2011 Rabbit Race recap

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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The Rabbit Race – 1st longboard only marathon in Europe

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

Ruapuna24

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

The Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Sk8 Challenge 2011 – Day 3

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 Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Sk8 Challenge 2011 – Day 2

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