14:00 pmHavelock North Function Centre
30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North
Steve Gurney, nine times winner of the Coast to Coast, sits down with writer and multi-sport enthusiast Matt Calman to talk endurance, mental wellbeing and adventure. Both men have suffered debilitating mental distress and will be confronting this frankly in their discussion. Steve’s autobiography 'Lucky Legs' deals with near death by bat dung (among many other things) and Matt’s recent memoir is 'The Longest Day: Standing up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast'. These sportsmen have tales to tell, not only of blisters and extreme athletic endurance, but of resilience in the face of adversity in many of its forms.