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Tara Wilson

Events Lead

How do you keep active?

​I love playing hockey and getting outdoors with my kids, I enjoy most team sports, HIIT classes, and getting out for the odd run through the bush is always a goodie 😊

What events have you participated in?

​Auckland Half Marathon 2018, Tough Mudder 2017 & 2018, Omaha Half Marathon & 10km 2017, and hopefully add a few more to the bucket list.

Are you training for anything right now? 

​Yes……..SUMMER 😊

How long have you been working in events?

​10 years

What does your role involve?  

My role involves anything to do with the start-finish area, entertainment, vendors, prizegiving’s etc.

I am involved with the promotion in schools and trying to get more kids to participate in our events.

Part of my role is also the design and ordering of things like merchandise, medals, bib numbers, and awards.

I also have fun doing the nitty-gritty with creating events and entry pages in the back end of the registration system.

Why events?

Events is something I am very passionate about and always found interesting, there are always new and innovative ideas on how to run events and how to make current events better.

The most rewarding thing about working in events is seeing people take on challenges and completing goals.

I love working in a team environment and working with new groups and meeting new people

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Carl Mansell

Event Coordinator (on course)

How do you keep active?

I enjoy hitting the gym, going out on walks and bike rides and head up Parihaka every other day.

What events have you participated in?

Beach to Basin- 10k

Bay of islands run/Walk- 8km and 21km

Parihaka Trail- 21km

Dargaville Run/Walk- 10k

Kaitaia Run/Walk- 12km

Whangarei Run/Walk festival- 21km

Kerikeri half marathon

Hatea loop challenge

Are you training for anything right now? 

​Currently just keeping active for the enjoyment of it, getting out an about and getting those gains 😉

How long have you been working in events?

​I’m still considered a rookie and I started working in events in January 2021

What does your role involve?

As an on-course events coordinator my role includes organising anything between the start and finish areas to help make the event as safe as possible for our participants and the public, this includes but not limited to, booking land and spaces for events, liaising with traffic management companies and councils, and recruiting and managing the awesome volunteers that help encourage and direct our participants on event day.

Why events?

As I had participated in events and thoroughly enjoyed it, I took the role to have the opportunity to help facilitate something to enable others to set goals and become active and ultimately get amongst it and enjoy the atmosphere that the events provide.

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