We made it to Wanaka. It took all of yesterday to do so, but we made it. We flew into Christchurch and drove another 5 hours to Wanaka; arriving at 10:30 at night. Fortunately the drive was quite beautiful and I got to see a new part of the world (one I have always wanted to see). It looks like a great setting for a race with mountains all around and a street lined with pubs hosting the run course. The race begins at 7:00 am. on Saturday which is 1:00 p.m. EST (USA) on Friday, January 16th.

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Please follow along in a few days time as I race in NZ for the first time.

Talk to you afterwards,