This year Warrick Joe is coming from Melbourne to take part in the event. We found out a little bit more about Warrick.
Where are you coming from?
I live in Melbourne, but am coming back to my hometown of Palmerston North to visit friends and family.
Is this your first 1/2 marathon?
The great forest 1/2 will be my 30th Half Marathon
What made you want to sign up for the Great Forest Events?
I ran this event in 2008 and really enjoyed the community atmosphere of the event and it just happened to coincide with the visit home and thought why not give it a go.
What are you doing for training?
Probably not doing as much as I would like, 2-3 weekday runs with a long run during the weekend. It's not always possible but I feel great once I get out the door.
Any motivational tips for other participants?
One foot in front of the other, Never give up, focus on the finish line and enjoy the day.
If you have always wanted to run a marathon or half marathon, now is the time to get out and start training. Just imagine yourself running through the forest and feeling a great sense of achievement as you cross the finish line.
For helpful advice and training plans visit the Great Forest Events Website www.greatforest.org.nz