Where's your favourite place to run?
Okura at sunrise.
Do you prefer solo or group runs?
Depends how you I'm feeling - a good mix - mainly group these days (pub runs!)
How important is competing to you?
For me - enjoyment is more important than competing, chances are if you enjoy it more - you will naturally do better.
What's your most memorable run ever?
The Dual Marathon 2017. Smashed my goals without realising it - I really enjoyed it, and hence everything else just came together on the day.
What's your favourite run food?
What gets you out of bed to hit the trails on a morning when all you want to do is have a lie in?
A good sunrise!
Who do you look up to in the world of trail running? Your heroes or mentors?
My mentor from day 1 and always: Jenny Hirst. Naturally I also enjoy those who are capturing and telling the stories of the trail - local photographer / runner - Paul Petch is one and internationally Jamil Coury whose YouTube videos are inspiring.
How much a part of your life is trail running?
It's creeping in, but I don't mind too much.
What other sports or pastimes do you enjoy?
Photography! Check out my Instagram: @kunalk2
How much and how often is 'formal' training (such as hill reps, speed work and such like) included in your routine?
Training - what's that?! Hill reps = running to a cliff for a sunrise or sunset. Speed work = getting to that sunrise or sunset in time.
Anything else interesting?
Browns Bay Critical Mass and Trail Running Adventures based on the north shore of Auckland is my crew. I run a weekly group pub run on Wednesday nights around the trails in Albany.