May 17, 2013 Leave a comment
This Top 10 goes to 11.
Run Loud everyone!
Run harder. Hurt less. Hoka OneOne gives you back your run.
May 17, 2013 Leave a comment
This Top 10 goes to 11.
Run Loud everyone!
April 15, 2013 Leave a comment
Hoka OneOne athlete Guy Andrews had a big weekend, taking 2nd in the 40-44 age group and 21st place from a 2400-strong field at the Luke Harrop Memorial Triathlon on the Gold Coast on Sunday. The outright winner of the Open women’s category was still to cross the line when Guy closed out his race with sub-4-min kays on the 5km run leg.
Luke Harrop was tragically taken 11 years ago when hit by a car in a pre-dawn training accident aged just 23. His story and already impressive list of achievements can be reviewed here.
April 9, 2013 Leave a comment
So the Selfies Competition now draws to a close, even as we continue to receive cute, funny, and creative pictures of you and your shoes.
Hopes were high as we started with a ninja, thanks to Mathew Want.
And of course we’re never happy to see any runner in a boot, but at least Barbara Hughes’ one Hoka has kept her from walking on an angle while she’s under repair.
Chris Beavis set a theme with the first of the Dog Hoka selfies.
Followed by personal trainer Manal Garcia…
And our good Kiwi friend Sally Law.
And Manal again…
Adding some serious running back into the discussion, Jo Peterson smashed out 102km in his Tarmacs at Tarawera, kindly demonstarting the value that many people are finding from this road shoe on trail.
And Jennifer Spark also hit Tarawera, and came away wishing she had another pair of Hoka!
And of course there was Silvia Schweininger happily blister-free knocking out Ironman in her Evo.
And Jaysen Searle had us all super-impressed, smashing out Melbourne Ironman in about 8 1/2 hours.
Clearly, our most obsessed Hoka OneOne convert is ultrarunner and Coast2Kosci medic, Billy Pearce. Billy’s story is unique – he has one foot 2 1/2 sizes longer than the other. When he first got in touch over a year ago, we hoped our shoes would help his running but we weren’t sure if even the mighty Hoka could do anything for such a unique circumstance. Since then, Billy the Footmasher is in touch with us for a fresh pair every six weeks or so. And he’s still threatening to get a Hoka tattoo – which we do look forward to seeing one day, Billy! : )
And another ultrarunning character who regularly inspires us is Victoria’s Scott Knabel. If you haven’t already familiarised yourself with Scott’s story, he’s not content to go couch to 5km. He’s going couch to ultra, and you can check out his story at Scott’s Ultra Quest.
So now we get to the pointy end. We weren’t going to do any kind of runner’s up prize BUT this guy clearly needs our help, so there’s a $100 voucher for Garth McInerney. Garth, your selfie made it obvious – you need some Hoka OneOne in your running life!
And that just leaves the announcement of our winner. Drum roll……..
This one had all the elements we were after – creativity, risk of physical injury, cross-training, and borrowed shoes. You made us chuckle, Sally, and you’re clearly hungry for a pair of Hoka OneOne. So, congratulations, for going the extra yard, you can now give Sadie’s shoes back and do yoga with your own pair from www.HokaOneOne.com.au.
Thanks so much to everybody who submitted or commented on photos. It’s great to see how you’re all enjoying your Hoka OneOne and what it’s doing for your run. Check out our Facebook and follow this blog and our Twitter feed for more chances to win, as well as news about latest models and the growing number of retailers carrying the Hoka OneOne range.
And keep sending photos anyway – we love seeing what you’re up to!
March 18, 2013 Leave a comment
This was too funny not to share! Guy Andrews is an elite endurance athlete and adventure racer who has come on board with Hoka OneOne Australia over the last few months. Graeme Rundle is a client who has previously asked Guy about Hoka OneOne, and here is his feedback after a first run…
here is my Hoka one one Stinson review.
Started 6 am Sunday Enviro Centre heading off into bush to turn around top of Apple Tree Park approx 20 km total return journey.
The beginning of the run was met with a little scepticism, not quite sure how I felt about them. My wife was constantly asking how they were, what was I feeling in them etc etc. Ive got to admit the first 5 ks I found them really heavy and bulky, especially when I went through 10 creeks in total. Constantly thinking to myself, “I don’t know, I’ll try some others and compare, not really sure at all if I liked them”.
The rest of the way home I was hitting 3 minute k pace with ease, on bloody trails with rocks. I realised you just have to let go, the shoes do the work for you, you just have to point them in the direction and hang on.
Then we turned around and ran back to the car. Down hill most of the way. Well eff me ragged, what the hell was on my feet. Something happened, I have no idea, it was like the bloody shoes were talking to me saying. ” come on, fly you fat bastard, go for it, you can’t feel the ground, let it rip. I have never kicked my wife’s ass on any run ever. I went cruising past her still in second gear, grinning as I glided past her, then I let it rip on the steepest part, it was like down hill skiing mate. I was jumping ridge to ridge, leaping fallen trees, flying down this bloody mountain that almost killed me on the way up. With no fear, no hesitation, only complete control and confidence. Could not believe what I was experiencing. When I got down the bottom and waited for my wife to catch up, all I could say was ” that was fun” lets do it again.
The rest of the way home I was hitting 3 minute k pace with ease, on bloody trails with rocks.
I realised you just have to let go, the shoes do the work for you, you just have to point them in the direction and hang on. F&@$ mate that was the most enjoyable run I have had in bloody years. Unreal.
March 11, 2013 1 Comment
If you’re a manny man man looking for your next hardass running shoe, don’t take our advice or listen to the hundreds of endurance athletes and longtime runners singing the praises of our genius design team. Take the advice of your favourite manny magazine, it’s right there in this month’s issue of Men’s Fitness.
We all wore Hoka OneOne trail shoes which have thick padded soles. They cushioned your feet and prevented blisters. Runners in cushioned shoes fared better.
February 28, 2013 1 Comment
If you’re going to Melbourne Iron Man, if you’re making it along to the You Can Fitness You Can Run seminar at Macedon (also Victoria), or to the Tre-X Australian Cross-Triathlon Championships and Dirt Fest also featuring Hoka athletes Guy Andrews and Michael Milton – we’ll be there!So whether you’re an adventure racer or Victorian runner who has been screaming out for a taste of Hoka goodness, come find us – we’ll be around!
We’ll also be at the Elite Energy Tri in Wollongong on March 9 weekend, we’ll be backing our superhot team of Nikki Wynd, David Eadie, Scott Hawker and Team Hoka US Jason Schlarb at Tarawera on March 16 and THEN, as if March isn’t already big enough, we’re backing John ‘Howie’ Howe as he chases down Pat Farmer’s longstanding Simpson Desert record.