We run out at Godley Heads frequently. The run around from Taylors Mistake and up along the ridge-line past the gun emplacements and artillery spotter sites to the various trig points takes in some amazing scenery and WWII history as well. And frequently I would be standing on a vantage point looking across the other side of the inlet thinking "that other head - wouldn't it be great to run that too". Adderley Head might be DOC land but it was "locked up" - inaccessible behind private land . . .
Our introduction to Sam and Peter at Te Pohue Farm Stay Trails was a brochure in the local cafe. Funny how that word "trails" seems to allow you to see things you otherwise might not have! And we noticed their 310 Ha working farm land adjoined Adderley Head. And they ran a Bed & Breakfast Farm Stay with two accommodation options, farm ATV rides, Horse trekking, Mountain Biking, and Farm Trails. We were interested! And so we dropped them a note asking if they were interested in supporting our race. An interesting conversation ensued which you will hear more about later(!), but suffice to say that they came on board straight away with a couple of accommodation prizes for the race.
The Homestead prize includes an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast for up to 4 guests at the main house at the end of the road from Purau (just around from Diamond Harbour). It's a great prize and allows tra