With 400+ races I have experienced many highs and lows and successes and disappointments. I have had races where I have finished elated and have surpassed my expectations. There are others where I have fought injuries but battled on just to get to the finish line.
I believe the personal challenges I've faced in training in all kinds of weathers and battling the psychological voice that tells me ''it's all too hard and I should slow down or give up'' has made me a stronger and better person.
I have gained a lot of self belief and confidence from knowing that I have the inner strength to overcome obstacles and give of my best.
Through hard work I have gained countless provincial medals and national medals. Every medal tells a story of triumph over will and sacrifices made. They are extremely precious to me because they represent who I am as a person and running has helped me lead a productive and purposeful life.
|New Zealand Masters Games - Wanganui|
|Athletics New Zealand Medals|
One of the biggest challenges I have faced was in the World Half Marathon Championhips in Auckland in 2004. I had limited sleep the night before and lined up tired at the start line. It was to be one of the races of my life where I dug deeper than ever before.