If the idea of leisurely trail running weekend on the private Ben Lomond Station in Queenstown sounds like fun – read on!
A two day / one night marathon training camp staying at the Ben Lomond High Country Lodge is planned for Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November whereby the group will follow trails that meander their way through River Canyons, Gold Mining – Water Races, Waterfalls, Beech Forests, stunning Mountain Bluffs, Cliff Tops and Ridgelines offering 360 Panoramic Mountain views. The plan of attack is for the group to meet at a chosen café in Queenstown on Saturday morning for
coffee and cake before being picked up by 4WD vehicles and transported deep in to Skippers Canyon to where the marathon starts, take a handful of scenics before making our way in to the heart of the station… Bring a spare memory card as you might run out of space!
We will follow the marathon course and at approx 21km later (halfway in the marathon) we will be greeted by our hosts – John & Ginny at the Ben Lomond Lodge for afternoon tea and time to laze a round in the sunshine, stretch and take in the views before enjoying a hearty feast. Dinner time fun and banter is inevitable whilst enjoying a few quiet beers and vinos! The group will be in shared accommodation at the lodge – where the early morning sunshine will naturally wake you up for breakfast before some more fun on the trails (approx 21km) bound for Moke Lake (marathon finish).
This all inclusive package including 4WD transport, mid afternoon snack, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Ben Lomond Lodge and two fantastic trail running days on the private Ben Lomond Station -all for a very reasonable $249 per person.
If this is for you please call or email Adrian on 021 991 899 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep on running!
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