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THE MUNTER

COURSE RECORDS
M | Chris Morrissey| 5:44:53
F | Kerri Dewe | 8:23:02

The Munter is a hard core challenge for the advanced runner. To complete this course in the allotted time, you'll need to be running the majority of the flats and downhills. The course starts the same as the Grunter, heading up the Mahaukura track before forking left and heading onto the Pirongia summit. After a undulating ridge to the hut, you'll begin to head out toward the Cone, entering the wildest part of the course - the Bell track.

 

Be prepared for knee deep mud in a number of bogs. Summiting the Cone, a steep technical descent gives way to more bogs, before you're treated to gentle downhill and flat running to the foot of the Tahuanui track. From here you'll encounter a steady 800m climb back to the summit ridge, before turning left and descending down the Tirohanga track to your start point. It's an epic.

DISTANCE: 36.8km

VERT GAIN: 2163m

ALLOWABLE TIME: 10 hours

AID STATION / CUT-OFF: 7.7km (10am), 23km (2pm) from start

COMPULSORY GEAR: Level A will be check at registration

SUITABLE FOR: Advanced trail runners who would like a good technical challenge, and aren't afraid of a good climb

TRACK CONDITION: 80% technical single track | 15% well graded track | 5% boardwalk

EXPECTED TIME: 7hr - 10hr 

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AID STATION / CUT-OFF 1

Pahuatea Hut

7.7km from start

Cut-off: 10am

Water + medical

AID STATION / CUT-OFF 2

Kaniwhaniwha Campsite

23km from start

Cut-off: 2pm

Water + medical

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Athletes taking on the Munter will need to make aid stations by the cut off time below. This is to make sure you have the best chance of completing the course in the allotted time (10hrs).

  • 1. Pahautea Hut by 10am

    • If you do not make this cut off, you will be turned around to complete the Grunter course.​

  • 2. Kaniwhaniwha campsite by 2pm

    • If you do not make this cutoff, you will be shuttled back to the start/finish line.​