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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…

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Shotover Moonlight- Blake Hose Race Report

Young Australian runner Blake Hose gives us his account of this past Saturday’s Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon, where Blake finished a solid 2nd. I was lucky to be lining up for this incredible…

2013 Shotover Moonlight Marathon Course Map

Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon Course Map

This weekend’s Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon is taking place just outside Queenstown in the Southern Lakes is setting up to be a great day in the hills for those braving the start line. Both…


Coming at you this week

Coming at you this week Nelson Events has put on another sell out trail race at the top of the South Island at the Furneaux Lodge Captain Cook’s Landing- 26km from Ship Cove to Punga Cove/Camp Bay…

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(Coming at you this week) 2012 Routeburn Classic Preview

Coming at you this week- The Routeburn Classic. Notice the full stop just back there, just after “Routeburn Classic” ? Now, there is likely other races/events taking place this weekend- I have looked high and low, but…

Ben Lomond Assault – An Assault on the body!

While much of last weekends Backcountry running hype revolved around the Tarawera Ultra, down in Queenstown there was a very different type of “running” ( I think there may have been a lot…


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