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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…


1998 Roys Peak Challenge

A week or so ago we posted THIS story by Derek Grzelewski, on the 1997 Roys Peak Challenge race, which appeared in the Ansett in-flight magazine. A year after that race a lanky…

Early Morning On The ART

The Labyrinth – A Run Around Ruapehu. By Martin Cox.

Almost a year ago we published THIS STORY by British mountain runner Martin Cox. That was an “unfinished” piece of writing, and today we are stoked to present the finished story, un-edited, in its entirety, as “ it…


Martin Cox’s 52 Finest Mountain Races

Brit Mountain Runner Martin Cox is no stranger to travel and racing. He is well known in the New Zealand mountain running scene (he is a 2X Shotover Moonlight winner and was 2nd…


Vajin Armstrong Swiss Alpine Race Report

Vajin Armstrong continued his amazing form in Europe this past weekend in Davos at the Swiss Alpine Marathon- below is his race report- Part 3: Swiss Alpine Marathon The Swiss Alpine Marathon took…

Martin pre muesli bars. Photo: Prasasta Armstrong

Martin Cox Davos Report

While kiwi Vajin Armstrong was charging around the this past weekend at the Swiss Alpine Marathon a little further back in the field was New Zealand’s favourite English Mountain Runner, and 2X winner…

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Vajin Armstrong Zermatt Marathon Race Report

New Zealand’s leading ultra runner Vajin Armstrong backed up his 2nd place at the Zugspitz 100km Ultra Trail in Germany, with a solid run at the Zerrmatt Marathon- below is Vajin’s race report. Part Two: Zermatt…

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Fast Times At Northburn 100

Wild winds, cold temps on the tops and fast times were the highlights of this weekend’s Northburn 100, held on Northburn Station in the Dunstan Mountains on the outskirts of Cromwell. Impressive course…

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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…


Shotover Moonlight Post Race Interviews

Saturdays Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon delivered! It was hyped up with a class field in both the women’s and men’s race and while there where a few no shows (Braden Currie, Amy Campbell,…


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