Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Final Day of run into the SCG

Jane McGrath Day - PINK DAY at the SCG

This morning we met the opposition leader Tony Abbott in Lane Cove as he joined us for the final 16km of the journey. We ran together as a team through Crows Nest, Nth Sydney over the Harbour Bridge and into the Opera House we stopped briefly for interviews with some media. The final few km's to the SCG was savoured by all the lads. Incredible as we reflected on the trip that was started a week ago in Melbourne.

Arriving at the SCG we were met by Glenn Mcgrath and the team from the foundation, after a small rest we made our way into the SCG for a final lap of the ground with a everyone dressed in pink we felt very much at home.

Thank you to all that have donated towards the foundation, every little bit helps fund Breast care nurses that help women dealing with Breast Cancer.

Aghhhhhhh finished - I can sleep longer than 40min now

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Arrival into Cronulla

Having run well over 1000km each runner doing over a marathon distance each day with limited to no sleep betwen 10km sessions it has been a test of endurance and commitment for all involved.
The runners were met by many locals along the road who enjoyed a cool morning run through the streets of south western sydney.
Last few bridges and hills Waranora Bridge and Alfords Point gave a welcome return to Sydney.

Met by our friends from the Miranda and Cronulla Fire Stations who provided an escort down the Kingsway into Cronulla.

It rained on the way in so it was a wet arrival.

The afternoon was spent fundraising and later hitting the pubs and clubs, and invited to John Veague's 50th party at the Brass Monkey where Richard Clapton was performing.

thanks for all the donations, keep them coming in we have had some great responses filling up our donation buckets along the way and also online donations.

donate online at www.gofundraise.com.au/pinklads
big thank you to out sponsors, family and friends for all your support and help over the last week.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

7men in a van!!!!!

yep - no showers, no clean clothes, no where to stretch out. these are the added aspects of the run allong with the 40+ km being done each day by each runner.

We have all maintained a good average pace of under 60min for 10km.

We have arrived into the Sydney Suburbs early this morning and have been met by the leader paper for a photo. The rest of the trip will take us into Cronulla for a welcome from family and friends.

Friday, January 1, 2010

update to schedule!!!!

1/1 2am leave Wagga and run to Gundagai at 10am 1/1 a distance of 80 klms
1/1 10am leave Gundagai and run to Yass at 8pm a distance of 100klms
1/1 8pm leave Yass and run to Canberra at 2am
2/1 a distance of 60 klms
2/1 2am leave Canberra and run to Goulburn at 12md a distance of 100 klms
2/1 12md leave Goulburn and run to Mittagong at 8pm a distance of 80klms
2/1 8pm leave Mittagong and run to Campbelltown at 2am a distance of 60klms
3/1 2am leave Campbelltown and run to Cronulla at 10am a distance of 60klms

3/1 10am Remain in Cronulla and complete 10km loops in and around the cronulla forshore and repeat till 12noon mon 4/1


12 noon Leave Cronulla to Kurnel monument,
2pm Run to Taren point, around Botany Bay to Eastern Suburbs via Laperouse
6pm Run through Maroubra along the Eastern Beaches across to bondi around South Head into Darlinghurst to Fishmarkets over the Anzac Bridge to Victoria Road over Gladesville Bridge to Hunters Hill to Lane Cove finishing up at Lane Cove River Park as the turnaround point.

5/1 8 am leave Lane Cove joined by Mr Tony Abbot to Sydney Cricket Ground via Harbour Bridge.

YASS to Goulbourn

After gundegai the lads kept a good pace to yass. Met by the local fire brigade and police at the truck stop. With over half way completed, the remaider of the trip is looking easy. As long as the weather stays cooler.
Some new nicknames coming out , backpack, Roy ,elk, Hollywood, Keyman, speilberg,Spruker, Deisel.

All fun and games but lots of people donating and hope to get more donations along the way!!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Glenrowan to Wagga

Run through the night was almost a non starter as we stopped in Albury for refueling and some one left the key of the van on the support vehicle as it drove off not realising this has now been known as the Key Moment of the challenge.... we found the key and the journey continued - running through the night proved to be much cooler and enjoyable apart from the total lack of sleep.

All the lads are in good spirits and bodies are holding up to the punishment of the km's covered and lack of sleep and cramped quarters.

Into Wagga and meet by local TV, radio and paper, on to Barbeques Galore for a wonderful reception and great BBQ.

Now enjoying the final hours in 2009 doing laps of town