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Bagging Sebastopol- Mt Cook Running

Mt Cook based runner Lee Cook updates us with the latest from New Zealand’s deam mountain running location, as he builds towards a possible start in this year’s Luxmore Grunt in December- Times have been…

Ruby on Hidden Peak, 8.4 miles into the Speedgoat 50km. Photo Bryon Powell/irunfar.com

Of Mountains, Moose, Marmots and Masochism- Ruby Muir Speedgoat Report

Of Mountains, Moose, Marmots and Masochism- Speedgoat 50km Race Report by Ruby Muir I loved the Speedgoat 50km. But Why did I love Speedgoat? Christ only knows. It was miserable as f^$#………… It…

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Kiwi’s Storm Pomona KOM

Chris Morrissey, winner of the Kawerau King of the Mountain, gives us a race recap of the kiwi invasion on last weekend’s Pomona king of the Mountain in Australia. Last Friday a group…

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Ruby Muir pre Speedgoat Interview

  Less than a year ago Ruby Muir was laid out with injury, she even withdrew from the 2012 Kepler Challenge, unable to train for it. Oh how quickly things can change- Ruby has in…

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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…

Marjolein Cook at the 2013 ANZ Mtn Running Champs

MJ’s Dash for Cash

MJ’s Dash for Cash fundraising duathlon- Sunday 14 July, 10am at Makara Peak. A  fun  and social event in the Wellington area that helps out (soon to be) New Zealand’s leading lady in mountain running-…

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Winter Wonder Land in MCV

Lee Cook’s last blog from Mt Cook Village- winter is here and that mean’s running in the snow when you live in the shadow of New Zealand’s highest mountain. For the last month…

Approaching the top of the Sertig Pass, Swiss Alpine Marathon 1994

Mountain Racing in Europe – A Dream Continued

Russell Hurring is probably best known for his winning streak at the Kepler Challenge and course record of 4hr41mins, but Russell also has a stella international running resume from around the same time of his Kepler domination. Below is part…

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Mountain Running in Europe – Worlds Apart

Russell Hurring is probably best known for his winning streak at the Kepler Challenge and course record of 4hr41mins, but Russell also has a stella international running resume from around the same time of his Kepler domination. Below is…

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Routeburn Classic

The 10th edition of the iconic Routeburn Classic is almost upon us and as always things are shaping up to be a great day in Fiorland and Aspiring National Parks. Starting on the Milford Highway at the…

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