The race began at 11am and Genevieve’s team crossed the finish line at Rarangi Beach about 6pm.
She says she came away from the event with a lot more confidence in herself, and with a new appreciation for the importance of working together as a team - useful in her role as a ANZ NZ Payroll Officer.
“Even the stuff you say you’re terrified of - given the right time and place - and the right people - you can face anything,” she says.
She also realised the importance of good communication during stressful times, and says she’s taken lessons away from that which she can apply to other parts of her life.
“To see the way I was reacting under that kind of stress, it was like, hang on a minute, this is how I react at work – and it’s helped me understand that part of myself.”
Genevieve says she would encourage anyone to enter, and push themselves beyond what they think is possible.
“Just give it a go - you don’t have to come first, it’s just actually giving it a go and making it to the finish line - whether it’s in 400th place or otherwise.”
You can find out more about Spirited Women events here.