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Reluctantly running half marathons

  • Postponed Mt Maunganui and a new 31km in 31 days Heart Foundation challenge!

      26 August 2021

    Unfortunately due to the new Level 4 lockdown in NZ the Mount Maunganui half marathon has been postponed until 27th November - the week after the Queenstown one. That will be a fun few days!!

    To keep the training up the team have decided to join the Run NZ Run 31km in 31 days virtual event challenge from 1-31 October 2021. This event aims to have as many people throughout New Zealand running and walking for the benefit of their health, and to support the Heart Foundation's work to continue to fund world-class research into heart disease.

    If this sounds like something interesting, you can find out more at this link

    Thank you to all the generous donations we have received. The Reluctant Runners really do appreciate all the support.

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  • 3 Half Marathons down, 2 to go!

      5 May 2021

    We are over half way!

    Thank you to all who have donated so far. The Reluctant Runners really appreciate all the help and support flooding in.

    Last weekend we completed the Hanmer Half Marathon. This was a fantastic run through forest, road, river, but before all that fun we had to tackle a wonderful 2km steep incline at the start. The Reluctant Runners were very expressive with their feelings towards that hill.

    On the 11 April, the Christchurch Half Marathon was absolutely smashed by the team, with many achieving personal best times.

    We now have a couple of weeks of physical rest before the next challenge, however this does not mean rest from fundraising. We would love to hit the $1000 mark in our fundraising for the Heart Foundation and Cancer Research Trust. Please spread the word and help us help these two amazing Charities.

    If you would like to follow the Reluctant Runners, or even join us on a run (all ages and fitness levels welcome) please follow us on Instagram at @reluctantrunnersnz

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  • Buller half completed

      20 February 2021

    Last Saturday we completed the Buller Gorge Half Marathon, the first 'half' of 2021! The team absolutely smashed it with personal bests, sub 2 hour runs, and some pretty impressive blisters!

    Thank you to all who have donated so far. We really appreciate your kind words and $$!

    Bring on Christchurch half on 11 April!

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