Onehunga Half Marathon – Sunday gorilla suit event

Apparantly this event has been running for the past 8years! First I heard about it, and absolutely loved it. A well run event with a raft of happy volunteers giving as much as the entrants themselves.

As always, rocking up in a gorilla suit people politely think your doing a 5 or 10km section, then the faces change as you buzz past runners in a heafty very un-streamline gorilla suit.

The course started in Onehunga, by the RSA and went down the mall, along Neilson Street, ddown past the Waikaraka Cemetary, along the walkways, over Mangere Bridge, around Kiwi Esplande to Ambury Farm, then back to the Onehunga Lagoon. Absolutely beautiful 🙂

Plus, completely ‘fun run’ so all about participation, I love that. I heard numbers of approx 800 entered this year, well done to them, I hope they’re happy with their own time. Cost thats really whats its about.

I managed 1hour 32min, not to shabby in a gorilla suit, and burned off 1386 calories 🙂 nice.

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