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World Mountain Running Champs Race Report

Stephan Day gives us his personal race report on his time at the World Mountain Running Championships, as well as some great insight to possible growth in mountain running in New Zealand. The…


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…


“Appointment with Roy”- Roys Peak Challenge, 1997

“Appointment with Roy” is a story on the Roys Peak Challenge (or Mt Roy Challenge), write by Derek Grzelewski. It is from the 1997 race and appeared in Ansett in-flight magazine.  A big…

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Raglan Karioi Trail

Raglan Karioi Trail took place on the 14th December. A new race this year, the 25km race is over steep and rough terrain and you guessed it, Chris Morrissy was on the start…


BCR “of the Year” Polls

BCR “of the Year” Polls- we are giving you folks the chance to recognise and acknowledge the people and events that have stood out for you during 2013. We will close the polls this time in a week-…

KOTM Start- Ohope Express

Chris Morrissey Kawerau King of the Mountain Race Report

Karhu Running athlete Chris Morrissey gives us a great race report from this past weekends epic  Kawerau King of the Mountain Race. The 58th Kawerau King of the Mountain was set to be…


Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon Training Camp

If the idea of leisurely trail running weekend on the private Ben Lomond Station in Queenstown sounds like fun – read on! A two day / one night marathon training camp staying at the…


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…


“In the High Country”- New Zealand Premier

Backcountry Runner is very excited to present the New Zealand Premier of “In the High Country”. “In the High Country will be a new kind of mountain/ running film featuring Anton Krupicka. Filmed and Produced…

344m Puketapu Peak, viewed from Palmerston.

Kellys Canter – A Meaty Mini Mountain to Race

It’s the quintessential mountain race concept everywhere, the town has a hill on the skyline, let’s have a race to the top and back. So it is in Palmerston, East Otago nestled under…


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