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Hounslow Classic- Kiwi Preview.

This weekend the inaugural  running of the Hounslow Classic will take place in the Grose Valley of the Blue Mountains of Australia. The Hounslow is part of the 2015 ANZ Skyrunning Series and like…

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2014 Peak Trail Blazer

Local running couple Kristian Day and Ruby Muir were crowned King and Queen of Te Mata Peak at the 5th Annual Peak Trail Blazer this morning, bagging themselves a total of $1000 in…

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Lucas Duross T42 Race Report

Lucas Duross raced the Total Sports T42 this past weekend- after coming unstuck at the Tarawera earlier this year Lucas was after a good run, till the end- here is his T42 race…


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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UltrAspire Double Rainbow- Chris Morrissey Report

Yesterday we had Kristian Day’s race report on the inaugural UltrAspire Double Rainbow Marathon. Kristian finish a soild 2nd place, behind the seemingly always on form Chris Morrissey, and today we have Chris race report…

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UltrAspire Double Rainbow- the KDay Report

Kristain Day is more than a wildly hansom young fellow from the Chatham Island, best know for master minding the “Speaker Vest” that pumped out 80′s rock anthems as he paced Ruby Muir…

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Ruby Muir Tarawera Race Report

I was hoping, after watching the surplus of race reports flood the web in the wake of Tarawera that I could slip under the radar, but apparently my absence has been noted. Now,…


Triple Peaks Challenge

The Triple Peaks Challenge celebrated its 25th year this past Saturday, and was held in cool but stunning conditions, incorporating a 47km loop course from the Havelock North Domain in Hawkes Bay. Barefoot…


Coming at you this Week

Coming at you this week The big news this week in NZ trail/mountain/ultra running- the big course change at the Tarawera Ultra Marathon due to fire risk would have to be it. I…

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Ruby Muir- Running Towards Tarawera

Ruby Muir, Barefoot Inc (Vibram and UltrAspire) and Backcountry Runner sponsored Athlete, fill us in on her build up thus far for what will be a hotly contested Vibram Tarawera Ultra on March 16th….


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