'Piney' puts his fast foot forward

24 October 2013, Run for Research, Supporting the Malaghan Institute

Newstalk ZB Radio DJ Jason Pine (pictured above with his family), usually known for his sports radio commentary is jumping into his running shoes once again to take part in the 2014 Run for Research as a Malaghan Ambassador!

Earlier this year, Jason’s 7km Run for Research ‘debut’ resulted in a personal best time of 30:28 and a fantastic $1,300 raised in sponsorship! Now he is hooked and hoping to complete his first ever half marathon alongside wife and mother of their two children, Rebekah, this coming February at AMI Round the Bays.

“I’m definitely not what most would call a ‘runner’ but the Run for Research has been the push I needed to get out there, improve my fitness and give something new a go! It is just fantastic to see the community spirit that makes the Run for Research fundraiser the success it is. It’s not about being a super athlete, just giving your best for a great cause,” says Jason.

“I encourage everyone out there to sign up to Run for Research. It is easy to do and not only will you feel better for it, you will be contributing to research that could change the lives of people we know and love in the future.”

Find out how you can join Jason and Rebekah in the Run for Research.

This article features in the November 2013 issue of our Scope newsletter (Issue 52).  Download the full newsletter here - 611 KB (PDF)