Feilding man Perry Newburn is running the length of New Zealand, this time as a fundraiser for autism.
There are not many roads throughout the country, the ultra marathon runner Perry Newburn does not know.
Newburn is running the length of New Zealand to raise money for the autism support group Running on the Spectrum.
This is the second time that it directs the length of the country and also passed from Auckland to Christchurch, the complete circumference of New Zealand and has a world record of teachers in the United States.
The 64-year-old ran from Waiouru to Hunterville on Sunday, earning a four-hour sleeping bonus overnight, then Hunterville to Ōtaki on Monday, briefly arresting at Sanson for five minutes to speak Things.
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"It's never a ride in the park," he said. "You have to remember what worked for the last time, which did not work.
"Everyone is a learning process, but it goes well this time. I have behind, they caught me, I found myself behind, they caught me.
"The body has gone through the adjustment process and is beginning to feel good with the days more than 100 kilometers and is beginning to scream for food now, which is a good sign that everything is tight."
You had to catch the ferry from Wellington to Picton on Tuesdays. He set an objective to complete the race in 18 days to beat a 43-year-old record and he said he was still within range.
People joined Newburn by sections of the race to support it. He said the event was about bringing together people who supported him in the race and supported charity.
It is a strenuous effort to run the 2100 kilometers from Cabo Reinga to the Bluff, but Newburn said he always expected the pieces to be hard and that the pieces were easy.
"Nothing that happens is unexpected."
Newburn had lived in Feilding, but he moved to Napier in February so he joked it was "a change in the current scene."