Tigger’s in Taupo

 

 

Representing Pukekohe’s Outlook for Life, a team of 33 Tiggers recently travelled to Taupo to take on the Hoka One Half and Inaugural Full Marathon at the beginning of August. Dressed in bright orange outfits, the Outlook for Life Tiggers were not only determined to claim the most visible team title, but give 100 percent by ‘bouncing around’ New Zealand’s oldest and most iconic half marathon event.
Ranging from 16 years to 66 years, the Tigger’s were entered throughout the 5km, 10km, half marathon and full marathon events and have been training together.
At the beginning of their training, several of the team members were not able to run from one lamp post to the other, but with a combination of hard work, support and great team spirit, the Tigger’s had great results and were incredibly well spotted.
There were quite a few that smashed out personal best times, while all had plenty of fun completing their divisions. The results for the Outlook for Life members from the Taupo Marathon follow: Half Marathon: Laurinda Lewis, 3rd in her division; Pete Thumath, 10th is his division. Full Marathon: Debra Fenton, 6th in her division.

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