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Everyday runners eager to get into it! Northface100 2012. Photo by Paul Petch.

Everyday runners eager to get into it! Northface100 2012. Photo by Paul Petch.

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There was a time when the ultra racing scene (longer distances past marathon) in New Zealand was grass roots. 2011 – 2013 was the time that I (Paul Petch) started to take my commercial sports photography seriously. I was fortunate to document @annafrosty smashing records 2600m on top of Mt Taranaki, @antonkrupicka visiting Aotea and racing the Tarawera Ultra, where my imagery helped it to the international stage. I also shot the infamous Northburn 100 miler, Northface 100  and other lower key events.

My personal focus went something like this “tell the story of the runners” so that was that, and i spent 2+ years travelling all over NZ and Australia with elite runners, with much success. My work helped raise the profile of the fledgling sport and positive messages it embodied. I had a blast!

Tarawera Ultra.

Tarawera Ultra. Photo by Paul Petch.

Winner of Tarawera Ultra Mick Donges chasing Vajin Armstrong.

Winner of Tarawera Ultra Mick Donges chasing Vajin Armstrong. Photo by Paul Petch.

James Kuegler on route to winning 60km Tarawera Ultra.

James Kuegler on route to winning 60km Tarawera Ultra. Photo by Paul Petch.

Tarawera Ultra runner.

Tarawera Ultra. Photo by Paul Petch.

Bedrock 50 ultra marathon.

Bedrock 50 ultra marathon. Photo by Paul Petch.

Anton Krupicka New Balance.

Anton Krupicka New Balance. Photo by Paul Petch.

Hillary Trail Running by Paul Petch (1 of 1)-6

Tarawera Ultra. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northburn 100. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank">Paul Petch.</a>

Northburn 100. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northburn 100. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank">Paul Petch.</a>

Northburn 100. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northburn 100. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank">Paul Petch.</a>

Northburn 100. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northburn 100. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank">Paul Petch.</a>

Northburn 100. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northburn 100. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank">Paul Petch.</a>

Northburn 100. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northburn 100. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank">Paul Petch.</a>

Northburn 100. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northburn 100. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank">Paul Petch.</a>

Northburn 100. Photo by Paul Petch.

Tim Olsen. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank">Paul Petch.</a>

Tim Olsen. Photo by Paul Petch.

Sage Canaday. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank">Paul Petch.</a>

Sage Canaday. Photo by Paul Petch.

Ruby Muir. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank">Paul Petch.</a>

Ruby Muir. Photo by Paul Petch.

Total Sport events. Photo by Paul Petch.

Total Sport events. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Total Sport events. Photo by Paul Petch.

We are all equal. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

We are all equal. Photo by Paul Petch.

Hillary Trail Running by Paul Petch (1 of 1)-26

Photo by Paul Petch.

Hillary Trail Running by Paul Petch (1 of 1)-28

Photo by Paul Petch.

Ryan Sandes winning Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northface100 Australia. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northface100 Australia. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northface100 Australia. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northface100 Australia. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northface100 Australia. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northface100 Australia. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northface100 Australia. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northface100 Australia. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Northface100 Australia. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Ryan Sandes Northface100 Australia. Photo by Paul Petch.

Photo by Paul Petch.

Photo by Paul Petch.

Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Photo by Paul Petch.

Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Photo by Paul Petch.

100 Miler finisher.Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

100 Miler finisher.Photo by Paul Petch.

100 Miler finisher.Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

100 Miler finisher.Photo by Paul Petch.

100 Miler finisher.Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

100 Miler finisher.Photo by Paul Petch.

100 Miler. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

100 Miler. Photo by Paul Petch.

100 Miler. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

100 Miler. Photo by Paul Petch.

100 Miler. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

100 Miler. Photo by Paul Petch.

100 Miler. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

100 Miler. Photo by Paul Petch.

100 Miler. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

100 Miler. Photo by Paul Petch.

100 Miler. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

100 Miler. Photo by Paul Petch.

100 Miler. Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

100 Miler. Photo by Paul Petch.

Photo by <a href="http://www.paulpetch.co.nz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paul Petch.</a>

Photo by Paul Petch.

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We love running! With incredible articles, people, events, photography, creativity & running centric news at your fingertips, think of Good People Run™ as your personal & positive concierge for modern running life and culture. Founded by Paul Petch.