Coming at you this week

Coming at you this week……

-We have posted Vajin Armstrong’s epic account of his duel with Graeme Taylor at this past weekend’s Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

-Grant Guise (yeah- I am writing about myself in 3rd person), picked up where Vajin Armstrong and Marty Lukes left off earlier in the year, beating our Australian cousins in their back yard- Sportzhub story HERE

-Anna Frost is lining up in the Cavalls del Vent Sky Running race. She gives a great race preview of her own race, as well as her overall race picks on

-We have a great story/interview with one of NZ’s top trail mountain runners (who sounds like they might be stepping up to ultras soon?) and who has been living the high life this winter- that should be on line in the next 24hrs!

- If you have not seen it yet, the latest issue of Aust/NZ Trail Runner Magazine is now out! As always Chris, Mal and the team have done a great job and it’s well worth a look. Download it HERE

Big summer of racing ahead-

- Kaweka Mountain Marathon, or should I say the Backcountry Runner Kaweka Mountain Marathon entries are now open and if you enter by the end of the month (this weekend) you will go in the draw to win a $200 voucher to use at the BCR Shop- 2 to win!

- The Northburn 100 mile early bird entries end at the end of this month and the price goes up. The entries seem to be rolling in for this race in March and will be a cracker. Get in while you can.

-The 25th Kepler Challenge is long fill, and really sounds like it is shaping up well. Backcountry Runner has jumped on board and we are sponsoring a few prizes and will start our Kepler coverage soon.

- Possibly the 2 of the most competitive races coming up this summer- Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon and the Tarawera 100km- are getting even more competitive with Brit Martin Cox voicing his desire to return to NZ- defending his Shotover Moonlight title and having another crack at TuM after an early injury forced exit at this year’s race. (and TuM has less than 10 of its 400 spots remaining now!!)

-And again, I have to mention the BCR Shop! Just opened and if you haven’t yet, please go check it out. We are running a 15% off everything opening sale (ends midnight Sunday 30th September) so some good deals.



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