What the Heck is a Swim Run?!?!?!

 In Mental Fitness, Physical Fitness, PTSD, Self-Development

 

 

Calling all who have served, who are still serving, their families and military historians!
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Run For Resilience will be running again in 2019 and I need to find routes within Australia that our Military forefathers travelled on their journey to war!
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R4R 2018 was the reverse of the 1914 Troop Train route that took Troops from Central West Queensland to Brisbane and ultimately of to Theatres of war in Europe and beyond
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In 2019 R4R will travel a similar such route and planning needs to begin ASAP
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Please comment below, include links to websites or those who might know an epic journey that will connect our military history with contemporary veterans and promote collaboration, a sense of purpose and ignite passion among our Veteran Community!
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Wayne
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The IAU 24-hour World Championships have bee run and won in very trying conditions. The members of the Australian Ultra Runners’ Association Team had some amazing results as detailed by Rob Donkersloot 👇

* it was 32, hot and humid and warm at night. Oppressive sums it up.

* Matty Eckford had a massive dizzy spell and went head first into the railings with a sickening blow. They needed to pry his head out between the bars to release him. Matty insisted on keeping running, there was no talking him out of it (I tried)

Nikki Wynd collapsed in the evening and was non coherent. She had four bags of IV fluids. When the medics finally released her she refused to go back to the hotel, and remained with the team for the duration

* Everyone was there to run for the team, and believe me they all gave it 200% and then some. It was incredible to see runners push It as far as they possibly could, they all did without exception. Amazing to witness such an incredible team spirit in what is often such an individual sport.

Ewan Horsburgh 235.7
Mick Thwaites 231.3
Stephen Redfern 208.2
John Yoon 205.9
Matthew Eckford 184.8

Tia Jones 218.1
Donna Urquhart 194.5
Sharon Scholz 186.9
Nikki Wynd 143.8

Tia won the silver medal in the individual competition after battling incredibly hard all day, the men’s and women’s teams both won the silver, beaten only by the powerhouse that is Japanese ultra running.

A massive thank you to the crew who were there assisting their runners achieve their success, a huge effort.

Rob, thanks for keeping us up to speed during the race!

Wayne

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Taken along the Run For Resilience 2018 route between Gympie and Maryborough as I took a rest under a tree.

 

I’m about to fly back to Bali 😱😱
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Just last week, I was speaking with Bali Hope founder Tom Hickman at The Lawn Canggu a mere few hours before I was due to fly home to Mackay!
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We discussed how this year’s Bali Hope Ultra was the catalyst to my Run For Resilience journey and how he was once again inspiring me with the RunSwim!
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Each event Tom organises has a deep meaning and purpose, bringing together individuals, creating community and allowing the athletes to make a positive, lasting impact on the communities in which they are privileged to visit
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The Plastic Pollution Crisis that is facing humanity and the impact we are forcing on nature is reaching critical point 💥
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There isn’t a coastline on earth 🌏 that doesn’t have trash washing up daily and one of the biggest contributors is, unfortunately 👉 Indonesia
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We can put blame others, point fingers and shake our heads at how someone else “should” make a change, but making it someone else’s fault doesn’t change our moral and ethical responsibility, it doesn’t change our imperative to act!
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👉 Each of us has the means to be the force of change 💪
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The Bali Hope SwimRun is bringing together those who are willing to step out of their comfort zone, to challenge themselves while participating in an adventure that will educate children and help establish sustainable change and protect our oceans 🐬
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The plastic tide is one that can be turned 👊
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Wayne
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Bali bound for an 11th hour entry into the Bali Hope 2018 SwimRun
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👉 that’s right, I’ll be swimming in my runners and running in my swimmers 😱
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It’s a crazy race format, but it’s going g to be a lot of fun!
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Wayne
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A Swimrun is a multiple-stage competition which involves participants running and swimming over a cross-country race course or loop-course that involves at least 2 transitions between the swim and run stages of the race.

Bali Hope Swim Run​

Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, Bali, Indonesia 😱

What a welcome 🙏

 

Community Visit on Lembongan

#swimrun 🤘

 

Friends of Lembogan Recycling Plant

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