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Lee Cook had a disappointing outing at the Avalanche Peak Challenge last month with a DNS, but this has far from slowed Lee down as he has been running and scrambling up peak’s from his home. And…

Avalanche Peak Challenge 2013

The 2013 Avalanche Peak Challenge took place yesterday in Arthur’s Pass National Park, in near perfect conditions.  If anything temps were a touch on the high side and the scree into the upper Crow in…

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Red Tarns Running, Mt Cook Village

Well since my last blog a month ago the weather has been pretty ‘special’ and I’ve found it extremely difficult to get up high running in the mountains. I went on a little…

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Coming At You This Week

Results/News from the weekend Jumbo Holdsworth was won by Rhys Findlay-Robinson in 2hr22, ahead of former NZ mountain running rep Dan Clendonin 2hr32. Piret Klade won the woman’s race in 2hr59, just over 1min off Fleur Pawsey’s 2008…


Ruby Muir Kepler Challenge 2012 Interview

The 2012 Kepler Challenge, the 25th running of New Zealand’s most prestiges mountain running race was held on Dec 1st in cool, windy condition’s, with occasional showers early turning to heavy rain late…

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Vajin Armstrong Kepler Challenge Interview

The 2012 Kepler Challenge, the 25th running of New Zealand’s most prestiges mountain running race was held on Dec 1st in cool, windy condition’s, with occasional showers early turning to heavy rain late in the day. From the gun 2x…


Kepler Challenge – Past Race Videos

A little bit of Kepler Challenge motivation via a few short clips of past events. Remember to check out our pre race interviews and articles from past winners. We have also organised a…

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Mal Law’s Everest in a Day

Everest in a Day was conceived as a training run for Mal Law’s even bigger challenge – CoastPathRun – a 1,014 km running odyssey along the length of the UK’s longest trail, the…


2012 ANZ 100k Champs Video

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Anna Frost Transvulcania Training

New Zealand’s golden girl of ultra- running and Salomon Running Athlete Anna Frost is currently in the  Canary Islands, Spain, in preparation for the Transvulcania Ultra Marathon. We have a nice little interview with Frosty in the works,…


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