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2015 Buffalo Stampede Report

A small but strong kiwi contingent traveled to Bright, Victoria for this past weekend’s Buffalo Stampede Skyrunning event. The Buffalo was the Oceania Skyrunnng Championships in the 42km and 75km distances and as such attracted a…

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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…

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…


2014 Routeburn Preview

The 2014 Routeburn Classic is almost upon us and as always it promises to be another great race. The event has it all and I struggle to name another race in New Zealand,…

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Shotover Moonlight- Blake Hose Race Report

Young Australian runner Blake Hose gives us his account of this past Saturday’s Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon, where Blake finished a solid 2nd. I was lucky to be lining up for this incredible…

From left-Glenn Kelly, guy in blue shirt who we do not recognise and race number is not showing, Malcolm McDonald, Matt Bixley, striding out a few km's in to the Big Easy.

Big Easy Mountain Marathon Report

The 4th running (and 5th biking) of the Big Easy Mountain Marathon took place this past weekend in central Otago. The Big Easy is truly a unique race in many ways- more vertical…



Pretty rare that we cover a race out side of New Zealand (we like to give our attention to NZ events and athletes!), especially when that race is 7+ months away! But today…

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Northburn Predictions- by Matt Bixley

Clearly the in-depth interview I gave for Northburn detailing my battles with injury and opening up the more empathetic side of me was not worthy of publication. Another theory is that Grant, like…

Avalanche Peak Challenge 2013

The 2013 Avalanche Peak Challenge took place yesterday in Arthur’s Pass National Park, in near perfect conditions.  If anything temps were a touch on the high side and the scree into the upper Crow in…


Avalanche Peak Challenge

Avalanche peak Challenge takes place in Arthur’s Pass, in the heart of the Southern Alps, this weekend, with some good racing shaping up in what has to be New Zealand’s most “mountainous” mountain running race….


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