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Run 4 Christchurch Race Reports

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

Listen to Pip’s wonderful podcast by clicking here

or click HERE to see race updates and reports from around the world

 

Run 4 Christchurch Runner’s Blogs

The following are blogs containing race reports for  Run4CHCH …

http://keksbflthing.blogspot.com/2011/03/run-for-christchurch-race-report.html

http://clareisrunning.blogspot.com/2011/03/mikes-first-half-marathon.html

http://www.planetynneprunning.com/2011/03/run-4-christchurch-virtual-5k.html

http://namasteeveryday.wordpress.com/

http://fabulousfoodandalittlefrolicking.blogspot.com/2011/03/and-sometimes-world-seems-to-conspire.html

http://sub6.blogspot.com/2011/03/interactive-map.html

http://temve.dreamwidth.org/606385.html

http://www.mosquitoeditor.com/buzz/2011/3/7/run-for-christchurch-or-in-my-case-walk.html?lastPage=true#comment12154523

http://blog.viris.nl/2011/03/run-for-christchurch/

http://www.facebook.com/notes/helen-loveday/race-report-for-run-for-christchurch-in-dubai/10150160322155803

http://www.thecourageoflungs.com/?p=322

http://feetdominatingpavement.blogspot.com/2011/03/run-for-christchurch.html?showComment=1300059353014#c4693557027833385543

http://amileormoreinmyshoes.tumblr.com/post/3846277322/run-for-christchurch-recap

http://clareisrunning.blogspot.com/2011/03/we-ran-for-christchurch.html#comment-form

http://www.therunninggreengirl.com/2011/03/run-for-christchurch-virtual-5k-race.html

http://beyourownoz.com/?p=889

 

… and these are some of the great photos from events all over the world.

 

Richmond Park, London, England


Minneapolis , USA


Kandel, Germany

Kandel, Germany


Dubai

 

Redondo Beach, CA


Dubai


Landgraaf, Netherlands


Redondo Beach, CA


Wellington, New Zealand


Philadelphia, USA


Melbourne, Australia


Beatrice Hampson

 

Sydney, Australia


West Sussex, England


Washington, DC

Washington, DC


Katy, Texas, USA


Tauranga, New Zealand


The Hague, Netherlands


Co. Mayo, Ireland

 

Co. Mayo, Ireland


London, England



St Andrews, NB, Canada


Amsterdam, Netherlands


St Andrews, NB, Canada


Northamptonshire, England


Dubai

Bootleg Canyon, NV


Dubai


Yeah, not quite sure about that last one but you’ll have to check out her blog below to find out why it’s there

http://fabulousfoodandalittlefrolicking.blogspot.com/2011/03/things-are-looking-up.html

Tauranga Boys’ College Run For Christchurch

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2011 at 9:30 am

The Tauranga Boys’ College were kind enough to host a Gold Coin Donation Run for Christchurch. Students and tutors from the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic joined the school’s cross county team and ran 8k along the picturesque Daisy Hardwick Boardwalk.

Although not a race, there was some hard work put in by the runners

Others took it a bit easier

The teacher’s from the school were a bit more energetic

This was a ‘C’ for Christchurch from the runner below. You have to use your imagination a bit :)

I’d like to say this was me just holding off two fast finishers to take the win but truth is I only ran enough (maybe 5k) to be able to take some photos. I didn’t intend running at all and so wasn’t exactly dressed for the occasion!

 

 

This guy was the real winner

 

He was F.A.S.T !

The people we saw on the run were very supportive. Some of the people on the streets gave us money and people even threw coins from their cars. We raised just over $122.

Thanks once again to Tauranga Boys’ College for hosting the event.

 

Week 1: Comments from Kate

In Uncategorized on March 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

It’s now one week (almost to the minute) since Run for Christchurch went live.  It was all set up and ready, but pressing the “go” gave me a little lump in my stomach.  I’m not sure why-  it was a win:win situation.  Even if it fell completely flat, we’d all still have been running next weekend, and we’d have still achieved our goal of doing something.

I think I can speak for all of us now when I say:

WOW.

Runs are popping up all over the world.  Our team are doing podcasts, radio interviews and even appearing on TVNZ.  Wonderful bloggers from all over the place are helping our cause.  We’ve raised over $3500, and there’s no sign of donations slowing down.  

One of the things that warms the very cockles of my heart are the different ideas people are coming up with.  Runs followed by picnics and wine.  Runs with clubs.  But my favourite so far has to be a 9 month old in London, who’ll be “running” laps of a red and black playmat in his lounge.  And 6 year old Remington, who says:

My mom and me (Remington 6 years old) were talking about what I can do to help others and I she told me about this. I plan to run 1 mile for 3 days. I hope this helps. God bless you.

Gets me every time.

The other thing that’s just thrilling me is that Run for Christchurch is helping expats feeling isolated overseas feel better. The money we’re raising is such a small drop in the bucket.  The world has done so much for Christchurch already.  But knowing how many people will be running with us in spirit next weekend… Priceless.

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