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Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Tom tells us the pros and cons of a mid-training holiday

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:46+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Applications open for our Inspirers for The Hillary 2017

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:55+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing Brent Tucker – Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:13:16+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|2016 IceBug CEP Inspirers, Uncategorized|2 Comments

NZ Herald Article – Trailblazer brings life to Waitakere event

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

By | 2017-05-19T00:14:24+00:00 January 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free entries to current fastest man and woman on the Hillary Trail, as at 2 weeks from the event

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:14:25+00:00 January 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!! The event is on!

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 [...]

By | 2014-01-13T05:28:22+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Application for The Hillary filed again AND a bunch of photos

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 [...]

By | 2014-01-13T05:26:38+00:00 August 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reply from the Mayor of Auckland

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.

By | 2014-01-13T05:21:47+00:00 October 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just another update on the Council declining the event.

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 [...]

By | 2014-01-13T05:16:59+00:00 October 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Some bad news on The Hillary event I’m afraid.

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 [...]

By | 2014-01-13T05:09:48+00:00 October 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2 page spread in the NZ Herald about the Hillary Trail

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

By | 2014-01-13T04:54:37+00:00 August 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update on permit process

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 [...]

By | 2014-01-13T04:57:00+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments