Tag Archives: Hillary Trail

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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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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The Long Good Friday

Trail running is good. Trail running for a good cause is even better. Through Running Wild I want to inspire people to get out and experience the pure joy that is a great trail run. But more than this I … 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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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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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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