The people of MML are an active bunch; with health and wellness being encouraged and celebrated. We have regular “gym-bunnies”, budding potential Silver Fern netballers and those who like to unwind at the golf course. Recently a number of staff took on a range of physical challenges. Their activities and achievements (with a few photos for effect) are included below.
Principal Sarah Manning and her fiancé Clinton walked/ran the 12km City 2 Surf course with each parent pushing one of their daughters in their respective prams. Not an easy task, but fun for the whole family!
Associate Rachel van Eekelen and husband Olly (who purchased the event for Rachel’s birthday – we all hope it wasn’t her only present…) ran the 12kms with ease.
Legal Secretary Tania Cunningham took in the sights and atmosphere of this fun yearly event whilst speed walking to the finish-line.
Principal Hamish Douch completed the iconic cycling event, Le Race, as an individual which involves a 100km journey from Christchurch to Little River and finishing in Akaroa. Hamish enjoyed sitting on a bike so much that a week later he travelled to the West Coast and rode The Old Ghost Road trail – a mere 85kms amongst majestic native forest, forgotten valleys and river flats.
Legal Executives Nicky Furness and Stacey Taylor have a long-standing history in the competitive sport of marching, both as competitors and coaches. This year Nicky and Stacey, with their marching team “Eclipse Masters”, took awards for Champion Masters Technical Team, Second Display Team and were crowned the New Zealand Champion Masters Team for their marching display at the 2023 Nationals. Well done ladies, great to see when hard work pays off.
Associate Rachel van Eekelen has been bitten by the “runners bug”, and she loves it! Having already completed a few beautifully scenic and cool, casual runs within the last year, Rachel took part in the South Island Ultra Marathon which is a 24km individual event through a West Coast wilderness trail that finishes on the Hokitika beach front.
Legal Secretary Tania Cunningham continued to not only keep up with but smash her “10,000 steps each day” goal by entering and completing the 10km with the Christchurch Marathon race. Keep up the great work Tania!
Finishing on a not so good note, Principal Chris Egden took a nasty fall off his mountain bike and broke his wrist, which required urgent surgery. Thankfully his wife was there to assist with his rescue, his wrist is now on the mend, he is back to typing his own emails and the bike was OK – phew! So a forced break from the bike for Chris; who could perhaps join his Legal Secretary Tania for a walk or two in the interim.