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Naki Run Amuck

Hundreds Run Amuck for Charity

This year the Naki Run Amuck obstacle race made about $30,000 for the Rotary Club of New Plymouth North which ran the event, the Taranaki Daily News reported. The course was 5kms long, with a 10km option consisting of two laps. In a new feature this year, a

Opinion: What is Obstacle Course Freestyle?

Recently, at the same time that OCR is being adapted for the Olympics, the international gymnastics federation, the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), has announced plans to create a new gymnastics discipline of obstacle course competitions proposed for the Olympics. Yet to be officially named, the new

Max Bell presents May's workout of the month

Workout of the Month: May

Workout of the Month In this new series, we search for answers to  how to train for obstacle course racing. Each month we ask a different runner, coach, or race organiser from across New Zealand or beyond for their workout suggestion. This month’s workout is

Jamzac 2017

NZ’s First National Parkour Competition Results + Video

Jamzac, the first national parkour and freerunning competition in New Zealand, took place inApril. Organised by Honest Parkour and hosted by Flow Academy of Motion in Auckland, the Jamzac competition consisted of practitioners of parkour competing in three formats: speed, skill and style. The event also encompassed the

Spartan Burpee Challange banner

Spartan Race 1km Burpee Challenge Comes to New Zealand

In the first-time ever that Spartan Race events have come to New Zealand, Kiwis will have the chance on May 20th & 21st 2017 to complete the Spartan 1km Burpee Challenge! The Spartan 1km Burpee Challenge, through charity partner The Unite Project, supports projects working in

Gymnastics Launches Obstacle Course Sprint (OCS)

Obstacle Course Sprint (OCS) Premieres as the Latest Obstacle Sport Although earlier this week Mud Run Guide posted an opinion piece musing that the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) set their signs on taking on OCR, FIG has instead come forward with a new obstacle course race format of