Author Archives: malcolmlaw

The Gospel According to Keith

I was privileged to spend last weekend in the company of two wonderful people, both clients on our Karekare Trails Training Camp, and now very much friends. Keith’s story is inspirational. About 5 years back he weighed 110 kilos, but … Continue reading

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Run, Explore, Share

We run trails for all kinds of reasons. But the essence for me is encapsulated in Running Wild’s strap line “Run, Explore, Share”. No mention of  “compete” or “win” or “personal best” in there. Don’t get me wrong, I do … Continue reading

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Bring it on!

Coast Path Run, June 2012  It’s still 8 months away but I’m already straining at the leash. I just can’t wait to get started. The adventure that Tom & I have planned is so exciting for so many reasons – … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real

This blog first appeared as my Editorial for the latest Trail Run Magazine. As we near the end of another winter, one that for much of New Zealand has been a particularly wet and wild one, we can at last … Continue reading

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It Takes All Sorts

It takes all sorts to make a community of any kind, including a community of trail runners. There was a great example of that at our inaugural Karekare Trails Training Camp this weekend. We had four guests of widely varying … Continue reading

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Running the Wild Side

Last week I had a heaven-sent opportunity to escape my urban confines and head for the hills. I’d been feeling a bit down in the dumps as recovery from my ankle sprain had not been as fast as I’d hoped. … Continue reading

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A story with a painful twist

It all started well enough. A cold morning for sure, but there was the promise of clearing skies and a magnificent circuit of the southern Waitakeres on some of my favourite tracks. Ahead lay 4 -5 hours of quality training … Continue reading

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Another one bites the mud!

The headline would have read “another one bites the dust” but that seems wholly inappropriate after wallowing in the worst Waitakeres mud I can remember for the best part of 14 hours. Dust? I wish! But anyway, I love the … Continue reading

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A First Attempt

It’s 77 kms long with over 3,200 metres of ascent over it’s length. It’s a rough, tough run and I’ve done it 3 times before. So why would I set off alone in the middle of the night to take … Continue reading

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Wild Stories – An Ultra Virgin

At Running Wild we love sharing inspiring trail running stories. This one was sent in today by Terry Davis of Highland Events in Otago. If you have a great story to share (and we know you do!) then please email … Continue reading

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