SG$6,813.00raised of SG$5,000.00 goal goal
On April 15th I plan to RRTI (Run Round The Island) here in Singapore for charity. There are numerous different routes to run but I have plotted one that is about 120kms.
In order to provide a little more insight as to the logistics and the 'why' behind this I have provided a user-friendly Q&A below and I hope after reading you can support me over the coming weeks...
Q: April 2024? Yes, that seems like a sensible amount of time to ramp up to that distance...
A: Umm no..I meant 15th April 2023!
Q:I'm assuming that April is one of the cooler months throughout the year?
A: Umm no again...on average one of the hottest at 32-35 degrees C (90-95 F) with 90 degree humidity
Q: How many weeks are you doing this over?
A: The plan is one weekend...and to run an ultra distance (anything over a marathon distance - 42.2km) of 60km back to back each day.
A: Two reasons... 1. Most importantly as a catalyst I wanted to raise money for two important charities that do incredible work on a local level (Runninghour) and global stage (UNICEF) - see below.
2.For the physical and mental challenge - ever since I rode Round The Island on my bike during Covid I wondered if I could RUN a similar distance as a personal bucket list achievement and nod to this wonderful island we have called home for the past 13 years.
Q: How are you feeling about it?
A: Outwardly...being stoically optimistic and looking forward to this huge challenge
A: Inwardly/truthfully....it's beyond anything I've ever done and I'm still wrestling through how I aim to juggle all the training, a full time job, family responsibilities and a dog.
Q: I think you're nuts but would like to support you - how do I help?
A: This will be as much of a mental challenge as it is a physically arduous one so messages of support over the next few weeks will be hugely appreciative but the drive behind this is anything you can contribute to my GoGetFunding page here would be amazing and I will split the donations equally across both charities.
Charities I am running for:
RUNNINGHOUR is an inclusive sports co-operative that promotes integration ofpersons with special needs through sports.
I had the privilege of running with Ryan and his guide Arthur in the past. The Running Hour is a fantastic initiative and it was humbling to meet some of the members and volunteers who enable such an amazing club to provide this integration and outlet through running.
In the early hours of 6 February, multiple earthquakes and at least 317 aftershocks struck southern Türkiye and northern Syria leaving thousands of children and families without food, and shelter and in need of urgent medical and psychosocial assistance.
So far the collective death toll is now at least 50,000. While the total number of children affected remains unclear, more than 2.5 million children are affected in Syria. These casualties are tragically expected to rise.
Displaced families in Syria and those living in informal settlements are among the most vulnerable as overnight temperatures continue to dip below 0° Celsius. These people have nowhere to go, and the freezing winter temperatures pose an additional challenge to their survival. They are in urgent need of shelter, safe drinking water, and hygiene essentials.
Thank you so much in advance, I really appreciate your support......right back to training!
- Luke Partridge
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