I managed to run 9.5km today (thank you ITB!) and a lot of that was off-road. After a couple of k's of pavement and grass verges, I ducked down some steep steps into Jagger's Bush:
My spirits instantly soar as soon as I hit this little oasis - it is short, but sweet!
I emerged at the sports field, ran around the crunchy gravel track, then crossed Meola Road into more bush - this time alongside the water's edge and a tangle of mangroves:
At the tip of this peninsula Meola Reef runs right out into the harbour - it is actually an old lava flow and you can walk all the way out there when the tide is low:
Not today though - instead I continued around the peninsula and returned home via Western Springs park. No pics from there today though, so that can be another story!
If you have a choice, which route do you prefer to take - the trail or the pavement?