Category Archives: Great runs

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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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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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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Round The Mountain

The text arrived as I was driving out to the Waitakeres to attempt my PB on the Hillary Trail last weekend. I was focused on other things but still it got me excited. It came from my good friend Barb … Continue reading

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