We had a chat with Chris Martin who is the main man behind Big Sunday Runs (BSR) based in Wellington. BSR brings together a tough breed of trail/mountain running enthusiasts who prefer the rugged off the beaten track mountain missions. They have a soft spot for the Tararua Mountain range in the North Island close to Wellington. Here’s their story.
The Kea Track Club had its genesis in October 21, 2015 – almost by accident, you could say. Steve Plowman, who had been coaching runners for 37 years, had all but decided to retire from coaching when he was approached by three runners whose coach had left town and retired. The rest, as the saying goes, is history. We talked to Steve Plowman to get an insider’s view of the Kea Track Club and what makes it unique.
Dena has been busy checking out new routes. This time she ran up to the summit of Mount Climie (aka Mt Climbie), one of the highest peaks in the Wellington area. A long steady climb, this run makes for a solid hill workout for those looking for a challenge. Else, take it leisurely, enjoy the views, and don’t forget your camera! Every adventure counts!
Our goal is to bring you all the good stuff about why Wellington is such a great place to go running. As anyone who lives and runs in the capital of New Zealand knows, we have an abundant network of running routes both on and off road.
If you are new to Wellington and you are trying to find out about the best places to go running or want to connect with local runners, then you have come to the right place! You will also find information on local running events, so you are up to date on what’s happening in this running friendly city.
Run Wellington is a community running project, so we look forward to hearing from you as a runner. Connect with us and share your own stories about why this city is an awesome place for running.
If you are on Instagram just tag your running photos with #runwellington or #runwgtn. You can also connect with the Wellington Running Meetup Group (WoRM) on Facebook or WoRM on Meetup.com, and if you are on Strava you can join the Wellington Runners Club to share your runs.