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“how hard could 33k be?”

I entered due to a severe case of FOMO and thought “how hard could 33k be?” I bought new shoes (thanks to Colin at Trek n Travel) and toe socks. Four little training runs later and I was happy that they would keep me on the trail.

The Spikes

For the first cross country race of the season I pull my cross country spikes off the shelf to find them caked with last year’s last cross country mud. I am glad none of my club mates saw them.

Ngutunui training loop

Sunday was a training run organised by Graham, inviting all Hawks wanting a good challenging long run. Starting out early at 525m elevation, we could feel the brisk chill while getting out the long sleeve thermals. The usual thought of ‘why the hell are we doing this’ arrived.

Huntly Half Marathon 2016 Results

9 runners went under 75 minutes which is a good start to attracting good fields. Hawks had a great day results wise.In the women’s race Rowan Torckler, Alice Mason and Nancy Jiang took out the trifecta. This is a fantastic effort and i’m sure it has never been done before.

Kaimai Goat Goes Bush

Report by Dawn Tuffery “On Thursday, this trail was the driest it’s ever been,” reflected Race Director Jason, as bedraggled runners finished behind hime. “Now it’s the wettest.” While the other Goat race run by this team is famous for its rugged rocks, this Kaimai version did its best to pour on the short-notice mud. […]

Tussock Traverse – A Slower Runner’s Report

The day begins in a very foggy National Park village. We meet the bus and set off at 7.25am. The bus moves us out of the mist and around the mountains to our start point on the Waihohonu track at a plodding pace. As we crawl around the mountain and onto the Desert Road side of Mount Ruapehu the immensity of the landscape becomes apparent…

The Tussock Traverse

We were greeted at the Chateau with 2 friendly faces, Steph and Hadley, both helping and welcoming all. The usual buzz of pre-race day was felt with our race bag & clean shoe checks done, race numbers handed out.