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Jonathan Wyatt winning the 2005 World Mountain running title in Wellingtion.

The World Ultra Mountain National Trail Series Championships Plural.

Matt Bixley gives us his take on the multiple “world championships” available to the ultra, trail and mountain runner. I’ve read and taken part in a few conversations over the last month or…

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…

Avalanche Peak Challenge 2013

The 2013 Avalanche Peak Challenge took place yesterday in Arthur’s Pass National Park, in near perfect conditions.  If anything temps were a touch on the high side and the scree into the upper Crow in…

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“Less Cloud, More Sky”- Frosty’s take

Sky Runner Experiences in La Palma, Less Cloud. More Sky Conference, Zegama by Anna Frost. Way back in May the first race in the 2012 Sky Runner series, TransVulcania, took place and a…


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