Hey everyone! Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you all! I write this post as I sit on a flight bound for Auckland after spending three weeks throughout the sunny South Island with family and friends. While this break away was exactly what I needed to refresh the batteries after a busy few months [...]
Do you want to be one of 3 people to become our Icebug/CEP/Tailwind Hillary Inspirers and win a bunch of free gear? In the lead up to The Hillary 2017 we’d like 3 people of different abilities (speedster, mid packer and first timer) and the different event distances (16, 34 or 80km), to do regular [...]
Good day, my name is Brent and I’ll be one of your Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirers this year. I work as the Operations Manager/engineer/dogs body for Revolution Fibres, a nanotech company in Henderson. Fitting running in around the job, wife and two preschool daughters proves to be a bit of a challenge at times. However getting [...]
The website has been released into the wild and has been collecting views from around the country, Australia and even wider afield! Entries open tomorrow at 9am New Zealand time - so excited to finally get the event up and going!
First press about The Hillary. Woohoo! 80km ultra and 34/16km trail runs along the Hillary trail 29th March. The website is nearly ready and entries open next week. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11191948
Back from holiday and lots of emails with finishes and a record to add to the Hillary Trail Honours Board which is awesome. I think I have captured all of them but let me know if I have missed someone. http://www.lacticturkey.co.nz/HillaryTrailHonoursFinshers.htm The record was of course Steve Neary - the first unsupported Double Hillary! Awesome [...]
Best news ever ......Just gained provisional approval for The Hillary to go ahead on March 29, 2014 as planned. 80, 36 or 16km trail run along the epic Hillary Trail in the Waitakere Ranges. The permission process has been an 18 month ultra in itself ....I guess I better get onto organising the race!! Full [...]
Long time no post, but thought I would let you know that I just last week, put in another application for the Hillary Trail event - have asked for the event to take place on 29th March 2014. Fingers crossed that it gets through this time!!! I will keep you posted. For those that haven't [...]
Dear Mr Collins, Thank you for your email to the Mayor. Mayor Brown has asked for an investigation into this matter and for a report to be provided. We will respond once this report has been received and considered. Thank you again for your email.
So I have just received and read the report that Councillors were meant to get on the Hillary Trail event at their Parks Recreation and Heritage Forum Meeting last week. They didn't get to see it because it was declined a few days before the meeting by a couple of councillors on their own. I'm [...]
A bunch of supporters emailed the councillors asking them questions like: "Why is the proposed Hillary Trail event not on the agenda for discussion at the Parks, Recreation and Heritage Forum meeting you are attending tomorrow? This is despite the Auckland Council Staff recommending the event should go ahead in a report that was due [...]
There is a 60 minutes article on TV this Sunday on Kauri Dieback in the Waitakere Ranges. Check out the blog post by the reporter as a taster and it'll be interesting to see the full story on TV. I feature a little bit in it explaining the event and how we work with council [...]
I have just received word from the Council that my application has been declined! Very disappointing given all indications were that it would be approved. The recommendation from the parks rangers was that the event proceed. The application was delayed while the biosecurity team prepared a special report on the risks the event placed on [...]
Just a cheeky 2 page spread in the NZ Herald about the Hillary Trail, the planned event on the trail (The Hillary), the Hillary double, Vicki Woolley and the all round goodness of why we run it. Link to the article here - www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10827816
Hi everyone – just a quick update regarding the event, after I received an update from Council. The submissions closed and they have evaluated them all (17) and from these have identified that Kauri dieback was the main issue. So they have asked the Council Biosecurity team to prepare a report on the impact an [...]