We are into Minimalist, Zero Drop shoes & light weight gear for getting out Trail Running and living life. We energise ourselves with whole food fuels and fuel our souls by getting into the wilds.

The long walk in

Our accommodation and venue

The Moxy, Slough Most of the Aratika contingent has been staying in the Moxy Hotel in Slough. It ...
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Club Racing has started

Our journey to the venue is like a trip through history. It's a bit like passing through Hogwarts. ...
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Sprint waka ama racing at Dorney Lake

Racing at Dorney Lake

Dorney Lake, Eton Dorney Lake is set within 400 acres of a nature conservation area. The main lake ...
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w12 paddling at henely on thames

Paddling on the Thames & at Eton

First full day in London Wow, this morning we got to paddle on the Thames at Henley thanks ...
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Nelson, Auckland, London – coming ready or not

Nelson to Auckland Well it was certainly an eventful evening last night. Four of my crew decided to ...
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Gaylene, Jan and barb with Leon in the background

On our way to World Sprints, 2 sleeps to go

I thought I should just write a blog about our trip to World Sprints. So many people have ...
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V1 or OC1? Ruddered or rudderless – what is best for me?

In New Zealand a ruddered canoe (Hawaiian style - oneman outrigger canoe) is referred to as an OC1. ...
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Jan's Waka Ama Paddle Erg

Creating a Waka Ama paddle erg at home

Covid-19 calls for a Plan B OK, so now I am definitely onto Plan B. Aotearao, New Zealand's ...
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Jan paddling her Fai Va'a V1 Rudderless wak at the National Waka Ama Sprints 2019

I’m refusing to act my age

Age is no barrier to competing internationally I've just Qualified to race at World Sprints, 2020 At nearly ...
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Jason Hulena at primal Fit Gym, Nelson

Training at Primal Fit Gym, Nelson

Going to 'Worlds' is such a big journey. Besides all the training, I have had to put my ...
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