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New Zealand Mountain Running Champs- Dougan Butler Race Report

Salomon Running Athlete Dougan Butler won his second Athletics New Zealand Mountain Running title in the weekend. The young gun of  NZ mountain running is in fine form after winning the Goat Kaimai last…

Marjolein Cook at the 2013 ANZ Mtn Running Champs

New Zealand Mountain Running Champs- Marjolein Cook Race Report

What a fun course for the 2013 Athletic New Zealand Mountain Running champs. The sweet technical downhill to finish with, pretty much made you forget the sour climb up the ‘hill(s) of hell’….

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2013 New Zealand Mountain Running Championships

The Athletics New Zealand Mountain Running Championships are taking place this weekend just outside Wellington and a solid line up of talent will be present. Luckily for BCR readers Stephen Day has written a nice little race preview. (Stephen…

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Coming at you in April

While much of the NZ summer focus and effort is on events in March like the Tarwera and Northburn, not every one is into the long stuff and April has some real highlights on the…

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2013 New Zealand Mountain Running Camp

2013 New Zealand Mountain Running Camp CAMP DATES Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April (Easter) VENUE Discovery Lodge, National Park. The lodge is located on SH 47 between National Park village (7km…

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Coming At You This Week

Coming At You This Week The Tussock Traverse- 26km course that cuts across the heart of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park, starting off at the Desert Road on the Eastern side of the…

Jean Beaumont - Northburn 100mile, 26:45 woman's CR

BCR Performance and Runner of the Year polls

BCR 2012 Polls. This is your chance to vote for who you think where the top New Zealand  performances and male and female runners* in 2012. A few notes re the polls *This is…

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Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi Report

Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi- I would say put the emphasis on “Challenge’! On a good day the trails of Karangahake Gorge near Waihi would serve up a Challenge- steep, rugged and technical (especially those used for the…

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Glenn Hughes- Living The Italian Mountain Running Dream

A small mountain village in a far off land, high altitude and higher peaks, the greatest mountain runner of all time as your host- a dream for most, but for New Zealand Mountain…

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Brendon Keenan pre World 24hr Champs Interview

BCR continues a small preview and interviews of the world 24hr champs this weekend. The 9th IAU 24 Hour World Championships take place on Sept 8-9th in Katowice, Poland. Among the 150 Men…

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