In chatting with Matthew I found out he was a keen outdoors man. After we chatted about a few past missions Matthew kindly offered to take me on the Goat Pass trail next time I was in town. (At this stage I didn’t know Matthew had placed 7th in the Coast to Coast, that is legend status!) In fact I didn’t find that out until we were an hour into the run.
I called Matthew before my next trip and he kindly made arrangements to pick me up at 5am and his daughter drove the car between the start and end points.
It was meant to start raining at 7am and was touch and go if the rivers would be too high but the rain held off and we got a magic day in beautiful country. We even got a see a Whoi (Blue Duck).
Thanks, I look forward to returning the favour in our hills!