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Not lost, just finding my way

May 7, 2019
Isn’t it funny how life’s big goals work? We set them at a stage when they seem scary and hard to fathom,…

Kathmandu Coast to Coast 2019

February 11, 2019
“He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata” “What is the most important thing in the…

A relationship with the Coast to Coast.

January 9, 2019
Like any good relationship, we have had our ups and downs. But when I consider the many factors that have brought me…

Zunyi Mountain Quest Adventure Race

October 30, 2018
While it was the 10th anniversary of the Zunyi Mountain Quest Adventure Race and I have competed here before, it wouldn’t usually…

Weng’an, China.

October 27, 2018
After returning from China with 3x runner-up placings in September, we had less than two weeks to rest and reset in NZ…


September 26, 2018
When I reflect, not just on my latest trip to China, but back over the 30-odd times I have visited this part…