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Jacks Point Trail Run

The inaugural Jacks Point Trail Run was held in mix conditions at Jacks Point, just outside of Queenstown today. The event is the brain child of former Luxmore Grunt record holder Andrew Town…

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Three Peaks 2014 – a perspective from back in the pack

Russell Hurring gives us his take on the iconic Dunedin mountain running race- The Three Peaks, that took place last weekend. The prerace talk about weather had to be expected after last year’s…

Russell in the final river crossing.

Miners Trail Race Report- Russell Hurring

The Motatapu is one of the biggest trail/off road running events in New Zealand and the marquee event for runners has long been the marathon. With the addition of the “Adventure Run” and…

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“Appointment with Roy”- Roys Peak Challenge, 1997

“Appointment with Roy” is a story on the Roys Peak Challenge (or Mt Roy Challenge), write by Derek Grzelewski. It is from the 1997 race and appeared in Ansett in-flight magazine.  A big…

344m Puketapu Peak, viewed from Palmerston.

Kellys Canter – A Meaty Mini Mountain to Race

It’s the quintessential mountain race concept everywhere, the town has a hill on the skyline, let’s have a race to the top and back. So it is in Palmerston, East Otago nestled under…

Approaching the top of the Sertig Pass, Swiss Alpine Marathon 1994

Mountain Racing in Europe – A Dream Continued

Russell Hurring is probably best known for his winning streak at the Kepler Challenge and course record of 4hr41mins, but Russell also has a stella international running resume from around the same time of his Kepler domination. Below is part…

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Mountain Running in Europe – Worlds Apart

Russell Hurring is probably best known for his winning streak at the Kepler Challenge and course record of 4hr41mins, but Russell also has a stella international running resume from around the same time of his Kepler domination. Below is…

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Three Peaks Mountain Race

Three Peaks Mountain Race report and photos by Russell Hurring Why sleep in on a cold and rainy Sunday morning when there is mud to run in? The questionable logic perhaps, of the 250…

Papatowi Challenge Race start

Papatowai Challenge

Papatowai Challenge took place last weekend; below is brief race report from Russell Hurring. Running through beautiful Catlins (South Otago) native forest, onto a remote beach, and over a roller coaster of gravel roads through farmlands…

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Relentless Forward Progress book review

Relentless Forward Progress- a guide to running ultra marathons, by Bryon Powell Reviewed Russell Hurring I have enjoyed reading ‘Relentless Forward Progress’ by Bryon Powell during my Kepler Challenge recovery. Thanks Grant. If you…

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