The bravest story in running is the story of Terry Fox.
Terry Fox was a young Canadian who, having lost a leg to cancer, began a run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. After running two thirds of the way (more than 5,000 km) he had to stop, stricken by lung cancer, and shortly thereafter died on 28th June, 1981. Terry captured the hearts of millions of people and through his "Marathon of Hope" raised more than $24 million for cancer research. Terry Fox Fun Runs are now held in 58 countries around the world. Please visit the Terry Fox Foundation's web site for further information: www.terryfoxrun.org.
The Fun Run
Today's Fun Run to raise money for cancer research was organised by the Canadian High Commission, Canberra, the Cancer Council ACT, the Australian-Canadian Association in Canberra, and the ACT Athletic Association and the ACT Cross Country Club.
I ran, and managed four minutes faster than my year's previous best official 10k, although I was only about half a minute faster than my Doomben half marathon 10k split would have been. Anyway, my time of 40:56 was good for me; I usually have trouble with the Terry Fox course (hills!) but today was better.
One of the runners in the training group (who is known as "PRB" - "Perfect Running Buddy") told me at the Terry Fox run today, that he has just been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder. We wish Peter all the best as he starts urgent treatment asap.
There won't be full results of the Terry Fox 5k or 10k as only the top 25 men and 25 women have their times recorded. So I will be asking everyone who ran what their times were, and in due course publish a list. If you see this, please, please send me your time and any others you are sure of, to save me some time chasing you up! There are lots of excellent runs to report.
I was pleased to see large numbers of Team Moore members running today. Even though the Fun Run is not a "major event" on the calendar, and we don't train specifically for it, the run is seen as a significant one and heavily supported.
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