Meet Holly Weston, adventurer and athlete.
'My adventurous soul started in Glenorchy, where I grew up in the heart of the mountains. There I developed a love for an adventure which translated well into adventure racing.
When I first met the Further Faster crew, I was an obsessive multi-sporter, concentrating on the likes of Coast to Coast, Spring Challenge, Godzone and everything in between. Chasing after podiums and training up a storm was the day-to-day.
I am still keen on all of the above. However, my focus has shifted to hunger to explore and enjoy the outdoors with like-minded people. When not training for events, I am now more often found in the mountains on my bike or floating down the river on a pack raft.
I am a lawyer by profession and love to write in my spare time (though there is not much of that these days!). I am an avid contributor to the Further Faster newsletter and am well known for drumming up a poem instead of a race report.
The Further Faster crew have become my first family. Much of the trail running season is spent traipsing after them to different events, cheering on the community (in a pink panther suit, of course) and having a good run around myself. The greatest part is that they don’t seem to care where I finish up in the race (although my competitive side certainly still does). We love to share a craft beer and some banter at the end either way.'
Written by Further Faster Firebird, Holly Weston. See more of what Holly gets up to here: https://www.instagram.com/holly.weston.nz/