Sunday the 20th of May 2012 saw the running of the Shakespear Regional park trail run, the second leg of the Auckland trail run series run by Total Sport. This was our third event for Team Bigfoot this year. We will be participating in as many events as possible including the Sir Barry Curtis 10km Classic and the annual King of the Mountain. Please check the schedule of upcoming events for more info around dates and times.
 
     
   
  Arriving at the event Near the beach finish line  
     
 
It was a lovely morning for running. All the races started before 10am so it was nice and cool, perfect conditions really. Shakespear Regional Park is located at the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, about 40 minutes drive from Auckland City. Shakespear Park is mostly an open sanctuary with a 1.7 km pest and predator-free fence. It is not uncommon for birds to migrate from the nearby Tiritiri Matangi island sanctuary.
 
     
   
  Any chance to break dance and Ngai Tai are in Pre-race picnic  
     
 
We had whanau participating in the 7km and 11.7km races. We also had whanau representing all classes from under 17 to The Legends. And yes they are legends, especially within Ngai Tai.
 
       
   
  Event HQ By the finish line  
     
 

As usual the scenery was stunning. It definitely helps to soothe the mind while running, waiting for that second wind, when you can look out to the inner Hauraki Gulf and take in the sight of undulating hills and a beautiful sandy beach.

 
     
   
  Everyone had to run the beach to the finish Best view in the race  
     
  Here are some of our participants. Check out the Ngai Tai t-shirts!!  
       
   
       
   
       
   
       
   
       
       
 

Thank you to everyone who participated with the team on this beautiful day. There were over a 1000 people competing. Our next race is the Riverhead Trail run on the 10th of June. Just email admin@ngaitai-ki-tamaki.co.nz for more information or to register your interest. We all look forward to seeing new faces at these events and making new connections. The best feeling after these races is knowing that you can relax for the rest of the weekend knowing you did something good for your body. Kia kaha whanau!!!

See you all at Riverhead on the 10th!!