Three Days in China -Jiangjin Simian Mountain Quest 2017

After a great season of China racing we believed things had wrapped up and summer racing in NZ would be next on the cards, but it turned out that China had one more race left for us! Awesome! Due to work commitments and busy schedules we decided to make this a whirlwind “in and out”…

Wengan Outdoor Challenge 2017

After Tai’an Mountain Challenge we traveled straight to Wengan and enjoyed a short break ~ 7 days of movies and light training duties. We made the most of our time by going back to Wengan Number 2 School and delivering a guest lecture. It was great to take along a few more athletes this year…

Tai’an Mountain Quest 

A pictorial account Team O2B Healthy Ltd Hamish Fleming, Sam Manson, Marcel Hagner and Simone Maier  RACE DAY 1 Leg 1: run up 6,000 stairs over Mt Tai, run down 4,000 stairs and descend some technical trail. Oh yea, and carry some boxes of water, traditional style up the last few hundred meters. Leg 2:…

Baise Outdoor Quest 2017

Preparations were smooth in the lead up to this years Baise Outdoor Quest. Personally I had some concerns about my form, as I had been seeing mixed results in training, some days I was on fire, and other days I felt flat… I was still suffering a bit mentally as a result of my Coast…

Coast to Coast 2017

This year I took quite a serious approach to the Coast to Coast. I sacrificed some other races in summer and instead put all my eggs into the Coast to Coast basket. I felt ready. I had recently signed New World Wakatipu on as my premier event sponsor and things seemed to be lining up…

Left handed chopsticks – Wulong Mountain Quest 2016

I arrived in Wulong this year pretty pumped. We were back at the race that we all love, the big one, with the same team as last year – defending champs. Mentally I was gee’d up.  Wulong always starts with a short prologue on the first day. This year the prologue only involved running… A…

Race Report – Peak to Peak 2016

Leg 1: Run start then ski – This is always madness and out of control… but very fun… I went well and was on the skis in the top 5-10 people. It’s a quick traverse on the skis before some mint off piste skiing down to the mountain bike.Leg 2: Down hill bike – this…

Pengzhou Adventure Challenge

The Pengzhou Outdoor Challenge was a 3 day stage adventure race held in Chengdu, China. Like all trips overseas adventure racing this trip had its challenges… Day 1: Hot hot hot!!! Day 1 was a good day for the team. We were consistent and strong throughout and ended up in 2nd place, just 28 seconds behind…

Baise Adventure Race China 2016

Baise Adventure Race, China 2016 “Your ticket is void” Not the words you want to hear when trying to check in for an international flight… I looked to my left to see my team mate Sam Manson was having similar issues… Not good. Marcel and Simone had checked in with no issues at all and…

Te Anau 8 Hour Enduro – Race Report

The Te Anau Enduro was a new race this year, consisting of mtb, kayak and run laps, approximately 25min in length (at the start of the day). The goal was to complete as many laps as possible in the 8hrs allowed, with the catch being that if you completed 3 different laps (eg run, bike,…