Race Preview’s

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…

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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…


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…

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Swiss Iron Trail- Becky Nixon race report

Becky Nixon gives a rundown on the highs and lows of taking part in the 200km Swiss Iron Trail. I am writing this report as I sit at the top of Piz Noir…


Great Naseby Water Race 2015 – Preview

Matt runs his beady little eye over the fields before driving over to Naseby for his annual DNF. He is spending Friday crewing for fellow Ultimate Direction and La Sportiva Ambassador, Martin “The…


Pomona King of the Mountain 2015.

This weekend 14 kiwi mountain runners are heading over the ditch to Pomona to do battle against the Australians over the infamous Mt Cooroora at Pomona, just inland from Noosa on the Sunshine…


Mt Difficulty Ascent preview

Race 5 in the Australia New Zealand Sky Running Series- the Mt Difficulty Ascent takes place this Saturday. In its 2nd year, the races course is almost as unrecognizable as the race numbers…


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