Summer Starter draws in thousands

More than 3200 people flocked to Christchurch's beachside suburbs for the ASB Summer Starter on Sunday.

St John fundraising and marketing manager Debbie Pipson, who completed the 10km run, was pleased with the event's response and the help it offered towards St John.

"I'm buggered, but I actually feel good. I hurt my back last week but I didn't let that stop me. It's really good for the team, we're all about health and well being."


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From guided to guide: New York City Marathon trip becomes mission to help others

Tracy Hapi knows what it's like not to give up on her goals.

Her dedication to getting fit and healthy won her a trip to be guided through the New York City Marathon, but the Linwood 44-year-old ended up becoming one of the guides.

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Cancer recovery leads to Summer Starter fundraiser to help others with the illness

For Isobel Stout, like many others, battling cancer left her feeling "absolutely buggered".

The Christchurch women was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and received a mastectomy, followed by six months of chemotherapy and 30 days of radiation.

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