I have been studying English for 6 months in New Zealand and would like to be a nurse here. One of my hobbies is running because it makes me relax and gives me a positive way of thinking.  After running, I can feel better and concentrate on my studies. Once or twice a week, I run in Hagley Park, which is near our school and a really beautiful park.

I decided to join the Melbourne marathon with my running mates because we wanted to challenge our ability. This year, I couldn’t practise a lot, so I joined the half marathon. despite the bad weather, I really enjoyed running with my friends, as the spectators encouraged us a lot. We promised to join the Sydney marathon next year! And I would really like to join the marathon.
Written by: Natsuko Saito, a student at
Languages International