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Vivian Cheng 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 and 104 Women…

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Amy Campbell pre World 24hr Champs Interview

The 9th IAU 24 Hour World Championships take place on Sept 8-9th in Katowice, Poland.  Among the 150 Men and 104 Women representing 33 countries New Zealand will have a strong team, with a…

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WMRC- Jonathan Wyatt Report

The 28th running of the World Mountain Running Championships took place yesterday in Italy and while New Zealand’s 6x WMRC Jonathan Wyatt was not racing he was the New Zealand Team manager. Hot…

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Glenn Hughes pre WMRC Interview

Today we catch up with Glenn Hughes ahead of this weekend’s 28th running of the World Mountain Running Championships. This is the 3rd (and final) in our short series of interviews with some of…

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Helen Rountree pre WMRC Interview

Helen Rountree,  an ED nurse in Hamilton and member of the Hamilton Hawks qualified for the New Zealand mountain running team and the 28th World Mountain Running Champs this weekend after a solid run at the NZ Champs in Motueka back in…

Dougan racing to 3rd at Rifugio Scarpa, Frassene, Agordino, ITALY.
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Dougan Butler WMRC interview

At the 2011 NZ Mountain Running Champs, on the hill above Porirua Hospital, young Dougan Butler announced him self as a force in New Zealand mountain running taking out his first NZ title. Injury robbed Dougan a chance…

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28th World Mountain Running Championships- Team NZ

The 28th World Mountain Running Championships, held in Vallecamonica, Italy,  are right around the corner and the New Zealand team’s prep is well under way.  This year the race is an up-hill only event and with…

Paul Martelletti on his way to setting the NZ 50km record.

Paul Martelletti- NZ 50km Record Holder

On July 1st kiwi Paul Martelletti won the  English 50km Ultra Championship and in the process set a new New Zealand 50km record and set one of the fastest  50km times in the world this year….

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Marty Lukes pre Aust 100km Champs Interview

Marty Lukes is off to Australia this weekend for the Gold Coast 100km, which is also the Athletics Australia and Australian Ultra Runners’ Association national 100km championships. You can check out the race web…

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Coming at you this week

Coming At You This Week- well had last week off with updates and what not as it was pretty quiet race wise and we had some “real” work that needed doing. This week…

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