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Start of the Hong Kong 100km

Hong Kong 100km – Vajin Armstrong Race Report

The first race in the Ultra Trail World Tour, the brutal Hong Kong 100km, took place on the 18th of January. On the start line was New Zealand’s Vajin Armstrong – below 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…


Kepler Challenge 2013- Men’s Race Preview

The 2013 men’s Kepler Challenge, like the woman’s race, should will be epic! On paper the line up  promises fast times and a depth that has been absent for some years. I don’t think this…


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…

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The Kauri run unification title fight/race

On the eve on The Kauri Run Chris Morrissey drop the below in my inbox late last night. In Chris words “just a quick scene setter for you”- I am guessing Chris is…


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…


“In the High Country”- New Zealand Premier

Backcountry Runner is very excited to present the New Zealand Premier of “In the High Country”. “In the High Country will be a new kind of mountain/ running film featuring Anton Krupicka. Filmed and Produced…

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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…


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…


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