Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

Sat, 14/10/2017 October 14th 2017 SOLD OUT

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 300 and entries received after the 300 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 $215 includes boat transport to Awaroa on race day, lunch and prizegiving dinner at Marahau post event.

Withdrawals received prior to August 6th 2017 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. This is not a walking event.
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.

If you are unsure of your fitness level, please contact race director Graeme West to discuss (03 548 3655 evenings).  Ultimately, we want you to enjoy your day running in the park.

This is a trail run, therefore it is important that you encompass training on uneven terrain to prepare appropriately and to also familiarise yourself with the process of following trail/track markers.

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)

7.00am to 7.45am 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 through the gear check station and then 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 10.00am (timing to be confirmed for 2017 event).

Once we have arrived at Marahau there will be spot gear checks 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.

Gear Bags need to be left on the beach - liase with Nelson Events crew upon arrival as these need to be loaded onto the dedicated return vessel. 

Please await instructions from the Nelson Events crew before leaving the Awaroa beachfront.

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. 

Course and Km Markers
Don't look for km markers - this is off-road.

ATCC Profile

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 to the Marahau Outdoor Educaiton Centre. 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 (you are only able to uplift this by showing your official race number to our crew).  Liase with Nelson Events Crew on the Awaroa beachfront as to where to leave this.

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.

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 entry, no dinner

To toast your success in completing the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic, Nelson Events along with Mahana 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
White Latitude Tee with logo below featured on the front (Quick dry moisture wicking sports fabric)

Event Cap $25

Event Hoodie $100


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 to the 2017 event has now SOLD OUT

If you would like to be placed on the WAIT LIST, please download the form below and either email to us at or pop in the post to Nelson Events, PO Box 129, Nelson, 7040.





Download entry form

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.
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    

Information Site for the Nelson/Tasman Area

Travel Time Guides and Charter Operators


Travelling from the North Island?

Coming from across the Strait?
Then check out the Interislander Group rates below
Nelson Events 2017

Booking Reference:        GM5605

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

Fares:                        Off Peak Each Way
Adult                                     $45.00
Premium Lounge                     $45.00  18yrs plus
Child                                      $25.00
Car/Ute/4x4/Trailer up to 5.5    $124.00 each
Additional half Metre                $19.00
Campervan up to 5.5               $142.00
Additional half Metre                $37.00
Motor Bikes                             $39.00
Kayaks & Bikes                        $15.00 each
Pushbikes                               $15.00 each

Off Peak Dates:
01 March – 12 April 17
19 April – 18 December 17

Fares:                        Peak Each Way
Adult                                       $52.00
Premium Lounge                      $45.00  18yrs plus
Child                                       $25.00
Car/Ute/4x4/Trailer up to 5.5    $137.00 each
Additional half Metre                $22.00
Campervan up to 5.5                $170.00
Additional half Metre                $42.00
Motor Bikes                             $49.00
Kayaks & Bikes                        $15.00 each
Pushbikes                                $15.00 each
Peak Dates:
01-28 February 17
13-18 April 17

Group Booking conditions and instructions for members are:

Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander –
    Online at
Putting GM5605 into the Discount Code box.
•    Every reservation will be given an expiry/payment date, required to be paid in full by that date.
•    Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
•    90% refundable if cancelled prior to final check in time – no refund if cancelled after.
•    Email confirmation of event entry to be shown at check in – otherwise full retail fares will be charged.


2017 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: sent Monday 22nd May
Pre Event Emailer #2: sent Saturday 24th June
Pre Event Emailer #3: sent Thursday 27th July
Pre Event Emailer #4: sent
Tuesday 8th August
Pre Event Emailer #5: sent Saturday 26th August

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


Marty Abercrombie Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Frances Adams christchurch U40 F
Robbie Aitken Auckland U40 M
Joanne Aitken Wellington 40 - 49 F
Kirstie Allen Christchurch U40 F
Malcolm Anderson Nelson 60+ M
Joanna Anderson Wellington 40 - 49 F
Russell Andrews Wellington 40 - 49 M
Vajin Armstrong Christchurch U40 M
Kevin Arthur Hamilton 40 - 49 M
Simon Ashby Nelson U40 M
Julian Ashby Wellington U40 M
David Atkinson Waimakariri U40 M
Andrew Bailey PORIRUA 40 - 49 M
Richard Bamfield Ruby Bay 50 - 59 M
Debra Bamfield Ruby Bay 50 - 59 F
Steve Bamford Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Andrew Bardsley Lower Hutt 50 - 59 M
Sarah Beable Auckland U40 F
June Beange Gisborne 40 - 49 F
Jojo Beech Wellington U40 F
Blair Bermingham Dunedin 60+ M
Johnny Beveridge Christchurch U40 M
Nick Bibby Wellington 40 - 49 M
Jeff Bibby Wellington 50 - 59 M
Joanna Bisphan Wellington U40 F
Simon Biss Nelson 60+ M
Amy Blair Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Jeremy Blake Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Lyndal Blatch Arrowtown U40 F
Jono Bonifant Christchurch U40 M
Kieran Bootten Arrowtown U40 M
Dan Boulton Auckland U40 M
Keith Bowness Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Ollie Bradshaw Auckland U40 M
Rachael Breen Christchurch U40 F
Crystal Brindle Clifton U40 F
Annabelle Bristed Wellington U40 F
Matthew Brown Auckland 40 - 49 M
Blair Brown Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Nicole Brownlee Tauranga U40 F
Jordan Buchanan Christchurch U40 M
Hannah Buchanan Christchurch U40 F
Peta-Jane Buchanan Nelson 40 - 49 F
Jamie Buckley RD2 U40 M
Francine Buick Canterbury 40 - 49 F
Tania Burden Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Darren Burden Christchurch 40 - 49 M
David Byatt Wellington 40 - 49 M
Richard Caccioppoli Little River U40 M
Ryan Campbell Nelson U40 M
Adam Campbell Nelson U40 M
Stephen Campen Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Maree Carson Wellington U40 F
Shaun Carter Canterbury 40 - 49 M
Bianca Caske Manawatu-Wanganui 40 - 49 F
Shane Caske Palmerston North 40 - 49 M
Will Cass Wellington 40 - 49 M
Dave Chisholm Auckland 40 - 49 M
Tamsin Chittock Canterbury 40 - 49 F
Grant Chittock Canterbury 40 - 49 M
Wendy Chrisstoffels Upper Hutt 60+ F
Michelle Clark Nelson 40 - 49 F
Chris Clarke Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Tim Clements Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Sam Clouston Blenheim U40 M
Andrea Cochrane Little River 40 - 49 F
Tony Cochrane Little River 40 - 49 M
Erin Coleman Christchurch U40 F
Kelly Coleman Marlborough U40 F
Alan Collie Nelson U40 M
Rachel Commons Auckland U40 F
Hamish Commons Auckland 40 - 49 M
Kathryn Compson Wellington U40 F
Doug Compson Wellington 50 - 59 M
Glenn Connor Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Tania Cooper Christchurch U40 F
Jacqueline Cope Raumati South 40 - 49 F
Alistair Cory-Wright Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Alicia Cowey Rangiora 40 - 49 F
Simon Crampton Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Damian Cranney Canterbury U40 M
Olivia Cranney Christchurch U40 F
Kayla Crimp Nelson U40 F
Brighid Critchlow Upper Moutere 40 - 49 F
Daniel Dale Auckland U40 M
Julie Davison Wellington 40 - 49 F
Sebastian Deans Auckland U40 M
Ceciel DelaRue Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Sam Dickie Auckland 40 - 49 M
Mark Dillon Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Michael Dillon Christhcurhch 40 - 49 M
Sophary Dim Wellington 40 - 49 F
Gradon Diprose Porirua U40 M
Andrew Dodson Blenheim 40 - 49 M
Elliott Drayton Redwood 50 - 59 M
Paula Drew Nelson U40 F
Toni Duffy Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Anna Dungey Christchurch U40 F
Simon Dunlop Rolleston 40 - 49 M
Paula Dunne Porirua U40 F
Sean Dunne Porirua U40 M
Brian Dunne Porirua 50 - 59 M
Nuala Dunne Porirua 50 - 59 F
Aarti Eason Auckland U40 F
Simeon Eaton Auckland 40 - 49 M
Malcolm Edridge Nelson 40 - 49 M
Gill Elgar Nelson 60+ F
Duncan Elliott Wellington U40 M
Phillip Everest Ashburton 50 - 59 M
Kathy Farquhar Nelson 50 - 59 F
Simone Faulkner Timaru 40 - 49 F
Grace Faulkner Timaru U40 F
Charles Fergusson Christchurch U40 M
Dave Fletcher Christchurch 60+ M
Richard Fletcher Wellington 50 - 59 M
Jane Fletcher Wellington 50 - 59 F
Matt Ford Amberley U40 M
Bridget Ford Amberley U40 F
Mark Ford Christchurch U40 M
Mark Frisby Christchurch U40 M
Don Fulton Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Brett Gamble Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Chris Gates Nelson 50 - 59 M
Hazel George Christchurch U40 F
Sally Gibbs Katikati 50 - 59 F
Mark Gilbert Canterbury U40 M
Sophie Gilchrist Christchurch U40 F
Chris Goldsbury Christchurch U40 M
Paul Gordon Lower Hutt 50 - 59 M
Steve Gorrie Nelson 40 - 49 M
Samantha Green Christchurch U40 F
Richard Green Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Janette Gwilliam Lower Hutt 40 - 49 F
Jan Hales Canterbury 40 - 49 F
David Hansen Oamaru 40 - 49 M
Cam Harding Wellington 40 - 49 M
Jo Harding Wellington 40 - 49 F
Grant Harris Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Michael Harrison Auckland U40 M
Paul Harrison Christchurch U40 M
Trish Hastie Christchurch U40 F
Patricia Hayden-Payne Auckland 50 - 59 F
Graeme Hearfield Wellington 40 - 49 M
Adam Hely AUSTRALIA 40 - 49 M
Chris Henderson Christchurch U40 M
Miriam Heycoop Wellington 50 - 59 F
Andrew Higginbottom Upper Moutere 40 - 49 M
Jimmy Hildreth Manawatu-Wanganui 40 - 49 M
Aaron Hill Rangiora 40 - 49 M
Philip Hirst Canterbury U40 M
Andrew Hodgkinson Amberley U40 M
Gavin Hurford Nelson U40 M
Kelly Hyde Canterbury 40 - 49 F
Robyn Hyde Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Annabel Jeaffreson Wanaka 40 - 49 F
Lorraine Johns Canterbury U40 F
Sue Jones Christchurch 60+ F
Julie Jopp Amberley U40 F
Eugene Joubert AUSTRALIA 50 - 59 M
Tess Joubert AUSTRALIA 50 - 59 F
Selma Kafedzic Christchurch U40 F
Jonathan Kay Auckland 40 - 49 M
Alice Keir Darfield U40 F
Andrew Kerr Lower hutt 40 - 49 M
Marc Kiely christchurch 40 - 49 M
Greg Kingston Nelson U40 M
Rachael Kirkbride New Brighton 50 - 59 F
Belinda Lancaster Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Suzanne Landers Marlborough U40 F
Janette Landers Marlborough U40 F
Bev Landers Taranaki 60+ F
Kerensa Leadbetter Nelson 40 - 49 F
Bill Lee Christchurch 60+ M
Susie Lee Christchurch 60+ F
Roger Leslie Mosgiel 60+ M
Annemieke Lewis Nelson 40 - 49 F
Natasha Lewis Wellington U40 F
Tim Lovejoy Blenheim 60+ M
Delisa Lovie Wellington 40 - 49 F
Kate Mace Auckland U40 F
Al MacFarlan Auckland 50 - 59 M
Lynn Macfarlane Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Don MacKenzie Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Blake Mackie Nelson 40 - 49 M
Graham Mahuika Nelson 50 - 59 M
Shailesh Manga Auckland 40 - 49 M
Simon Mardon Nelson 40 - 49 M
Madanraj Mariappan ENGLAND U40 M
Anton Marsden Wellington 40 - 49 M
Nick Marshall Auckland U40 M
Brion Matthews Christchurch U40 M
Zoe Matthews Manawatu-Wanganui U40 F
David Mavor Ashburton 40 - 49 M
Annie McCabe Wellington 40 - 49 F
Greg McDonald Lower Hutt U40 M
Juliet McEwan Auckland U40 F
Duncan McGill Wellington 40 - 49 M
Madeleine McIntosh Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Richard McIntosh Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Wendy McMillan Christchurch U40 F
Katy Medlock Auckland U40 F
Stephan Meijer Nelson 40 - 49 M
Tanya Merchant Christchruch 50 - 59 F
Sakkie Meyer Nelson 40 - 49 M
John Michael Leeston U40 M
Peter Mitchell Otago 50 - 59 M
Juls Moore Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Kirstina Moore christchurch 40 - 49 F
Margaret Moretti Christchurch 60+ F
Craig Morice Nelson U40 M
Sarah Morten Wellington 40 - 49 F
Graham Morton Auckland 50 - 59 M
Nigel Muir Nelson 50 - 59 M
Jo Munn Hamilton 50 - 59 F
Oliver Naegeli SWITZERLAND 40 - 49 M
John Nairn Auckland 50 - 59 M
Abby Nattrass Christchurch U40 F
Charlie Nolan Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Richard Nottage Wellington 40 - 49 M
Karen Ogilvie Auckland 50 - 59 F
Mark Oldfield Wellington U40 M
Emma O'Leary Wellington 40 - 49 F
Rita Onosa Masterton 40 - 49 F
Andrew O'Regan Christchurch U40 M
Simon O'Regan AUSTRALIA 40 - 49 M
Sacha Oudyn Auckland 40 - 49 M
Nicky Page Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Diane Page christchurch 50 - 59 F
Alan Paris Queenstown 50 - 59 M
Emma Parker Christchurch U40 F
Matt Parrett Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Matthew Paterson Wellington 40 - 49 M
Samantha Pearson Nelson 40 - 49 F
Claire Pendlebury Nelson 50 - 59 F
Victoria Pfahlert Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Nick Pfahlert Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Emily Pfeffer Wellington U40 F
Hamish Pinkham Auckland U40 M
Kirsten Podmore Wellington U40 F
Michelle Podmore Wellington U40 F
Mark Potter Lower Hutt 40 - 49 M
Justin Powell Motueka 40 - 49 M
Simon Prangell Christchurch U40 M
Freyja Prentice Waimakariri U40 F
Rochelle Price Mount Maunganui 40 - 49 F
Nigel Price AUSTRALIA U40 M
Ben Pritchard Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Alison Pritchard CANADA 40 - 49 F
Scott Pritchard rangiora 40 - 49 M
Lawrie Quibell Canterbury U40 M
Lindsay Rae Christchurch U40 F
Simon Ralph christchurch 40 - 49 M
Adam Rands AUSTRALIA 40 - 49 M
McKenzie Rayes Motueka U40 F
Cherie Richardson Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Kurt Richardson Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Alistair Richardson Otago U40 M
Kathy Richardson Nelson 40 - 49 F
David Riddell Nelson 60+ M
Andy Riley Nelson U40 M
Scott Robertson Nelson 40 - 49 M
Anne-Louise Robertson Waikato 50 - 59 F
Colin Rolfe Nelson 50 - 59 M
Bryan Roper Auckland 40 - 49 M
Barry Rowe Nelson 50 - 59 M
Owen Rowse Lower Hutt 60+ M
Mandy Russell Wellington 40 - 49 F
Hamish Rutherford Wellington U40 M
Megan Ryan Christchurch U40 F
Jeremy Savage ashburton 40 - 49 M
Kara Scally-Irvine Wellington 40 - 49 F
Liam Scanlon Christchurch U40 M
Graeme Sellars Nelson 60+ M
Greg Shearer Christchurch U40 M
James Shepherd Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Stephen Silk Lower Hutt 50 - 59 M
Regan Sinclair Nelson U40 M
Laura Singleton Christchurch U40 F
Katrina Slater Christchurch U40 F
David Slater Christchurch U40 M
Morgan Slyfield Wellington 40 - 49 M
Emma Smart Wellington 40 - 49 F
Jim Smith Nelson U40 M
Murray Smith Tauranga 50 - 59 M
Edward Sparrow Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Beth Spence Auckland 40 - 49 F
Jon Spence Christchurch U40 M
Matthew Spencer Wellington U40 M
Hannah Starnes Nelson U40 F
James Steele Nelson U40 M
Mark Stewart Auckland 40 - 49 M
Kate Stiven Nelson U40 F
Amanda Stoddart Nelson 40 - 49 F
Camille Stranks Hamilton 40 - 49 F
Richard Stringfellow Taupo 50 - 59 M
Jen Sullivan Auckland U40 F
Clare Sunde Christchurch U40 F
Justin Tampeau Porirua U40 M
David Tayler Canterbury 40 - 49 M
Sam Ter Haar Auckland U40 M
Gilles Thebault Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Jamie Thirkettle Nelson U40 M
Jenna Thoms Christchurch U40 F
Sophie Thorn Wellington U40 F
Ed Thynne Wakefield U40 M
Jo Tisch Bay Of Plenty 40 - 49 F
Steve Todd Timaru 40 - 49 M
Steve Toms Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Georgina Toomey Auckland U40 F
Dominic Toomey Auckland U40 M
Mo Topham Invercargill U40 F
Vicky Trewern Wellington 40 - 49 F
Alice Tuck Nelson U40 F
Michiko Uchima Wellington U40 F
Rian Van der colff Christchurch 50 - 59 M
David Van der Zouwe Wellington 40 - 49 M
Tina Van Dijk Wellington 40 - 49 F
Richard Van Wynbergen Canterbury 50 - 59 M
Michael Vesty Nelson U40 M
Victoria Vianna Christchurch U40 F
Jonny Vick Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Helen Viney Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Nathan Viney Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Maria Voigt Motueka 50 - 59 F
Sophia Walker Nelson U40 F
Hamish Wall Christchurch U40 M
Katrina Walter Wellington 40 - 49 F
Becky Walton hamilton 40 - 49 F
Natasha Ward Tauranga U40 F
Richard Warnock Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Greta Washington Christchurch U40 F
Amy Watson Christchurch U40 F
Gary Watson Nelson 40 - 49 M
Rebecca Webber Nelson 40 - 49 F
Steph White Auckland 40 - 49 F
John Whiteford christchurch U40 M
Darren Whittington Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Donna Wilkins Gore U40 F
Crystal Wilkinson Porirua U40 F
Phil Willard Christchurch U40 M
Cathy Williams Blenheim U40 F
Graham Williams collingwood 60+ M
Bron Williams Fairlie 40 - 49 F
Bill Willis Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Selwyn Wong Auckland 50 - 59 M
Emma Wood Auckland 50 - 59 F
John Wood Greymouth 60+ M
Ray Woodhouse Upper Hutt 60+ M
Fiona Woodhouse Upper Hutt 50 - 59 F
Gareth Worboys Nelson 40 - 49 M
Sarah Wright Canterbury 40 - 49 F
Tim Wright Christchurch 40 - 49 M



Previous Results

Awaroa to Marahau

2016 - Overall Order

2016 - Age Group Order

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2015 CHIA Abel Tasman Coastal Classic Results (Overall Order)

2015 CHIA Abel Tasman Coastal Classic Results (Age Group Order)

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The Three Survivors - A History

2014 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic Results (Overall Order)

2014 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic Results (Age Group Order)


2013: Totaranui to Marahau (20th anniversary event)

2013 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic Results (Overall Order)

2013 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic Results (Age Group Order)


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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