Weather to run Taranaki: Anna Frost blogs

TrailRunMag 23.01.2012

UPDATE: The weekend’s NZ Team Salomon Taranaki assault and its likelihood of success swings like a yo-yo with weather predictions changing every six hours with new updates.

If you’re watching Metservice then you’re going to get wet from Friday-Sunday.

Rain? A reason not to go trail running? On Mt Taranaki, it can be…

Booooooo. Metvuw only has you getting wet on Friday so I’m running with Metvuw…

Friday, it seems, is pretty wet by all ‘expert’ accounts, so no summits, lots of coffee. Yes, that’s legitimate nutritional preparation.

Saturday/Sunday are looking good for everyone to have some fun. Winds turning to west later on Saturday, so shouldn’t be too cold and freezing level should stay up over 3000m. Freezing would be a bad thing. McAlpine, a past record holder and purveyor of the offical record keepping website on Taranaki feats, told me the 4 summit record was originally meant to be 5, but for them it iced up and they were incredibly slow getting off the mountain. Five summits…? Hmmmmm… what was the weather doing Sunday again?

– Anna Frost

NZ Team Salomon trail runner and recent winner of the TNF50 in California, Anna Frost will report in on the record

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