Runner

Rob's story

Rob's story

“Right,” said Claire, “Lie flat on your back and breathe.”

“Ok”, I thought, “I can do this.”

As it happens, I can’t. (Or at least, not very well). Apparently something the rest of the human race learned on arrival and relegated to automatic behaviour escaped me for some reason.

Karen's Story

Karen's Story

It’s about 14 hours before I toe the startline for the Tarawera 100km. My day has gone to hell, including a flight diversion to Hamilton. Standing at a bus stop in the rain trying to get to registration, I reach over to lift my handbag and boom! Back spasms. This does not happen to me…This is not good… Arriving at registration, close to tears, Vicki Wolley says ‘let’s find Claire!’.