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Epic Reflections – Part 5

Part 5 – Digging Deep (Days 10 and 11) Blog no.5 in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun Day 10 kicked off with another long drive through mist and rain to return to where we’d left off … Continue reading

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Epic Reflections – Part 4

Part 4 – The cracks widen! (Days 7-9) Blog no.4 in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun Day 7 dawned clear and sunny. We had only about 10 kms to go before turning the corner at … Continue reading

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Epic Reflections – Part 3

Cracks Appear! (Days 4-6) Blog no.3 in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun By the end of the third day we’d covered over 230kms with around 8,300m of altitude gain, but there was to be no respite. … Continue reading

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Epic Reflections – Part 2

All Going To Plan (Days 1-3) Blog no.2 in a series about the epic running odyssey that was CoastPathRun Our plan for the first three days was ambitious – 236 kms and 8,350m of vertical gain – but what better time … Continue reading

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The Final Push

Years of dreaming. More than 12 months of planning. An intense 5 months of training and preparation. It’s almost upon me – the toughest physical and mental challenge that I’ve ever contemplated. It is of course CoastPathRun, our 1,014 km … Continue reading

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Everest in a Day (and a bit!)

The idea was simple enough. Find a big hill and run up and down it until I’d done the equivalent of ascending Everest from sea level and come back down again. I figured 24 hours was a good target time, … Continue reading

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All for one, One for all

For some time now I’ve been trying to find the right words to sum up the very special camaraderie that exists amongst us trail runners. But the right words have been hard to find. Then just today a running buddy, … 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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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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