Lainey Te Whatu

Taupo Marathon 2021

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I'm fundraising for mental health

Recently I've been feeling a bit flat. I wouldn't say depressed. But considering I have quite a comfortable and happy life to enjoy, I should be ab-sol-lute-ly thrilled to wake up and get going every morning.

As someone who has experienced depression before as a teenager and young adult, I knew I had to make some changes before I started down that path into gloom and doom. Remembering the days and days that I couldn't even get out of bed in the morning because it just didn't make sense to.

We've all been told the secret to a healthy mind is also a healthy body. Physical exercise is FANtastic for releasing those happy vibes into the body. So... with that in mind, I've taken the plunge on a bucket list goal of mine and signed up to run a full marathon. YIKES!?

So with all that in mind, I thought, hey! Let's make my running for mental health journey help others too!

I've signed up for "Running for Mental Health" and the goal is to fundraise $1000 to go towards mental health in New Zealand.

So when is this marathon you ask??
Taupo Marathon: 31 July 2021

Let the training commence!

My Achievements

Added profile pic

Shared page

First five donations

Added blog post

Raised $200 free tshirt

Reached goal

Thank you to my supporters


Lenny And Annalise

Go you good thing


Mike Winkley

Good on ya Lainey! Can't wait to support you in the marathon as well 😊😊




Diane Tews

All the best Lainey, great cause and hope you reach your goal


Rowan Gledhill

You go girl.


Ron Schalkwijk

I wish you well in acheiving your goal


Hayley, Kieran & Darcey

Go Lainey, you rock dude! Xoxoxo


Bull Te

West side!




Samantha Hope

Good on you this is awesome !


Judy Gibb

Good for you Lainey. All the very best. Love Jude xx