Kiwi numbers were boosted in the “backwoods of Nelson on Saturday with 85 competitors in the 21st Trailways Dun Run.
One flightless “Bird” certainly grew wings on the final stretch from Fringed Hill down to the OK Corral finish line.
Christchurch’s Olivia Bird was 30 seconds behind Paula Canning at the summit but downhill she certainly made up for it….and some…. to finish almost three minutes ahead of Nelson’s leading female runner.
With the normal course needing tweaking, due to logging activities along the Third House Track, Nelson Events had to maintain their reputation in not having a soft option forced upon them. So a challenging Black Diamond Ridge track was...