Entries by John Hamer

Cape Brett Challenge

Another report from New Zealand… Earlier this month I completed the Cape Brett Challenge (www.capebrettchallenge.co.nz), a 37km event in the spectacularly scenic Bay of Islands. Cape Brett is a rugged, remote peninsula, and the run is billed as one of the toughest off-road runs in New Zealand. This is the fifth year the event has

The Dual

Before I left for New Zealand, I promised to report on any interesting runs down under. "The Dual" (www.thedual.co.nz) was certainly interesting — a 42km run on Rangitoto and Motutapu, two connected islands in the Auckland harbour. Rangitoto is an iconic backdrop to Auckland, a 260m volcanic cone formed some 600 years ago. It’s mostly