Quinn’s on a Mission!

 

 

Nine year old Quinn Gardiner-Hall is on a mission to inspire more Kiwi kids to get off the couch and get active. And he’s leading the way by taking on a mammoth feat.

In less than four weeks, on Saturday 25 July, 2015, Quinn will put on his running shoes and hit the red earth of the Australian outback as he attempts to break the record and become the youngest ever runner to run the Australian Outback Half Marathon.
So how did this all happen? We asked Quinn some questions:
How did you hear about this event Quinn? I got a running magazine for my birthday and read a story about it.
And why do you want to run 21km’s in the Australian Outback???
I thought it would be a good challenge for me and I like to do awesome stuff to show other kids that they can do awesome stuff too. And then I nagged Mum and Dad to let me have a go.
They thought I was joking to start with.
What training have you done this week?
We are doing cross country training at school so I’m using that to run 5km’s most days at school. And then I do a 4km run on Monday afternoons and on the weekends Mum and I do a longer run. On Sunday I did a 17.5km run event – that was hard, but awesome. I also play rugby and do swimming so that helps with my fitness too.
What do you eat for breakfast?
Quite a bit. Porridge first, which I cook because Mum doesn’t cook it right, then about 5 Weetbix and some cornflakes.
I like having a big breakfast.
We’ll be keeping an eye on Quinn’s progress in the lead up to his record attempt as we help him count it down to race day. If you’ve got any questions you want us to ask Quinn, email them to us at info@thepostnewspaper.co.nz
And if you want to donate to Quinn’s fundraising page, simply go to www.givealittle.co.nz and search Quinn and his smiling face will come up.

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