I’m Amanda! I grew up on a farm in the deep South and now I live in New Zealand’s coolest little Capital city, Wellington. I love the soy latte life with it’s hectic schedules, endless opportunities for activities, colourful culture and endless restaurants, but gosh I miss those mountains.
I started running every week in November 2012 in preparation for the Round The Bays half marathon in February 2013. Fast forward three years and I’ve helped to write the training blog for the event. I’ve got a passion for trails now; I love nothing more than running up and down hills against the wind and having views over mountains and sea all to myself. I am the New Zealand Editor for Trail Run Magazine bringing the Kiwi trail running scene to the other side of the Tasman.
I can’t believe my luck in that there are so many wonderful people in Wellington that share my passion, and who like to run with me. 90 plus minutes listening to me talk is very admirable, thank you all.
My big hairy audacious goal is to run a 100km Ultra, and win it. Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll have as much renal failure, blistering, chaffing, and muscle necrosis as the person who came first.