Saturday’s 21st Abel Tasman Coastal Classic has certainly built a reputation as a must do trail run.
Over 350 competitors will foot it 36 kilometres from Awaroa Lodge back to Marahau in the event whi9ch has been sold out for months.
Nelson region has a ”mere “ 60 taking part, dwarfed by 140 from the North Island and 13 journeying from overseas. The rest, principally from the Canterbury region all get to taste the country’s top coastal running challenge which was recently included in UK Trail Running Magazine’s top 50 worldwide trail runs.
Chris Gates , Colin Rolfe & Owen Rowse already knew this back in 1994 when they took part in the inaugural event and like...