Wild Links

This is where we share the good stuff; links to the great guys and gals who help make the NZ trail running community the special thing it is. We have lots of friends out there and we want to help them share their stuff with the world. If you’ve got a blog, website or Facebook Page that has something to do with trail running in New Zealand we’ll consider listing it here. Just one small caveat – we ask that you share a link to Running Wild on your site too. It’s a “you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours” kind of arrangement, all in the name of promoting the sport and country we love.

To list your site please email us.


Trail Run Magazine – quarterly e-zine launched in June 2011 and already carving out an international reputation for its words, imagery and design.

New Zealand Running Calendar – the most comprehensive listing of NZ running events available.


Huia Road Bush Runners – a small group of social trail runners who know the Waitakere Ranges better than just about anyone.


Active QT – Queenstown based company with a number of innovative offerings including the all new Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon.

Highland Events – Wanaka based company that puts on some very cool events including NZ’s highest mountain marathon, The Big Easy (hmmm, really!)

Lactic Turkey Events – trail runs, adventure races, rogaines and more – all masterminded by the ‘Running Beast’ Shaun Collins

Nelson Events – one of the longest-established events companies in the country who put on some stunning runs around the top half of the South Island.

Total Sport – Auckland based company that has been pioneering new events in fantastic locations from the Central Plateau north for more than 10 years.


The Big Easy – NZ’s highest mountain marathon. January, Central Otago

The “James” Mountainsport Series – epic high country running and mountain biking, North Canterbury, January

Northburn 100 – “you don’t race it you survive it” – enough said! March, Central Otago

Tarawera UltraMarathon – the North Island ultra run that is fast becoming an iconic ‘must do’ event. March, Rotorua


Andrew’s Walking & Running – a nicely crafted blog by Wellingtonian Andrew Shelley covering his trail running adventures and much more that will interest outdoorsy types.

Another Running Geek – the blog of long-distance runner extraordinaire, Matt Bixley.

Beating Bowel Cancer and Running – an inspirational log of Mick Tarry’s fundraising runs

Coast Path Run – Running Wild founder Mal Law’s next mammoth charity fundraising trail run – 1,000+ kms in just 2 weeks along UK’s South West Coast Path.

Do More Trailrunz – the off-road running adventures of Paul Charteris, the visionary behind the Tarawera Ultramarathon race.

Frosty’s Footsteps – the globetrotting online journal of kiwi trail running superstar Anna Frost – read & be inspired!

Mountain Adventure Blog – Alastair McDowell, keen trail runner and tramper shares his frequent adventures – always worth a read.

Running in the Hills – Dennis de Monchy, a leading Bay of Plenty based trail runner knows all about this & writes nicely about it too.

Ski Runner NZ – the always entertaining rambles and jealousy-inducing photos of Salomon sponsored running machine Grant Guise.

Tin Hip – an inspiring blog about trail running after a hip replacement by Alistair McAlpine


bioSport – the practice of New Zealand’s preeminent Sports Biomechanist, Greg Pain

Bodyneed, Auckland – massage, physio and pilates specialists with great knowledge of running and runners

Loft 45 – Central Auckland one-stop exercise/wellness centre – gym, trainers, physio, massage, biomechanics and podiatry experts all under the one roof.


Outdoor Photography – seriously cool outdoor images from trail runner Paul Petch.


2 Responses to Wild Links

  1. Graeme West says:

    On your Wild Links any chance of inserting Nelson Events under the Event Organizors heading

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