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The Star: March 23, 2017

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8 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday March 23 2017 City2Surf The Star Big entry contributes to success of IT WAS another great day out at The Star City2Surf with Mike Pero Real Estate on Sunday as more than 10,000 runners and walkers took part in the iconic event. Some raised money and awareness for various charities, while others participated to achieve personal goals. Event organiser Vanessa Fleming said the numbers were up on last year’s event, especially in the Sport Canterbury 6km event. She said more than 150 teams entered, which ranged from teams of five, to He Waka Tapu’s 1200. The introduction of healthy food options and free fruit at the finish line was a success, she said. “It was a great community event with a great atmosphere. Overall it was another successful event and we’ll be announcing next year’s date soon.” Lincoln’s Ieuan van der Peet was the first to cross the finish line at Ferrymead playing fields in the 14km event, followed by Matt Dryden and Jason Matulick Ella Jarrett, 13, of Heathcote Valley, won the major spot prize of free return flights to a Singapore Airlines destination of her choice. Star Media chief executive Steve McCaughan said it was a great day out, with people taking part from all walks of life. “In 43 years it’s never rained. “We had a great prize pool this year it was good to see so many prizes go at the end of the fun run.’’ Participants may have seen some familiar faces, with former All Black captain Richie McCaw and wife Gemma running in the 14km event. Gemma was raising money and awareness for Aviva. THEY’RE OFF: It was hectic at the start line as runners headed towards Ferrymead. KIP0018KiwiBubsPres 2017-03-10T16:50:42+13:00 TEAM: More than 1000 people joined the He Waka Tapu team, their pink shirts made them easy to spot throughout the day. THRILL: Elation and exhaustion as runners, joggers and walkers cross the finish line. PHOTOS: GILBERT WEALLEANS hey BABY Share the joys and challenges of parenting with Kiwibubs. Kiwibubs is free for mums, dads and caregivers with little ones. Meeting every two months, it’s a great way to catch up, hear amazing guest speakers, get exclusive retail offers and connect with other parents. Join now at our customer service desk or visit

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday March 23 2017 9 fun run GOOD CAUSE: Gemma McCaw and sister-in law Jo Spencer-Bower ran to raise money and awareness for Aviva, while husband and former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw gave it a go. TRIUMPH: A year ago Leanne Crawford could barely walk, but last weekend she completed the City2Surf without needing the wheelchair her partner, Craig Corboy, pushed the whole way, just in case. FUN: Some participants dressed up for the challenge to add to the occasion. SUCCESS: Matt Dryden (left, 2nd), Ieuan van der Peet (centre, 1st), and Jason Matulick were the first three to cross the finish line after 14km. THRILL: Ella Jarrett, 13, of Heathcote Valley, won free return flights to a Singapore Airlines destination of her choice – the major prize at the event. Peace Of Mind Over Earthquake Claims Is Within Your Grasp - Let Us Offer You A Helping Hand EQC Still Assessing You? Getting Nowhere with Your Insurer? Concerned Your Damage Was Under Scoped? Worried About Your Repairs? How We Can Help We carry out a free* inspection of your property for our clients and either give you peace of mind that all of your earthquake damage has been identified, scoped, and repaired to the required standard, or manage your claim to get you your full policy entitlement. We can help take the pressure off and work with you, and for you, to reach a positive outcome, or give you peace of mind that your home is fully repaired to the required standard. Let us give you a hand *Terms and conditions apply. Contact us today - call 03 377 8855 or visit We’re located at 127 Ferry Road, Christchurch.