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Kinlochleven, Skyrunning World Champs 2018 - with Sam McCutcheon

Sam McCutcheon Skyrunning Skyrunning World Champs Team Altra NZ Ultra Running

Kinlochleven, Skyrunning World Champs 2018 - with Sam McCutcheon

The 2018 Skyrunning World Champs were held over 13-15 September 2018 in Kinlochleven, Scotland. New Zealand and Australia again sent a combined Australasian team of nine to take on the world’s best across the three distances. Altra NZ Elite Sam McCutcheon takes us through his incredible race to taking out 9th place in the World Champs.

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Exam Runaway, World Mountain Running Champs - Sabrina Grogan

Mountain Running Race Sabrina Grogan World Mountain Running Championships

Exam Runaway, World Mountain Running Champs - Sabrina Grogan

Sabrina Grogan, the current two time New Zealand Mountain Running Champ, relished the thought of running away from looming medical degree exams to compete at the World Champs in Andora last month. Sabrina finished an impressive 28th in the world, helping the women's team to an incredible eighth place overall.  She gives us an insight into her race and travels.

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Chesticles or Neckticles - CCC with West

CCC Trail Running Ultra Trail UTMB Weston Hill

Chesticles or Neckticles - CCC with West

After spending much of the European summer chasing trails and racing, I think all that sunshine may have gone to West's head. Below he gives us a rundown of his CCC and some mid-race thoughts

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Ticking Off a Childhood Dream, World Mountain Running Champs - Nancy Jiang

Mountain Running Nancy Jiang Race World Mountain Running Championships

Ticking Off a Childhood Dream, World Mountain Running Champs - Nancy Jiang

Nancy Jiang ran to an incredible 15th at the World Mountain Running Championships in Andora last month, where the New Zealand women placed eighth overall in the teams. After an impressive season racing and training in the Alps, Nancy is incredibly strong and shows huge potential. Below she gives us a rundown of the race

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#TeamAltraNZ and the 2018 World Mountain Running Champs

#TeamAltraNZ and the 2018 World Mountain Running Champs

The 2018 World Mountain Running Champs are about to take place in Canillo, Andorra and this year New Zealand has a strong senior women's, with 4 women representing, ALL running in Altra Running shoes! Below Nancy Jiang gives us a run-down on the 34th World Mountain Running Champs and chats with her fellow New Zealand mountain running reps- Nestled in the Pyrenees and wedged between France and Spain is the small mountainous country Andorra. Andorra has a current population of around 80,000 and to drive from one end of the country to the other takes approximately one hour. On 16th September, 311 runners...

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