North­ern Out­look in Pe­ga­sus Fun Run


It’s ex­actly one month to­day un­til the Pe­ga­sus Fun Run, and the North­ern Out­look team is gear­ing up to give it a go.

Our team of four – Jonathan Leask, Emma Danger­field, Shan­non Beynon and my­self – have com­mit­ted to be­ing in shape for the event.

Some of us are go­ing to run it (or run af­ter our kids) while others are go­ing to walk it, prob­a­bly with a dog in tow, or towed by the dog.

Ei­ther way, we have de­cided to make fit­ness a goal for our­selves ahead of sum­mer and the Pe­ga­sus Fun Run is an amaz­ing fit­ness goal be­cause it’s achiev­able - with a dis­tance and dis­ci­pline to suit all fit­ness lev­els.

The Fun Run is fam­ily fo­cused, so those ex­cuses about not hav­ing the time to train be­cause we have kids don’t cut it.

We can make kids part of the train­ing and cer­tainly part of the event on the day.

Event man­ager Jules Wilke from Sport Can­ter­bury said the event is per­fect to push a pram or a buggy and take in the stun­ning scenery along the way.

‘‘The course is scenic, with stun­ning vis­tas to the foothills of North Can­ter­bury, ap­peal­ing to many par­tic­i­pants who re­turn year af­ter year.’’

The North­ern Out­look team is ex­cited about tak­ing part in an event which is not only go­ing to im­prove our fit­ness, but prom­ises to be a lot of fun.

Wilke said that’s the rea­son why so many com­peti­tors come back year af­ter year.

‘‘Our par­tic­i­pants al­ways com­ment on the at­mos­phere of this event; the warmth, crowd sup­port and so­cial as­pect.

‘‘Peo­ple come to en­joy them­selves – that’s the theme, year af­ter year.’’

As part of our fit­ness chal­lenge we will also be tak­ing part in Steptem­ber, a fund raiser for chil­dren and adults with cere­bral palsy. We will be wear­ing pe­dome­ters and tak­ing at least 10,000 steps per day.

Shan­non, Emma and I will also be tak­ing part in the Snap Fit­ness Ran­giora 8-week chal­lenge. Keep an eye on our progress and join us along the way. If we can do it you can too.


The North­ern Out­look editorial team is in train­ing for sum­mer. Shan­non Beynon, editor; Kim Nut­brown, Emma Danger­field, Jonathan Leask

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