The weekly long run had its genesis in the coaching philosophy of Arthur Lydiard, a New Zealander who coached a number of Olympic champions in the 1960s. Even his 800m double Olympic champion, Peter Snell, ran 100 miles per week in his base training period, including a 35km long run in the hills outside Auckland each Sunday.
|Near the top of the first Orchard Run climb|
|Near the Orchard Run turn-around|
|Looking north to the Yarramalong Valley from near|
the Orchard Run turn-around