Always smile for the camera! Image: Bill Irwin

Image: Bill Irwin Arts

Hello, my name is Hollie and welcome to my exciting corner of the world. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand with the ocean, mountains and rivers on my doorstep. I love to be challenged and grab any chance I can to explore new places. I have two main passions in life; adventure and design, and when I’m not doing one, chances are I’m doing the other. Earlier this year I decided to do both at once! I know, how awesome is that!! What resulted was the creation of a high-quality print magazine called Say Yes to Adventure. It’s full of stunning images, inspiring articles and beautiful illustrations all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. And I couldn’t be prouder.

I created this blog because I wanted to keep a record of my sporting endeavours as I experienced them. What resulted is a friendly and personal account of the joys and challenges of this crazy fitness/sporty/adventure world I live in. A few years on it has now morphed into tales of my travels and adventures as I encounter them. The good, the bad and occasionally the ugly, but always with a smile on my face!

Whether it’s some copywriting work you need, a guest speaker at your event, or offering advice on your next sporting challenge, then please get in touch, I’d love to help.

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The Next Mission…

Running for Rangers 2015In April 2015, I competed in the Marathon des Sables, a 250km, self-supported ultra race over the golden sands of the Sahara desert. Along with four others, we raised over US$115,000 for Running for Rangers, a charity which protects the Rangers’ welfare in Kenya, Africa.

After the huge success and awareness raised while running through the desert, we’ve decided to continue both our fundraising and missions, with the next ultra race taking us to the Amazon Jungle in Peru.

The Jungle Ultra is the ultimate test of endurance. Running 230km fully self-supported through the tough jungle trails, mountain roads and village tracks, from the Cloud Forest down 10,500ft to the Amazon Jungle below. I will experience the virgin forests, diverse wildlife and numerous tribes of the Peruvian Rainforest throughout this five-day event.

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.Joshua J. Marine


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