Here is the list of competitors for the 2016 DME.

Still waiting on a couple of competitions to close up, so there will be a few lucky names added.

The Mens race is all go with regular quick fullas Leov, Nicoll, Bennett, Blenkinsop. Wyn Masters is back to his old 'work'place, might be a 'productive' weekend for him. There are heaps of others to keep an eye on and some locals who have some inside knowledge.

The womens field is missing the whole 2015 podium, but still seems as competitive as ever, Anka Martin, Harriet, Megan Rose, Alice Baker, Jo Perrot, Tiff Farsnworth, Mel Blomfield. . Its actually unreal looking at the level of riders right through the categories, heavy hitters everywhere.

In alphabetical order

Tom Adams Wellington

Steven Adams Wellington

Kane Adcock nelson

James (GEEZA) Alexander Rotorua

Maiki Andersen Christchurch

monique anderson nelson

Mike Anderson Nelson

John Baddiley Wellington

Jaenine Badenhorst TAURANGA

Chris Badenhorst tauranga

Ronnie Baker Queenstown

Tom Baker Queenstown

Alice Baker Nelson

Amy Ballagh Queenstown

Joel Bamford Wellington

Jarrod Bang Wellington

Rod Bardsley Paraparaumu

Luke Bassant Christchurch

Nick Bedford Wellington

Kieran Bennett Christchurch

Ross Benton New plymouth

Hamish Berkett Nelson

Ian Best Wellington

Jeremy Blake Wellington

Sam Blenkinsop Christchurch

adrian blok christchurch

Melanie Blomfield Chrustchyrch

Derek Bond Wellington

Jake boylett nelson

Michael Brake Nelson

Chris Brown's nelson

Abbie Bull Wellington

Rachel Butcher Nelson

Gary Campbell Cambridge

David Carlyon Wellington

Ian Carswell Queenstown

Jeff Carter Rotorua

Spencer Cathman Nelson

Isaac Chamberlain Christchurch

Les Chan Warkworth

martin chandler Nelson

Callum Chisnall Christchurch

Leif  Christensen Queenstown

Jonathon Clearwater The Forks

Cyril Clement Wellington

Tayne Clements Nelson

Phoebe Coers Dunedin

Amy Cole Wellington

Cameron Cole Wellington

JEffrey Collins chchc

bradley COLLINS New Zealand

John Colthorpe Auckland

Mike Cowlin Wanaka

Eden Cruise Porirua

Andrew Cullen Oakura

Mitchell Currie nelson

Tim Davidson wellington

josh de veer nelson

Emil de Vries Havelock North

Jon Deaker Queenstown

Bryn Dickerson Plimmerton

Sam Donaldson Auckland

Luke Donaldson Nelson

Cushla Donovan Wellington

Liam Drew Wellington

Mark Dunlop Rotorua

Karolyne Dunn brightwater

Murray  Dwyer Christchruch

Deanna Elvines Nelson

James Fagan Dunedin

Thomas falconer Rotorua

Tiffany Farnsworth Richmond

Matt Farrar Wellington

Rick Federkeil Auckland

John Fink Christchurch

Simon Finucane Rotorua

sam fisher queenstown

Hunter Flatz Manukau

Jeremy Forlong Dunedin

matt freeman Auckland

Carl Garth Nelson

Scott Gillanders Nelson

Jake Glover Nelson

Ethan Glover Nelson

richard goldsbury Christchurch

Ian Goldshmidt Nelson

Hamish Gordon Wellington

Clinton Gray Rotorua

Alastair Gregory Nelson

Boyd Grinstead Chch

Sam Grummitt Christchurch

Leigh Halkett Queenstown

Ben Hall Nelson

Kerry Halse Auckland

Richard Harding Christchurch

Harriet Harper Christchurch

Matty Harris Squamish, British Columbia

loui Harvey Nelson

Todd Hasley Nelson

Gordon Hastings Dunedin

colin hastings chc

Michael Hayward Nelson

Levi Healey-Furniss Nelson

Shanine Hermsen Nelson

shannon hewetson Melbourne

Nathan Hewetson Nelson

Max Hides Christchurch

Patrick Higgins Nelson

Aaron Hogg Christchurch

Clement Holgtae Auckland

Noah Hosie Nelson

Richard Houston Takaka

Mathew Hunt Rotorua

Alistair Jamieson Nelson

Andre Jaworski RD1 Richmond

Paul Jennings Nelson

nicola johnson Lower Hutt

Richard Jones Queenstown

Carl Jones Rotorua

Pierre Jordan Richmond

Ben Karalus Nelson

Hamish Kay Brooklyn Wellington

Daryl Kearns Nelson

Mulvey Kelly Wellington

Glenn Kempton Chch

Wade Kenchington Queenstown

Neil Kerr Wanaka

Graham King Nelson

Sam Knowles Motueka

Matthew Kristofski Wellington

Thomas Lamb Queenstown

Jane Lambert Mapua

Paul Larkin Kew East

Mathew Lees Dunedin

Justin Leov Blenheim

Kashi Leuchs Dunedin

Thomas Lindup Wellington

Tony Lines Wellington

Adrian Loo Christchurch

Ally Mackay Christchurch

Ross MacLennan Nelson

Chris Manson Wellington

Alicja Marcinek Christchurch

Anka Martin Nelson

Sven Martin Nelson

Gareth Martyn Nelson

Wyn Masters New plymouth

Justin Matthews Queenstown

Shane McAusland Haast

Anja Mcdonald Nelson

Shaun McFadden Christchurch

Cowboy McGinnity Lower Hutt

amani mcintyre golden bay

Quinton Mckay Christchurch

Hayden McKay Nelson

Dayne Mcknight Waikuku beach

Ross Mclachlan Lower Hutt

dayle mclauchlan christchurch

Jarrod Mclauchlan Nelson

Ben McLaughlin Nelson

Shona Mclean Nelson

jonas meier CHRISTCHURCH

Logan Mickell Nelson

ash millar chrisatchurch

Mildie Monster Nelson

Tom Moore Wellington

Ben Moulam Nelson

Joseph Nation Christchurch

Scotty Newman Wellington

Jamie Nicoll Nelson

Daniel Olave Nelson

Reuben Olorenshaw Nelson

Matthew Page Wellington

James Parmenter Nelson

Amanda Pearce Nelson

Cati Pearson Rotorua

Jo Perrott Nelson

Lester Perry Te Awamutu

Nathan Petrie Christchurch

Georgia Petrie Christchurch

jordan phipps christchurch

Ricky Pincott Wellington

jimmy pollard Queenstown

John Postles Nelson

Dave Pratt Nelson

James Pretty Wellington

Jimmy Pritchard Perth

Mark Quayle Wellington

Al quinn wgtn

Dan Raggett Nelson

Nathan Rankin Levin

cole read nelson

josh reilly auckland

Nick Reuther Christchurch

hugh reynolds christchurch

Andy Richards Christchurch

Jonty Ritchie Wellington

Matthew Roberts Christchurch

John Rollston Nelson

Megan Rose Queenstown

Chris Rowley Wellington

Marcus Roy Invercargill

Cherie Rusbatch Christchurch

Dave Schaper Nelson

Craig Scott Christchurch

Byron Scott Auckland

Stephane Seelen New Caledonia

Peter Shaw Wellington

Samuel Shaw Rotorua

Ben Shayler Dunedin

Lewis Simpson nelson

Richard Skilton WELLINGTON

Gary Smith Upper Moutere

Sasha Smith Wellington

Rob Soothill chch

Mike Spanbrooke Rotorua

matthew stamand wellington

Kevin Stanbra Rotorua

Marc Stewart Khandallah

Mike Stylianou Nelson

Nicholas Sutcliffe Christchurch

guy Sutherland timaru

nicole swain Lower Hutt

Matt Tebbs Wellington

Jamiew Thirkettle NELSON

Jason Thomsen Richmond

Jamie Trafford Nelson

Peach Travis Wellington

Simon Tucker Christchurch

Trevor Van den bogaert christchurch

Chris Vanderkolk Auckland

Jonny Waghorn Wellington

Matthew Walker Kawerau

nic ward nelson

Daryl Warnock Christchurch

Dan Webster Wellington

Mark Weston Christchurch

Ash Whitehead Nelson

Naomi Whitehead Nelson

David Whybrew Hendra

Ben Wilde Wellington

Ryan Williamson Wellington

Renee Wilson Christchurch

Gregor Wilson Wellington

Gerrard Wilson Wellington

Jared Wilson New Plymouth

Mical Wilson Nelson

derek Winwood Wellington

Jethro Witte nelson

John Wooding Christchurch

Odin Woods Christchurch

Paul Wynen Nelson

alastair young Orewa

Chris Young nelson

Will Young Wellington