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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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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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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 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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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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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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