MEDIA MENTIONS

We love it when one of our people make the news, be that on TV, Radio, a Newspaper or an Online Blog. Celebrate their struggles and successes with us in the following links to Achilles people in the news:


23 May 17, Race organisers give paraplegic hand-biker Ian Walker a shot at Christchurch Marathon
Seven years after he was denied entry to the Christchurch marathon, paraplegic man Ian Walker is "over the moon" race organisers have changed their minds......Read more here


16 March 17,  Exercise and the positive affects on kids with autism. Published by Altogether Autism:
A collaborative study between  Achilles & the NY Medical College, featuring Ethan Abbey and Jo Walker......Read more here

9 Feb 17, Achilles Athletes,Toby Ireland and Jaden Molvold.Article in Dominion Post. Bumper entries for 40th Cigna Round the bays...Read more here

07 Feb 17, Richard Warwick. Article on Stuff web site about Richard conquering the coast to coast. Read more here

08SEP16, HANNAH PASCOE. Article about Hannah Pascoe undertaking her 13th Marathon at the Dunedin Marathon. Read more here.

01AUG16, HANNAH PASCOE. Article from Paralympics NZ mentioning Hannah and others with disabilities attending the first Para-Cycling Talent Identification and Development camp in the South Island. Read more here.

26DEC15, NIC MILLER-CLENDON. Article from NZ Herald about 3 woman competing against the odds to beat the odds. Features Nic talking about competing the 2015 New York Marathon. Read more here.

14OCT15, TAMATI PEARSE, MIKE LLOYD & GREG JOHNSON. Article from North Shore Times/Stuff on athletes Mike Lloyd, Tamati Pearse and Greg Johnson undertaking New York. Read more here.

07SEP15, KIRI PRICE. News article on Achilles NZ Coach undertaking the North Shore Marathon in preparation for 100th Marathon the following week. Watch here.

05SEP15, KIRI PRICE. Article on Achilles NZ Coach Kiri undertaking her 100th Marathon. Read more here.

30MAY15, NIC MILLER-CLENDON. Article from NZ Herald about Nic and how she copes with MS to run marathons. Read more here.

16JAN15, SETI TAFUA. Video and article about Seti from the Dominion Post / Stuff. Watch and read here.

01FEB15, RICHARD WARWICK. Advertorial from Cigna in the Air NZ inflight magazine KIA-ORA. Download PDF.

16FEB15, LINDA FRASER: Stroke survivor finds freedom in running.
Cigna Media Release. Read more here.

23FEB15, SETI TAFUA & CELIA WADE-BROWN. Advertorial from Cigna in the Woman's Day. Read it here.

08MAR15, RICHARD WARWICK. Talking live on RadioNZ about the Cigna Round the Bays. Hear it here.

18APR15, RACHEL GRUNWELL & HANNAH PASCOE. Feature in Rotorua Daily Post. Read Page 1 here... Page 2 here..._

12MAY15, IAN WALKER, great article about Ian's 100 Marathon's in 100 Days from NZ Road Cyclist magazine. Read it here.

22AUG15, RICHARD WARWICK. Preparing for the NY Marathon article in Stuff. Read it here.

1998 - Article featuring Peter Loft talking about marathons, political incorrectness and body bags - Kiwi Club New York. Read it here.

01DEC14, CRAIG JESSOP: Spirit of Attitude Award Finalist.
Show your support at AttitudeLive

03NOV14, NIVA RETIMANU reporting live on Newstalk ZB from the New York Marathon. Listen in here

01NOV14, FELICITY MANASE: Features on TVNZ's
Saturday morning Tagata Pasifika. Watch the show

23OCT14, LEANNE BYERS & NIVA RETIMANU: live on TVNZ's Good Morning show with Jeanette Thomas. Watch Good Morning video

20OCT14, MIKE LLOYD & RACHEL GRUNWELL: NZ Herald
The blonde leading the blind

17SEP14, HANNAH PASCOE: Otago Daily Times
Blind runner enjoying challenge

14SEP14, PETER LOFT: ONE NEWS "GOOD SORT" interview with Hayden Jones. Watch the TVNZ video

03SEP14, LEANNE BYERS: Stuff-Central Leader. 
Leanne's Marathon Effort

20AUG14, GREG BOYED TV NEWS INTERVIEW WITH ROB MARTIN & IAN WALKER. Watch the whole thing online on YouTube.

08AUG14, IAN WALKER: NorthShoreTimes.
Positive attitude breaks barriers

03AUG14, ROB MARTIN & GREG BOYED: NZ Herald Article.
Blade Runner sets tough challenge for TV presenter

01AUG14, FELICIA MANASE & NIVA RETIMANU: Taupo Times (PDF)
Felica & Niva run the Taupo half marathon.

30JUL14, FELICIA MANASE & NIVA RETIMANU: PacificGuardians.
‘Paying it Forward’: Achilles, Niva and Felicia’s marathon journey to New York

26JUL14, FELICIA MANASE & NIVA RETIMANU: NZ Herald Article.
Newsreader signs up to be athlete's guide in New York Marathon.

01JUN14, MIKE BROWN: Stuff-SundayStarTimes.
Paraplegic prepares for New York marathon.

19MAY14, MIKE BROWN & RACHEL GRUNWELL: NZ Herald Article.
Fitness Challenge: Race to the Big Apple

13MAY14, FELICIA MANASE: KapiManaNews
Achilles helping Felicia’s marathon ambitions

16MAR13, MIKE BROWN: Stuff-ChristchurchPress.
A life less ordinary - Surfing again after spinal fracture.