Our aim is to use our passion for fitness and the great outdoors to raise funds for mental health initiatives throughout New Zealand!
Hi my name is Guy McCone and I am a 35 year old greenkeeper based in the Hawkes bay region of New Zealand.
From a young age I have suffered from the effects of depression and anxiety. This all came to ahead in 2004 when I blew to bits and to put it bluntly "shit the bed", I lost all of my confidence, shifted home to live with my parents and had to leave my job. Through hard work, the support of my awesome family and a great councilor I returned to normal life.
Then after shifting to the Hawkes Bay in 2011 my dear friend returned. I wasn't able to shake it on my own and after 2 years something had to be done! Eventually it was my inspirational mum Gill who took action and basically kicked my arse! I didn't want to do counselling again so I tried a new and slightly alternative therapy called the Lightning Process. My sister Anna had used this successfully to treat post concussion syndrome so I thought it was worth a crack. The Lightning Process, put very basically, is a way to re-train the brain and look at things.
After completing the training course in mid November 2014 I re-evaluated my goals. Two of them where to "complete a major multisport event each year" and "organize and complete a fundraising event for mental health". Then I got creative and combined the two and "TEAM RUBBER DUCK RACING" was born!
The idea is I complete running/multisport events throughout the year and you guys donate money for me completing them with the funds going to mental health initiatives throughout New Zealand. I want it to be an ongoing thing for the rest of my life so you can give a little or shit loads! You are also more than welcome to challenge me to do something in exchange for donations, anything considered!
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