16 days until 42 k's
This Sunday will be one year since I ran the New York Marathon.
Once I was done, I thought ‘Great! Now that I have got that out of my system, my sporting achievements are complete!’
But such is the life of the elite athlete (ha ha ha ha), I couldn’t leave well enough alone.
So, in 16 days I will run 42k’s in the Queenstown Marathon.
The very fact that I am only now posting this publically could be an indication that over the past 18 weeks I have doubted whether this would be mentally or physically possible.
But with a solo 32km run (in what can only be explained as the rain event of the year) under my belt it's time to face the inevitble. In 16 days I will run 42k’s.
I continue to run for a myriad of reasons - I love it, and it keeps me fit. But mainly I run because I can.
I continue to run with Can Too because we still live in a world with cancer, and the money that is raised will go towards innovation in the prevention, care and control of cancer.
I have had the privilege of being a part of the Can Too family for over 5 years now. I have done 10 programs; run over 4500km in training and goal events; Raised over $12500; and made some lifelong friends.
To raise fund funds for this program, together with a fellow Can Tooer, we have designed some merchandise which has helped towards the fundraising total.
That will take me to $1200 and the fundraising target for the program is $2200. However, if I can raise $2500 then that will take my fundraising to a grand total of $15000. A total I never imagined would be possible.
And a total that wouldn't have been possible without the generous support from so many of you.
So many of you have also been kind and encouraging supporters of me. THANK YOU!
I continue to run in memory of my dear Mum, who taught me so much about perseverance and endurance in the face of challenges. She has been gone over 10 years, but will never be forgotten.
Would you consider sponsoring me?
Thank you for your continued support.
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I'm training with Can Too for the Air NZ Queenstown Marathon!
Posted by Emma, Sunday 2nd Apr
I am training for an event with Can Too, a health promotion organisation that engages and inspires individuals and the community to achieve personal health, wellbeing and altruistic goals.
Beginners and experienced athletes alike are given professional coaching as part of a team to run or swim in endurance events- including 10km, half-marathon and marathon runs; as well as ocean swims and triathlons.
In return, I am raising valuable funds that go towards innovation in the prevention, care and control of cancer. In 2016, our Can Too community has supported 12 early career researchers through Cure Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW.
Thank you for supporting me!
‘It’s so much fun and I can’t believe I’m going to achieve this goal that I never thought possible. A great program and team support is making it possible. You Can Too!’
A big thank you to My Sponsors
The real heroes who are kindly supporting me achieve my goal.
Paul14 Nov 2017
Run well, a great effort for a great cause.
Di Jorgensen13 Nov 2017
GO EMMA! - YOU ARE AMAZING. DI
James And Min10 Nov 2017
Go Em! You continue to inspire.
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