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#1 Jindalee

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 01:30 PM

After Ironman acquired UTA a while ago they have now also acquired Tarawera.

https://www.trailrun...red-by-ironman/




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Posted 27 January 2019 - 03:20 PM

Today, there are more trail runners running more trails more often than there are mountain bikers, the wilderness sport cousin most often held up as the golden child of adventure pursuits and sports!

Wow thatís interesting.
I still think more mountain bikers in tassie
On mtb trails But runners go even further off the mountain bike tracks and onto bush walking territory.



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Posted 27 January 2019 - 08:13 PM

View PostJindalee, on 25 January 2019 - 01:30 PM, said:

After Ironman acquired UTA a while ago they have now also acquired Tarawera.

https://www.trailrun...red-by-ironman/

Funny, but I wrote to Paul Charteris after last years race with my thoughts on what distances to include and what to drop (IOW be more like UTA). I see they've now gone that way haha.

They also need to allow a transfer of tickets system which would nearly guarantee a quick sell out of all their events. Tarawera has much much untapped potential so I can understand IM's interest,

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 08:16 PM

Yes found it also very interesting that there are more trail runners than mountain bikers but I guess it does makes sense that (trail) running becomes more popular.

View Postriffraff, on 27 January 2019 - 08:13 PM, said:

View PostJindalee, on 25 January 2019 - 01:30 PM, said:

After Ironman acquired UTA a while ago they have now also acquired Tarawera.

https://www.trailrun...red-by-ironman/

Funny, but I wrote to Paul Charteris after last years race with my thoughts on what distances to include and what to drop (IOW be more like UTA). I see they've now gone that way haha.

They also need to allow a transfer of tickets system which would nearly guarantee a quick sell out of all their events. Tarawera has much much untapped potential so I can understand IM's interest,

Iím looking forward to my first Tarawera in 2 weeks time :)
Letís wait and see what Ironman is doing with/to these races. Runners can always vote with their feet and not enter rubbish races.