Throwback – SkateNewZealand

Every so often we will be giving a little shout-out to distance skates and skaters from the past. Our own little throwbacks to events that have got us to where we are now.

7 years ago today, in January 2008, Adam Colton, Nat Halliday, Sheldon Lessard and Kari Grebe set off from Cape Reinga on the 2100km journey across New Zealand.

New Zealand is famous for its terrible roads, huge mountains and insane drivers. The journey took 43 days and raised over $3000 for the Lowe Syndrome Trust.

Adam had previously skated across the US and went on to complete many more skates, both as part of the LongTreksonSkateDecks trips and a few solo missions too.


Nat went on to start this here website and organises distance skating events in New Zealand.

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