Debbie Hardy’s ankle had fused together: it was bone-on-bone as a result of septic arthritis. For a runner, it was a crippling blow physically and mentally. At the age of only 33, the doctors final words struck home hard: no more running. But that was not the case.
Yeah that’s right, I’m a fun runner. I love shorter runs where I can explore, get away from the ‘grind’ and get a good work out without breaking my body. I even like to walk for a while if I get to tired. My new ‘gping large’ is a half, and i’m OK with that, but it has not always been the case.
Over the Summer I had the pleasure of following two guys, Chris and Sindre who set their own goals to run the full length of the 75KM Hillary Trail in a day for the love of running and to push their limits. With no real prior long distance experience, they had their eyes on the unsupported trail record at the time, which was 9.09hrs
These images are behind the scenes from an editorial/ fine art shoot at Whatipu on the Hillary Trail with collective shooter Ethan Lowry and brand ambassador Tim Richards. We will share the collection soon- but what a great lifestyle Auckland offers right!?! Mother nature really did treat us and if you want to run the track at an event- then you can with our friends over at Hillary Trail run.
The Te Henga is part of the Hillary Trail – a beautiful and rugged walk/ run that reveals stunning views of Auckland’s wild West Coast. Being so close to the city and offering all types of terrain, this track is a real asset to the region.
Sophia Walker ran an amazing 150km on July 4th and knocked off the infamous “Double Hillary” trail close to Auckland city. Through the jungle, along the beaches and over the cliff tops of New Zealand’s rugged Hillary Track Sophia had one goal in mind… to highlight domestic abuse.
With so many running events out there it’s really tricky to choose these days, especially when trends are heading for profit and funding grants. Well, we have to give a huge shout out to the annual Hillary trail running event that’s managed and run by Auckland based Lactic Turkey Events,