Friday, December 28, 2007

Volcanoes: Big King (10.35km)

Today was a nice sunny day so I figured a new route including another volcano climb. This time it was "Big King" an iconic site in the area with a big water tank at the top.

The run itself was a little over 10.35km in 48:37 a pace of 4:41 min/kms.

Here is the view from the top looking towards Mt. Eden (climbed on 23-Dec-07). The path at the bottom of the photo shows the track on the way up to the top.

Around the 6km mark the track had a gravel section far about 500m before existing at the back of the Three Kings shopping centre.

The Three Kings area has been drastically quarried over the years for the red scoria it contains, and only one of the three large peaks (Big King) remains today, largely because of the water tank that was built on its summit at the beginning of the 20th century

And here is the route itself...aside from the Big King the rest was padding for the 10km :)

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