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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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