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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…

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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…

Pomona

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…

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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Remarks Road Run

A strong field of courageous runners lined up on Saturday 23 August in Queenstown for the third annual Remarkables Access Road Mountain Race.  The best thing of all about this low key race…

Below the rocky section and back on the relatively flat stuff.

Wild Earth Ascent 1/2 Marathon- AT’s Report

Wild Earth Ascent 1/2 Marathon Race Report by Andrew Town. The inaugural Wild Earth Ascent  mountain adventure race held on Saturday 14th June was everything I had hoped for; steep climbs, technical trails, fast downhills and…

Race morning- AT ready to go!

If you can dream it, you can do it- AT’s Great Wall Marathon Report

Wanaka based runner and former Luxmore Grunt record hold Andrew Town just raced the Great Wall Marathon in China, here is his account of the experience.  If you can dream it, you can…

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Three Peaks 2014 – a perspective from back in the pack

Russell Hurring gives us his take on the iconic Dunedin mountain running race- The Three Peaks, that took place last weekend. The prerace talk about weather had to be expected after last year’s…

Russell in the final river crossing.

Miners Trail Race Report- Russell Hurring

The Motatapu is one of the biggest trail/off road running events in New Zealand and the marquee event for runners has long been the marathon. With the addition of the “Adventure Run” and…

IN THE LEAD BUT NOT IN THE LEAD.

1998 Roys Peak Challenge

A week or so ago we posted THIS story by Derek Grzelewski, on the 1997 Roys Peak Challenge race, which appeared in the Ansett in-flight magazine. A year after that race a lanky…

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