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 More than a fun run

More than a fun run

by Jo Ryder

5th November 2020

Wellington police officer, keen Wild Thing and all-round good sort has been doing some great work with kids in the community, getting them into running. Read more about her inspirational initiative...

A mountain run mis-adventure

A mountain run mis-adventure

by Mike Steel

25th July 2019

Accidents happen, even to the most experienced runners. This salutary tale by mountain goat Mike Steel contains valuable lessons for us all...

Day crossings of the main divide, the hard way

Day crossings of the main divide, the hard way

by Mike Steel

29th May 2019

So you think you've done some big mountain missions? Then how about these legendary feats?...

Is it a good idea to go running in the pouring rain?

Is it a good idea to go running in the pouring rain?

by Crystal Brindle

31st May 2018

Photographer, writer, DoC ranger... Crystal is a multi-talented Wild Thing with a huge passion for nature and the great outdoors. Here she waxes lyrical about running in the rain in one of the most beautiful places on the planet - the Milford Track.

Over Beers & Burgers

Over Beers & Burgers

by Tania Seward (with help from Nick Plimmer)

5th May 2018

A few thoughts on the cancellation of the 2018 Routeburn Classic, an event that Tania had set her heart on and trained her socks off for. A bitter pill to swallow but re-told with her usual good humour...

The Runner's Village

The Runner's Village

by Tania Seward

2nd March 2018

"They say it takes a village to raise a child – and I think the same goes for running".... Tania Seward pays homage to those who help us runners achieve our goals.

2017 - My Running Year That Wasn't

2017 - My Running Year That Wasn't

by Brook van Reenen

31st December 2017

We've been watching and admiring Brook's running progress over the last couple of years, ever since meeting him after his first Kepler Challenge. As for everyone, the progression from newbie to seasoned Ultra runner is not a smooth trail - it's full of ups and downs, triumphs and setbacks - and 2017 was a challenging year for Brook, as he candidly reports here...

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