My aim is to commemorate the lives of New Zealands fallen soldiers, and to help support the families left behind.
New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust is a well trusted organisation dedicated to assisting and supporting our wounded returned servicemen/women and their families, along with the families of those who were tragically killed while serving our country.
Contributions raised will be put towards improving the lives of the partners and young children of wounded or deceased since January 1999.
I struggle to think of anyone more deserving of our nations support, than these families who have lost a parent/partner/dependent whilst serving their country.
As a former soldier, a number of my friends and comrades have tragically paid sacrifices, which will continue to affect their families lives into the future. Therefore it is important for me not only commemorate the lives of my fallen friends, but also to help assist their families left behind.
On March 23rd, I will be taking part in the 'Northburn 100', mountain endurance run through Northburn Station, Central Otago. The 161km course includes a total of 10,000m climbing and descending, and has a 48 hour cut off time.
In completing this challenge, any generous support will be contributed towards this worthy organisation (New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust) so that we can make a difference in the lives of ordinary New Zealanders who have already given so much.
As a former infantry soldier having served seven years with 2/1 RNIZIR, a number of my friends and comrades have tragically paid sacrifices, which will continue to affect their families lives into the future. My aim is to help those families in a small way, and also to commemorate the lives of New Zealands fallen soldiers.
Change of race event 14 November 2018
Some of you may have noticed the changed title of the race in the heading for this page. After a badly timed injury, which has basically put a stop to all of my training for the last few weeks, I've had to make the difficult decision of withdrawing from Alpine Challenge. It was due to start in 10 days, which for me right now will not be possible without doing serious damage. So, after a bit of research, I found an alternative. 'The Northburn 100 miler' which will be taking place in Otago on the March 23rd, 2019. Thus giving me plenty of time to heal properly, train up, give it a crack, and (hopefully) not cause myself any serious damage.
Cheers for your generosity David, and thanks for the message
Awesome! thanks very much for your generosity Wayne and Wendy, very much appreciated. I hope all is going well for you both
Cheers Adele, stoked to have the support!
Thanks Nicole, hope you're doing well. Yep, hopefully it doesn't flare up, but I reckon it'll be fine! will put up an update about how it goes