Nathan’s long legs and determination saw him achieve a gold-medal winning performance last weekend.

Gold Medal Performance


It was definitely a proud parent moment for Bridget and Jack Carter last Sunday, December 2nd as they watched their son Nathan mount the podium to receive a gold medal.

To received the medal Nathan ran in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Road Race competing in the para athlete section.

“It was a lovely overcast morning,” reported Bridget, “perfect weather conditions for running,” she added.

The race started and finished at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr stadium and there were eight runners in Nathan’s section and they started alongside a field of fifty other competitors.

“Nathan was the only representative from Darfield high school and he proudly brought home a gold medal,” Bridget commented. He was well up in the middle pack of the runners and came in at a time of 7 minutes 16 seconds for two kilometres, which was a personal best,” she added.

Shortly after the race the medal ceremony took place in the Stadium with Nathan saying to his mother, Bridget that he was ‘super-proud’!

“This was a huge, proud moment for our family,” Bridget said, “his determination continues to inspire us.”