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2014 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

351 competitors in Saturday’s  21st  Abel Tasman Coastal Classic certainly got their taste of “the blues” that swept the country. On the Awaroa Lodge startline the southerly snowstorm decided to make an appearance and with…

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Great Naseby Water Race 2014

The Great Naseby Water Race (GNWR) held its 8th edition over the weekend. The 2007 event saw 9 starters in the 80k and 5 in the 50k. Helen Chignall has now run at…

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2014 Great Naseby Water Race Preview

This weekend the 8th Great Naseby Water Race will take place in the sleepy former gold mining town of Naseby, in Otago. The figure of 8, 10km loop race had a 100mile option…

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West Coast Goat Run

This past Saturday seen the return of the classic West Coast mountain running race from Barrytown, over the Paparoa Range to Blackball. West Coast local Ben Aynsley gives us his race report on…

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Two Decades On The Abel Tasman Trail

This weekends Able Tasman Coastal Classic will have its usual strong field (a quick look at the start list and the likes of recent Naseby 50km winner Ben Aynsley and the top 2…

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Great Naseby Water Race Preview

This weekend will see the 7th running of the Great Naseby Water Race, taking place on the gravel roads, old water races and single tracks on the outskirts of the small historic Otago…

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