Category Archives: Great runs

Putting it all on the line

This Friday I’ll be running the rough, tough, physically demanding 75 km long Hillary Trail and I’m a bag of nerves. I’m the kind of nervous that I usually am only before a big race – and yet this isn’t … Continue reading

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Never Stop Exploring

Today I thought I’d do something a little different. I was about to head out west for yet another few hours of trail bashing in the Waitakeres when I thought to myself “time for a change”. Instead I headed over … Continue reading

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The Longest Week

Last week was to have been the inaugural Running Wild ‘Top of the South’ trail running tour. Months of planning and preparation had gone into this. I was massively excited about it, as was my co-guide Frosty. We were all … 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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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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