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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

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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.

Worldwide Runs for Christchurch

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2011 at 8:12 am

Listen to Pip’s wonderful podcast by clicking here

or click the map for a closer look at the world wide runs taking place

Please email us at run4chch@gmail.com if you would like your run added

We’ve had a great response to Run for Christchurch, with people from all over the world planning all sorts of different ways to Run for Christchurch.  On this page, we’ll keep you posted on what people are up to so you can get in touch, join in, or just get inspired!

  • Organisers Kate, Pip, Phil and Lucinda are running from Freyberg pool in Wellington at 9am on 13 March.  Please email us if you’d like to come along, so we can keep an eye on numbers
  • Welly runners will also be hitting the Botanic gardens on the 12th.  Meet Chan at 10am at the main gate
  • The Tauranga Boys’ College Cross Country team are running an 8k on the 9th March at 3:30pm. Meet on main field. All are welcome to join in. Gold coin donation. Organiser Mike will be running with them.
  • The legendary Sas has organised a fun run in Richmond Park in London on Sunday 13 March at 10am, with room for 300+ red and black clad runners.  Details are at her blog.
  • Caroline and Dianne are meeting in Sydney for an iconic 6km run, taking in the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.  Meet at the Kirribilli Steps at 7:30am on Saturday 12 March.
  • The Rotorua Association of Triathletes is planning a Club run in the Redwoods for the evening of 17 March.
  • Suzette is running the St Patrick’s day 8k in Washington DC at on Sunday 13 March. She’d love other Kiwi expats (and others) to join her- just enter the race as usual, wear your red and black and email her (suzette dot bradbury at gmail dot com) if you’d like to meet up.
  • March 13th is Round the Bays in Auckland–  run the race in your red and black if you want to Run for Christchurch at the same time as enjoying this iconic Auckland event!
  • Ange and her mates are heading out for an evening run, followed by a picnic and wine at the beach
  • Tem is running the Frankfurt Half Marathon!
  • Kris, Michael and Action Asia Events are turning their 13 March race in Hong Kong into another Canterbury fundraiser, with donations going to the Red Cross earthquake fund
  • MAD Crossfit in Lower Hutt are doing their usual weekend run on March 13th along the waterfront in Petone
  • The Hamilton Hawks will be donating proceeds from their 8 March 5k race to the Red Cross earthquake fund
  • Lisa’s organising a group run in Seattle

  • Penny is running in LA.  Meeting at Hermosa Beach Pier for a 5:30pm start.  She’s even created a daily mile event!
  • Steve is running along the river in Minneapolis at 1pm on Saturday 12 March- check out his facebook event for more details
  • In Dubai, Helen and friends are  meeting on Saturday 12 March at Safa
    Park, at the entrance closest to Sheikh Zayed Rd (not the Al Wasl Rd entrance, but the  one on the opposite side of the park, halfway around the jogging track).  They’ll run the 3.4km track – twice for those who want a longer run!
  • The Ballina junior rugby team in Ireland is doing their 5km run on 12 March
  • Sarah’s set up a companion facebook page to help Brisbane runners network, and bring local events to their attention.
  • The “Monster Milers” are running together in Philly (email themonstermilers @ gmail dot com)

We also have people running in Dorset, Perth, Portland OR, Alabama, Phoenix AZ, Dallas TX, Florida, Canada, Chelmsford- and more!  Check out our facebook page to see what runners in your area are planning!

Let us know what your plans are, and we’ll keep the page updated.

And don’t forget to send us your photos and race reports afterwards!

Special bulletin: UK Runners

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2011 at 1:32 am

We’ll be putting up a post with lots of ideas and information later today, but in the meantime, some special bulletins for UK runners:

  • Sas has organised a fantastic fun run in Richmond Park, London on Sunday 13 March.  Details here. You may have heard the wonderful Sas being interviewed on National Radio over the weekend- check our facebook page for a recording!
  • We’ve learnt that your money will go further if you donate through the UK Red Cross site.  Of course we want Christchurch to get as much bang for your buck as possible, so if you haven’t donated already, please do donate there- but please do flick us an email (run4chch@gmail.com) so we know you’ve donated, and so we can keep track of what runners around the world are doing for Christchurch!