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The Kepler Challenge- My Way

Over the years I have written this for several people in several forms usually tailored to some degree depending on who is asking for advice on running the Kepler Challenge. In 2004 I…

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Xterra Waihi – Kaimai Killer

Matt Bixley (a new member of Team LiveStrong) made a rare trip north this past weekend to sample the trails of the Karangahake Gorge and the Waihi Xterra Ultra Race. Below is Matt’s take…

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The Truth about The Great Naseby Water Race

The Truth about The Great Naseby Water Race, by Matt Bixely             Jamie Sinclair tells a good story (see his “History of the Great Naseby Water Race” HERE), and…

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Wild Turkey- Chris Morrissey Race Report

Two years ago my van broke down on the way to the Wild Turkey off road half marathon held in the Waitakere Ranges. I missed the race. This was the only reason I…

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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…

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Victoria Beck Kepler ’11 Story

Last year Victoria Beck stormed to victor at the Kepler Challenge as a some what unknown on the trail running scene (although a very well established Duathlete). This year she returns with more experience  (she…

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For the Record

Much debate, ensued after Kerry Suter published his ranking of Trail Runners. His goal was to find the fastest trail runner and used data from some unknown races over a period of about 3…

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Coming at you this week

Coming at you this week Nelson Events has put on another sell out trail race at the top of the South Island at the Furneaux Lodge Captain Cook’s Landing- 26km from Ship Cove to Punga Cove/Camp Bay…

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The Next Big Thing

The following is a guest post by The Mouth of the South Wilderness Magazine Many moons ago, maybe when the kiddies were smaller but probably before they existed, I subscribed to Wilderness Magazine….

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