Saturday 27 February

Time Session
8:30am Registration
9:00am Opening
9:15am Heather Anderson
FKT's (Fastest Known Times): A Self-Supported Perspective
10:00am Dawn Tuffery
An A-Z of Trail Running
10:45am Morning break
11:15am Mark Anderson
The Core and Run Technique
Margo Southgate
Goal setting for your next adventure
Emma Bassett
Goal setting: let's be daring
12:45pm Lunch
1:45pm Nate Godfrey
 7 x 7 or a marathon journey across the world
2:30pm Roger Robinson
Learning our importance
3:15pm Afternoon break
3:45pm Discussion session - planning and running your first/next ultra Paul Helm
Navigation skills for trail runners
Alice Kronfeld
Free your moves - foam-rolling
5:15pm STAR - short talks about running
Featuring:
Clive Start, Gareth Thomas, Emma Bassett, Chris Martin, Alan Crowe and a couple of surprise speakers!
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Reel Wild Film Festival

Sunday 28 February

Time Session
6:30am Sunrise run!
9:00am Welcome back
9:15am Paul Petch
The hardest part is starting. The Good People Run story
10:00am James Kuegler
The Billion Dollar Hypothesis
10:45am Morning break
11:15am Vicki Wolley
‘So there I was…’ How to tell a compelling tale
Chan Kulathilake
Running by the numbers and setting goals
James Kuegler
Trail running workshop
12:45pm Lunch
1:45pm Gary Moller
Shooting Star or Twinkling Star? What will best describe your life as a runner?
2:30pm Heather Anderson
Small Mountains; Impossible Goals: Why is the Barkley Marathon so Difficult?
3:15pm Afternoon break
3:45pm Malcolm Law
One Step Beyond... and another one
4:30pm Closing and socialising

Programme subject to change at any time!


Heather Anderson

Small Mountains; Impossible Goals: Why is the Barkley Marathon so Difficult?
Despite the low stature of the mountains in Frozen Head State Park (avg elevation <1000 m) where the Barkley Marathons take place, the course is next to impossible to finish. Why? It comes down to elements, off-trail travel, elevation gain, navigation, and the mysterious things that happen "out there". I'll share some tales from my two excursions.

FKT's (Fastest Known Times): A Self-Supported Perspective
How is attempting a self-supported Fastest Known Time different from a race? Or a supported FKT? What venues are most suited for a self-supported endeavor? I'll explore the physical, psychological, and logistical realms of self-supported FKT's through the lens of my own records on the Pacific Crest (4293 km) and Appalachian (3522 km) Trails. Lest it get boring, I'll also tell some stories involving late night encounters with predators and sundry other tales.

Mark Anderson

The Core and Run Technique
Core Strengthening for Runners

Balanced core strength helps us to run for efficiently and with less risk of injury.

You’ll learn and try out some particularly effective core exercises – particularly aimed at runners. You’ll then learn how to translate your core strength to efficient running technique with some key drills. Finally, you’ll be taught some mental tips to help you maintain good form and positivity during an event.

Come prepared for a workout and an enjoyable time.

Emma Bassett

Goal setting: let's be daring
Navigating from "I'm scared and I don't want to" toward the possibilities of "I wonder and what if?". Daring big, crafting a path there, and channeling self compassion alongside the grit.

Nate Godfrey

7 x 7 or a marathon journey across the world
Nate will talk about his transition from being a competitive short distance runner to becoming an adventurous marathoner who is searching for an immersive experience - travelling to another country, meeting like-minded people, letting go of the ‘normal’ life and coming back to live a richer life.

Paul Helm

Navigation skills for trail runners
In this introductory session, Paul will cover essential navigation skills for trail running in New Zealand's back-country.

Alice Kronfeld

Free your moves - foam-rolling
Easy homecare and foamrolling tips and tricks for joint health, enhancing performance and injury prevention.

James Kuegler

The Billion Dollar Hypothesis
The 'myths', of the sports shoe industry. What is it all about? James will talk about the myths, lies and deception of the billion dollar sports shoe revolution, and what that that means for you.

The talk will present the swings of the pendulum from 1950s through the present.

CHAN KULATHILAKE

Running by the numbers and setting goals – a visual look at how to get the most from your Garmin or other favourite app
If you are a recreational or serious runner you would have heard of Garmin, Strava, Endomondo, Runkeeper, Suunto, MiCoach, Nike+ and Polar who provide smart devices and apps where you can track your route and much more. All of these devices or apps provide ways to gather a lot of data such as simple distance and time to more complex data such as your average steps, heart rate and calorie count. In this presentation we look at five years worth of running data to see how to interpret this data into meaningful insights to help achieving your running goals.

This talk will be useful for anyone aiming to complete your first five km event or a seasoned runner competing in a 100 mile ultra event.

Malcolm Law

One Step Beyond... and another one
Mal will talk about using his passion for epic running adventures to do a power of good in the wider world.

Gary Moller

Shooting Star or Twinkling Star? What will best describe your life as a runner?
Strategies for a lifetime of satisfying running and good health.

Paul Petch

The hardest part is starting. The Good People Run story
The Good People Run story, running adventures for the modern trail runner, and giving back to the community through running.

The aim is to motivate, inspire and share positive ways to be involved with the modern trail running community. Lots of imagery, stories, people and tips on making adventures, projects and giving back ideas happen!

Roger Robinson

Learning our importance
Roger Robinson talks about the role and significance of the running movement, drawing on his work as a journalist at events like the New York City Marathon after September 11, 2001, the New York Marathon cancelled by Superstorm Sandy, and the Boston Marathon the year of the bombings. He also discusses his own unexpected return to successful racing as a geriatric with a knee-replacement.

Margo Southgate

Goal setting for your next adventure
My name's Margo, and I'm driven to run, but bike and swim too!! As a single mum when I started my journey, planning, organising and management was necessary. The desire to achieve is a good thing for me, but to get there planning and goal setting is essential. This also means understanding goals that are achievable to each individual is also essential. This planning goes all the way to moments before the event you're about to start as race day arrives.

Getting ideas on how to plan and how much detail to get into is what I'll talk about. I’ll also share my experience on how to get to the end of your day through the experiences I have put myself and my body through.

Dawn Tuffery

An A-Z of Trail Running
Dawn will present an A - Z guide to distance running in cartoon form, sharing her tips on everything from injury, FOMO and mud, to PBs, training and euphoria.

Vicki Woolley

‘So there I was…’ How to tell a compelling taleNot enough ‘Likes’ on your Facebook posts? No one reading your blogs? Dying to have your Trail Tale included in KiwiTrailRunner magazine?? Vicki will share some quick tips to spice up your story - then you have a go at ‘selling’ yourself in this hilarious, interactive workshop. We may go off-course… but then, the best adventures do!