Start: nr Huntly (738km)
Finish: Old Mountain Road (804km)
Distance for the day: 66km
Cumulative distance: 804km
I was pretty honest about my day yesterday, it wasn’t great, but I’m happy to tell it how it is. Today, I’m pleased to say, it was back to business as usual. I was very much back in the groove and felt a satisfying and reassuring level of comfort throughout the day. I’m not going to write much now as Jamie has just added a great post on a ‘day in the life of a crew member’ – quite insightful I’m sure you will find. My support guys truly are legends, and the amount they are doing to support my journey is quite unbelievable. I can’t thank them enough.
I managed another solid 66km today. It was generally riverside or across the plains, but with a challenging 12km section across the Hakaimata Range. It was nice to run through the sizeable city of Hamilton which straddles the dramatic Waikato River – on which they were water skiing as I ran past – pretty cool to be water skiing through town!
|Roots galore during the crossing of the Hakaimata Range|