Spirited Women – All women’s Adventure Race: Late November Early December Newsletter

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017
OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT – LOOK OUT TAUPO

Fifty further teams have now come off the wait list and confirmed their entry with their team’s payment, taking the 2017 Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race event in Taupo up to 300 teams (1200 women entrants) – the event capacity. Taupo will not know what hits them next April… it’s going to be wild.

WAIT-LISTING

A non-payment registration of interest wait-list form is running and growing by the day. So if you or anyone you know is keen to enter a team and compete in the 2017 Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race in Taupo, we advise you get onto this ASAP.  If we get any withdrawals we will be rolling down the waitlist and will do our best to accomodate you.

NOTE: If you do not have all your team mates confirmed or all their entry details at hand you can write ‘TBC’ in any unknown text fields or ‘1234’ in any unknown number fields to ensure you get a waitlist spot.

ENTRY LIST & TEAM WAVE START TIMES

Now we bet you are all interested to see who else is competing next April in Taupo and what wave you will be starting in, so click here  to cast your eyes over the full entry list in team wave start time order (as of 31st November 2016).

If you have new confirmed team-mates or wish to make changes to emergency contact details, your team captain can do this by simply logging back onto their EventPlus profile here.

WELCOME BACK TO MANY PAST SPONSORS AND HELLO TO NEW SPONSORS ON BOARD FOR 2017

We are very thankful that many of our fantastic inaugural event sponsors have jumped to be involved with the event again and re-signed for another year or more. We are stoked to welcome you back and equally thrilled to be able to announce the addition of some new great brands to our family of event sponsors.

New Major Sponsors – Great Lake Taupo (joining returning Expedio at the Major Sponsorship Level)

New Associate Sponsors – Starboard & Brancotte Estate Flight (joining returning Camelbak, Liv and Thir at the Associate Sponsor Level)

New Supporting Sponsors – Timber Trail Lodge & Frooze Balls (joining returning Ground Effect, Vitaco with Musashi, and Goodbye Ouch at Supporting Sponsor Level)

New Friends – Let’s Ride (Joining returning Skinfood; Ecostore, Cere’s Organics, Whittakers, Red Seal, Chalky Digits, Tui Balms, Fitbit, Havana, Wilderness Magazine, Day Two and Dole.

2017 ALTERNO COUGAR MUMMAS & ALTERNO ADVENTURE SQUAD TEAM TRAINING BLOGS

The Alterno Foundation has generously sponsored both the Cougar Mummas and Adventure Squad teams into the 2017 Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race in Taupo. In return each team are writing a monthly blog, capturing the journey from taking the plunge to enter, through to competing in their first Adventure Race. Here is your opportunity to check out each team’s adventures along the way, find out you are not alone, and gain the inspiration and confidence that you are on the right track and you can do this too.

 October blogs:

  • Alterno Cougar Mummas – See you on the other side smiling – click here
  • Alterno Adventure Squad – It’s going to be a wild ride, yeeeeeeeha!  – click here

November blogs:

  • Alterno Cougar Mummas – Holly shit, here we go – click here
  • Alterno Adventure Squad – Getting started – Click here

FREE MONTHLY TRAINING PROGRAMES AND TRAINING TIPS START

James Kuegler Coaching is back and all women interested in receiving the Free Monthly Spirited Women Training Programmes and Regular Training Tips can subscribe here.

The Long Course Training Programme is 20 Weeks in duration, the Medium Course Training Programme is 16 Weeks in duration and the Short Course Training Programme is 12 Weeks in duration. Training Tips start from the end of the month.

Here is the schedule of emails –

Nov 10. Training Programme Email for Nov 14 – Dec 11 Training Programme (Long Course)

Nov 25. Training Tips Email. Getting Started & Safety Outdoors

Dec 8. Training Programme Email for Dec 12 – Jan 8 Training Programmes (Medium & Long Courses)

Dec 22. Training Tips Email. Summer Nutrition & Summer Training

Jan 5. Training Programme Email for Jan 9 – Feb 5 Training Programmes (Short, Medium & Long Courses)

Jan 19. Training Tips Email. Navigation & Running Technique

Feb 2. Training Programme Email for Feb 6 – Apr 5 Training Programmes (Short, Medium & Long Courses)

Feb 16. Training Tips Email. Maintaining Momentum

Mar 2. Training Programme Email for Mar 6 – Apr 2 Training Programmes (Short, Medium & Long Courses)

Mar 16. Training Tips Email. Taper & Final Preparation.

Links to the content of each email will be placed on the event website “Preparation” page under ‘James Keugler Coaching’.

COACHING WEBINARS AND SKILLS TRAINING SESSIONS START IN THE NEW YEAR

James Kuegler Coaching teams up with Victoria Stuart from StarBoard/SUPSNZ and Rachel Smith from Navigation North to bring a series of more interactive coaching webinars and skills training sessions in the new year.

Here is how the schedule of events looks –

Feb 2. Spirited Women Webinar: Topic – Getting Started

Feb 19. Spirited Women Training Session:  Navigation Skills & AR Clinic (Auckland)

Feb 26. Spirited Women Training Session: Mountain Biking Skills & Bike Maintenance (Auckland)

Mar 4. Spirited Women Training Session: Stand Up Paddle Skills Workshop (Auckland)

Mar 16. Spirited Women Webinar: Topic – Final Preparation

Mar 19. Spirited Women Training Session. Event Simulation (Auckland)

Bookings for these will be available on the event Website and advertised on the event Facebook page as soon as they open. A small fee (TBC) will apply per event.

NAVIGATION CLINICS AND ROGAINES – Auckland and Central North Island

 

Rachel Smith of Navigation North and Orienteering Bay of Plenty will be running some skills based navigation and adventure racing clinics. The clinics run for 2 ½ hours and will include basic map skills including reading and understanding, using a compass, route choice and map preparation, team work as well as other adventure race specific skills. Each clinic will be followed by a 2hr Rogaine on a nearby area (note: more experienced teams can just come along to do the Rogaine, but will still need to register). There are limited spots available for each clinic so register early for a place.

Dates (Locations to be confirmed):

  • Auckland 19th February
  • Central North Island 26th February

NOTE: If you are keen to see an event in the lower North Island event, please email Rachel to register your interest.

Times:
Navigation/Adventure race skills clinic – 9.30am-12pm
Rogaine (2hrs) – 1-3pm (Must be in team of 2 or more)

Please email Rachel (navigationnorth@hotmail.com) to confirm your spot and arrange payment or if you have any questions.

In time, further details will be posted on the Navigation North Facebook page here. Cost per person – $45 for both Clinic and Rogaine or $20 for Rogaine.

DISCOUNT OFFER TO HELP YOU BRUSH UP YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS

Mountain biking is awesome because you can enjoy it with your friends, meet new people, explore the nature and challenge yourself to get better. Let Annika Smail can help you gain more confidence and control and become more efficient at riding your bike around corners, up and down hills. What’s more, Annika is offering all 2017 Spirited Women participants 10% off for skills lessons with her up to the event.

SPONSORS OFFER PACKAGE DEALS ON SUPS

FUNDRAISE TO HELP MOVE OVER CANCER & WIN

The Spirited Women Adventure Race has formed a relationship with PINC & STEEL – Cancer Rehabilitation Trust.

The PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Programs provide individualised, prescribed rehabilitation to women and men diagnosed with cancer; helping them heal as well as possible, and function at optimal levels through every stage of their treatment and recovery. They are specifically designed to help maximize recovery, regain physical and emotional strength, and improve body confidence and control.

The spirited Women everyday hero fundraising campaign is now live at www.everydayhero.co.nz/event/Spiritedwomen 

We encourage teams to set-up an ‘Everyday Hero’ fundraising site at the link above and raise money for the cause.

To motivate you to fund raise we have teamed with our event sponsors to offer an wonderful prize for the team with the greatest number of donations and the team who raises the most money. Get into it!

PARTING WORDS

We are stoked the event has reached capacity and thrilled to have many inaugural sponsors back and some new sponsors jumping on board for the second running in Taupo. We are getting close to announcing some exciting news for the event, but that’s content for the next e-newsletter.

Kindest regards…  Neil, Katrine & Heather

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