Day One: Arrived in Auckland at 1.30pm from Birmingham with lost luggage. We had arranged to meet Auckland Joggers at Cornwall Park so we stop-off to buy kit. Running at 6.00pm after only 3 hours sleep. With Hannah, Pete and my husband Andy.
Day 2: Morning Run in Cornwall Park and 30,000 steps walking around and seeing the sights in Auckland.
Day 3: Travel to Ohakune via Rotorua and Taupo. Did what any one would do in Rotorua…..visit a Cat Cafe.
It’s was cloudy, windy and rainy so the Tongarrio Mountain Crossing Walk the following day, (Day 4) was cancelled. We went for a little run at the end of the day.
Day 4: Ohakune: Bush walk and Andy falls off Carrot and bruises and cuts his arm and leg.so no run today.
This is what we should of been doing in good weather.
Day 5: Got very early to travel to Palmerston North in time for the Palmerston North parkrun at 8am. Drove over a big Bunny Rabbit and a Puakoe Bird on the way.
Palmerston North parkrun 8.00am
Day 6: The Honest 10km in Wellington and sightseeing.
Day 7: Beautiful run in Wellington up to Brooklyn Wind Turbine and back.
Day 8: Ferry to Picton, then travel 2 hours to Nelson. Run Nelson Midweek Evening Striders Event.
Day 9: Abel Tasman Track. Drive from Nelson early to the start of the track and walk to Bark Bay Hut. Walk took 5 hours. Stay in the Hut with around 20 other strange people in sleeping bags. My husband wakes all 20 people up when his alarm goes off at 5AM.
Day 10: Abel Tasman Track. Bark Bay Hut to Awaroa Lodge.
Beautiful 4 hour walk to Awaroa Lodge.
Day 11: Abel Tasman Track. Awaroa Lodge to the end of the track, water taxi back and 2 hour drive to Blenheim.
Day 12: Blenheim parkrun then drove on road just open since 2017 Christchurch Earthquake. Stopped at Kaikora about 5 hour but would normally take under 3 hours.
Day 13: Christchurch Long run in Hagley Park.
Day 14: Christchurch Run in Rolliston 6pm
Day 15: Long drive to Picton. Run in Picton before catching the Ferry back to Wellington. Stay Lodge in the City, Taranaki Street.
Day 16: Drive to New Plymouth. Run on the walkway at 5pm. Swimming Pool.
Day 17: Run then drive to Raglan.
Day 18: Drive to Whangarai
Day 19: Whangarai parkrun.
Day 17, 18 & 19 Russell, Bay of Islands.
Did nothing really but went for a few short runs along the beach.
Day 20 Auckland
Met at 5.30pm with the Auckland Joggers at Cornwall Park. A beautiful 1 hour run with lovely people on a beautiful warm day.
Day 21 Fly out of Auckland