Sunday, 15 January 2012

House Warming

Yesterday I was fortunate to be invited to a running friend's house warming run and barbecue.
David has set up home in Brooklyn, Wellington at the foot of the Wind Turbine. This was the starting point for the 2:30 run that Dave had invited Wellington Harrier and Wellington Marathon Clinic runners to.

It was a sunny day with the traditional Wellington breeze accentuated by the elevation of where Dave now calls home.

There was a gentle start to proceedings as runners milled and discussed latest training methods.

The run started downhill with stops for re-grouping as we ran on some lovely tracks towards the flat outskirts of central Wellington.

After a brief time of easy relaxed running it was time to head up a lengthy track that would eventually take us up to the wind turbine. It was a pleasant run as we took in some beautiful views of Wellington Harbour and the central city.

There was the occasonal runner who got a bit frisky on some of the hillier sections of the track.

Having taken in the Wind Turbine we headed back down to Dave's place where a hot shower awaited us and some extremely welcome cold refreshments and food.

The host showing how it should be done

It was a fabulous afternoon and evening mixing with other runners and some of Dave's work colleagues.

Thank you Dave for being a wonderful welcoming host at your House Warming!


Lea said...

Looks like you had a lovely time at the housewarming party and great photos! Good to see a photo of you doing the actual running instead of just always taking photos :-).

Victor e suas opiniƵes said...

Looks u had a great time doing ur run with ur friends! :)

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affectionforfitness said...

It looks like a super good time. This is *precisely* the reason why I have lots of fitness buddies. You're sharing the best parts of your life with them.

:-) Marion

Dr. J said...

That's really nice! I have always liked running with others even though most of my 1000,s of miles of running has been alone.

Sheri - The Motivational Girl said...

This looks like great fun!!! Sometimes I wished I had a group of friends to run or walk with, but I don't. Thanks for sharing!

Mister G said...

Paul A great record of the days events. Appreciate it and enjoyed your company. Dave (the host)