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January 29th, 2013 / Crazy Adventures + Running/Fitness
Grieg Rightford and Willy Tokona our crazy New Zealand sponsored athletes are off to run 5 marathons in 5 cities, in 5 days! Why you may ask? These guys are training for the Marathon of the Sands (234 kms across the Sahara Desert) and are aiming to raise $50,000 for the Malaghan Research Institute.
Greig and Willy love running in our light weight tee’s and shorts as it keeps their temperature regulated, is breathable and it doesn’t stink! (You would hope so after 5 marathons in a row!). They will also be wearing Icebreaker in the toughest footrace on earth in the Sahara desert in 50degree heat! So New Zealand fans, get to your nearest marathon city (dates below) and support them as they run! We know we will be.
Dunedin, 28th Jan, 8:30am at Logan Park COMPLETED – YAY GUYS!
Christchurch, 29th Jan, 8:30am at Hagley Park.
Auckland, 30th Jan, 8:30am at The Viaduct then heading off to Victoria Park for a loop, then back into the city and then along the waterfront and the bays until they reach Dalton St for the turn around.
Rotorua, 31st Jan, 6:00am at Redwood Forest.
Wellington, 1st Feb, 8:30am Around the Bays to Seatoun starting at Foxglove Ba.
Find out more about Grieg and Willy’s adventure here on their Facebook page.
October 30th, 2012 / Biking + Competition + Multisport + Running/Fitness
Whether you run, ride or walk you’ll be blown away by the magnificent landscapes of the Motatapu in the South Island of NZ and it’s surrounding valleys!
We have 2x Icebreaker Race Packs to giveaway for the amazing Motatapu race adventure held on the 9th of March 2013. If you’re new to off road events or an experienced adventure racer, the Motatapu have events that you can aspire to. Click here to learn more about this once-a-year opportunity.
Email us (email@example.com) in 100 words or less why you should represent the Icebreaker team at Motatapu 2013 and you could win one of two Icebreaker packs which include:
• 1x Free Entry
• 1x Icebreaker Race Kit including shorts, a GT top and socks.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org before the 22nd November 2012 with your 100 words (pictures are welcome too)!
Terms and conditions:
- One entry per person.
- Entries must be received by the 22nd November 2012 and sent to the above email address.
- The winner will be notified via email that they have won before the 27th November 2012 and arrangements will be made from there.
- The winner will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.
- If you have any questions about the above promotion please contact Icebreaker on (NZ) 0800 080 800.
October 25th, 2012 / News + Our People + Running/Fitness
Melbourne Outlet team member Aleisha Leonard competed in the Melbourne Marathon on Sunday 14 October with her fiancée Harriet. The girls were decked out in Icebreaker from head-to-toe to complete the race in comfort! (that’s 11 pieces of Icebreaker worn between them)
After months of hard training they crossed the line in a time of 4hrs7min, under their goal of 4hrs15mins (and a 45min PB from Aleisha’s 1st marathon last year.) Aleisha was happy to be up and moving at work the next day, a much quicker recovery compared to the week of pain after completing her first marathon last year! She reported back that they used the 4+hrs to count 25 runners wearing Icebreaker tops (and one beanie) as they passed them!
“Anyone who says Icebreaker can’t be worn for exercise needs to try it.
To train for the marathon we ran 6 nights a week through the freezing Melbourne winter, through wind rain and hail! The same outfit would be worn for days before washing. I can’t imagine having to do all that training AND having to wash stinky synthetic gear every day. We did 3hr+ runs on weekends starting in the dark, sometimes runs in the midday sun… always keeping warm or cool whatever the temperature, and never stinky!
I think I’ll become a spartan (10+ Melbourne marathons) and will of course be wearing head to toe Icebreaker merino in all of them!”
Shardonnay Bliss - Melbourne Outlet Store Manager