Enduranz Events - About


Enduranz Events is a two person team of ‘brains and brawn’. Tineka and Glen both have an extensive history in event involvement from both organising and a participating perspective. With a quality combined skill set they are on a mission to bring Cantabrians and New Zealanders alike quality endurance events in their own backyard which they can be proud of.

Glen Currie - The Brawn

Glen grew up on a farm in Methven. His passion for the outdoors began at an early age with him and his younger brother Braden Currie escaping into the foothills to ski, snowboard, tramp, hunt, motorbike, mountain bike and run whenever possible. Post schooling Glen completed a Bachelor of Education, specialising in Physical Education. Whilst studying he spent a number of summers in the Colorado chasing the snow. On graduating from University, Glen ran a residential outdoor pursuits program before spending a couple of years cycling around Europe and travelling in Africa.

On returning home to be based teaching in Methven, Glen discovered endurance sport and went about competing in as many iconic events throughout New Zealand as possible. In doing so he managed to win such races as the Goldrush, Peak to Peak, and twice finished third place in the Longest Day Coast to Coast. He has since competed in a number of events in China and throughout the world.

Glen is still based in Methven now with his young family of three boys and continues to be passionate about his backyard, and the training and racing opportunities it offers. He enjoys the fact that Canterbury back country is somewhat underrated in terms of New Zealand outdoor experience locations and that it allows for a fairly ‘ungroomed’ wilderness.

He believes that he has a wealth of experience in terms of what makes a ‘quality event’ and is excited about the challenge of creating such experiences for others.

Tineka Johnstone - The Brains

Tineka grew up on a farm in Hawarden, North Canterbury, where her love of horse riding, netball, and cycling began. When she had finished her schooling she moved to the ‘big city” of Christchurch where she got a job in banking. After a couple of years her and (now husband) Tony did their OE in England where she worked as a polo groom, kids party organiser, and office manager.

On returning to NZ, Tony and his family starting leasing a farm in Methven, where she landed a job of organising the Young Farmer Contest - one of two that ran the contest from the National Office in Ashburton. She worked for the Contest for three years, before being promoted to the National Manager of NZ Young Farmers. She finished this job to have a family, but went back to NZ Young Farmers as their Financial Controller for another five years.

Tineka now lives on Banks Peninsula with her husband and three children, where she continues to run events both for Enduranz Events, and as an independent contractor.