Yesterday was a day of vicious northerlies – not ideal for a pace run with the wind at my back for part of the course and then head-on for the return. At one point I thought take-off was imminent; at another I was running on the spot. Still, managed a 46 minute 10km out to Greta Point and back; 22 minutes out and 24 back.

Followed that up today with an early rise then out for 2 hours, slowly covering the 20km or so to the Brooklyn wind turbine and back. Most of it was by road except for the final 2km up to the turbine, which was steep, craggy and slippery dirt track. Fun though, and will, over the coming months extend the route to carry on around the Karori sanctuary route, home to the Gutbuster.

Image credit: Brooklyn Wind Turbine by flickr @Br3nda, (Sadly the weather wasn’t quite as good as this today.)

Hills and harbour

Took the Skyline track out to Karori today, coming down at Parkvale Rd and then back through the cemetery and Otari-Wilton Bush. Hard work and slow but good to be up on the hills, looking out over Makara and the wind farm across Cook Strait to the South Island. On the other side, suburbs, the city, harbour and heads, airport: the whole of Wellington. Followed another runner for a bit about halfway along the track who chased a small herd of young bulls. Rather him than me.

Thursday’s run was a good fastish run from town out to Hataitai Beach. Covered a bit over 12km in an hour.

Recent runs
Wednesday 27 May: 6.5km, 35 mins
Thursday 28 May: 12.5km, 60 mins
Saturday 30 May: 14km, 1 hr 47 mins