A SOCIAL STUDY ON RUNNING
Kilometres from Auckland to Te Anau: 1771
Approximate travelling time from Riverhead to Te Anau: 4.5 hours (45 minute drive to airport/90 minute flight/120 minute drive from Queenstown to Te Anau)
Number of spare seats in row on flight down: 2
Rental Cars: Matt- Jucy El Cheapo (2008 Baby Blue Hyundai Getz. Automatic. Full Insurance) Ferried myself, Ruby and Kristian to Te Anau admirably. Stereo with aux port for music. James- Jucy Juice Box (2008 Bronze Hyundai Getz. Manual. Dodgy transmission, no insurance) no stereo.
Playlists: Matt- Graveyard: Hisingen Blues. True Widow: Avvolgere. Nothing: Tired of Tomorrow. Father John Misty: I love you, Honeybear. Kristian- Amon Amarth: Twilight Of The Thunder God. Psy-Trance: Various Artists. James- (Motel Jamz) Various House Music Bangers and also Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Number of beers consumed Thursday night whilst packing bag: 3 (I really should have taken the process more seriously)
Number of beers consumed Friday night pre race: 0 (A modicum of discipline prevailed)
Number of coffees consumed on Saturday Morning: Matt- 3. James-2. Anna- 3.