Why did you choose to do the Champions programme?
I chose to do the champions programme as I had been thinking about doing a half marathon for a while and thought about how I could do it to raise money for a cause that was close to me.
What was the hardest part of fundraising?
I think that the hardest part of fundraising was getting exposure for my cause. Apart from social media I wasn't really able to speak verbally to many people about it due to a busy work/life schedule and moving cities meant I didn't have the network of people like I did in Christchurch. Therefore I tried to post as many updates on Facebook and Instagram etc. As I possibly could. I also tried to update my supporters on my progress which some of them said was really great to see and they could see how far I had come since I had started training.
Do you have any advice for current Champions?
My advice for current champions would be to talk to your friends and family about your goal and ask them to spread the word of what you are doing.
Would you do anything differently?
If I could do it again I would try to post more updates on the Champions page about my progress. I would also maybe set a higher goal as I Think it would help to motivate me more to reach it!