Team LZ

 

Team Limit Zero is a team of 4 young men who are on a mission to raise over $100,000 for different charities over a 10 year period by doing one extreme event every year throughout that period.

 

The team is made up of Nick Pope, Chris Simcock, Sean Bagnall and Blair Williamson who have stuck at it for 4 years so far. We want to create an impact by showing that a team of people from any background can make a big difference one small step at a time (literally). 

 

 

Our challenge for 2019

 

On Saturday 31st August 2019 Team Limit Zero is going to take on a challenge of running from Limit Zero in Avonhead, Christchurch to Hanmer Springs as a tag team (one person running at once), roughly a 138km journey that is slightly uphill, in under 12 hours for the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.

 

This will be our 5th year doing something a bit crazy in the hope to raise funds for a wonderful cause that is a bit more personal to us as a team. We see mental health as a very important issue to address that is prevalent every where in society in lots of different ways but which has also become a more personal matter to our team mate Sean Bagnall. After living in NZ for over 5 years Sean Bagnall has just recently gone back home to Ireland to live and to spend time with close relatives that are suffering from deterioration of mental health. This adds to our challenge as although Sean will still be as much a part of Team Limit Zero as ever, there will be just 3 runners on the day, splitting the 138km distance over 3 sets of legs - Blair Williamson, Nick Pope & Chris Simcock.

 

So please help us support the Mental Health Foundation of NZ and make more awareness of this issue in general as it is needed more than ever. 

 

 

 

 

We started back in 2015 and now currently in our 5th year. This is how we're progressing so far...

 

 

March 2015

We took on the Oxfam 100km trail walker in Taupo and finished this in 22 hours and 59 minutes by walking non-stop the whole way. We ended up raising $5,610.59 for Oxfam. It was gruelling, and more of a challenge than we ever thought possible. From 20km into this event, ever since we've had the team mantra - "one team, one dream". 

 

 

April 2016 

For some reason we foolishly went back for round two and took on the Oxfam 100km trailer walker in Whakatane. With a mission to beat our time from last year, we came in fitter and more prepared but the weather played against us big time. Having had to walk at least 80km in torrential rain it was an event that we battled with mentally and physically more than ever. Overall the result was more than successful, still finishing in just under 24 hours, we ended up raising $11,796.01 for Oxfam which is what we were really after!

 

 

June 2017 

We'd had enough of walking 100km at this point, so for 2017 the mission was to run/walk the 71km of the Queen Charlotte track in the Marlborough Sounds on the shortest day of the year (21st June 2017). We were fortunate enough to have the opposite of last years weather, with a beautiful calm day. The time frame we had to stay within was the daylight hours of NZ's shortest day which is 10 hours and 30 minutes. After giving it everything we had we ended up finishing in 11 hours and 7 minutes, after climbing up and down all sorts of terrains. Best part of it all we raised $11,713.86 for Save the Children NZ. A different charity this year, doing wonders overseas for children, and the best part of this charity is that at the time the NZ Government was matching each $1 donated with 90c of their own. 

 

 

July 2018 

To make things more exciting, as a group of 4 we tied ourselves together at the ankles and walked / ran the Wellington marathon altogether on the 1st July 2018 to raise funds for Save the Children charity again. We called this the 5-legged race, something we made up and used Circuband ankle loops to tie our ankles together which had about 2-inch gap between each loop (between each leg). Wellington put on a fairly average day to be fair and we got wet, not as bad as 2016, but it rained on and off which made things harder. Luckily however it's harder to slip over when you're tied to 3 other guys... Most importantly we finished the 42.2km in a time of 6 hours and 42 minutes and raised $13,356.28 in total

 

 

Total we've raised so far after 4 years of doing crazy events is $42,477.59!

Contact us : 0800 546 480