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We catch up with Vajin Armstrong ahead of this weekends  World Mountain Running Association Long Distance World Championships in Zermatt, Switzerland. Thanks for your time Vajin, can you please tell us a little bit…

Vajin at the 2012 TNF100.

Vajin Armstrong pre TNF100

Tomorrow Vajin Armstrong will toe the line in his 3rd appearance at The North Face 100km in the Blue Mountains in Australia. Vajin has placed 2nd in both his previous runs in Australia’s premier 100km race and…

Motatapu Off Road Event

The inaugural Motatapu Event was held in 2005, offering a mountain bike or marathon option, linking Glendhu Bay and Arrowtown, and attracted 1,000 participants. Now over 4,000 people take part in five different…

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2014 Kepler Challenge Preview

The 2014 Kepler Challenge is fast approaching and at the pointy end of the field both the defending men’s and women’s champs are returning, both with their sights set on new course records….

Vajin getting it done. Photo: Tony Perez

Vajin Armstrong Transvulcania Race Report.

Vajin Armstrong took on the Transvulcania on May 10th and gives us the run down on what is one of the most hotly contested ultra running races anywhere. A race is in many ways…

Chris starting up "The Big Walk". Photo- Grant Guise

Chris Morrissey Buffalo Stampede Marathon Repot

Chris Morrissey ventured over to Victoria at the start of April to see what hills where on off at the Buffalo Stampede, the first ever Australia/New Zealand Sky Running Race. When I heard that…

Start of the Buffalo Marathon

Buffalo Stampede- Vajin Armstrong Race Report

April 5th and 6th saw the first running of a Sky race in Australasia, the Buffalo Stampede. Saturday was the 75km ultra and Sunday was the Sky marathon, clocking in at 41.4km with…

Vajin on the out and back section past Okataina.

Vajin Armstrong’s Tarawera Race Report

Vajin Armstrong’s Tarawera Ultra Marathon 2014 race report. Otherwise known as Adaptability, Or how to pull success from the Jaws of failure. In Ultra running, one of the key lessons you need to…

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Enzo Ferrari Bedrock50 Race Report

Enzo Ferrari, originally from Chile and now living in Christchurch, gives us his account from this years (final?) Bedrock50 Ultra that took place on the 22nd February, in the Canterbury foothills. According to…

Epic ridge running, about 25-30km into the SMMM.

Coming at you This Week- SMMM

A bit of a mixed bag coming at you on the NZ trail/mountain running calendar this week. Before we get into that- make sure you check out the 2014 Vibram Tarawera Ultra Marathon…

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