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Running for fitness becomes global goal

• By Jacob Page

THE DESIRE to “lose a few pounds”

after university has taken Jeremy

Duggan all around the world one

fast footstep at a time.

The 33-year-old Christchurch

Hospital physiotherapist and social

runner decided something needed

to change 15 years ago.

“I’d over-indulged in the university

lifestyle and things were

starting to get away from me so I

decided I’d set a goal to complete

the Christchurch Half Marathon

in 2006.

“Came in with a time of 2hr 36sec,

so not bad for a first time effort.”

Duggan, who lives with his wife Jo

and daughter Eleanor, said running

came to him at the right time.

“I played cricket and hockey growing

up.

“Running is a personal thing, you

don’t need to rely on anyone else,

you just get out there and do it.

“Along with going to the gym,

that was the motivation I needed,”

he said.

Since 2006, he has completed full

marathons on four continents, including

Antarctica, and plans to tick off

the remaining three, Asia, North

America and Africa when time and

travel allows.

“I did the London Marathon in

2013, where I dressed up as an All

Black carrying a rugby ball all the

way.

“Two years ago I did Antarctica

in March. That was all layering,” he

said. • Turn to page 2

DRIVEN: Physiotherapist, Jeremy Duggan started off running to lose some weight, but has taken the hobby to the next level by

competing in events on multiple continents. (Inset) Duggan finishes the London Marathon dressed as an All Black.

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‘It’s about putting one foot

• From page 1

“A couple of thermals, t-shirts, a

jumper and thick socks with trail

socks and away you went.

“My wife and I did six months

around South America after that,

and I did no training, I thought

the hiking we were doing would be

enough but it wasn’t.

“I did that one in Uruguay in

Montevideo. I met the runners wall

at the 21km halfway mark.

“Then I did Queenstown for the

Australasia leg last year and hit the

wall early in that one too.

“It’s not as flat as many would

expect.”

Duggan said he was also eager

to give back to the running community,

so began volunteering with

Achilles New Zealand’s Christchurch

chapter.

The organisation helps people who

are visually impaired or have other

disabilities the chance to get active

through running.

The group meets every fortnight at

the Antigua Boat Sheds.

Their aim this year was to send a

team to the New York Marathon in

November, which is now in serious

doubt due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“There’s been lots of fundraising

done, so we’ll just see what happens,

but it may be a 2021 goal,” said

Duggan.

COLD SNAP: In 2018, a layered-up Jeremy Duggan completed

the Antarctica Marathon on his way to trying to complete seven

marathons on seven continents. PHOTO: DUGGAN FAMILY

“They go up to Wellington for

Round The Bays in February and

they do other events throughout the

year so it’s a great thing, and there’s

some pretty good athletes among

them.”

Duggan said running had taken

him to many great locations and got

him to a point in his life he would

not have believed he could get to at

the start.

“If we rewound the clock 15 years,

I wouldn’t have put myself where I

am now. But it’s been really good.”

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in front of the other’

He said being a physio didn’t

mean he was able to resolve

physical ailments any quicker

than the average runner.

“I’m not always one who

will ask for help in that way.

I just keep going. I’m not

always the best as practising

what I preach.”

Duggan said he enjoys his

role helping people regain their

fitness, movement and quality

of life.

“There aren’t many glory

cases. It’s a lot of sprained ankles

after silliness on a night out, or

helping out the older patients

which I do really enjoy.”

“Running is one of the only

sports you can do as an amateur

athlete while travelling the world

and get medals as an adult – as

I say, you don’t need equipment.

I’ve travelled to some amazing

places for half marathons – some

places that don’t attract the

typical tourist like Luxembourg,

Latvia and Terni in Italy.

“I have also run under the

midnight sun in Iceland where

the race started at 10pm, so

runners were coming through

at midnight around the summer

solstice.”

He said events like that he will

remember for a long time.

“Runners are a community all

in themselves and it’s great to be

part of it.

“The good thing about running

is that you can be working

just as hard as someone who

goes slower or faster than you,

PASSION: Jeremy

Duggan running

with his 7-monthold

daughter

Eleanor.

yet you’re going well for who

you are.

“Running doesn’t have to

be about the clock, it’s about

putting one foot in front of the

other and trying to complete an

event.”

Fundraiser for

Heart Kids

• By Bea Gooding

A NEW fundraiser has been

established providing crucial

support for families affected

by congenital heart defects in

Canterbury.

The Big Strides for Brave

Hearts initiative is a first for

Heart Kids New Zealand, which

encourages people to bike, walk,

run or scooter over a chosen

distance while raising money for

heart families.

Heart Kids in Canterbury

provide emotional support,

grants and activities for families

both in Christchurch and when

they go to Auckland for surgery

at Starship Hospital.

Family support worker Claire

Sword said everyone from all

IN NEED: The Heart

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challenges Kiwis

to get active while

raising money

for children with

congenital heart

diseases. ​

walks of life should get involved

as they would be helping to support

550 families in the region.

“Getting on board will give

us the ability to actually provide

that support,” she said.

“We had to think outside the

box because we usually have collection

days in June, but they’ve

been cancelled due to Covid-19.”

The challenge of covering a

distance, whether it was 8km or

310km, gave people a chance to

set goals for themselves for a great

cause, according to Ms Sword.

The fundraiser gives the charity

the means to further provide travel

and accommodation subsidies,

host events and put together gift

packs.

To get involved, visit https://

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the Bush Inn Centre, had only been open a few months

before lockdown required all retail outlets to close, and

now owner Charlotte Russell and her team are excited to

welcome customers back again.

The Mephisto range comes in a range

of funky colours.

“We have a wonderful new shipment of winter

footwear that has just arrived, and we look forward to

showing these styles to our customers,” Charlotte says.

A key feature of the new range is the selection of

elegant ankle boots from several leading brands, all

designed to complement the new season’s fashion

trends. For example, there are the platform ankle boots

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A new brand being introduced at the Shoe Room this

season is the Australian brand, Klouds. Their range of

stylish court shoes feature seamless stretch leather

tops, so they fit extremely well and are very comfortable.

While the shop was closed the Shoe Room offered

customers an online purchasing option though their

website www.theshoeroom.co.nz. Shoppers have been

invited to browse through the selection online then call

or email the Shoe Room to place their order.

Boots by Earth complement winter

fashion trends.

“By inviting customers to contact us we are offering

a personal service though which we can discuss their

requirements and ensure they get the right fit,” Charlotte

says. “For us, it’s all about the fit, and this service is still

available.”

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For customer convenience there is an off-street

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Teddy book to support food banks

• By Bea Gooding

A FAMILY known for their

creative teddy bear displays

during the lockdown are due to

release a book next week while

raising money for Christchurch

food banks.

The adventures of Theodore

Bear and Rudolph brought joy to

the Opawa neighbourhood in the

past few weeks, with the bears

undertaking different outdoor

activities each day.

Whether it was chopping

wood, having a bear picnic,

washing the car or playing board

games, local families loved it so

much that they asked for more –

a book that compiled all of their

adventures in one place.

Opawa resident Susan Doherty

said her daughter, Emma, developed

30 ideas for the setup one

day before the lockdown began;

not satisfied with simply placing

bears by the window.

“I shared Theodore Bear and

Rudolph’s adventures on Facebook

and Instagram. Later I received

messages from people who were by

themselves, feeling isolated, enjoying

the daily posts,” she said.

“It soon became apparent that

this was helping members of my

community, both young and old,

and it was much bigger than two

bears sitting at the gate.”

ADVENTURE: Theodore Bear and Rudolph made daily

appearances over the lockdown, much to the amusement of

the local children. A book based on their exploits will donate all

profits to Christchurch City Mission’s food bank.

Because people had expressed

an interest, the idea for the book

came to life and it was now in its

final stages of printing.

Mrs Doherty and her daughter

planned to donate all profits

from the book’s sales to the

Christchurch City Mission Foodbank.

“I think that majority of people

purchasing the book will use it as

a keepsake of this period of time

JOY: Susan Doherty and her

daughter Emma were the

masterminds behind The

Adventures of Theodore Bear

and Rudolph.

and how we as a community got

through the lockdown,” she said.

In addition to the book,

Theodore Bear was also featured

on postage stamps this month

because his photo was one of six

that won New Zealand Post’s

Share your Bear competition.

Said Mrs Doherty: “I feel

happy that I have brought joy to

other people in the community

which has been a difficult time

for a lot of us, especially for those

living alone.”

To purchase a copy of The

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GIVING BACK: Catherine O’Neill (left), Peggy Kelly of Canterbury Community Gardens

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Gloves for gardeners

HUNDREDS OF gardening

gloves have been donated to

community volunteers in

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Energy company Orion

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New online book

initiative for seniors

A NEW online book

programme has been set up

with older Cantabrians in mind,

aiming to maintain social

interaction with others while

physically distanced.

Campfire - Stories Read Aloud

for Adults was created by the

city council’s libraries staff,

featuring a fresh chapter read

by librarians from a book every

Wednesday and Friday.

City council head of libraries

and information Carolyn

Robertson said library staff

produced the programme with

“our older adult community in

mind and in collaboration with

Age Concern.”

“It is a story time for seniors

as we help ensure that our older

library users remain engaged

during the lockdown,” she said.

“We believe Campfire can

boost well-being for older adults

and bring a fresh face – and

voice – to their day. They can

watch and listen to our librarians

as they read aloud.

Ms Robertson said for many

older people who have enjoyed

books, listening to another voice

can bring comfort in connection.

“Some may have also lost the

ability to read because of poor

eyesight or physical impairments.

We want to hold on to

that social interaction and love

of books.”

Age Concern Canterbury

chief executive Simon Templeton

has welcomed the story time

programme, describing Campfire

as “a great initiative.”

“Older people are often avid

readers, so any programme that

enables people to stay connected

with their library, with others

and with reading is great,” Mr

Templeton said.

“Some specific groups will

benefit, including those with

vision impairment, dexterity

issues, or the housebound. I

think this type of programme

will grow in popularity as the

population ages.

“I see it as a daily part of

residential care therapy for rest

home residents, and the means

to have a ‘book club’ for those

who can’t read.

“While many older people do

not use the internet, there is a

large number who do – and this

is growing,” he said.

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via the libraries’ website.

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would essentially be an alliance

Helpless to

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

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GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said the community are “somewhat

thankful” for the delay.

her achieve her dreams.

Page 3

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Page 11 said the final submission is yet to

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help Board chairman Mike Mora

Baxendale said any request to

her achieve her dreams.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

pursue a specific project in the

“The community will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated,

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, be completed but it was likely the

east would have to be agreed

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

upon by council.

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

effects of this motorway for six

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia in how things worked, often country to participate in the

South New Brighton School pupil Jacob McMillan enjoying the foam pit at Christchurch School of

City councillors are yet to pass

Holmes is on a mission to

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

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next month, designed She was shocked to hear the Main South Rd, has been a source

and maths.

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on any guidance to staff around

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•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN this, she said.

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think that we are just looking

it will be because most of the supermarkets

are providing online

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DEDICATED: Dave Bryce is passionate about gardening as it is sustainable and promotes healthy eating.

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help For us, it’s about responsiveness

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Christchurch city councillors to

continue, or should be paused

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The fifteen-year-old has That passion has landed her designed to mentor the

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Mrs Hodder said there is no “I just think anything to help we exist.

working and things like that, and

to the Covid-19 crisis.

Pleasant resident, who is also award for Best Sustainability Centre earlier this month.

• Turn to page 6

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a passion for biology, and the opportunity of her dreams. female leaders of tomorrow in • Turn to page 5

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City counci lors James Gough,

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Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

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appropriate and the council

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signed off for three months so City council chief executive

we have time to get this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

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