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.
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.