Meet Josie Dixon!
Our Montane New Zealand Ambassador for The WILD: Epic Mountain Runs 2023.
Kia ora! I'm Josie, a lover of snacks, dogs, and all things outdoors. I caught the trail-running bug in 2020 during The Covid lockdown and haven't been able to stop since. I was also one year post ACL surgery and getting into trail running gave me an excellent focus to get my fitness back up and keep my mental health on track. I also love food, which is epic as a trail runner - it's basically a picnic on your feet, am I right?!
I'm all about getting myself and my friends into the mountains for an epic day (or two!) and out in the sunshine, both trail-running and mountain biking. I love a good challenge and have recently taken up kayaking. It's been incredible learning a new skill and getting the chance to meet new friends. I'm currently only taking on the mighty Avon but hope to get into a whitewater kayak this summer to tackle something a bit more gnarly!
Some of my achievements are:
Further Faster Mt Oxford Marathon - 2nd 2023
Shotover Moonlight marathon - 5th, PB by 1hr 45mins 2023
Porirua Grand Traverse Duathlon - 1st 2023
I love making new friends, so if you see a ginger with a ponytail, probably eating a snack, bumbling around the hills please come say hi!
I'm super stoked to be part of the epic community here at Further Faster and Montane New Zealand. Both have core values that align so closely with my own; sustainability, durability, and commitment to keeping our environment healthy. I couldn't be more proud to get out into the hills representing such a cool brand!
Check out Josie's adventures on Instagram: @josies.ventures