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Old Diesel Running The Ton

  • And Then We Were Done

      3 April 2024

    And that is it, 100km done and dusted

    Having a (delicious) pub lunch a mere couple hours before embarking on the last 10km did not register the warning needs it should have, and as you know exercise accelerates the digestive process, and I already possess a rather efficient digestive system as it is

    Feeling chipper and full of confidence, I strutted off to complete the task I had drunkenly given myself all those many moons ago, started well and was enjoying the cool wind and warm sun

    I was but a mere 3km from home when the warning bells went off, a deep need in the pit of my stomach…that was it, the beacons were lit, Gondor's aid was called for

    Determined to finish the 10 I trudged on, an observer to the battle being waged between the strength of my nether-orifice and the biological imperative to evacuate

    With the last km to go I was confident, could see the line and me being there in one piece but it took only seconds for my body to remind me how foolish I was

    Voldemort was about to exit the chamber of secrets

    With a waddle that can only be likened to Dick Van Dykes penguin dance in Mary Poppins, I squeaked to the front door with only enough time for the most basic of preparations before becoming one with the universe

    But it is complete and lessons have been learnt.

    Thank you to everyone who supported me, I’m absolutely rapt I finished it!

    Love the work from our Northland whanau, great initiative and delivers to a great cause.

    Bring on next year

    Old Diesel signing off

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  • The Little Train That Could

      13 March 2024
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    Chucking a fair few KMs under the belt last week, culminating in a 14.8km run down the Tongariro River, I had to stable the Clydesdale for a couple days - it comes down to preservation and survival (of the knees).

    But kicking life into the old nag again last night saw another 10.2km knocked off bringing us to a total of 54km run so far, and with only 46km to go it comes down to a race between the KMs and the body lasting!

    Appreciate all you guys and everything you are giving, you're all wee belters!

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  • The Massey Ferg Chugs Along

      7 March 2024

    Been a real experience for the body so far, churning out some very unattractive Ks but getting through it.

    Looking like the first sea mammals to walk on land, I'm finding my feet and figuring out how to use them.

    The motor is running pretty well but the suspension is getting some real stress testing, but 29km down with a further 7km (today) and 14km(Saturday) planned I will be half way by the end of Week 1!

    Get to donating team, if I get over $1000 donated I will increase my distance to match my weight! (Before you ask, it is a considerable increase...)

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