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Michael Pullar’s Western States 100 mile Race Report

Kiwi Michael Pullar shares his Western States Endurance Run race report with us. A great result in Michael’s first 100mile race and a great read! Enjoy- It’s almost 5 am here in Squaw…

Start of the "Stampede".

St James Stampede Race Report

On the 25th of January the “St James Stampede” took place in the St James Conservation Area in North Canterbury. The ultra race is part of the James Mountain Sports Series. BCR is…

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Kiwis at Hong Kong100

This weekend the Ultra Trail World Tour kicks off with the Hong Kong 100km. Among those lining up are 3 top kiwi ultra runners-  Shannon-Leigh Litt, Scott Hawker and Vajin Armstong. BCR caught…


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-…

Ticking off #3- William crossing the line at Taranaki RTM

New Zealand Grand Slam

“The mix of these three events makes it very hard to complete the set – not many trail runners want to do Taranaki and not many road runners would want to do Northburn.”-…

Anthony and Louise pre Taniwha

Taniwha 60km Winners Interviews

The Taniwha off road race was run in the Waikato on 9 November. The race is run by Total Sport, supported by the  Waikato River trails and the participant’s have an opportunity to raise money for a…

120km down, "just" a marathon to go.

Taranaki Round the Mountain

On the 8th November Tago Mharapara took on the 160km Taranaki Round the Mountain Race, with the goal of not only finishing but also raising money for the UpsideDowns Trust*. Below is Tago’s race repost that…


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…

Shannon pounding the pavement at the Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly 100 km Race report – Shannon-Leigh Litt

Shannon-Leigh Litt continued her winning ways over the 100km distance at the  Ned Kelly 100 km race in Victoria Australia on 27 October 2013. Below is Shannon’s race report. I flew in the day…


Queen Charlotte Ultra Marathon Race Report

Duncan Darroch lined up in his first ultra marathon this past weekend- below is his report of his “big day out”. Saturday 2nd November 2013 saw the running of the unofficial Queen Charlotte…


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