Meet Jen Haliday!
About 6 years ago I started running because my partner Jacob loved it and I wanted to spend more time with him. I wasn’t a runner previously and couldn’t even run 1km at that stage. Slowly I managed to build it up and ran my 1st event – 10km Pegasus run in Canterbury. So, with a 10km under my belt, what was the next move? A 50km Ultra Marathon of course haha. I didn’t even know if I could run 50km when I attempted the Naseby 50 but it was one of my proudest moments when I ran over the finish line. Since then running has become a huge part of my life and I’ve run many races throughout the South Island – my biggest run to date was the Northburn 100miler this year. I feel very blessed to have met so many awesome people through trail running, as well as seeing some of the best parts of NZ along the way.
Instagram handle: @jen.runs.trails.nz
Dogs fave trail: My parents dog Buster, loves the beach and Bottle Lake forest.
Favourite outdoor activities: Trail running – MTBing – Hiking – Road Biking and BBQs
Must do adventure in NZ: The Milford Track and Kepler. On my wish list is to do Tongariro Crossing.