Will You Run to Help Raise Sexual Violence Awareness? By Samantha Khoo, www.RunSociety.com
An athlete from Australia, Claire McFarlane, rowed at the national level. She also competed in the Australian National Championship when she was 18-years-old.
Back then, she did not enjoy running. This all changed in 1999 when Claire was raped in Paris while living there as a foreign student. In 2009, 10 years after the ordeal, the French Police caught the assailant through DNA. Claire identified the man in a line up, and the horrific memories of that fateful night came flooding back. To continue reading, please visit: https://www.runsociety.com/inspiration/run-to-help-raise-sexual-violence-awareness/...
As a way of practicing my Photoshop skills, I decided to create a "group" portrait of myself wearing all nine of my IBRD shirts. The pictures were all taken in about a half-hour time span last Saturday in my backyard.
My only regret is that there is no 10th anniversary shirt for this year. Perhaps whenever IBRD resumes I will re-create the picture.
Ollerton man Shaun is part of barefoot relay challenge By John Smith, Chad.co.uk
An Ollerton resident was part of a team of 125 volunteers helping complete a 700-mile barefoot challenge.
Shaun Keightley, 49, a firefighter based at Edwinstowe Fire Station, put himself forward to run the 84th leg of a 122-leg journey from Land’s End to Edinburgh.
Every leg of the relay is being completed barefoot, come rain, shine or storm.
All the volunteers were inspired by the successful achievement of Major Chris Brannigan, also known as the barefoot solider, who completed the same challenge in 30 days in full military kit, over the summer to raise money to fund pioneering research into treatments for rare disease Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS), which his young daughterHasti, was diagnosed with in 2018 and for which there are no...