Tag Archives: trail running

In it for the long run

I have been doing endurance sports for the best part of 20 years. I don’t keep count but that’s probably close to 200 events. Until a couple of days ago I’d never had a DNF (Did Not Finish) against my … Continue reading

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Everest in a Day

By now you’ll probably know all about CoastPathRun, the epic trail running odyssey that Englishman Tom Bland and myself have planned for June this year. In a nutshell it’s a 1,014 km mission along the UK’s longest trail – the … 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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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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The Gospel According to Keith

I was privileged to spend last weekend in the company of two wonderful people, both clients on our Karekare Trails Training Camp, and now very much friends. Keith’s story is inspirational. About 5 years back he weighed 110 kilos, but … 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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Bring it on!

Coast Path Run, June 2012  It’s still 8 months away but I’m already straining at the leash. I just can’t wait to get started. The adventure that Tom & I have planned is so exciting for so many reasons – … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real

This blog first appeared as my Editorial for the latest Trail Run Magazine. As we near the end of another winter, one that for much of New Zealand has been a particularly wet and wild one, we can at last … 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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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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