Outlook Fitness Family Take On Queenstown



Last weekend was the second Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon and, once again, Outlook for Life runners were there to represent Franklin.

The team joined 9000 other entrants in the annual event, which was set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown lakes region.
The course incorporates a full marathon of 42kms, a half of 21kms and a 10km run.

Outlook had runners in all divisions, with some runners completing their first ever full marathon – and what a place to achieve this milestone.
Nita Leader, Glennis Newson, Nicole Armitage, Vanessa Lloyd, Sasha Weck, Robyn Scurrah and Laurinda Lewis were all first time marathon runners, with Laurinda coming seventh in her category. Also Kerryn Steel, Kenny McArthur, Angela Hull, Debra Fenton, Caroline Treadaway and Nicola Waller completed yet another Full Marathon. Half Marathon runners included Kim Keary, Carron Hunter, Helen Bowden, Maree Furniss, Gina Rattrie, Amelia Andrews and Donna Davies. Carolyn Payne ran the 10km and there were many personal bests and fantastic results all round.

“The support was just amazing, you really felt like a celebrity running with thousands of people cheering you on, especially the last kilometre to the finish line,” explained participant, Kim Keary.
After the run was completed, the team had the pleasure of celebrating with bubbles with New Zealand celebrities, Kerre McIvor and Mike McRoberts. Some of the runners finished off with a dip in the Queenstown Lake, running gear and all.

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