As many of you know, we love fuelling our runners as they make their way through 21.1 kilometres of vines to the finish line at the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon.
Thankfully, we have a small army of wonderful people to help us with this, including Marlborough’s Taylor Pass Honey Co, who bring with them samples of their delicious liquid gold.
You see, as lovers of the land, we’ve got heaps in common with these guys, who pour a lot of energy into preserving the pristine environments they work from.
Originating at Taylor Pass, in the heart of Marlborough, they make the most of the region’s year-round sunny climate and diverse landscape, from sunken river valleys filled with the pacific ocean, to alpine peaks, glacial lakes, forests, rolling hills and tussocks, to produce some of the best Manuka Honey in the world.
“It is this land that’s at the heart of what we do. We can’t have healthy hives and bees without a healthy environment,” they say.
And with those healthy hives and bees comes healthy honey, one of Mother Nature’s best sources of natural fuel for the body. What better race-snack for our runners? We don’t know.
We also share with them a respect for the wonderful people who help them do their work, housing their hives, as we have for the landowners who allow us to run the course through their properties year on year.
So, when Taylor Pass Honey Co agreed to work with us, we were stoked, and as it turns out, they’re pretty impressed with what we’re doing too.
“As a company, we have immense passion for adventure. We love nothing more than getting out and exploring the landscape in which we work.
“We have found the perfect partner in the Saint Clair Vineyard Half, as this is a great local event showcasing the very best of what Marlborough has to offer,” they say.
Look out for these guys on race day, they’ll have some delicious treats filled with the goodness they put into their work, and will be cheering you on as you go.
Feature Photo: Jim Tannock