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Coming at you this week

Coming At You This Week- well had last week off with updates and what not as it was pretty quiet race wise and we had some “real” work that needed doing. This week is of course all go!

Xterra- Wellington and Auckland events this Sunday

McKerrows Revenge at Rimutaka Forest is the final in the Wellington Exterra Serries for ’12 and has 6, 9 and 12km options.

Riverhead Forest will play host to the 2nd race in the Auckland Xterra Series- 6.3, 12, 19 and 23km races.

Mountain Running World Champs- Athletics NZ announced the NZ team to race at the World Mountain Running Championships in Vallecamonica, Italy in early September- Senior Men- Dougan Butler and James Coubrough. Senior Women- Anna Frost, Sally Gibbs, Marjolein Ros and Helen Roundtree. Junior Men- Ryan McAlister.

We will look into having some interviews with some of the folks listed above and might have a few other interesting developments around the WMRC.

Vajin Armstrong has parted ways with the University Athletics Club, which he has been a member of for around 16 of his 32years and has joined Sumner Running Club. SRC has a long history of members excelling in trail and ultra events and Vajin will of course be joining the likes of Marty Lukes and Tane Cambridge to name a few. SRC will have the unofficial Kepler club title in the bag this year- unless the Scottish boys walk the walk (they have been talking the talk already;-) ).

Marty Lukes is at it again- this Sunday he will be lining up in the Gold Coast Supermarathon 100km in Australia. We have a pre race interview with Marty that will be up in the next day or 2.

Profile pictureMalcom Law is off at the end of this week for the UK to tackle the Coast Path Run and Mental Heath. Along with Tom Bland, Mal will run over 1000km in 2 weeks over the Coast Path in the south-west of the UK. This is to raise funds and awareness for mental heath and you can donate HERE. This is of course not the first time Mal has made such an undertaking (7in7) and we are hoping to get an interview with Mal before he departs.

More details on The Hillary - 80km ultra on the Hillary trail in the Waitakere Ranges are coming out. I think this will be the next “must do” ultra in NZ and is set to be a real hit. Check out the course profile below (around 3500mD+) and then check out their facebook page

 


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  1. good luck MARTY! A touch warmer over there at the moment!

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