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“Appointment with Roy”- Roys Peak Challenge, 1997

“Appointment with Roy” is a story on the Roys Peak Challenge (or Mt Roy Challenge), write by Derek Grzelewski. It is from the 1997 race and appeared in Ansett in-flight magazine.  A big…

344m Puketapu Peak, viewed from Palmerston.

Kellys Canter – A Meaty Mini Mountain to Race

It’s the quintessential mountain race concept everywhere, the town has a hill on the skyline, let’s have a race to the top and back. So it is in Palmerston, East Otago nestled under…


Kiwi’s Storm Pomona KOM

Chris Morrissey, winner of the Kawerau King of the Mountain, gives us a race recap of the kiwi invasion on last weekend’s Pomona king of the Mountain in Australia. Last Friday a group…


Pomona King of the Mountain Australia

Andrew Town, former Luxmore Grunt record holder and regular BCR contributor gives us a preview of the kiwi contingent set to tackle the Pomona King of the Mountain race in Australia.  On Friday…

xterra wellington

Trail Running at Xterra Wellington…Fun Times!

Sunday 12 May (Mothers Day!) took me to Wellington from my base in Wanaka to have a run in Race 2 of the Wellington Xterra trail race series, organised by the well respected team of Evelyn…


Victoria Beck Kepler ’11 Story

Last year Victoria Beck stormed to victor at the Kepler Challenge as a some what unknown on the trail running scene (although a very well established Duathlete). This year she returns with more experience  (she…


Kepler Challenge- Pre-Race Article

2012 ASICS Kepler Challenge Pre-Race Article The following is a press release from the Kepler Challenge committee. Remember to check out our pre race interviews and articles from past winners. We have also organised a easy group run, Thursday…


Luxmore Grunt- Andrew Town’s Record Run

Mountain running hard man and regular BCR contributor Andrew Town recounts the race that kicked off his mountain running career- the Luxmore Grunt, an annual 27km mountain run that is held in conjunction with the kepler Challenge in…


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…


Kiwis Shine at Pomona

Kiwis Shine at Pomona- An International field turned out for the 34th running of the Pomona King of the Mountain held in Queensland, Australia on Sunday 22nd July. (The following is a guest race report by…


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