Lachlan picks up the pace for BCAC
Lachlan McKenzie is running the Queenstown Marathon in November to raise money for BCAC and says he is loving the training.
“I didn’t necessarily expect it to be so enjoyable but it’s been awesome, I’m getting great support and feel really happy raising money for BCAC and the work they do for women with breast cancer,” Lachlan says.
He really enjoys running around Wellington where he lives. There is varying terrain to ensure the best results – steep hills, waterfront promenades with fantastic scenery, and paths and trails all around.
Lachlan says he is grateful to everyone who has donated already. “I would encourage people to give what they can.” Even $10 makes a difference.
“People who have donated so far range from people I know to people I have never met.” He would love it if people would help him achieve his goal of raising $4,200 by donating or spreading the word about his campaign. He is more than halfway to that goal.
So far Lachlan has run 30km in one run. A marathon is 42 km. “That’s like running from Wellington to Paekakariki or Auckland to Papakura.
“When I started running about five years ago, I was happy when I could run 1.5 km to the dairy! It’s really great to see the progress I have made.”
Lachlan says the event is going to be a wonderful day in a beautiful part of the country. A couple of his friends have decided to run the half marathon, and family members are going to Queenstown to support him.
He has come across some challenges in his training but say he won’t be deterred. He says he is motivated by the cause of helping women with breast cancer. His Mum Julie Bunnell has advanced breast cancer and she picked BCAC as the recipient of Lachlan’s fundraising. She appreciates the help BCAC give to women like her.
Lachlan says, “if I can raise awareness about breast cancer and advanced breast cancer and do something for my Mum’s cause that she feels passionate about, I will feel fantastic.”
23 September 2019