Jumbo-Holdsworth run

When Gareth asked me for the sixth time “have you committed to the Jumbo-Holdsworth?” I weighed up the pros and cons for the sixth time. Pros – no time left to do any training, have run the route before and enjoyed it, unlikely to be snow this time. Cons – have not done any training, … Read more

Abel Tasman Coastal Challenge

The Abel Tasman Coastal Challenge is a one day event taking a limit of 300 runners from Awaroa Inlet to Marahau following the impossibly gorgeous coastal track. Track conditions are excellent and the event is well organised by the Nelson Striders (the web site is under the banner ‘Nelson Events’).  The distance varies depending on … Read more

Mukamuka munted

I’d heard about the Mukamuka Munter from friends and read a bit about it on the website. It sounded hard and I’d always had an excuse for giving it a miss until 2012 when I found myself listed next to the race in the Spring Trip Schedule. Even then I wasn’t unduly worried thinking nobody … Read more