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On Sun­day I was one of the more than 14,000 peo­ple who headed off for the Round the Bays event in Welling­ton. I wasn’t one of the elite run­ners who headed off early in the morn­ing, just one of the pack of 9000 who lined up just af­ter 9am. The sun wasn’t shin­ing, but it was still and hu­mid and you could feel the air of an­tic­i­pa­tion.

Around me were all types of peo­ple in­clud­ing 70 amaz­ing Archilles ath­letes. These in­spi­ra­tional peo­ple from am­putees to those re­cov­er­ing from strokes were guided around the course to Kil­birnie Park. The 6.5km en­trants fea­tured peo­ple of all lev­els of fit­ness, but as the sun came up and we headed closer to the fin­ish line I felt proud to be part of this iconic event.

Each week for the past three months, we have brought you Rachel Grun­well’s great col­umn on build­ing up to the event. We hope you en­joy her fi­nal one.

— Amy Jack­man, News Di­rec­tor Com­mu­ni­ties

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