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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…

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Sky Points Guess and Mt Difficulty Ascent

Matt has a look at the Skyrunning New Zealand/Australia series points and Mt Difficulty Ascent. Past the halfway way mark in the New Zealand/Australia Skyrunning series I got interested to see how the…

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Whitney Dagg Pre Buffalo Interview

Ahead of next months Oceania Skyrunning Championships, the Buffalo Stampede, we will be catching up with members of Team Ultimate Direction New Zealand. Team UD NZ have a strong team traveling to the…

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Skyrunning Oceania Series 2015

SKYRUNNING LAUNCHES FIRST UNIFIED TRAIL SERIES DOWN UNDER For the first time, athletes from both sides of the Tasman Sea will be able to compete head to head in search of points to…

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Vajin Armstrong Transvulcania Race Report.

Vajin Armstrong took on the Transvulcania on May 10th and gives us the run down on what is one of the most hotly contested ultra running races anywhere. A race is in many ways…

Spot the cool kid with his headlamp still turned on. Closest I got to That Dakota, with 2 of my favourite Australia's behind me.

Buffalo Stampede Ultra Race Report

Buffalo Stampede Race Report In the first weekend of April this year the first ever official Sky Running race took place in Australia, with the running of the Buffalo Stampede in Bright, Victoria….

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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…



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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