Annual leave booked – check,
Entry for Georgina and I – check,
Accommodation booked – check,
Grandparents booked to mind kids – check,
With the trials of the Hillary long since passed it was time to plan the next round of challenges and goals. Which races to enter? What distance to do? and how the hell am I going to come up with a plan of attack be to do all these races? Continue reading “Coming up next…”
The day of the Hillary my mother called to tell me that I was famous in New Zealand. Trail running reporter extraordinaire Vicki Woolley earlier in the week interviewed me for an article on the Hillary race in the NZ Herald. This was published on the day of the race.
You can find the article here.
With all our collective training hours behind us it was now time to go for a lovely wee run along the Hillary trail with over five hundred of like (out of their) minded individuals. Oh and what a wee run it turned out to be. Continue reading “Post Hillary Wrap Up”
Less than 9 sleeps to go! Holy cow. When I signed up for the Hillary it seemed like there would be heaps of time to train and get ready, now it’s just over a week. I hope everyone is close to where they want to be at this point. As for me? Well I thought I was on track, however a testing of the waters last weekend has rekindled the nerves. Continue reading “When The Penny Dropped”
Over Auckland Anniversary weekend I successfully traversed the Tussock in the Icebug Tussock Traverse. This was my longest race thus far at 13km and an ultimately enjoyable experience. As this was out of town and over the long weekend, the call was made to take the families and make a family trip out of it. So with the wife and kids in tow we set out for a house we rented in National Park, us, the Brown family, plus Graham and Ben who were both single for the weekend. Continue reading “The Tussock Traverse”
Supporters, what is it that they say; behind every great person there is a team waiting to take the credit? Honestly though, we all rely on a support network to help us with both our training and on race day. Continue reading “We All Need Somebody To Lean On”