Now here’s a man with an extended working title … Gillette Local Hero. Being named so was a great acknowledgment to an awesome running gig never mind the pleasure of sharing the same hero status as past polar explorers, Everest conquerors and Iron man fanatics.
And then me with my humble 250k run! Life is bliss yet it passes us by at a pace we can hardly keep up with. Great things happen yet they’re fast stored at the back of our minds and are soon after forgotten. I recently did a quick Google search with my name and my Gobi race just to remind myself what a great experience it was. I continue to feel blessed with the support of Karin at Audi and the PR team at Greyling Momemtum in generating such extensive exposure for my chosen charity in Uganda. With feature spreads in Men’s Fitness, Four Man, Sports 360, various regional news papers and live on air, the PR value alone exceeds $US 40,000. And … thanks to my friend Anne’s consistent push, we’ve nearly generated the same amount again for direct contribution to the charity. To stay true to my commitment, we plan to head to Uganda before the summer to handover the cash. An exciting and rewarding prospect if ever there was one …
As for the status of my own running? Ahhh. The last quarter has been dreadful on mileage. I’ve worked my arse off and probably spent more time at petrol stations filling up my Landy than putting on my running shoes. My demanding work schedule never rouses complaint but being unable to upkeep my fitness can, especially considering the fast approaching Hong Kong 100km race I (perhaps foolishly) signed up for in February … my participation remains TBC!