"Mtn Running" tag

Mt Wakefield

Lee Cook had a disappointing outing at the Avalanche Peak Challenge last month with a DNS, but this has far from slowed Lee down as he has been running and scrambling up peak’s from his home. And…

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Glenn Hughes- Living The Italian Mountain Running Dream

A small mountain village in a far off land, high altitude and higher peaks, the greatest mountain runner of all time as your host- a dream for most, but for New Zealand Mountain…


Top Town NZ

What is New Zealand’s Top TRAIL Town? Hmm, could there be a bigger can of worms? BCR chats with a few folks that rate their local spot as the top trail running spot…


Everybody’s Doing It, So Why the Hell Should I?

Everybody’s Doing It, So Why the Hell Should I? This is Andrew Shelly’s 2nd post on his series of posts that follows on from his Race Entry Fee Chart. His first post ” That…

Dollars per km

That Costs How Much?- Andrew Shelly Guest Post #2

Participation in trail- and ultra-running in New Zealand is soaring, and so are entry fees. Back in the introductory post I described this one as: (The data geek / statistician post) Various charts…


WMRC- Jonathan Wyatt Report

The 28th running of the World Mountain Running Championships took place yesterday in Italy and while New Zealand’s 6x WMRC Jonathan Wyatt was not racing he was the New Zealand Team manager. Hot…

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Glenn Hughes pre WMRC Interview

Today we catch up with Glenn Hughes ahead of this weekend’s 28th running of the World Mountain Running Championships. This is the 3rd (and final) in our short series of interviews with some of…

Helen(R),  with fellow NZ Mt Running team member Sally Gibbs, relaxing in the

Helen Rountree pre WMRC Interview

Helen Rountree,  an ED nurse in Hamilton and member of the Hamilton Hawks qualified for the New Zealand mountain running team and the 28th World Mountain Running Champs this weekend after a solid run at the NZ Champs in Motueka back in…

Dougan racing to 3rd at Rifugio Scarpa, Frassene, Agordino, ITALY.
photo credit: Aron Lazzaro

Dougan Butler WMRC interview

At the 2011 NZ Mountain Running Champs, on the hill above Porirua Hospital, young Dougan Butler announced him self as a force in New Zealand mountain running taking out his first NZ title. Injury robbed Dougan a chance…

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28th World Mountain Running Championships- Team NZ

The 28th World Mountain Running Championships, held in Vallecamonica, Italy,  are right around the corner and the New Zealand team’s prep is well under way.  This year the race is an up-hill only event and with…


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