Kepler Challenge 2015 Preview

Kepler Challenge 2015 Preview- Matt Bixley gives us his picks on this weekends big lap in Te Anau. I have always wanted to write an iRunFar-esque preview. So I went to their TNF50…


Kepler Challenge – Splits

Running the Kepler can be tricky and getting your pacing wrong can make the last section from Rainbow Reach long. Really messing up your pace and the run down the Iris Burn can…

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Sky Rock n Run Preview.

This weekend, in the Canterbury foothills, the final race in the inaugural New Zealand/ Australia Skyrunning Series will wrap up with the “Sky Rock n Run” on Mt Oxford. With 3600mD+ the race…

James Parsons crossing for the win in last years Qt Marathon.

2015 Queenstown Marathon Preview

2015 Queenstown Marathon Preview- Andrew Town gives us a run down on this weekends 2nd running of the Queenstown Marathon.  The second annual Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon takes place this coming…

Peak Trail Blazer start.

Peak Trail Blazer Records Fall.

Course record broken by over four minutes- Local runner Eric Speakman said he didn’t really have time to take in the scenery as he became the first person to run a sub 50-minute…

SkyRunning Points Series (updated guesswork)

With the Hounslow Classic being run last weekend there have been significant changes in the points series. But as I am not involved in anything, this should just be considered a best guess…

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Hounslow Classic- Kiwi Preview.

This weekend the inaugural  running of the Hounslow Classic will take place in the Grose Valley of the Blue Mountains of Australia. The Hounslow is part of the 2015 ANZ Skyrunning Series and like…

Florence Van Dyke along Onetahuti Beach, CHIA ATCC 2015. Photo: Amanda Jane

2015 Chia Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

Andrew Town’s wrap up of the  2015 Chia Abel Tasman Coastal Classic held over the weekend- The 2016 Chia Abel Tasman Coastal Classic was run in perfect conditions on Saturday in a welcome contrast I’m sure…


Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

Experience mountain runner Andrew Town ventures north for his first run at the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic tomorrow and shares with us who might be in the mix tomorrow at the 22nd running…


Jacks Point Trail Run

The inaugural Jacks Point Trail Run was held in mix conditions at Jacks Point, just outside of Queenstown today. The event is the brain child of former Luxmore Grunt record holder Andrew Town…


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