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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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St James Stampede Ultra

Marty Lukes, arguably New Zealand’s most successful ultra runner (trail and road) gives us a run down on why he thinks the new St James Stampede 50km Ultra is a race worth doing. Located in a wonderful block…

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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…

Jean Beaumont - Northburn 100mile, 26:45 woman's CR

BCR Performance and Runner of the Year polls

BCR 2012 Polls. This is your chance to vote for who you think where the top New Zealand  performances and male and female runners* in 2012. A few notes re the polls *This is…

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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…

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…

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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…

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Coming at you this week

Coming at you this week Rustic Run and Walk, 16th June, between Cromwell and the Gibbston Valley looks like a fun little race made up of  5.25km loops, with 42.2km or 21.1km options. It is…

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Marty Lukes pre Aust 100km Champs Interview

Marty Lukes is off to Australia this weekend for the Gold Coast 100km, which is also the Athletics Australia and Australian Ultra Runners’ Association national 100km championships. You can check out the race web…

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Coming at you this week

Coming At You This Week- well had last week off with updates and what not as it was pretty quiet race wise and we had some “real” work that needed doing. This week…

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