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Raglan Karioi Trail

Raglan Karioi Trail took place on the 14th December. A new race this year, the 25km race is over steep and rough terrain and you guessed it, Chris Morrissy was on the start…


BCR “of the Year” Polls

BCR “of the Year” Polls- we are giving you folks the chance to recognise and acknowledge the people and events that have stood out for you during 2013. We will close the polls this time in a week-…


Kauri Run- Chris Morrissey Report

After Chris Morrissey’s quick preview of this past Saturdays show down at the 32km Kauri Run, Chris follows up with the below race report on how his day when. The 10th Great Cranleigh Kauri…


The Morrissey Report- 2013 Waihi Xterra Trail Champs

Chris Morrissey, twice the brides maid at the Waihi Xterra Trail Champs, ran away with the win this past Saturday, cranking out a new course record on the relentless trails that wined around…

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Blackmores XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi

The Blackmores XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi is fast approaching again. Set in the Karangahake Gorge and Kaimai Ranges, the event has 7.3, 13, 19, 42.2 and 60km options and come Saturday the 19th October the…

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UltrAspire Double Rainbow- Chris Morrissey Report

Yesterday we had Kristian Day’s race report on the inaugural UltrAspire Double Rainbow Marathon. Kristian finish a soild 2nd place, behind the seemingly always on form Chris Morrissey, and today we have Chris race report…

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UltrAspire Double Rainbow- the KDay Report

Kristain Day is more than a wildly hansom young fellow from the Chatham Island, best know for master minding the “Speaker Vest” that pumped out 80′s rock anthems as he paced Ruby Muir…

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Trail Running at Xterra Wellington…Fun Times!

Sunday 12 May (Mothers Day!) took me to Wellington from my base in Wanaka to have a run in Race 2 of the Wellington Xterra trail race series, organised by the well respected team of Evelyn…

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Routeburn Classic

The 10th edition of the iconic Routeburn Classic is almost upon us and as always things are shaping up to be a great day in Fiorland and Aspiring National Parks. Starting on the Milford Highway at the…

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Below is a press release on the  Cape Brett Challenge- Northland’s toughest run – the Cape Brett Challenge – is less than a month away. The re-established trail race for April 27th, based at…


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