Renowned kiwi broadcaster and mum Rachel Smalley never considered herself a marathon runner, but it all changed in the Beirut Marathon of all places.
For our sixth podcast GOOD PEOPLE RUN™ talk with Andrew Hutchinson who has just published a world first – the complete history of XC running. We talk about where XC running started, where its at and where it is heading.
For our fifth podcast GOOD PEOPLE RUN™ talk shop with the inspirational Gary Robbins about his history, passion for running, balancing family and training, ultra running, Barkley Marathons… and bears.
On the 2nd of January, I’ll start from Wellington to run up the entire west coast to Cape Reinga 1100km, over a marathon a day. It’ll be an incredible adventure, running the coastline and even swimming our largest hat ours like the Manukau and Kaipara.
I see Richie Hardcore as a fighter, an advocator of drug free life, a slave to the physical, a genuine bloke with a big heart. He’s also a runner. So let’s chat with Richie to find out what he does and how running is part of that.
I was lucky enough to host Barrett and a group of others on a spicy trail run around Riverhead Forest. He had to catch a flight basically right after we ran, so our time together was limited. In lieu of a recorded conversation, Barrett generously agreed to my request for an email interview. Enjoy.
Dawn is a two time New Zealand Athletic 100 kilometre champion, charged into third place at the 2014 Tarawera Ultramarathon, and has won the Ultra-Trail Des Cagous in French Polynesia.
In 2006, Shane James faced death. Stiff Persons Syndrome, a rare disease that affects one in a million, was destroying his muscle at a devastating rate. He had only one way to save his own life: running.
We all know people whose pace, mileage and commitment to training makes us tilt our heads in the manner of a golden retriever; “really? you did what in whaaat?”. For me, Amanda Broughton is one of those people. Amanda crushes it on the regular, but she’ll never tell you that.
“Short, dark and handsome, with femininely beautiful calf muscles” was James Kuegler’s response when I asked him, in the midst of a crippling bout of writer’s block, how he would describe himself. “I’m not letting you off that easy” was the next statement. Ok James, point taken.
One of the best things about writing for Good People Run is the focus on the WHY? of running, not the HOW?, Certainly, it appears that Dean Kanazes is firmly on team WHY?
Based in central Auckland Janna is always posting inspiring images and stories via her Instagram and Twitter that share what’s special to her about running and the community.
Blake Leeper, the Paralympic track star who’s aiming to compete in the 2016 Olympics, recently teamed up with Nike to produce a motivational training video titled “Inner Strength.”
I first took notice of Sophie Radcliffe and her Husband Charley about 8 months ago via Twitter. As someone who loves the outdoors, these guys share some pretty special photos and adventures mostly based around the French mountains.