Me

Hi! My name is Annika Smail, it’s just me in my business.

I got introduced to mountain bike riding when i came to New Zealand (from Switzerland) in 2002 and was hooked right away. It’s a great sport as it’s a fantastic way to explore the nature while being accompanied by your friends. I have made great friendships through mountain biking, shared memorable times on the trails and hearty laughs along the way. i also enjoy the fact that you can always get better at riding, you can keep challenging yourself to improve your skills and you can surprise yourself with how far you can get.

I have a bit of race experience. I started racing in 2005 and have had a good run of it. I have raced here in New Zealand and overseas. In local races, National Series races, Swiss Cups, Oceania Championships, World Championships, World Cups as a New Zealand representative.

Education:

Degree in Sport Management & Diploma in Coaching, Unitec Auckland

Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching (PE, Outdoor Recreation and Health)

Competitive Experience:

2016

3rd female overall, Giant Toa Enduro Crankworx and 2 stage wins

2015

2nd female overall, Giant 2W Gravity Enduro December

2nd female overall, Giant 2W Gravity Enduro October

Series Winner, NDuro Winter Series Long Course and won all Enduro stages

2014

1st female overall at Tarawera 50km trail run

2nd female overall, Giant 2W Gravity Enduro October Race

Series Winner, N-Duro Galaxy Travel Winter Series long course

2012

2nd at Xterra New Zealand, Rotorua

1st Duathlon 3D Rotorua Multisport Festival

2011

N-Duro Bike Vegas Summer Cup Series Winner (won both races)

3rd at Xterra New Zealand, Rotorua

2010

Bike Vegas Summer Cup Series Winner (won all three races)

New Zealand National Mountain Bike Marathon Champion

23rd at UCI MTB Marathon World Champs in St Wendel, Germany 

1st at Taupo Off Road Half Marathon

1st at Huka XL

2009

1st at National Round of Cross-country Series in Rotorua

N-Duro Summer Cup Series Winner (won all three races)

New Zealand National Mountain Bike Marathon Champion

3rd at Xterra New Zealand, Rotorua

1st at Big’O’Trail run

1st at New Zealand Single Speed Championship

1st at Mount Tauhara Half Marathon

1st at Taupo Half Marathon

1st at Taupo Off Road Half Marathon

Series Winner, North Island Triple Crown Mountain Run Series; i won Toi’s Challenge & Kauri run, 3rd at the Goat.

1st at Huka XL

2008

New Zealand National Single Speed Champion

2nd at the World Single Speed Champs in Napa California

Series Winner of N-Duro long course winter series (won all three races)

1st at Whaka 100k

1st at Huka XL

1st at The goat run

 2007

1st at National Round of Cross-country Series in Rotorua

1st at Crater Rim in Christchurch

2006

New Zealand Cross-country Series Champion

New Zealand National Mountain Bike Marathon Champion

2nd at Oceania Championships

14th at World Cup in Fort William

25th at World Champs in Rotorua


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