Karori cemetery and up, up, up…

Took a long run today, much longer than expected to be honest, from Ngaio down to Otari-Wliton Bush, through to Karori cemetery, then up the Skyline Cemetery Link track. Had been running for 45 minutes by then so took a breather before heading up the Skyline track for another 15 minutes. Alternated walking and jogging for the rest of the trip to Bell’s track and down to home. All told I was out of the house for about 90 minutes, and only 10 or 15 minutes of that was walking, though some of the hill running was pretty slow and included a few wrong turns (not to mention dodging cowpats and bulls!).

Big uphill slog to get from the cemetery to the Skyline but felt good to get there, and great views out over Makara to the South Island. Got a good view of the new turbines for the wind farm on the Western Hills as well. I wouldn’t have found the track up to the skyline without the help of a site that a mountain biker I know vaguely through Twitter put me onto. If you’re looking for walking, running or riding tracks round Wellington check it out at http://tracks.org.nz/. Not sure how far I ran but for pride’s sake I’m claiming about 12kms (might have been more, might have been less).

Today’s run: 12km, 90 mins