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Shotover Moonlight pre race Interviews

Shotover Moonligh Mountain Marathon tomorrow is set to be a cracker! Below are a few short interviews with some pre race favourites. Ruby Muir Richard and Elina Ussher Martin Cox Vajin Armstrong


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…

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Northburn: Reinvent Yourself- by Martin Cox

I was a skinny, intense kid with a physique and temperament suited to distance running and very little else. Like all young runners from the South of England, I began by racing road…


The North Face Single-Track Hayasa Review

Martin Cox gives us his 2 cents on The North Face Single-Track Hayasas, a shoe worn by 3 of the top 7 runners in the 2012 Kepler Challenge, as well as Dennis de Monchy well…


Kepler Challenge 2012- Men’s Preview

The 25th Kepler Challenge is set to be a cracker with a deep field promising good racing at the front of the men’s and woman’s fields. Matt Bixely has previewed the woman’s race HERE. Below is a…


“The Silver Fox: My Ascent to the Status of Ultramarathon Legend”

This Saturday British mountain runner Martin Cox returns to the Kepler, having finished 2nd in 2005 behind Phil Costely. The following is an a great piece of writing from Martin, not at all about his…

Marty Lukes winning is first Kepler in 2007, in a smoking fast 4hr48

Martin Lukes pre Kepler Challenge

“Lukes maintains an amazingly consistent record and has claimed five 2nd placings, three 1st placings and one 3rd. In 2011 Lukes became only the second runner to complete 10 Kepler Challenges in under…


Kepler Challenge- Pre-Race Article

2012 ASICS Kepler Challenge Pre-Race Article The following is a press release from the Kepler Challenge committee. Remember to check out our pre race interviews and articles from past winners. We have also organised a easy group run, Thursday…

Phil on his way

Kepler Challenge 2005- Record Run

The 25th Kepler Challenge, New Zealand’s all time mountain running race, is now less than 1 month away. In 2004 New Zealand running legend Phil Costley (Phil has won every Athletic’s NZ title…


Coming at you this week

Coming at you this week…… -We have posted Vajin Armstrong’s epic account of his duel with Graeme Taylor at this past weekend’s Abel Tasman Coastal Classic -Grant Guise (yeah- I am writing about myself in…


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