T42 Central Plateau

T42 Central Plateau


Pinch us we're dreaming! Can't believe we were able to get out with you all last weekend at T42 Central Plateau. Was a mint day – perfect way to get back into it all ⚑
Thanks everyone for an extraordinary day at T42 Central Plateau! We had an amazing time. Was so good to get out there with you all again. 2022 is going to be a great year for events 😁⚑️
First event week in a while! The team is fuelled, the truck is packed, medals are lovingly polished (okay maybe not that) and we're off! See you at T42 Central Plateau

Online entries are closed but you can enter at rego Friday night at the Park Hotel or on the day at Owhango Domain or MTB start line (for MTBers and marathoners).
Ride offer, Welly - National Park Friday 6th
National Park - Welly Saturday 7th

Could also pick up somewhere on the way

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Heads up homies!!
We're still pinching ourselves that we get to catch up with heaps of you very soon at T42 Central Plateau πŸ₯³
Next up in our now unimpeded event calendar is T42 Central Plateau!
Saturday 7 May – www.t42.co.nz

Based from National Park, rally your crew and join us for a gorgeous weekend away in the central plateau region.
Some1 from welly who needs a lift? 3 spare seats?
All right, folks. It's GO time! We've just opened basically every event in our lineup (it's a bonanza!) and we CANNOT WAIT to see you.

Score super epic super early bird pricing all around until Christmas!

Events now open...
The Northpower Wild Kiwi (12 March)
The DUAL (2 April)
T42 Central Plateau (7 May)
Macpac Auckland Xterra Trail Series (May - Sep)
Run Taupo Trail Series (July - Sep)
Taupo Marathon (6 August)
Hunua Hillbilly - Ultramarathon (5 November)
Checked a few boxes yesterday at the T42 πŸ”οΈ:
βœ… First marathon πŸƒ
βœ… First off-road marathon ⛰️
βœ… Top πŸ”Ÿ finish in 3h 46m
βœ… Powered by 🌱⚑
βœ… The best 'runner's high' to date ✨

It's probably not okay for me to say this but crossing the T42 Central Plateau finish line yesterday was in many ways a more gratifying feeling than taking the 🏁 in racing.

Let me explain why ➑️ What I love about running is it's purity and simplicity. It's you vs. you. No excuses. No bullπŸ’©. No ego stroking. No BoP. No punctures, pit stop dramas or mechanical failures. No factors outside your control. Not to mention some of the world's best scenery in our πŸ₯ backyard πŸ™

It's just you. And your feet. And the ground beneath you. The community is genuinely supportive of one another (there's literally hundreds of hype men in your corner from start to finish).

Don't get me wrong - - I β™₯ racing (and when it all comes together on the day πŸ† there's nothing else quite like it) but now I've discovered another passion requiring an entirely different toolkit.

Yesterday's grunt was some excellent prep for my first ultra in July, the 65km WUU2K down in Wellington πŸ”œ and I'm excited to lean on - and learn off - the weapon Carl Read to up my training mileage and knowledge ahead of ultra distance events.

Feeling fit, ready and motivated for my other kind of racing next week with the NIERDC opener in our awesome Audi πŸ₯³
T42 Central Plateau images online now! PWYW @ www.photos4.sale

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Thanks for doing your weather dances everyone! It was an absolutely mint day for T42 Central Plateau 😎
A little slice of bliss coming your way this Saturday (1 May) at T42 Central Plateau!
Online entries are now closed but you can still grab yours at registration 🀩
Find all the details for the event at www.t42.co.nz

Based around the famous and iconic 42nd Traverse track, the T42 Central Plateau offers spectacular mountain biking and trail running/walking options with views for days.

Photos from T42 Central Plateau's post 18/05/2022

2022 finish line FEELS!πŸ’₯ Think we can get that weather again next year??
We'd love to see some of your photos from the day...feel free to pop them in the comments!


What a day it was, here's a little video to help you re live your day!

Timeline photos 06/05/2022

Rego is open, event base is set up. We are so looking forward to seeing you all!


So we opened up our merchandise delivery yesterday and noticed a bit of a problem...
The supplier had picked the wrong hats for our hat order. We ordered adult sizing and received kids sizing.
Good news is we now have some kids hats to give out as spot prizes across the line 😁. Bad news is we wont have the adult ones in time ☹️

If you've ordered a hat, we'll send them out once we get them after the event. If you'd like one of these beauties but haven't ordered one you'll be able to pop an order in at the merch tent on Saturday and we'll send it out.

Griffin is stoked with his one! πŸ‘Œ


Weehoo new awesome sponsor alert! Nature Valley will be at the T42 finish line handing out delicious post-race fuel! So be sure to hit them up πŸ˜‹

And if you didn't know already – you can purchase Nature Valley snack bars from your local supermarket, or find out more at www.naturevalley.co.nz



The pre event information email has been sent to all participants.
Please check your inbox, if it's not there check your junk folder. Alternatively you can follow this link:
Please take 10min to read through all the info in there, we want you to be as prepared as possible before the weekend πŸ§πŸ€™

3.5 days and counting people!! (we're not excited at all)πŸ˜‚



With a final sand and lick of oil the trophies are DONE!
Made from recycled native timber, each one is perfectly imperfect...just like you!
Place 1st, 2nd or 3rd overall in any Run, Walk or Mountain Bike event and you'll be taking one of these beauties home.πŸ†

Online entries close at 12pm (midday) Thursday, we'll be taking late entries Friday and Saturday at registration⚑ www.t42.co.nz


And just like that it's event week!!! πŸ˜ƒ
We will have the pre event email coming out tomorrow which will have LOADS of great info for you all so keep an eye out for that.

Just a reminder that you have until Thursday 12:00pm (midday) to purchase and book your spot on a bus if you would like one. You will not be able to book a bus after this time and you will need to sort your own transport for event day.

Keep those sunny day dances going people, the weather is looking 😎🌞


2022 could be the year for some PB's in the Mountain Bike event. We have some dry settled weather in the forecast over the next 10 days which will hopefully mean a dry and fast 42 Traverse on the 7th.
Last year Matthew Wilson managed to smash it out in a blistering 1hr 47min averaging 28km/hr!! 🀯

Anyone out there think they've got what it takes to beat that?

Online entries close midday Thursday 5th May!


Wednesday noon is the entry cutoff to get your name on your bibs!
Tell your friends and grab your entries at www.t42.co.nz

Photos from T42 Central Plateau's post 20/04/2022

The Park Hotel Ruapehu is almost booked out! Get in quick folks - only seven rooms left and it's the seat of the T42 action (including the most epic AFTER PARTY ⚑)



A quick video of Bevan "The Slasher" Thompson at work on the 24km course today. We spent nearly 5 hours on a STUNNING National Park day making sure all that nasty cutty grass and overgrowth is well clear of the track.
This 8.4km loop is the reason we call it an "Adventure Run" and the amount of rain we get from now until event day will determine how much of an adventure it is!

It was a hard day at the office but someone had to do it!


We are STOKED to have Earshots back on board for 2022!

Lock on, ride on & run on with our event partners Earshots. They have you covered for staying motivated while you train for T42 over the next few weeks. We all know it's getting tough out there!
Their patented Magnetic ear clip means you can run and ride without being distracted by annoying cords or earbuds that fall out.
This kiwi company has you covered!

Use T42DEAL at the checkout of earshots.com to purchase yours for only $149!

Photos from T42 Central Plateau's post 25/03/2022

If you're coming to National Park for T42 weekend then The Park Hotel is the place to be and stay!
It's our pre and post event hub where we hold registration + sponsor expo on Friday, busses leave from the hotel Saturday morning and we have prize giving and the official after party Saturday evening...

Great food, amazing hospitality, comfy as rooms and even a couple of hot tubs to boot!

Did we say it sells out every year?
Get in quick www.the-park.co.nz


This is the news we've been hoping for people!!! No limits, no waves, no defined spaces, just T42 in all its natural outdoor glory!

BAM we're BACK!
All outdoor event number restrictions are gone as of this Friday, midnight. Or shall we say FriYAY?!
So enter those events, kiddos!! We're all goooooooo πŸŽ‰βš‘πŸŽ‰βš‘
Check out currently open events at www.totalsport.co.nz 🀩


Hopefully we get some good news tomorrow regarding mandates and gathering limits in particular, but in the mean time.....We only have 2 spots left in the Marathon!

If you don't want to miss out then jump on now and get entered!


We need your help!
Before you turn up to the T42 please CHECK that your shoes, bikes and gear are all CLEAN and DRY! We all need to do our part to protect the beautiful Tongariro Conservation Area and huge part of that is making sure we aren't bringing any unwanted nasties with us.
During the T42 event you will be crossing freshwater streams that flow into the Whanganui River. Protect NZ’s freshwater from invasive pests such as Didymo - CHECK CLEAN DRY between all waterways.
Take a look at the pre rego gear inspection process you can expect and come prepared πŸ₯ΎπŸš΅β€β™‚οΈβš‘️


HEADS UP! If you are thinking of entering the marathon at T42 you'd better get a move on...Under Red we have to limit it to 100 people and we only have 15 spots left!
If we move to Orange before event day we will lift the 100 person limit and open entries back up but if you don't want to miss out best get cracking! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβš‘οΈ


Get in quick folks, entries are very limited!

Event date: May 7th
Grab your entry at www.t42.co.nz

Limits are as follows…
- 48km Mountain Bike / eBike – 300 pax
- 42.2km Trail Marathon Run – 100 pax
- 24km Trail Adventure Run / Walk – 200 pax
- 11km Trail Run / Walk – 100 pax
- 6km Trail Run / Walk – 100 pax

...Naturally we've had to change a fair bit of how this event will operate if we're still in red settings – but it will still be a truly epic day on some gorgeous trails!

Find all the red light event day restrictions on the website ⚑️


We're getting a few questions about the event with the current red light status so thought we'd share where we are at.
We are currently working towards being able to deliver the event in red (should we need to) and are working out all the event details at the moment. We are also working through getting sign off from our key stakeholders and concession providers, which we hope to have by the 7th of March.
We want nothing more than to deliver another awesome T42 on the 7th of May and are doing everything possible to be able to do that for you all safely.
If we do need to deliver the event under red restrictions, there will be a number of changes to the event schedule and some of the format but we're a creative bunch and are confident we will still have a stellar weekend in National Park!

We'll share any updates as soon as they come available....In the mean time get out there and enjoy some muddy trails this weekend!πŸ€™πŸƒπŸš΅β€β™€οΈ


Only 2 days left to take advantage of our crazy Super Early Bird pricing! Grab yourself some sweet savings and maybe give a filthy animal in your life something in their stocking too!
Last day to score Super Early Bird pricing is Dec 24th


Get yourself some HUGE savings with our super early bird special, on from now until ChristmasπŸŽ…
If you have an event credit that you would like to use, please email [email protected] and we can sort you out!

Who else is excited to get back to National Park!?!?
Saturday 7th May 2022

Photos from T42 Central Plateau's post 23/11/2021

We have some INSANE super early bird specials going on until Dec 24th where you'll save heaps on the standard entry price. So take advantage, gather up your mates and lock in an amazing weekend away in the Central Plateau!

Saturday 7th May 2022

Photos from T42 Central Plateau's post 10/06/2021

Finish line feels! Event days don't get any more perfect that that.

Make sure you check out your photos, there are some crackers in there! https://photos4sale.co.nz/

Photos from T42 Central Plateau's post 30/04/2021

Absolutely mint day for it!! 😍

Have fun out there everyone

Photos from T42 Central Plateau's post 29/04/2021

The boys had an AMAZING day marking the 42 Traverse today.
Reports from the course are that the 42 is 90% dry and 10% muddy and in great condition. This will make for a fast course on Saturday so for those of you racing for NZ Crown points, make sure you wear your fast pants!

Event Info β€” T42 Central Plateau 28/04/2021

Event Info β€” T42 Central Plateau

Online entries close at midday today! If you want to save on any late entry fees jump off the fence and get yourself entered before 12pm!

We will be accepting late entries at registration on Friday at The Park Hotel and on Saturday morning at Owhango domain and Taurewa Station (MTB Start). More info can be found here:

Event Info β€” T42 Central Plateau MARATHON Taurewa Station from 7.00am – 8.30am This is where you will have to park, register and then get the bus to your start. See the transport section above for more information. Your bus leaves at 8.40am SHARP to get you to the start line.

Photos from T42 Central Plateau's post 28/04/2021

The boys have had a great day out marking the 24km, 11km and 6km courses today!
Track conditions at the moment are the driest we've seen them in a few years but still plenty of mud puddles to warrant a good pair of shoes and a change of clothes at the finish (especially those on the 24km).


Forecast Update.
Brace for a chilly morning with a low of 2 overnight, its going to be...fresh! Possible chance of a shower or two early on the day with light southerlies and a high of 19! Keep chatting to your weather gods people!

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