Although it may not feel like it, a new season of running is about to begin in Wellington. It’s time to wish the mud and fence-jumps of cross country farewell and say hello to the road season. On 18 August is the Wellington Road Champs at Wainuiomata and Wellington Scottish’s Weekly Waterfront 5k on Tuesday 7 August.
But here are some events you may also like to target on the roads (especially if the Harbour Capital Marathon has given you a taster for the longer stuff!):
- Manawatu Half Marathon (includes 5 and 10k options) – Sunday 12 August @ Massey University, Palmerston North
- Hutt 5 Bridges Marathon (includes Half, 10k, 5k and Kids’ Kilometre) – Sunday 19 August @ Petone, Wellington
- Mukamuka Munter (29km) – Saturday15 September @ Orongorongo Catchpool Stream DOC Base (south of Wainuiomata). Okay, so this for those who find themselves longing to get off road again!
Here’s a shot of the Orongorongo Trail … trust me, it gets muddier and hillier than this!