Mum’s in­jured but spurs on her son

Mum and re­porter JO McKEN­ZIE-McLEAN was tak­ing on one of the big­gest chal­lenges of her life, train­ing for the North­burn Sta­tion 50km event, but a hip in­jury has thwarted that path. How­ever, the jour­ney con­tin­ues. She re­ports on her progress.

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stream cross­ings. As I was duck­ing through bram­ble and clam­ber­ing up a hill, hold­ing Travis’s hand in parts and giv­ing him a wee push here and there, I was watch­ing the other par­ents around me and couldn’t help think­ing what an awe­some bond­ing ex­pe­ri­ence th­ese peo­ple were forg­ing with their kids.

How lucky are we in Cen­tral Otago to have peo­ple like Terry Davis, and all the sup­port­ers and vol­un­teers, pro­vid­ing ex­tremely cheap, and ex­tremely fun, events for our chil­dren.

Travis had an ab­so­lute blast. So while my ul­tra-ath­lete jour­ney may be over, my son’s may have just be­gun.

Tri­umphant: Re­porter Jo McKen­zie-McLean may not have been able to com­plete her goal of the North­burn 50km Ul­tra Moun­tain Run due to a hip in­jury, but she was still able to cross the fin­ish line with her son Travis af­ter do­ing the North­burn 1.5km kids’ adventure run to­gether.

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