Books: God’s Co­caine - the ad­dic­tion of the Camino

Walking New Zealand - - Contents -

The Camino Way is a pil­grim­age of 800 kilo­me­tres stretch­ing from St Jean Pied de Port in France across north­ern Spain to the city of San­ti­ago.

Ev­ery year thou­sands of walk­ers set off to con­quer this ex­tra­or­di­nary jour­ney but one Palmer­ston North man walked it three times in twenty two months.

Terry Wil­son, worked mainly in the New Zealand tim­ber in­dus­try be­fore re­tir­ing. Af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a crisis of faith he sat down to flick through Net­flix and came across a film called “The Way’ star­ring Martin Sheen as a fa­ther whose son died on the first day of walk­ing the Camino

This film in­spired Terry to travel this jour­ney and seek the an­swers to his crisis. It was also a cat­a­lyst to fund raise and seek aware­ness of Cys­tic fi­bro­sis, a dis­ease which trag­i­cally took the life of his seven­teen year old grand­daugh­ter Mad­die.

Be­fore she died he was able to

4 Parkrun in New Zealand

4 The Pu­n­isher Pai­hia, CAN­CELLED 5 Cougar Trail Run, Toko­roa 5 Dar­gav­ille Fun Run/Walk, Dar­gav­ille

5 For­est Run Fest: Frost Edi­tion, Bot­tle Lake For­est, Christchur­ch 5 Welling­ton Marathon, Half Marathon, Welling­ton. PAUSED

5 Sri Chin­moy Auck­land Se­ries 2020, 21km, 10km & 5km, Auck­land. PAUSED

7 Lin­coln Road Run­ners Tues­day Night Run and Walk, Lin­coln 7 Malvern Road Run­ners Tues­day Night Run and Walk, Darfield 8 Ellesmere Road Run­ners Wed­nes­day Night Run and Walk, Lee­ston 8 The Rat Race in Mil­ford, Auck­land 9 Rolle­ston Road Run­ners Thurs­day Night Run, Rolle­ston

11 Cap­tain Cook’s Land­ing Trail Run, Ships Cove, Marl­bourough. CAN­CELLED

11 Moon­light Moun­tain View Events,

Moon­light, West Coast

11 Parkrun in New Zealand

12 Cape Eg­mont Half Marathon,

Taranaki

12 Gizzy Trail Run Se­ries: Manu­tuke

Re­treat, Gis­borne

12 Run Auck­land: Wa­iatarua Re­serve,

Auck­land

14 Lin­coln Road Run­ners Tues­day

Night Run and Walk, Lin­coln 14 Malvern Road Run­ners Tues­day

Night Run and Walk, Darfield 15 Ellesmere Road Run­ners Wed­nes­day Night Run and Walk, Lee­ston 15 The Rat Race in Mil­ford, Auck­land 16 Rolle­ston Road Run­ners Thurs­day

Night Run, Rolle­ston

18 Can­ter­bury Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships, Christchur­ch 18 Macken­zie Half Marathon, Fair­lie 18 Parkrun in New Zealand 18 WUU-2K Marathon & Ul­tra­ma­rathon, Welling­ton

19 Sri Chin­moy Christchur­ch: Sum­ner

Es­planade, Christchur­ch 19 XTERRA Auck­land: To­tara Park,

Auck­land

21 Lin­coln Road Run­ners Tues­day

Night Run and Walk, Lin­coln 21 Malvern Road Run­ners Tues­day

Night Run and Walk, Darfield 22 Ellesmere Road Run­ners Wed­nes­day Night Run and Walk, Lee­ston 22 The Rat Race in Mil­ford, Auck­land 23 Rolle­ston Road Run­ners Thurs­day

Night Run, Rolle­ston

25 Lake­side Re­lays, Lake Roto Kōhatu,

Hare­wood, Christchur­ch 25 Parkrun in New Zealand

26 Sri Chin­moy Auck­land Se­ries 2020. PAUSED

26 Gizzy Trail Run Se­ries: Otoko Walk­way, Gis­borne

28 Lin­coln Road Run­ners Tues­day

Night Run and Walk, Lin­coln 28 Malvern Road Run­ners Tues­day

Night Run and Walk, Darfield 29 Ellesmere Road Run­ners Wed­nes­day Night Run and Walk, Lee­ston 29 The Rat Race in Mil­ford, Auck­land 30 Rolle­ston Road Run­ners Thurs­day

Night Run, Rolle­ston

AU­GUST 2020

1 Parkrun in New Zealand

1 We Run the For­est, RO­TORUA. PAUSED

2 Run Auck­land: Western Springs, Auck­land

2 South Is­land Half Marathon, Ash­bur­ton

2 Sum­mit Forests Kaitaia Run/Walk, Kaitaia

2 Taupō Marathon, Taupo

4 Lin­coln Road Run­ners Tues­day Night Run and Walk, Lin­coln 4 Malvern Road Run­ners Tues­day Night Run and Walk, Darfield 5 Ellesmere Road Run­ners Wed­nes­day Night Run and Walk, Lee­ston 5 The Rat Race in Mil­ford, Auck­land 6 Rolle­ston Road Run­ners Thurs­day

Night Run, Rolle­ston

8 Merid­ian Hy­dro Half Marathon, Te Anau

8 Parkrun in New Zealand

9 Gizzy Trail Run Se­ries: The Pines Ok­itu, Gis­borne

9 XTERRA Auck­land: Waiuku For­est, Auck­land

11 Lin­coln Road Run­ners Tues­day

Night Run and Walk, Lin­coln 11 Malvern Road Run­ners Tues­day

Night Run and Walk, Darfield 12 Ellesmere Road Run­ners Wed­nes­day Night Run and Walk, Lee­ston 12 The Rat Race in Mil­ford, Auck­land 13 Rolle­ston Road Run­ners Thurs­day

Night Run, Rolle­ston

15 Clyde to Alexan­dra Road Races,

Clyde

15 Gov­er­nors Bay to Lyt­tel­ton Scenic Road Race, Gov­er­nors Bay, Can­ter­bury

15 Parkrun in New Zealand

16 2 Hour Race Track Run, Hamo­ton

Downs, Te Kawhata

16 Craters Trail Run, Taupo 16 Muka­muka Munter, Catch­pool Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Rimu­taka For­est Park, Wainuiomat­a

16 Wood­bourne Half Marathon, Blen­heim. CAN­CELLED

18 Lin­coln Road Run­ners Tues­day

Night Run and Walk, Lin­coln 18 Malvern Road Run­ners Tues­day

Night Run and Walk, Darfield 19 Ellesmere Road Run­ners Wed­nes­day Night Run and Walk, Lee­ston 19 The Rat Race in Mil­ford, Auck­land 20 Rolle­ston Road Run­ners Thurs­day

Night Run, Rolle­ston

22 Parkrun in New Zealand

22 U18 Cross Coun­try Races, Christ

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