SOSK (Skills, Opportunity, Survival in Kenya)

Update posted by Tessa Faulks On Oct 18, 2018

Marathon complete!!

Sorry I didn’t update you all earlier, been very busy submitting my thesis.

Firstly, thank you all so much for your donations and continual support.

The run itself was alright. So hot!!! I hit my first wall at 17km which I was surprised about given I could usually make it to 25km without feeling too rough. Mum and my hungover siblings (millie and Charlie) greeted me at 22km with cheers and an energy bar. 30km was when it started to get hard, particularly when everyone else around me was walking. But I kept running! All the way into the MCG for the epic finish.

Thank you to my fellow runners: Nick, Steph and Tim, for your chat and laughter during the run.

Thank you to my family and friends who came and supported me on the day. Mum, Millie, Charlie, Janet and Rod.

Most importantly thank YOU! For your encouragement and donations. If next year allows I will take the donations over to Kenya myself; however, otherwise I will talk with mum and decide where the orphanage can benefit most and she will put it into action.

I can not thank you all enough for your support, messages and advice. There will be some very happy Kenyan children given the opportunity to drink clean water and eat a hearty meal.


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CONGRATULATIONS TESSA! Fantastic effort and a wonderful cause! Best wishes with your thesis too, xx

Rosella Flavell

Update posted by Oct 18

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Update posted by Tessa Faulks On Sep 30, 2018

2 weeks to go!

Mum has just returned from Kenya, so I can’t wait to hear where everyone’s donations could go. My hope is to go over and make the decision myself; however, that depends on what happens next year.

Super exciting to think a years worth of training will be tested out in two weeks! I have slowly built up the km again over the last 3 weeks after 5 weeks off from the knee injury and yesterday I ran 37km (with a 30min break at 11km)!!!! Super happy with that distance and although I am sore today, with ice and stretching I think I’ll be right for the marathon. :)

Cant thank everyone enough for your help, continual support and donations.

Next update will be after the marathon now it’s time for slow short jogs and carb loading! Yay!

T xx

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Update posted by Tessa Faulks On Sep 05, 2018

Hi all,

Firstly thank you all so much for the recent donations. I have reached my goal and gone beyond!

On the other hand: training hasn’t been great. Have had to take the last 4 weeks of as my itb has caused some serious knee pain. But I’m slowly starting again ... with 5 weeks to go ... this will be interesting ... but that is ok! Reached one goal of raising funds, now just have to make 42km.

Shall keep you all posted and thank you again!

Tessa xx

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Tessa - no matter what the body is doing we know your heart is in the right place. We wish you well and hope things are on track by the time the marathon date comes along. May the children of the Church on the River school grow to become, like you, people who seek to do good in the world and mike life better for others. Tess and family

Tess Brooks

Update posted by Sep 21

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That would be a little disappointing Tessa, but just a little hicupp! You have been training very hard! Best wishes with the recovery and good luck! R. X

Rosella Flavell

Update posted by Sep 05

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Update posted by Tessa Faulks On Aug 01, 2018

Hello everyone!!! :)

Training on track! I ran in the Run Melbourne half marathon on Sunday. It was such a fun, lively and exciting day and it felt like a really comfortable run. I ran 1hr59mins just under my goal of 2hrs - and that was with a toilet stop in the exhibition building on the run past haha. Feeling good now - not sore so shall do another big run this weekend. Have to up the training/distance and would like to complete 35km before the full 42km in October.

Thanks for your continual support, questions and training advice. Thanks especially to mum and dad for feeding me plenty of yummies and dealing with my sore muscle complaints and thanks to Janet and Rod for driving me into the city at ridiculous hours of the day for training and races. A huge thank you from the women and children in Naivasha as well. I cant wait to start planning where the funds will go with mum. Shall keep you updated.

Cheers

Tessa xxx

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Well done Tessa! Thanks for the update & photos! Best wishes, Rosella x

Rosella Flavell

Update posted by Aug 01

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Well done Tessa! Amazing effort, The Verganos

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You’re making the world a better place, thankyou

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Keep going Tessa - you can do it!!!

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