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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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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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That’s it, I quit! (or do I?)

I’m 12 hours in to the 2013 Vibram Tarawera Ultramarathon and my chances of meeting my target time of 14 hours are disappearing as fast as the contents of my stomach, which flow like a broken dam on to the … 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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Tarawera Trails

I love weekend training camps. It’s not just the opportunity to spend extended time on the trails, it’s all that goes with them – the camaraderie, laughs, mutual learning opportunities and watching less experienced people grow in confidence. Then there’s … Continue reading

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Epic Reflections – Part 8 (The last one!)

The Finale (Days 16 & 17) The final blog in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun Over the course of the previous 15 days I had run, walked and almost literally crawled close to 900 kms. I … Continue reading

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Epic Reflections – Part 7

Walking on Empty (Days 14 & 15) Blog no.7 in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun For the fourteenth day in a row the alarm went off early, but I was excited by the prospect of the … Continue reading

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Epic Reflections – Part 6

Part 6 – Staggering on (Days 12 and 13) Blog no.6 in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun It’s 6am. Yet again I awake in a building that is shrouded in cloud. The sound of rain on … Continue reading

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