The New Zealand Running Calendar blog has occasional posts looking at things to do with running and updates to the website. It is written by Chris Hope, the website owner and editor.
Xterra Auckland Review
Posted: June 3rd 2013 Filed under: Blog
Posted: April 24th 2013 Filed under: Blog
Kate Townsley has just launched her new New Zealand made sportswear for women, Kori Kita, and has written up some info about her brand.
Running Calendar Website Updates December 2012
Posted: December 12th 2012 Filed under: Blog
We've made some mostly behind-the-scenes changes to the running calendar website database, some of which you won't see for a while.
Running Calendar version 5 design
Posted: October 12th 2012 Filed under: Blog
The Running Calendar design version 5 went live yesterday. The main layout is basically the same but the event page listings have undergone a major re-jig.
Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 2012
Posted: September 28th 2012 Filed under: Blog
The Abel Tasman Coastal Classic took place last weekend; it's a whole day experience including lunch and a buffet prize giving dinner at the end.
Running and Walking for Charity
Posted: September 14th 2012 Filed under: Blog
There are a few people currently doing some very long runs and walks around New Zealand to raise money for charity. This blog post looks at some of these people.
Victoria Taylor Run on September 6th 2012
Posted: September 7th 2012 Filed under: Blog
Victoria Taylor is running the length of the country to raise awareness and funds for Child Cancer in New Zealand. I ran with her for a few hours on September 6th 2012.
How much water do you need to drink to stay properly hydrated when running?
Posted: August 23rd 2012 Filed under: Blog
There have been many recommendations since the running boom started in the 70s about how much water you need to drink when running long to stay hydrated.
Posted: August 17th 2012 Filed under: Blog
Parkrun is a free weekly 5K timed run which first started in the UK in 2004 and is currently at 167 locations in 8 countries. New Zealand currently has 2 parkruns.
I used to think running was cheap
Posted: August 9th 2012 Filed under: Blog
When I first started running, one of the things that I thought was so great about it is that it's so cheap. These days I'm not so sure.
Inov8 Road Shoes
Posted: August 2nd 2012 Filed under: Blog
All the major shoe brands appear to have jumped on the minimalist shoe bandwagon, and I personally wanted to give a lighter weight shoe a try.
Wear reflective clothing when running in the dark
Posted: July 19th 2012 Filed under: Blog
There was an article in last weekend's NZ Herald about MacRae de Thierry who died in a car accident when passing someone running in the early morning darkness.
How to buy a good pair of running shoes that are right for you
Posted: July 13th 2012 Filed under: Blog
No matter what sort of runner you are and how far you run, you need a good pair of shoes that are suited to you to avoid pains and injuries.
Running Calendar Past, Present and Future
Posted: June 29th 2012 Filed under: Blog
While looking through the design files for the running calendar website a couple of nights ago, I found some of my early design ideas and share them here.
It's all relative
Posted: June 21st 2012 Filed under: Blog
This blog post has nothing to do with Einstein's theories of relativity, but to do with what I like to call "relativity of distance" when running.
Look after your gadgets so they don't get wet when running
Posted: June 14th 2012 Filed under: Blog
After having a car remote damaged in sea water, and a mobile phone from rain and my own sweat, I share my experiences to warn you to look after your gadgets.
The Blog Begins
Posted: June 12th 2012 Filed under: Blog
I've recently re-jigged the way the news section works and added a number of sections including this blog where I will write weekly blog posts about running.