Dirt Church Radio is brought to you weekly by Matt Rayment and Eugene Bingham

Picture: Chris McKeen, stuff.co.nz

Picture: Chris McKeen, stuff.co.nz

Matt (left) lives in Riverhead with his wife and three children. He is happiest out on the trails in his beloved Riverhead Forest with Rigby the Kelpie however is passionate about running in all its forms. Intensely curious about the human experience, Matt's day job as a Registered Nurse is working in a Consult/Liaison Mental Health team in an Emergency Department. Secondary to this, Matt has worked as the editor of Kiwi Trail Magazine, Good People Run, and as a freelance writer. Matt contends that running and Fugazi saved his life, and he can frequently be found dancing to all the wrong songs. 

Eugene (right) is a husband, father and self-confessed running geek. He loves trails, even though he's about as nimble as a buffalo (and less sure-footed). A journalist for the Stuff Circuit investigative team at stuff.co.nz, he always makes sure there are running shoes and earphones in his bag when he travels. Eugene also loves thinking about what will become of the world, watching sport with his family, and running with his boys (when they let him).


What is Dirt Church?

Dirt Church is the self-proclaimed name of a group of runners who hit the trails at Riverhead Forest, north west of Auckland, NZ. Founding members were Matt, Gene Andrews, Tom Igusa, Simon Waller, Dave Jack, and Eugene. But now, most weekends, you'll find them and a bunch more in the dirt, giving thanks to the running gods by bombing down hills, slogging up climbs, talking lots of crap, laughing, and planning how to convert more shoe soles to the muddy delights of trail running. Hallelujah!