Monday, 30 March 2009

Motutapu - Rangitoto Traverse

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Wow! Hard to find the words... Had a great half-marathon on Saturday... it was really hard work. I wasn't expecting a fast time but three hours was somewhat longer than expected.

Narrow tracks and big hills = very sore calf-muscles today.

As promised I took the camera along and managed to nab some great shots and even a bit of video footage.. note however that I am not using this as an excuse for my slow time. Check out the 3 minute video insert below for a snapshot of the event. I have edited out the wobbly bits where I almost lost it completely - thankfully no injuries.

I have also included a higher quality link below for those with fast Internet connections (P.s. Mum that is not you).

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I will certainly be back next year.. this is by far the best off-road event in the Auckland region. I especially liked the wide range of event options, the mountain bike option looked really cool. P.S. I'm not planning an attempt on the marathon course - it looked deadly serious.

Thanks to Ash for talking me into entering this event and to Brent for the cheap ticket.

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The event was organised by Total Sport in conjunction with the Motutapu Restoration Trust. The trust are keen to raise the profile of Motutapu Island in support of their vision which is to replant large sections of Island with native trees. The campsite looks inviting and I'm definitely going to drag the family over for a visit sometime - it would be rude not to.

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