We have a winner!

We have a winner!

We're pleased to announce a new runner in this year's field and already a winner – this time of a place in the event.

Our TradeMe auction for the Lesley Cantwell memorial fund was run over a week and we are delighted to have raised just over $2000.

The winning bid came from a previous runner, Malcolm Webb, who said "I’m thrilled to have won. Such a worthy cause as well. I remember being deeply moved when I heard about Lesley’s tragedy, so it’s fantastic to contribute towards her daughter’s fund."

Event place Auction

Charity Auction – 2013 ASICS Keper Challenge entry opportunity

The Kepler Challenge Committee has decided to auction a much sought after
place in the 2013 ASICS Kepler Challenge. This is now listed on Trademe: http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/running-track-field/other/auction-622603...

The proceeds of the auction will go to a fund for Brooke Cantwell, the daughter of Lesley Cantwell who died recently after winning a race walking
title in Tahiti.

Extra Luxmore spaces!

Great news for ASICS Luxmore Grunters!

We have some really good news for all those of you enjoying the hard yakka of a hill run. After a little negotiation, the Committee has secured an extra 50 places. This means that DOC have allowed us a total of 200 runners in the ASICS Luxmore Grunt. So get your typing fingers on for online entries, Saturday 6th July 2013!

Trapping gets results

Whio! That was a long day

The Kepler Track offered a new challenge for long term local stoat trapper and one time Kepler Challenger John Carter last week: The Iris Burn River Survey.  

The purpose was to look for Whio/Blue Ducks and armed with canine conservation ranger 'Oscar' (and owner 'Max') it was just another walk in the park…15km of slippery river bouldering later we still faced the 15km walk out from Rocky Point, and it was already 3pm!

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.

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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