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Great Naseby Water Race 2015 – Preview

Matt runs his beady little eye over the fields before driving over to Naseby for his annual DNF. He is spending Friday crewing for fellow Ultimate Direction and La Sportiva Ambassador, Martin “The…

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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…

Ticking off #3- William crossing the line at Taranaki RTM

New Zealand Grand Slam

“The mix of these three events makes it very hard to complete the set – not many trail runners want to do Taranaki and not many road runners would want to do Northburn.”-…

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Shannon-Leigh Litt Naseby 100km Report

Current Athletics New Zealand 100km champ Shannon-Leigh Litt returned to the Great Naseby water Race at the end of August to defend the 100km title she won last year- her race report is below. I…

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The Truth about The Great Naseby Water Race

The Truth about The Great Naseby Water Race, by Matt Bixely             Jamie Sinclair tells a good story (see his “History of the Great Naseby Water Race” HERE), and…

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History of the Great Naseby Water Race

(The above video is from Tarawera Ultra race director Paul Charteris and looks over the figure 8 cross over and what will now be the start/finish area of the Great Naseby Water Race) The…

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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…

Jacob Lamont racing the "40k"

Great Naseby Water Race

For the last 6 years, at the end of August, on the gravel roads and the water race tracks of the Naseby Forest, runners have lined up in the early hours, in freezing Central Otago,…

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