2012 most improved

The 2012 most improved

After the prize giving it was discovered there was an error in the name given for the most improved male runner. Two runners with very similar details were unfortunately thought to be one and the same.

So, with an improvement of 1:48:41 over his previous recorded time in 2006, the 2012 Good Planets are Hard to Find – Don’t Blow It prize for the most improved time goes to Dave Candy of Christchurch. This is a cash prize of $500.

Armstrong wins 2012 ASICS Kepler Challenge

Armstrong wins 2012 ASICS Kepler Challenge for third time

Vajin Armstrong, 32, from Christchurch has won the 2012 ASICS Kepler Challenge today in a time of 4.55.24 on the challenging 60km mountain terrain course on a cool, windy day.

Beating an extended field of 480 runners, Armstrong led from the Forest Burn shelter, overtaking Martin Cox after the Luxmore Hut. Cox from Leicester, England, was first up the hill, in 1.07.04, winning the King of the Mountain title this year.

Kepler track conditions

Track conditions Labour weekend

Luxmore Hut to bush line Iris Burn: Moderate
Avalanche danger:  Expect 20-30cm of snow on the track, with isolated wind loaded pockets over 50cm and deeper in places.

If attempting to cross the tops, be prepared for longer travel times. Don’t be afraid to turn around if conditions worsen.
Avalanche activity could increase during Saturday and Sunday’s heavy rain.

Unprecedented demand

ASICS Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt 2012 full

We have again filled in super-quick time. The 2012 ASICS Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt events and waitlist are both now full.

Congratulations to those who have managed to secure a place. The waitlist will be posted as soon as possible after the 17th July (payment due date) once entries have been verified and confirmed

Charity Challenge spots filling up!

Charity Challenge spots filling up!

>>Newsflash<< all spots are now full.

A little reminder for anyone interested in a Charity Challenge Spot.

Indications from enquiries we are fielding so far, are that the ASICS Kepler Challenge will fill in a matter of minutes as in recent years. In addition, as this is the 25th Year Anniversary of the event, likelihood is that spaces will fill very quickly!
So guarantee your entry and avoid disappointment!


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