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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…


Whitney Dagg Surf Coast Century Race Report

Dunedin based The North Face athlete Whitney Dag lined up for her 2nd 100km ultra race last month, the Surf Coast Century, in Anglesea, Victoria, Australia. After The North Face 100 in May…


Martin Cox’s 52 Finest Mountain Races

Brit Mountain Runner Martin Cox is no stranger to travel and racing. He is well known in the New Zealand mountain running scene (he is a 2X Shotover Moonlight winner and was 2nd…


Shannon-Leigh Litt Naseby 100km Report

Current Athletics New Zealand 100km champ Shannon-Leigh Litt returned to the Great Naseby water Race at the end of August to defend the 100km title she won last year- her race report is below. I…

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Media Release: Tarawera part of Ultra Trail World Tour

Rotorua’s Tarawera Ultramarathon will be one of the races on an exciting new global tour announced in France.The 2014 Ultra-Trail World Tour will feature eight long distance running races in Africa, America, Asia and…

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Vajin Armstrong pre UTMB

Vajin Armstrong gives us a little insight into his might set ahead of the Ultra Trail Mt Blanc (UTMB). UTMB – La Grande Finale… A dear friend of mine, Sri Chinmoy, once said…

Ruby on Hidden Peak, 8.4 miles into the Speedgoat 50km. Photo Bryon Powell/

Of Mountains, Moose, Marmots and Masochism- Ruby Muir Speedgoat Report

Of Mountains, Moose, Marmots and Masochism- Speedgoat 50km Race Report by Ruby Muir I loved the Speedgoat 50km. But Why did I love Speedgoat? Christ only knows. It was miserable as f^$#………… It…


Vajin Armstrong Swiss Alpine Race Report

Vajin Armstrong continued his amazing form in Europe this past weekend in Davos at the Swiss Alpine Marathon- below is his race report- Part 3: Swiss Alpine Marathon The Swiss Alpine Marathon took…

Martin pre muesli bars. Photo: Prasasta Armstrong

Martin Cox Davos Report

While kiwi Vajin Armstrong was charging around the this past weekend at the Swiss Alpine Marathon a little further back in the field was New Zealand’s favourite English Mountain Runner, and 2X winner…


Ruby Muir pre Speedgoat Interview

  Less than a year ago Ruby Muir was laid out with injury, she even withdrew from the 2012 Kepler Challenge, unable to train for it. Oh how quickly things can change- Ruby has in…


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