Race Tekapo
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by Wouna le Roux
7M ago
Date: 16 September 2023Distance: 50kmTime: 7:51 During the week leading up to the event, we followed the weather predictions closely, and things were looking increasingly grim. When an outing like this starts to get into the thousands of dollars, you don’t want anything to derail your plans. Winds of up to 100km/h (130km higher up ..read more
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Wellington marathon on a good day
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by Wouna le Roux
10M ago
Date: 25 June 2023Distance: 42.2kmTime: 5:18 They say that nothing beats Wellington on a good day. And we had just that – perfect weather for our marathon. Which really is a rare thing for NZ, let alone Wellington. I have always said that I don’t want to attempt a marathon if I can’t at least ..read more
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Summerhill Skedaddle, Papamoa, Tauranga
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by Wouna le Roux
1y ago
Date: 14 MayDistance: Approximately 30km (we measured 34km)Time: 5:45 The most fun you can have on winding, super hilly, muddy bike tracks, without a bike. Until it is ‘fun’, but not fun anymore. This was the fifth running of the Summerhill Skedaddle (not to be confused with the new Skedaddle event on the South Island ..read more
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Raetihi Gutbuster (Buttbuster!)
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by Wouna le Roux
1y ago
Date: 22 AprilDistance: 20.7kmTime: 2:17 For years, when this event was still 18km in distance, we have wanted to do it. Not sure why we never did, but then along came COVID-19, no event for a couple of years, a change of hands, and now it is a (nearly) 21km event, as well as a ..read more
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Brine to Wine (and some)
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by Wouna le Roux
1y ago
Date: 16 AprilDistance: 12 + 5kmTime: 1:41 Since our last running of the Brine to Wine back in 2016, the course has changed a bit and was shortened from 16km to 12km. The walkway has also been sealed (cemented) all the way, as apposed to our last running when parts were still on shingle (limestone ..read more
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Tutaenui Reservoir Reserve loops – taking stock
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by Wouna le Roux
1y ago
Date: 9 AprilDistance: 26kmTime: 3:26 With only eights month to go (to our 100 miler) we should be upping the kilometres, slowly but surely. As with most things in life, getting fit is also a case of one step forward and two steps back. Or is it the other way around? Whichever, the foxtrot is ..read more
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Kosci Kosci Kosci, Oi Oi Oi
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by Wouna le Roux
1y ago
To say that the past two years didn’t take its toll, would be a lie. I thought I was reasonably okay with everything that surrounded the COVID-19 pandemic, but on hindsight, I did feel down and uninterested in most things. Especially with regards to running, training, events, and everything running related, but also going groceries ..read more
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Cystic fibrosis #27MoreYears fun run
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by Wouna le Roux
1y ago
Date: 2 AprilDistance: 20kmTime: 2:14 After parkrun in Palmy, followed by a three kilometre walk, we headed home to shower, pack and get ourselves sorted for the remainder of the weekend. First up was the Kimbolton Sculpture Festival. I was hopeful to be able to create something in time to participate in the exhibition, but ..read more
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The UTK (Ultra Trail Kosciuszko) that wasn’t
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by Wouna le Roux
1y ago
I thought perhaps I should just write a follow-up about our plan to run the 100 mile event in 2022. Maybe because it is a new event and to entice participants into entering super early (it worked!), the event had the option to carry over your entry at no cost to the next year should ..read more
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Footprints in the Sand – Foxton Beach nearly half marathon
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by Wouna le Roux
1y ago
Date: 12 MarchDistance: Half marathon/20k (we measured 20.9k)Time: 2:26.44 High tide was at 7am. The event started at 8am. Running out-and-back on a beach is challenging; and running on a beach with an incoming tide that gets progressively worse as the hours tick by, just added to the challenge. But that was all still perfectly ..read more
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