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Trail Run

May-July 2021

Trail Runner New Zealand & Australia (formerly Kiwi Trail Runner) is New Zealand's best running magazine. The writing is loaded with 'real' experience and connects readers with fellow runners and New Zealand's stunning landscape. Even the most ardent couch-dwellers have picked up Kiwi Trail Runner and said it has inspired them to head outside and run in terrain that is among the most spectacular on earth. This magazine will appeal to anyone who wants to feel part of a community of people who love running, the outdoors and the camaraderie that comes with having a shared purpose. 1 year subscription equals 6 issues. 2 years subscription equals 12 issues. Your subscription will begin when the next issue is published to make sure you get the latest edition. As this is a bi-monthly magazine your first delivery may take six - eight weeks.

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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
trail porn

8 min
northern exposure

WHEN Jodie Rummer first stepped foot in Townsville nine years ago, the marine scientist and outdoorswoman wondered just what she had gotten herself into. “I remember landing that first day and driving through the first neighbourhood I encountered, thinking, ‘Where am I?’ I was a little scared that there wasn’t anything to do, and a little shocked and worried!” she laughs now. Jodie had bid farewell to her home in Vancouver, Canada, to take up a position as a professor at James Cook University in the coastal city of Townsville, often touted as Australia’s gateway to Queensland’s far north. Culture shock is an understatement. “It was a challenging move on so many levels!” Thankfully, she met Luen Warneke, a born-and-bred Townsvillian, who had grown up hiking, camping and exploring the diverse landscapes surrounding…

8 min
western stars

THE START LINE. It’s where legends are made. Not the finish line, although some may think so, but the start line. Because that’s where it all comes together. That’s where the dawn of a runner’s journey takes flight, and it’s where we can witness the birth of legendary achievements. Standing at the front of the pack, taking deep breaths, keeping warm and waiting for the gun to go off in the middle of the night are two of Australia’s greatest modern-day ultra runners. They’re ready to hit the ground running in one of Western Australia’s fastest and flattest courses: the 100km Australia Day Ultra. Anyone participating, volunteering or supporting across the weekend of 18 January, 2020, in the small lakeside town of Australind would have witnessed ultra runners Michael Hooker and Margaret Hadley…

3 min
honestly speaking

TRAIL running can be such an intimate act. How often in daily life do you take the time to consciously check in with yourself? To ask your body how it’s feeling, what it’s lacking, what it needs? To listen to it without judgement. Sure, sometimes we can listen to our body’s complaints and needs, then brush them aside. “I need to rest a minute.” Nope, keep going “I feel a blister forming. Can we do something about it now?” Nope, we don’t want to waste time. “I need food!” What?! You just ate! Wait longer. More often than not, though, I find I am much kinder to myself when I’m on the trails. If I need food, I’ll eat (none of this calorie-counting business!). I am more attuned to what my body requires. I have…

11 min
run like a girl

NEW ZEALAND ultra runner Ruth Croft made headlines last year when she won the 85km Old Ghost Ultra outright, blitzing both the men's and women's fields in 7 hours and 31 minutes. This year, Ruth’s name was again in the spotlight when she achieved the same feat at the Tarawera Ultramarathon 102km race in 9 hours and 21 minutes. The Kiwi runner, born on the West Coast but currently living in Wanaka, says she is proud to inspire other runners – women in particular – but does not like it when conversations about running treat it as a men-versus-women competition. Ruth does think biology might play a part, though. Her own empirical experience during trail races shows that she paces herself better than most men, who tend to go “all out” right…

2 min
ronhill pioneer 8l vest

Good value, durable, comfortable and lots of pockets – all things you want in a running vest! The Ronhill Pioneer 8L Vest ticks all these boxes and more. Soft yet robust, this is a versatile pack that will be your go-to for commute runs, day hikes, trail runs and ultras of 50km to 100km. Firstly, I was surprised at how comfortable the overall feel and fit of this vest was. I typically have a lot of trouble with chafing from packs, but the soft stretch webbing gave me no such grief. Better yet, the material was fast drying and breathable. I did find the neckline came in a little close to my neck, so I preferred to wear it over a t-shirt with a high neckline to prevent any chance of…