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Mountain Bike Skill course coming up!

Posted by [email protected] on January 29, 2015 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out the calendar,

Sunday, 1st of March we have organised a Beginners Mountain bike class, ideal for everyone who wants to get into or improve on his/her bikejoring skills.

Head over to the calendar or on our Facebook Page for more information



Vineyard Classic 2014 pictures are out

Posted by [email protected] on November 2, 2014 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Head over to our photo gallery to enjoy the lastest photo album of the Vineyard Classic 2014

The heavy rain made for some great shots!



Ridge Runners in the media

Posted by [email protected] on October 13, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone,

another tick off my long to-do list (thanks Val for reminding me!).

Gaby wrote a great article on Sled Dog racing in NZ and which activities are promoted in our club.

Head over here


for the full article!



Hawkes Bay Open Day pictures are out

Posted by [email protected] on October 12, 2014 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone,

check out the new photo album - lots of pictures fromour lavely weekend in Hawkes Bay!




Snapshot feature in the "2 Cats 1 Dog" magazine

Posted by [email protected] on October 8, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone,

check out our news section (http://www.ridgerunnerssleddogclub.com/media-presence).

The 2 Cats 1 Dog magazine selected one of Gaby's pictures from the 2014 Inaugural Westport Scooter Derby for a snapshot feature!



Westport Scooter derby pics are up

Posted by [email protected] on October 3, 2014 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

As promised, here is the next set of pictures from this season's races.

The inaugural Westport Scooter Derby was a fantastic event and a must-do for all North Islanders in the years to come.

Thumbs up to the Potter and Westport for putting up such a great race!

Huntly Speedway pics are up

Posted by [email protected] on October 1, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone,

sorry for the delay, working hard to get everything else updated as well!

The pictures from the Huntly Speedway Classic 2014 are up on the website, so make sure to have a look and find your favourite shot!



Raumai Forest

Posted by Gaby on June 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Please note that no training at Raumai Forest is available on the 14th and 15th of June. Most of us are down at the Westport Derby. Please keep an eye on the calendar for updates and scheduled trainings runs:D



Even more media coverage

Posted by [email protected] on May 30, 2014 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Believe it or not - the Open Day got an extra picture and mini-article in The Tribune!

Fantastic outcome for our event, couldn't be more happy :-)

Head over to the Meadia section to read all articles so far

More media coverage

Posted by [email protected] on May 27, 2014 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Hi Everyone,

The Manawatu Standard has published a nice picture of the RRSDRC - and James is such a happy man! Check it out, you do not want to miss  this one.

I also stumbled across an article in The Listener about Rose and Nigel Voice from the Real Dog Equipment Company and their Malamutes.

Head over to the new media section and start catching up!




Website update

Posted by [email protected] on May 24, 2014 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Finally got some time to update the website - long overdue and not yet complete.

Check out the new section on RRSDRC in the media and read all about our club and members being showcased in the press.

Enjoy the read - click here.



New entry forms have been uploaded

Posted by [email protected] on May 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Race season s slwoly starting up and race entry forms are coming our way.

Check out the Racepack section to download entry forms to NZ races!

No training in Raumai

Posted by [email protected] on May 24, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Sorry everyone, with the wind as high as it is it would be too dangerous to be in the forest.

No training for Sunday (25th of May) - have a good sleep-in instead!



New pictures posted

Posted by [email protected] on April 26, 2014 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out the latest album - training run in the forest with BBQ :-) Can't beat replacing all those burned calories!




Welcome our latest RRSDRC member!

Posted by [email protected] on April 22, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Please welcome Ilona Turnbull as our newest RRSDRC member!

Ilona lives over in Napier and has had Huskies for many years. She is now very eager to get into racing her Husky girl Kya :o

Head over here http://www.ridgerunnerssleddogclub.com/about-us-members to read more about Ilona and Kya.

It is great to see so many enthusiastic people joining the club!

Looking forward to meeting her in person in a few days at the Hawkes Bay demo day



Welcome our latest RRSDRC members!

Posted by [email protected] on April 13, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Good morning everyone,

it is my absolute pleasure to welcome Aaron, Petra, and Josh Buxton with their Malamute girl Rosie into the RRSDRC.

They became members only a few weeks ago and are incredibly engaged. They live in Lower Hutt and are already scouting out new trails left and right - I suspect we will have many gatherings at their place for time come and fantastic new training and race opportunities :-)

Head over to the About us section to get to know them:


Please make them feel welcome to the club,



6.55pm meeting for Canicross, start at 7.00pm tonight

Posted by [email protected] on April 1, 2014 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Don't miss, it,

just updated the calendar to reflect the proper starting time :-)


Bikejoring / Canicross start TONIGHT!

Posted by [email protected] on April 1, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Tonight is the official start of our canicross and bikejoring runs - took long enough that summer break!

We'll start with a nice and easy 3km jog along the river bank and back to ease the dogs (and more imortantly our legs) into running again.

Temps are still a bit on the warm side, so make sure to give plenty of water before and after.

See you all tonight,



Ps: if you come for the first time or have any questions, feel free to send a quick email or call us up - contact info is at the bottom of the website

Foxton Beach Training

Posted by [email protected] on March 7, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out hte calendar!

Due to the cold weather, we are having a short-scheduled weekend of beach training

See you all bright and early,


Only 4 more weeks left until the start of Wednesday runs

Posted by [email protected] on March 3, 2014 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The weather is slowly turning and getting cooler.

We will officially start our Wednesday Canicross and Bikejoring runs again with beginning of April - let's come all together and get us and the doggies fit again :-)

Watch this space, we'll put up more info by mid to end March