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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Te Araroa - The Long Pathway

Today I was in London to launch an exciting winter project which has been in planning for over a year now. Starting on 12th December 2012 (12/12/12) I will be tackling the brand new Te Araroa trail in New Zealand - a whopping 3,054km in distance - aiming to complete the full route in under 50 days.

This is a completely new type of challenge for me, moving away from the racing scene for a little while to tackle what will be a trully epic and memorable journey down the full length of New Zealand, from the tip of the North island in Cape Reigna, to the tip of the South island in Bluff. 

I presented an overview of the expedition at the launch event today. The objective is:
“A solo, fastest time attempt, running the 3,054 kilometre Te Araora trail in New Zealand.”

There will be plenty more information coming out in the next couple of weeks to fill you in on the detail of the expedition but for now check out the official trail website for more information on the challenge that lies ahead for me :o)


Subversive Runner said...

Good luck mate.

Tim Taylor said...

Good Luck Jez, let me know if you need some chia charge, Jon Steele suggested I contact you, give me a shout at @runningtimt, cheers Tim

James Kuegler said...

It will be an awesome journey Jez. I am going to be all around the South Island during your trip, particularly in the North Canterbury region training for the Coast to Coast so might be able to help with some of the logistics, and get you over Goat Pass (It is an un-truth) to say that it is a marked trail. Flick me an email (on my website).

Debs M-C said...

Fantastic. Sounds amazing.

Debs x

MickT said...

Awesome project - heard about this on Marathon Talk. Will follow keenly and as I Iive in South island, will try and offer some support for you when you go through my backyard between the Rakaia River and the Rangitata River. Good luck. Mick T.

segovillano said...

Good luck Jez. We will try to be updated of your huge challenge.
Best regards from Spain