Runner's Stories

Jayne Settle - Auckland Marathon 2012
"I had been in Oxford, Christchurch and after years of dieting, exercise, dieting, eating, dieting, being sad and depressed because clothes would not fit, on June 15 2011 I dug out of the cupboard a recently brought book – Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner. This book saved my life.........
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Niva Retimanu - New York to Marlborough Marathon 2012
"I am now a marathoner. Hard to believe as I have led a mostly unfit and unhealthy lifestyle. Just two years ago I ditched the cigarettes, alcohol and fast food.......
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Stephen J - Auckland Marathon 2012
"On Nov 1st 2010 I was having birthday drinks with a bunch of friends and it turned out that about half of them had done the Auckland Marathon or Half Marathon the day before. I had never enjoyed running but looking around at this collection of people I decided that if they could then I could! .......
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Allister Macgregor - New York Marathon 2011
"I was diagnosed with a very rare malignant tumour of the throat a couple of years back and so doctors predicted the worst. When I got the news, as a person in a position of leadership and responsibility, I knew I had to do the right thing by my people; it was not all about me, not about self-pity, so I bought a bottle of bourbon and went down to the beach went into the sand hills and got absolutely mothered and eventually fell asleep........
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Angela Little - Taupo Half Marathon 2013
Taupo was, as usual a lot of laughter with the GetRunning team. Travelling down in the mini-bus driven by Gaz was a great way to get to know our fellow runners and their expectations of the race. The Hilton Hotel was stunning and the restaurant yummy!
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Fiona Crisp - Saint Clair 2013
I arrived at the airport ready for my first "overseas" marathon tour and hunted around for the GR team - didn't take long to find them in their matching tour jackets! Arriving in Blenheim we were handed our first drink of the weekend - the first of many.
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