Race Preview’s

Becky Nixon pre TNF100

Becky Nixon will line up at this Saturdays TNF100 in Australia’s Blue Mountains as an unknown to most outside of New Zealand, but with an 18hr15min win at the 2014 Naseby 100mile and…


Routeburn Classic Preview

 UPDATE 23rd April The 2015 Routeburn Classic takes place this weekend, traversing from The Divide on the Milford Road, crossing over Harris Saddle and descending down the Routeburn finishing 32km and 1200mD+ later. This time a year…


The Goat Goes Bush Kaimai Preview

The Goat Goes Bush Kaimai Preview by Dennis de Monchy- The 2015 edition of the Kaimai Goat is happening this Saturday. This is the brother of the Goat Tongariro race  which is held at…

Motatapu Off Road Event

The inaugural Motatapu Event was held in 2005, offering a mountain bike or marathon option, linking Glendhu Bay and Arrowtown, and attracted 1,000 participants. Now over 4,000 people take part in five different…


2014 Kepler Challenge Preview

The 2014 Kepler Challenge is fast approaching and at the pointy end of the field both the defending men’s and women’s champs are returning, both with their sights set on new course records….


Kaimai Killer – Preview

Come 5am this Saturday the Karangahake Gorge and Kaimai Ranges will fill up with trail runners in the Blackmore’s XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi. The event has Trail Tigers, 7.3, 13, 19, 42.2 and 60km options…

Naseby buckel

2014 Great Naseby Water Race Preview

This weekend the 8th Great Naseby Water Race will take place in the sleepy former gold mining town of Naseby, in Otago. The figure of 8, 10km loop race had a 100mile option…

“Over there is where you climb up the second time…” Terry Davis points out the big climb in the 2nd lap of the "Ascent".

Wild Earth Ascent- Live Tracking

The Wild Earth Ascent  - When Terry first announced his dream event I said that if it didn’t clash with Heights of Winter I’d be all over it like a fly on shit….

“Over there is where you climb up the second time…” Terry Davis points out the big climb in the 2nd lap of the "Ascent".

The Rustic Run and Wild Earth Ascent

14th of June see’s two very different events put on by one very excited Race Director in the Kawaaru Gorge, near Cromwell. The Rustic Run was started by local hotel owner and new trail running…

MTAR Vimeo

More Than A Race- HK100 Film

In 4 years the Hong Kong  100km Ultra Marathon has quickly become one of the most recognised international 100km ultra races on an ever growing ultra race calendar. With the races inclusion in…


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