Author Archives: malcolmlaw

From hospital to 100 (by Sally Law)

Sometime last year I concluded that my 50th birthday in March of this year would be a milestone worthy of finally knocking off a 100km event. In fact, I thought to myself, why leave it at one and waste all … Continue reading

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Taranaki Up, Down & Around

THE ‘TUDA’ – a training mission for the High Five-0 Challenge  Our pre-mission plan was simple enough – go up, come down, run around. The ‘up’ being an ascent of the North Island’s second-highest peak, Taranaki; the ‘down’, well hopefully … Continue reading

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Running the Old Ghost Road

Guest blog by Vicki Wooley “This track is suitable for fit and experienced trampers only”.  Vicki Quinn and I exchanged smug glances over steaming cups of tea in the Mokihinui Forks Hut.  Track builders Pete and Bill were taking a … Continue reading

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Doing It Alone – Steve Neary

Guest blog by the incomparable Steve Neary We are very lucky to have two large beautiful regional parks in Auckland.  While Hunua is my local, I also love spending time in the Waitakere ranges. Having run the Hillary Trail in … Continue reading

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2013 – The Year of the Streak

From an unpromising start 2013 turned out to be a great year on the trails for me. I started as I don’t like to, with no real Big Goals in place, but a few days in I realised that I’d … Continue reading

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Tamed by the Hillary

It’s midnight and I’m slumped on the side of the Te Henga track, overlooking the wild west coast. I’m exhausted. I don’t want to eat. I don’t want to drink. The air is cool but my body radiates an intense … Continue reading

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To the Pinnacles and Beyond

Training for the High Five-0 Challenge is proving to be the perfect excuse for some long days nosing around in previously unexplored areas of the country. I’ve decided it was time I started sharing some of these wee adventures, so … Continue reading

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That’s it, I quit! (or do I?)

I’m 12 hours in to the 2013 Vibram Tarawera Ultramarathon and my chances of meeting my target time of 14 hours are disappearing as fast as the contents of my stomach, which flow like a broken dam on to the … Continue reading

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A Tongariro Epic!

Since returning from the UK in July, after the brutal assault on body and mind that was CoastPathRun, I have little by little been returning to fitness and starting to look ahead to more great running adventures. Ticking away at … Continue reading

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Tarawera Trails

I love weekend training camps. It’s not just the opportunity to spend extended time on the trails, it’s all that goes with them – the camaraderie, laughs, mutual learning opportunities and watching less experienced people grow in confidence. Then there’s … Continue reading

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