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Wouter Hamelinck climbing during the 2nd lap. Photo: Northburn Facebook.

Northburn 100- 2014 Recap

Above- post race interview with Northburn 50km winner and course record holder, Sage Canaday. The Northburn 100 took place this weekend in amazing and very ” un-Northburn” like weather. While in the past…

Northburn 100- Blair McWhirter Interview

Northburn100 Early Entry

                  Just had an email from Mr Highland Events, Terry Davis, giving a heads up on the early bird rate for the Northburn100- New Zealand’s…

3 Races, 4 Weeks- Lee Cook

The last month was quite a hectic one for me, with 3 races in 4 weeks, utterly thrown together and spur of the moment. First up was the Northburn 100 half marathon. To…

Marty Lukes just after finishing. Photo MattB

Northburn 100 2013, By Marty Lukes

2 years after winning the inaugural Northburn100, Marty Lukes returned to central Otago for another crack at the NB100, set on bettering his winning time from 2011. The result was a slick 22hr09mins. Below are…

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Fast Times At Northburn 100

Wild winds, cold temps on the tops and fast times were the highlights of this weekend’s Northburn 100, held on Northburn Station in the Dunstan Mountains on the outskirts of Cromwell. Impressive course…

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Northburn100 Live Updates

Northburn100 Live Updates From 6am the Saturday (23rd March) the BCR team will be bring you live updates on the Northburn 100mile, 100km and 50km races. You can see the pre race prediction…

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Marty Lukes pre Northburn 100 Interview

This weekend will be the 3rd edition of the gnarly Northburn 100mile race in the barren Dunstan Mountains east of Cromwell. The Northburn can lay claim to being New Zealand’s only true 100mile mountain (and 100km mountain) race and is certainly not…

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Glenn Sutton pre Northburn 100

This weekend will be the 3rd edition of the gnarly Northburn 100mile race in the barren Dunstan Mountains east of Cromwell. The Northburn can lay claim to being New Zealand’s only true 100mile mountain (and 100km mountain) race and is certainly not…

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Dennis de Monchy pre Northburn100

This weekend will be the 3rd edition of the gnarly Northburn 100mile race in the barren Dunstan Mountains east of Cromwell. The Northburn can lay claim to being New Zealand’s only true 100mile mountain (and 100km mountain) race and is certainly not…

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Coming at you this Week

Coming at you this week The big news this week in NZ trail/mountain/ultra running- the big course change at the Tarawera Ultra Marathon due to fire risk would have to be it. I…

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