James Mapua 50 - 59 M
Merv Johnston Wellington 50 - 59 M
Craig Johnston Feilding 50 - 59 M
Garry Jones Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Jo Little Auckland 50 - 59 F
Steve Lloyd Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Janice McCorkindale Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Madeleine McIntosh Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Richard McIntosh Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Margaret Moretti christchurch 50 - 59 F
Jo Munn Hamilton 50 - 59 F
Karen Murray Blenheim 50 - 59 F
Simon Ohlson Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Kay Palmer Nelson 50 - 59 F
Ian Palmer Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Geoff Palmer Wellington 50 - 59 M
Becky Paris Queenstown 50 - 59 F
Chris Porteners Nelson 50 - 59 M
James Purnell Burwood 50 - 59 M
Bojan Radosavljevic Lower Hutt 50 - 59 M
Mike Richardson Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Jenny Ridgen Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Paul Roberts Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Colin Rolfe Nelson 50 - 59 M
Barry Rowe Nelson 50 - 59 M
Carl Rowling Auckland 50 - 59 M
Paul Rutledge Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Bryan Sampson Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Beth Simpson Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Gordon Speed Dunedin 50 - 59 M
Harvey Steffens Wellington 50 - 59 M
Patrice Stichbury matamata 50 - 59 F
John Urlich Blenheim 50 - 59 M
Peter Verstappen Wakefield 50 - 59 M
Maria Voigt Motueka 50 - 59 F
Karen Ward Wellington 50 - 59 F
Graham Williams Collingwood 50 - 59 M
Rex Bolwell Mapua 60+ M
Bevan Cook Motueka 60+ M
Warren Gregory Christchurch 60+ M
Janice Gregory Christchurch 60+ F
Michael Harte Nelson 60+ M
Cyndy Horne Tawa 60+ F
Murray Levers Matamata 60+ M
Alain Liger Waikuku Beach 60+ M
Rugby Reed Riwaka 60+ M
Paul Rodway Wellington 60+ M
Neville Ross Christchurch 60+ M
Owen Rowse Lower Hutt 60+ M
Yvonne West Nelson 60+ F



2014 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic Provisional Results (Overall Order)

2014 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic Provisional Results (Age Group Order)

The three survivors - a history

We have a collection of gear bags in our possession that weren't picked up on Saturday afternoon (including some that didn't have bag labels on) - please get in touch if you are missing something - email

Previous Results

2013: Totaranui to Marahau (20th anniversary event)

2013 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic Results (Overall Order)

2013 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic Results (Age Group Order)

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2004 - 2012: Awaroa to Marahau

2012 Overall Order

2012 Age Group Order

2011 Results - Finish Line Order

2011 Results - Age Group Order


2010 Results - Finish Line Order 

2010 Results - Age Group Order

2009 Results

2008 Results

2007 Results

2006 Results

2005 Results

2004 Results

2001 - 2003: Marahau to Awaroa

2003 Results

2002 Results

2001 Results

2000: Marahau to Torrent Bay & Return (Weather contingency course)

2000 Results

1994 - 1999: Marahau to Totaranui

1999 Results

1998 Results

1997 Results

1996 Results

1995 Results

1994 Results


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