Emerson’s Whaka100 is widely considered one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the Southern Hemisphere and is taking place in Rotorua on Labour weekend, 25th October.
The event, held in the Whakarewarewa Forest, comprises of a kids 5km, women’s 10km, 25km and 50km races, as well as the feature 100km race.
A strong field of participants is returning, among them is Cosmo Bloor.
Bloor is a 24 year old passionate mountain biker from Auckland. He is CYCO’s lead mechanic and has been a keen rider since he was fourteen. If he is not at work, you will probably find him out on the trails.
We are currently working on multiple plans based around COVID 19 and we want to share the latest info with you.
We are very confident that the event will go ahead in October but we do have a back up date just in case. There will changes on how the event is run and changes to the planned schedule.
👉 PLANNED RACE DATE: 25 October 2020
👉 BACKUP RACE DATE: 7 February 2021
We are dedicated to ensure this event makes it through this Pandemic as we believe the Emerson's Whaka100 has a very important place on the NZ Mountain Bike Calendar.
We hope to have the race week detail finished within the next 7 days pending any Government changes.
Training during lockdown in New Zealand has added a new set of challenges for many training for the Whaka100. To get some tips on how to train effectively in lockdown, we caught up with Richard Greer (Founder & Performance Coach) from Team CP.
With just six months to go until the fourteenth edition of Emerson’s Whaka100, we caught up with four time champion Carl Jones to get some tips on training for one of the toughest single day MTB Marathons in the Southern Hemisphere.
Jones won the Whaka100 in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 making him the only champion to take four consecutive wins. Will he be back for a fifth title?