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Triple Peaks Challenge

The Triple Peaks Challenge celebrated its 25th year this past Saturday, and was held in cool but stunning conditions, incorporating a 47km loop course from the Havelock North Domain in Hawkes Bay. Barefoot…

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Cape Brett Challenge Returns

The Cape Brett Challenge makes a welcome return to the trail running calendar- below is a press release from the race organisers- One of Northland’s most arduous running races is back on the calendar. The Cape Brett…

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32km Kauri Run- Ruby Muir Report

Ruby Muir, a stand out star in the North Island trail running scene and former New Zealand Mountain Running Champ made a come back from a long injury induced lay off this past…

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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…

Coming At You This Week

Coming At You This Week 21st October- Twizel PyramidRun From this past weekend- Nelson Events Dun Run- BCR Race Report is up HERE Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi- we will hopefully get a small write up with comments from…

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Subway Dun Run

Race report by competitor and occasional BCR reporter Gareth Rapley. Sunny Nelson turned on a shocker for the 2012 edition of the Nelson Events Dun Run. 200mm of rain was forecast 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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Glenn Hughes- Living The Italian Mountain Running Dream

A small mountain village in a far off land, high altitude and higher peaks, the greatest mountain runner of all time as your host- a dream for most, but for New Zealand Mountain…


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