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Some winter training on Mount Iron. Photo Brook van Reenen

7 Months a Runner.

We don’t generally post “personal journey” type stories on BCR- I am not sure why? I guess there are many of them and it seems social media makes a good platform for these…

Florence Van Dyke along Onetahuti Beach, CHIA ATCC 2015. Photo: Amanda Jane

2015 Chia Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

Andrew Town’s wrap up of the  2015 Chia Abel Tasman Coastal Classic held over the weekend- The 2016 Chia Abel Tasman Coastal Classic was run in perfect conditions on Saturday in a welcome contrast I’m sure…


Pomona King of the Mountain 2015.

This weekend 14 kiwi mountain runners are heading over the ditch to Pomona to do battle against the Australians over the infamous Mt Cooroora at Pomona, just inland from Noosa on the Sunshine…

TuM story

Guest Post- Richard Houghton TuM Race Report

 Richard Houghton gives us his Tarawera Ultra race experience and how his first 100km race played out. Background: Many years ago when I ran my first marathon; Auckland 1994, I chased a time…

Enjoy the beauty of hills.

Enjoy The Beauty Of Hills- Himalayan 100 Revisited.

Brit Martin Cox’s revisits his 2013 Himalayan 100 experience- “My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.”                                                                                                             (Mohammed Ali). From the moment I first…

utmb jean finish

Jean Beaumont UTMB Race Report

Jean Beaumont is arguably the leading New Zealand female 100mile runner, with wins at Naseby and a slick 26hr45 at the 2012 Northburn100, where she was 15mins off winning overall! At the end…

At Cougar Rock (1)

Michael Pullar’s Western States 100 mile Race Report

Kiwi Michael Pullar shares his Western States Endurance Run race report with us. A great result in Michael’s first 100mile race and a great read! Enjoy- It’s almost 5 am here in Squaw…

Vajin getting it done. Photo: Tony Perez

Vajin Armstrong Transvulcania Race Report.

Vajin Armstrong took on the Transvulcania on May 10th and gives us the run down on what is one of the most hotly contested ultra running races anywhere. A race is in many ways…

Start of the "Stampede".

St James Stampede Race Report

On the 25th of January the “St James Stampede” took place in the St James Conservation Area in North Canterbury. The ultra race is part of the James Mountain Sports Series. BCR is…

Ross at the finish

Hutt River Trail Events

The Hutt River Trail Events took place this past weekend, with 10km, 1/2, full marathon and 60km options. Lined up for the marathon was the always colourful Ross Steel from Tauranga. Ross, who raced 12…


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