Motatapu Ultra Run - RunUltra Marathon

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Arrowtown, Otago
New Zealand
15C / 59F
Total Time = 10h 57m 21s
Overall Rank = 105/181
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 12/15
  • 10h 57m 21s
  • 51.1 kms
  • 12m 52s  min/km

I did this last year and had forgotten how brutal the very long uphill slogs are over the 4 peaks e.g. first summit is 2 1/2 hrs unrelenting uphill from the start and for the first 35 km there is no flat running - it's either long ascents or equally long descents.
What would you do differently?:

Improve time taken in the aid stations to refill hydration systems.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slower on the long up-hills than last year. Need to work on improving aerobic capacity.

Event comments:

Spectacular mountain course. Race continues to be very well organised - from pre race communication / gear checks, right through to post race activities. Will be back again next year.

Last updated: 2019-12-30 12:00 AM
10:57:21 | 51.1 kms | 12m 52s  min/km
Age Group: 12/15
Overall: 105/181
Performance: Good
Course: Glendhu Bay -> Arrowtown via Harris Mountains
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5