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Pomona King of the Mountain- Glen Stricot-Tarboton Race Report

Young mountain runner Glen Stricot-Tarboton gives us a run down on how the Kiwi contingency feared at the recent Pomona King of the Mountain race in Australia. Pomona’s Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge…


Ultra-Trail Des Cagous- Dawn Tuffery Race Report

Barefoot Inc Athlete Dawn Tuffery has had a stella start to the year, with a podium at Tarawera, Athletics New Zealand 100km title and now a win at the 80km Ultra-Trail Des Cagous, on 7th June…

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Kiwis at Hong Kong100

This weekend the Ultra Trail World Tour kicks off with the Hong Kong 100km. Among those lining up are 3 top kiwi ultra runners-  Shannon-Leigh Litt, Scott Hawker and Vajin Armstong. BCR caught…

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Mt Kinabalu International Climbathon 2013

When I started the Backcountry Runner Blog a while back my goal was very clear- to give NEW ZEALAND a voice in Mountain, Ultra and Trail Running. Race previews/reports, athlete interviews- there is…

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Ned Kelly 100 km Race report – Shannon-Leigh Litt

Shannon-Leigh Litt continued her winning ways over the 100km distance at the  Ned Kelly 100 km race in Victoria Australia on 27 October 2013. Below is Shannon’s race report. I flew in the day…


Whitney Dagg Surf Coast Century Race Report

Dunedin based The North Face athlete Whitney Dag lined up for her 2nd 100km ultra race last month, the Surf Coast Century, in Anglesea, Victoria, Australia. After The North Face 100 in May…


Martin Cox’s 52 Finest Mountain Races

Brit Mountain Runner Martin Cox is no stranger to travel and racing. He is well known in the New Zealand mountain running scene (he is a 2X Shotover Moonlight winner and was 2nd…



Pretty rare that we cover a race out side of New Zealand (we like to give our attention to NZ events and athletes!), especially when that race is 7+ months away! But today…

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Vajin Armstrong pre UTMB

Vajin Armstrong gives us a little insight into his might set ahead of the Ultra Trail Mt Blanc (UTMB). UTMB – La Grande Finale… A dear friend of mine, Sri Chinmoy, once said…

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

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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