Forums  /  New Super Mario Bros. Wii  /  is Playing a iso on a wii allowed

You can speedrun all you want to, but your runs won't be accepted to the leaderboards, due to load times being a lot faster than runs on an official disk.

If I were you, I'd try running the game from your HDD, and if you find you enjoy it, pick up a cheap disk so you can submit to the leaderboards.