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Sounds very interesting. However, I have a retrun flight from Auckland. Making the whole return trip on Saturday - Sunday seems a bit too much of travelling and it's not particularly cheap either. So I looked a bit at the map and the schedule. Looks like just going to National Park / Ohakune on Staturday and return from there on Sunday might be a more suitable distance and price. Does anybody have opinions whether that's worth doing or would it mean to miss 80% of the sights? --[[User:Uwe Geuder|Uwe Geuder]] ([[User talk:Uwe Geuder|talk]]) 08:57, 13 December 2014 (AEDT)
  
== Local running/walking club/events ==
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You won't miss anything like 80% of the sights - for example, the Raurimu spiral is passed by the Northern Explorer just before reaching National Park if I read the maps right. Changing the return flight to Wellington might be another option if the fees are not too excessive. If you can stomach the takeoff from Wellington, that is (not as bad as arrival into the airport, but can be quite spectacular). --[[User:Michael Schmitz|Michael Schmitz]] ([[User talk:Michael Schmitz|talk]]) 06:43, 16 December 2014 (AEDT)
  
=== YMCA Marathon running club ===
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Wasn't there and Alfred Hitchcock movie called 'Strangers on a Train'? I hope there's no murder plots involving getting a fellow passenger to kill somebody...
* Website http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/
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* Runners: Every Sunday from 7am. Get there by 6:45am for the 7am start.
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* Walkers: According to the website the walkers don't start till 26 Jan. 
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* Starts from YMCA gym at the corner of Pitt St + Greys Ave. Map on the website or https://plus.google.com/100792633212715020109/about?hl=en
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* Note: There's also a YMCA hostel nearby but it isn't the same building.
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* Check the website for for more details. You run at the pace you're comfortable with. Fastest pace is sub 4:30/km down to 7:00/km pace. Distance is 21 - 33kms depending on who sets the route that day.
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* It is free to join in for 2 - 3 times before they ask you to consider joining the club.
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* If you bring a bag with a change of clothes + towel, you can use the showers after the run (or my friend runs home to get his shower there).
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* The club secretary knows there may be some tourists joining in around lca2015 week.
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===  Domain 10k run ===
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* Webpage: http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/events/summer-10k-series/
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* 10km, 6km, 3km for runners & walkers.
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* When: Every Thursday during the summer daylight saving period:
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** Series 2: Thursday 15 January 2015 to Thursday 02 April 2015
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** Walkers start at 5:30 PM, runners start at 6:00 PM
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* This is at Auckland Domain, which is almost next door to the conference centre. Google+ page for Auckland Domain: https://plus.google.com/108214945342883534590/about?hl=en&gl=nz The Band rotunda is where the map is marked for Auckland Domain when I view the map from the google+ page.
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=== Park Run at Cornwall Park ===
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* Webpage: http://www.parkrun.co.nz/cornwall/
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* Free 5km run every Sat morning starting at 8am
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* The Band Rotunda is close to the Green Lane Rd W entrance. http://www.cornwallpark.co.nz/flash/map.html + click on Band Rotunda to see where it is.
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== Events ==
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=== 24th Annual Wharf2Wharf fun run at Waiheke Island on 17 Jan 2015 ===
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* Courses are 25k, 13K, 12K and 5K.
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* Website: http://wharf2wharf.co.nz/
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* There's a special ferry run from CBD to the Island in time for the start of the race.
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* Read the fine print etc. The ferry terminal is within walking distance from conference venue.
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* Auckland Ferry Terminal on the map https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Auckland+Ferry+Terminal/@-36.842346,174.767238,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x1d00ef62249bcde0
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=== Ironman 70.3 Auckland ===
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* Date: 18 January 2015 6:15am start
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* [http://www.ironmanauckland.com/ Website www.ironmanauckland.com] , [https://www.facebook.com/IRONMAN703AKL Facebook] and [https://twitter.com/IM703Auckland Twitter @IM703Auckland]
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* Note: even if you're not participating, be aware that there'll be special event related road closures and parking restrictions.
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Revision as of 16:02, 6 January 2015

Sounds very interesting. However, I have a retrun flight from Auckland. Making the whole return trip on Saturday - Sunday seems a bit too much of travelling and it's not particularly cheap either. So I looked a bit at the map and the schedule. Looks like just going to National Park / Ohakune on Staturday and return from there on Sunday might be a more suitable distance and price. Does anybody have opinions whether that's worth doing or would it mean to miss 80% of the sights? --Uwe Geuder (talk) 08:57, 13 December 2014 (AEDT)

You won't miss anything like 80% of the sights - for example, the Raurimu spiral is passed by the Northern Explorer just before reaching National Park if I read the maps right. Changing the return flight to Wellington might be another option if the fees are not too excessive. If you can stomach the takeoff from Wellington, that is (not as bad as arrival into the airport, but can be quite spectacular). --Michael Schmitz (talk) 06:43, 16 December 2014 (AEDT)

Wasn't there and Alfred Hitchcock movie called 'Strangers on a Train'? I hope there's no murder plots involving getting a fellow passenger to kill somebody...