Category Archives: Great runs

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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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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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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Spirit of the Trail

I love the physical act of trail running. I love the places it takes me and the sense of adventure it awakens in me. I love the challenge, the exertion, the reward of achieving long-held goals. But these things alone … Continue reading

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The Path Less Traveled

Do we all too often gravitate towards well-trodden and familiar trails? It’s a question I pondered today while out in the Waitakeres with my two-legged friend Vicki and my four-legged friend Luca. At this time of year these hills (the … Continue reading

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