June 19, 2014

The legend from Lloyd Elsmore

Meet Sue, one of our awesome members from Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre. Sue’s been training with us since early 2012, when she did a boot camp that had an 800m nonstop run requirement. Turns out 800m is all it takes, because after rocking it (despite initial doubts) Sue had the running bug…

Another boot camp in early 2013 led to Sue being motivated to sign up for the Auckland Half Marathon. Again, she trained with Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre, and again, she did it! It didn’t come easy, but Sue stuck with it, pushed through the plateaus and was a finisher in last year’s half marathon.

The thing about the running bug is that it doesn’t go away – and that’s no bad thing, as Sue would be first to attest. She headed down to Rotorua in May and completed the Rotorua Marathon – a highly impressive 42km.

From 800m to 42km in two years – go Sue, athlete extraordinaire! What’s next?!