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The Goat 2014 Race Preview

The Goat- a hairy, smelly and lets be fair unattractive four legged animal (no offence Mr. goat). Yet this is the chosen animal that almost every trail and mountain runners aspire to be…


2014 Routeburn Preview

The 2014 Routeburn Classic is almost upon us and as always it promises to be another great race. The event has it all and I struggle to name another race in New Zealand,…

Chris Morriessy. Photo: Paul Charteris

The Goat is the answer.

The Goat is the answer. The question : What’s the most fun 600 people can have in the mud with uphill tail winds and horizontal rain? Chris Morriessy’s race report of the 2013…


The Morrissey Report- 2013 Waihi Xterra Trail Champs

Chris Morrissey, twice the brides maid at the Waihi Xterra Trail Champs, ran away with the win this past Saturday, cranking out a new course record on the relentless trails that wined around…

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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…

Nick going over Goat Pass. Photo-C2C Facebook page

Coast to Coast Mountain Run

Nick Hirschfeld, Hanmer based Inov-8 runner, reports on racing the iconic Coast to Coast mountain running section from Aickens to Klondyke, via Goat Pass. This year for the first time the mountain run section…


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…


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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Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi Report

Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi- I would say put the emphasis on “Challenge’! On a good day the trails of Karangahake Gorge near Waihi would serve up a Challenge- steep, rugged and technical (especially those used for the…

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XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi Preview

The XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi is coming up this weekend and local lad Darren Blackwell has written an excellent race preview for BCR- Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park is a 37,000 hectare skinny strip of…


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