• Hiker in New Zealand

    Hiking the Te Araroa Trail – a trail runner’s guide

    A year ago today, Anna Ridewood, a 32 year old Rural Surveyor from Somerset, started an adventure of a lifetime; to complete the entirety of the Te Araroa trail, a trail that runs the length of New Zealand. “How long is New Zealand?” I asked Anna slightly naively, “and how long did it take you?”  Anna, who has always been an outdoorsy type (significantly more than yours truly), completed the Te Araroa trail which measures a mind-boggling 3000 kilometres in 118 days. Not only did she complete this momentous challenge, she ran the majority of it. Anna had initially intended to run the entirety of the Te Araroa trail and…