Run for the first time in 2019, a full measured marathon. Said by many to be the toughest, but also the friendliest and most scenic marathon in NZ.
I loved the 12k walk, although I had a friend walking with me, there were many conversations along the way with other excited walkers. I did not mind the rain at all it helped cool me down. The incline at the start was a bit of a shock to a number of us who like to do a 1k flat walk before any inclines. Apart from that my group of 9 who all finished, have booked accommodation for next year woohoo!!