Deb Gee knew she’d get to see more of the country when she set out to do 12 marathons in 12 months, but she’s also run into some fun and plenty of unexpected experiences.
The Mount local’s goal is all about raising awareness and funds to the tune of $150,000 for the Graeme Dingle Foundation – a charity that runs programmes aimed at helping young people build life skills and self-belief.
The Weekend Sun caught up with Deb as she prepared to start her year-long journey at the Rotorua Marathon last September, and as she approaches the halfway mark, her mission so far has been nothing short of memorable.
During the Wairarapa Marathon, Deb was running through rural Masterton – a big change to her usual training runs around Mount Maunganui and Rotorua’s Redwoods.
Deb Gee already has five marathons under her belt. Photo: John Borren.