Sometimes I like to race too. Here's what's coming up!


A 6 day 430km mountain bike stage race with an epic 15,500 metres of climbing. The Pioneer is a brutal challenge through New Zealand's pristine high country, and has become hugely popular with local and international riders since the inaugural event in 2016.

Hannah Johnston & Hannah Buchanan are lining up to tackle The Pioneer. Two unique chicks, one rad team. Here's what you need to know about us:

  • Same name (obviously!). No the novelty hasn't worn off yet.

  • Newbies to multisport and Coast to Coast Longest Day 2018 first timers.

  • Enjoy ice cream.

  • Enjoy coffee more!

  • Love to have fun but both have a competitive streak so we're looking forward to some great racing.​

Thanks to Elevate Crane Truck Services & Manuka Quantity Surveying for helping us secure a spot on the start line in this prestigious event!


Spring Challenge is one of the biggest adventure races in the world, and it's just for women. It's the brainchild of adventure racing demi-god Nathan Fa'avae, and is now in its 12th year, with entries to the South Island edition selling out within just a matter of minutes!

I've roped in some fantastic team mates from the mainland and we'll be heading to Taupo for the North Island edition this year. Team profile coming soon!