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Peak Trail Blazer Records Fall.

Course record broken by over four minutes- Local runner Eric Speakman said he didn’t really have time to take in the scenery as he became the first person to run a sub 50-minute…

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Hounslow Classic- Kiwi Preview.

This weekend the inaugural  running of the Hounslow Classic will take place in the Grose Valley of the Blue Mountains of Australia. The Hounslow is part of the 2015 ANZ Skyrunning Series and like…


Pomona King of the Mountain 2015.

This weekend 14 kiwi mountain runners are heading over the ditch to Pomona to do battle against the Australians over the infamous Mt Cooroora at Pomona, just inland from Noosa on the Sunshine…


2014 Kepler Challenge Preview

The 2014 Kepler Challenge is fast approaching and at the pointy end of the field both the defending men’s and women’s champs are returning, both with their sights set on new course records….

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2014 Peak Trail Blazer

Local running couple Kristian Day and Ruby Muir were crowned King and Queen of Te Mata Peak at the 5th Annual Peak Trail Blazer this morning, bagging themselves a total of $1000 in…


Kaimai Killer – Preview

Come 5am this Saturday the Karangahake Gorge and Kaimai Ranges will fill up with trail runners in the Blackmore’s XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi. The event has Trail Tigers, 7.3, 13, 19, 42.2 and 60km options…

Ruby checking out the French Alps. Photo: Blake Hose

Kiwis in Sky Running World Champs

 The 2014 Sky Running World Championships take place this weekend in Chamonix, France. What New Zealand lacks in numbers in Chamonix, we certainly make up for in quality. Joining Europen based Salomon super…

Ruby Muir on her way to owning the 2012 Kepler. Photo: Graham Dainty

Kepler Challenge 2013- Women’s Race Preview

The women’s race at this year’s Kepler Challenge is set to be a cracker, with the only damper being that a few of the girls may not have had the best lead up to the race. A mixture…

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Chris Morrissey Kawerau King of the Mountain Race Report

Karhu Running athlete Chris Morrissey gives us a great race report from this past weekends epic  Kawerau King of the Mountain Race. The 58th Kawerau King of the Mountain was set to be…

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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