Last weekend saw the 1st Longboard only marathon take place in Amsterdam, Holland: The Rabbit Race. Overall, 21 riders of varying ages got together to compete. As expected, Holland was heavily represented, but there were strong contenders from France and England as well. What the race was lacking in numbers was certainly made up in enthusiasm and good vibes, both from the participants and organisers.
The 2.2km course in itself was in the beautiful tranquil location of Sport Park Slotten and the weather conditions could not have been more perfect. It was for the most part flat, with a steep uphill over a bridge providing a challenging climb followed by a downhill section a little after the starting line.
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This coming weekend, on the 1st of October, the first longboard only marathon will be take place at 5pm (GMT+1) in Amsterdam (NL). Organised by the NLDSA/Amsterdam Slalom Skateboarding School, the race will take place in Sport Park Sloten. Competitors will have to complete 18 laps of the park which according to organisers ranges from ‘ultra smooth’ to ‘smooth’. The weather forecast for the moment … Continue reading The Rabbit Race – 1st longboard only marathon in Europe
What do you get when you get 900 longboarders together skating through the city of Toronto? Full on Epic. We aren’t in a position to arrest hundreds of people. Continue reading Toronto Boardmeeting 2011
This time in 2 weeks New Zealanders will be getting their last sleep in before waking bright and early on the 25th of September to take part in a first of it’s kind event in NZ. Ruapuna24 will bring together all the small wheeled vehicles and let them loose on of of New Zealands Premier Racetracks. The Powerbuilt Raceway is open for 24 hours and … Continue reading Getting close, New Zealand!
For the last few years the London Skyride has been a regular date on the UK calendar. This year is no different. Hit up the facebook event page and see what is going on. It’s an amazing opportunity to skate past the Queen’s house, up and down London’s busiest roads and without any cars. See you there! Continue reading Skatefurther at Skyride
Goodwood saw yet another great longboard turn out this year. The headwinds were up again but the top 3 all finished under 2 hours. Forum member Tim (and designer of the rad PSD footstops) did a great write up of his take on the day in our forum. After around the 2nd lap, I was in 2nd with Matt Elver in 1st way in front, … Continue reading Goodwood 2011
With just over a week to go, here’s a little something from the last Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon. Aaron of Longtreks fame made a little video of the last event at Hallendale Beach. All of us here at Skatefurther were in a Skype chat with distance skaters from around the globe watching as the results came in. This time we hope to have a live video … Continue reading Adrenalina NYC
Skatefurther, Garden City Sessions and NZ Push Race Series are proud to present Ruapuna24. Date: 0800 Sunday 25th September to 0800 Monday 26th September 2011. Location: Powerbuilt Raceway @ Ruapuna Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. (Click here to go to Googlemaps) Event: 24 hour skate for charity. (Skateboards, inlines, rollerskates and skooters.) Info: This is the first event of its kind in New Zealand. 24 hours … Continue reading Ruapuna24
Results are still coming in but we know how it ended thanks to Jack Smith of The Skateboarders Journal. Today I witnessed the most remarkable athletic event I have seen in my 35+ years of skateboarding. Paul Kent pushed his skateboard 94 miles in 6 hours and 45 minutes…yes you read that correctly. Hr did this in 90 degree heat and off the chart humidity. Right … Continue reading The Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Sk8 Challenge 2011 – Day 3
The 56.7 miles of day 2 saw some of the gnarliest bails. 2nd place Jeff Vyain tore open his thigh/butt (pic here for people who want to see!) and race organiser Marion Spears Karr fell and badly injured his knee. 2 of the three hospitalisations on the day. Jeff managed to skate the remianing 40 or so miles. Insane. Pic taken by Jeff. Stolen from … Continue reading The Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Sk8 Challenge 2011 – Day 2