City2Surf 2016

Enormous and heartfelt gratitude to both Mark from My Gungahlin and Jarrett for their truly legendary and absolutely astounding efforts in the City2Surf held on 14th August 2016. They both pushed and challenged themselves and opened their heart to significantly elevate awareness and raise an amazing $5826.41. They are Dainere’s Rainbow Heroes.

Thank you for letting me be part of the team. That was my first City2Surf and whilst I knew it was going to be tough, it was a real challenge! I know what I went through and the pain is nothing like what Dainere went through. If running for 14km helps with her final wish, I am happy to do it. I will be back in 2017, fitter and stronger for a PB.

This morning’s City2Surf race was a little bit of a shock. I reached the 3km to go mark and was on track for a PB, however, 100 metres away from the finish line I collapsed to the ground and was physically sick.

The first thing I thought of whilst feeling absolutely terrible at that point was how Dainere always pushed through her chemotherapy, radiotherapy, other treatments, pain and the many side-effects with a smile.

After about a minute or so on the ground being sick, I got back up and slowly jogged the final 100m. I ended up running 54:01 and first Gold Charity Runner to cross the finish line, Dainere helped me push through to the end.

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who shared my link or made a donation! I know I say thank you about it a lot, but it is truly appreciated! Every single person who shared the link or made a donation is an absolute legend for doing so!

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we meet and work, the Ngunnawal people, and the many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across Australia who have now made Canberra their home. We celebrate and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of the ACT and region.

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