Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sunset coast walk – Not a race

I’ve decided to share this walk here as it was a really nice change of pace. There are so many trail runs you could do one every weekend and often two, and with the rise of mud an obstacle runs you could do one a month. There are even some private farms which run their own (very good) obstacle course/mud runs, but this was different.

Once a year the farm is opened to the public through the local Rotary club to walk tracks of 5, 7, 9 or 11km around the farm with views of the Manuaku Heads and the length of the beach. The walk is somewhat rough, rolling farm land but compared to the bush it’s a walk in the park. It would make for an interesting trail run, but it was a nice change of pace to start when you wanted, walk the track and not be racing (others or yourself). I generally like to go on shorter hikes on my own to get away from the sound of other people (music, cars, just generally noise) but it was great to see so many people out enjoying the country side.

I walked the 11km in 2 hours 15 minutes at quite a reasonably pace but felt no need to move any faster. I sure if you kept an eye out there would be a similar kind of farm walk in other parts of the country (or overseas if you’re not in New Zealand).

Just thought I would share this interesting event, its not an extreme adventure mud challenge, just a walk you don't often get to do.

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