The Hits presenter Brodie Kane is taking on the ASB Christchurch Marathon upon moving home to Christchurch after ten years.
The radio queen will be tackling her third half-marathon and is hoping to take advantage of Christchurch’s fast, flat track.
“To be honest I haven’t done the course as it stands now, so I’m really excited to give it a crack,”
“You’d be a fool not to be grateful for how flat Christchurch is when it comes to a race like this,” Kane told city promotions agency ChristchurchNZ.
Kane recently moved home to Christchurch to work on The Hits Breakfast show with Dave Fitzgerald, and says she’s stoked to be running the marathon in her home town again.
“Being part of any event like this is incredibly rewarding – there are so many people from all walks of life doing this challenge for such a variety of reasons, it makes you really feel like you’re involved in something special,” she says.
Kane says running a marathon reflects her character as someone who’s always up for a challenge and has the endurance to stick it out - although admits she has a love/hate relationship with running.
“It’s funny because I think you can have a love/hate relationship with running,” she says.
“Sometimes you feel so good out there in the fresh air, absolutely in the zone. Then there are those times where your body is hurting, the run is awful and you’re thinking “why on earth am I doing this?!”
“Sure, it’s hard on your body, but there’s just something about it that’s a bit addictive, I can’t quite put my finger on it,” she says.
“You’d be a fool not to be grateful for how flat Christchurch is when it comes to a race like this,”
Kane will be joining thousands of other participants from across New Zealand and around the world for the ASB Christchurch Marathon on June 3.
ChristchurchNZ General Manager of Attraction Linda Falwasser says the Marathon is a great opportunity for people all ages to participate in a renowned running event.
“It’s going to be a fantastic opportunity for Christchurch to showcase our new city with the world and cheer on the runners as they pass through our streets,” Ms Falwasser says.
Renowned as one of the world’s fastest tracks, Race Director Chris Cox says the event caters for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels with a Full, Half, 10km and kids Mara’Fun, taking participants on a scenic route around iconic city landmarks such as Cathedral Square, Hagley Park, the Avon River and the Red Zone.
Major road closures are planned for the Central City to ensure the safety of racegoers, so spectators and participants are encouraged to plan ahead and allow extra time to get to and from the event by visiting: http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/ASB-Christchurch-Marathon