The sun was beaming, and the crowds were gathering to start the Wellington Round the Bays fun run. With 7km of pavement in front of us, there could have been worse things to do on a Sunday morning.
Adorned with the SmartPayroll angel on our back, 30 of us joined the other 12,000 entrants and set off.
A bit of weaving and ducking around others, some panting and sweating later, we were over the finish line. Hands on knees but smiles broad it was great to get active and participate in such a widely enjoyed event.