Author Archives: malcolmlaw

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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Epic Reflections – Part 8 (The last one!)

The Finale (Days 16 & 17) The final blog in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun Over the course of the previous 15 days I had run, walked and almost literally crawled close to 900 kms. I … Continue reading

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Epic Reflections – Part 7

Walking on Empty (Days 14 & 15) Blog no.7 in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun For the fourteenth day in a row the alarm went off early, but I was excited by the prospect of the … Continue reading

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Epic Reflections – Part 6

Part 6 – Staggering on (Days 12 and 13) Blog no.6 in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun It’s 6am. Yet again I awake in a building that is shrouded in cloud. The sound of rain on … Continue reading

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Epic Reflections – Part 5

Part 5 – Digging Deep (Days 10 and 11) Blog no.5 in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun Day 10 kicked off with another long drive through mist and rain to return to where we’d left off … Continue reading

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