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Caryn Dawson
Caryn the Trail Runner on the way to a first ultra marathon
Caryn the Trail Runner on the way to a first ultra marathon


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The big day finally dawned!
Simone and I headed down to Rotorua on Friday 13 November 2015 in readiness for the Tarawera 50km event taking place the next morning.  It is quite a surreal feeling to face the realisation that we really were about to run 50kms (somehow when you train each...

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Auckland Marathon Day
The Auckland Marathon / Half Marathon is the biggest event on the running calendar for us so it was with great excitement this morning that we made our way down to the Devonport start line.  The excitement was made all the greater with the All Blacks playin...

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With 4 weeks to go now, this weekend was the biggest week of training for Simone and I with 6.5 hours training in total to be completed. So at 6.30 am on Saturday morning Simone and I headed off once again along the beaches and coastal walkways up to Torbay...

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5 weeks and counting
There are now five weeks remaining until the 50km and today was the biggest run for Simone and I in the lead up to the Tarawera trail.   Where to go was the biggest question for us as we needed to run for a little longer than the 4.5hours we did a fortnight...

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Time on our feet
I don't think any of us slept well last night as we (Sue, Simone and I) were due to head out for a 4-5 hour run this morning at 6.30am - the clincher was that it was the start of daylight saving so 2am became 3am - we were all worried that our clocks wouldn...

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The Devonport Classic
Today was the day of the Devonport Classic - 25km/15km/10km and 5km events.  Thankfully the day (weather wise) turned out much better than we hoped after torrential rain had kept me awake for most of the night - I began to wonder whether the event would be ...

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Over or Under?
It was great to catch up with Simone this morning given we had missed running together last weekend. We had a 90 minute run on the programme today which seemed very short after 4 hours last Saturday. I have to say that it took me most of the week to recover...

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How Long did you say?
I was a bit freaked out this week when I saw that I had a 4 hour run scheduled in my training programme this weekend - I don't remember running for that long previously other than whilst taking part in a half ironman or marathon event. So it was with some t...

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Coastal Walkway
Well it was good to be back in training this week after a nasty head cold last week which resulted in a few days horizontal on the couch. Yesterday (Saturday) my great friend and neighbour, Helen, organised a fun run for her husband Andy who was turning 40....

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Training Begins
I haven't blogged in over 14 months since my return from Singapore where I spent almost two years living and working.  So I thought now would be a good opportunity to pick up the laptop and capture my next new adventure. I have always liked a challenge and ...
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