Justin and two weeks of torture


A Queenstowner aims to raise $20,000 for Child Cancer Foundation while biking and running the length of New Zealand. 

Business consultant Justin Ward, 35, sets off from Bluff next Monday, aiming to reach Cape Reinga – 2100km away at the top of the North Island – in 15 days. 

Ward, who moved here from Australia three months ago, will complete road or mountain bike legs every day – the longest at 213km. 

He’ll also put in running sections every second day – the two longest, including a run to the finish line, being 45km. 

Barry Lambie, of Christchurch, will be his support person, driving a Jucy-sponsored campervan. 

Till he started training, Ward hadn’t ridden a bike for 10 years. 

However he’s run two marathons, one of which raised about $4000 for cancer charity CanTeen. 

Ward says he’s motivated to raise money for CCF because he has two little girls, and his father died of cancer. 

His fundraising website is fundraiseonline.co.nz/JustinWardAdventurerforlife. 

“I’d love to be able to travel the world and do a couple of these for local charities each year.”