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Lucas at the T42- Photo: http://www.photos4sale.co.nz/

Lucas Duross T42 Race Report

Lucas Duross raced the Total Sports T42 this past weekend- after coming unstuck at the Tarawera earlier this year Lucas was after a good run, till the end- here is his T42 race…

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Sell your running shoes and start a punk band- Taniwha 60km

Last weekend was the Total Sport Taniwha event held on the Waikato River Trails. Among the many lining up was Matt Rayment, taking on his first ultra distance race- The Taniwha 60km. Below is…

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The Tussock Traverse race Report- by Darren Blackwell

The Tussock Traverse is a 26km trail run from Tukino to the front lawn of the Chateau Tongariro skirting around the lower slopes of Mt Ruapehu, which at present is on eruption alert….

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The Taniwha- Kristian Day’s Race Report

Guess post from Kristian Day, winner of the inaugural ”The Taniwha” 58km ultra put on by Total Sports and run along the Waikato River Trails this past weekend. On Friday afternoon myself and Fellow Hawke’s Bay Lad…

Dennis crossing the finish line at Waihi. Photo- Paul Petch- outdoorphotography.co.nz

Dennis de Monchy Kaimai Killer Race Report

Dennis de Monchy dominated on his local trails during Saturdays Kaimai Killer 60km Ultra. Virtually leading from start to finish – in trying condition’s Dennis thrived to win Total Sports  inaugural ultra in great fashion. Below is his report of…

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Glenn Hughes Xterra Waihi 19km Report

Saturdays Xterra National Trail Champs in Waihi seen a stacked field toeing the line, with New Zealand Mountain Running rep Glenn Hughes taking line honours in wet and muddy condition’s. Below Glenn takes us through…

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Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi Report

Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi- I would say put the emphasis on “Challenge’! On a good day the trails of Karangahake Gorge near Waihi would serve up a Challenge- steep, rugged and technical (especially those used for the…

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XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi Preview

The XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi is coming up this weekend and local lad Darren Blackwell has written an excellent race preview for BCR- Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park is a 37,000 hectare skinny strip of…

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Coming at you this week

Coming at you this week- On Saturday Nelson Event’s Escape from Tane’s Forest is taking place at the top of the South Island. There are 25km and 14km options, but I believe if you haven’t entered yet…

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T42 Race Reports- Updated 10/5

The T42 in the North Island’s Central  Plateau sounded like a cracker in the weekend. Total Sports  booked in pefect weather, a speedy field turned up and records were broken! As we have already said James Kugler wrote…

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