IMP heads to Hermannsburg
When the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) first met Charmaine Patrick a year ago, the mother of two from the tiny Northern Territory community of Hermannsburg could barely run a lap of the oval. Fast-forward almost nine months and Charmaine proudly wears her New York Marathon finisher’s medal around her neck having recently conquered the world’s biggest marathon alongside her 10 IMP teammates. She has quit smoking after 15 years, has completed a Certificate IV in Health and Leisure and she is now seen as a hero in her small outback community, all because she put her hand up to do something that she never thought possible. Today we headed off to Hermannsburg to hold a Return to Community event for Charmaine, and who all those people that are close to her just what she has achieved. Congratulations Charmaine, we couldn’t be prouder of you, and we can wait to work with you to keep achieving your health and fitness goals. Stay tuned for plenty of photos and updates.