100 Miles to Nowhere
- By: Lauren Varty
- Short URL: http://www.backabuddy.co.za/100-miles-to-nowhere
The “100 Miles to Nowhere” is an international fundraising event, raising funds for cancer research/care.
This event took place from 4 and 5 June – all over the world. The object of the ‘race’ is to go ….Nowhere.
Our local event (and the first and only one in South Africa) started on 5 June 2011at 4h30 and was completed at 15h00.
The ‘going nowhere’ of the event is based on the founder of who had to nurse his terminally ill wife and look after their 4 children. Being an avid cyclist the only time he had to cycle was from 2am to 4am every morning on his indoor trainer, thus cycling but going Nowhere.
Lauren, together with a group of cycling friends completed a 40km circuit on the beach front (8 x 5km), then a 40km loop in Hillcrest (25 x 1.6km) and another 40km loop in a cul-de-sac (100 x 400m), followed lastly by 40km on indoor trainers on a veranda.
As the day progressed it got tougher and tougher. Going around a cul-de-sac 100 times is mind numbing though the indoor trainer section was by far the most taxing on all participants. Having done 120km already the idea seemed easy – our bodies did not tend to agree!! But true to form Lauren went the distance with a big smile on her face and completed the gruelling journey to nowhere at 15h00.
A hot shower and very welcome meal afterwards got the spirits flying even higher and it was a once in a lifetime moment for every single one of us.
Was it very tough? Heck yes!!
Will we do it again next year? Without a shadow of a doubt!!
|Zoe-Life||Doubling up, so go for it!||Jun 16, 2011||R 100.00|
|Zoe-Life||Good Luck Lauren!||Jun 14, 2011||R 50.00|
|Fudge/Friends/Family||Donations & Fudge Sales||Jun 09, 2011||R 800.00|
|Pete, Claire, James & Matt||We like the way you mooooooove||Jun 05, 2011||R 1 000.00|
|Dad||Very Very Proud Of You; Lolly! xx||Jun 04, 2011||R 500.00|
|Mark Elferink||You're achieving what many haven't!!!||Jun 01, 2011||R 100.00|
|Nicky + family (vermonti's):)||Good luck Pop :):)||May 29, 2011||R 200.00|
|Marilyn||Behind you all the way!!||May 23, 2011||R 100.00|
|Corrie Thom||Wonderful cause Lauren - 100 miles here we come!||May 23, 2011||R 150.00|
|Mimzy..||So proud of you my fairy - you are amazing!!||May 23, 2011||R 150.00|
|Liz Marnewick||Best wishes||May 20, 2011||R 200.00|
|Laura and Johan||You go girl!||May 20, 2011||R 200.00|
|Ian Jones||Good luck Lauren and great initiative.||May 20, 2011||R 100.00|
|Michelle Wilson||Well done! You are an inspiration!||May 20, 2011||R 100.00|
|Zurika Untiedt||Keep up the good work.||May 20, 2011||R 100.00|
|Richard Mark||160k's at 20km/h makes a long day ... bring iPod||May 19, 2011||R 100.00|
|Andrew Bell||Going nowhere slowly||May 19, 2011||R 100.00|
|Rose Owen||100miles, lets do it!||May 17, 2011||R 200.00|
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation is a country wide voluntary organisation. It brings together the parents of children who suffer from all varieties of cancer or life threatening blood disorders.
Funds raised are applied to directly benefit the children and their families, and to those involved in the treatment of these most serious illnesses.
The goal of this dedicated group is to improve the welfare and quality of care for children with cancer.
The organisation provides direct practical help to children with cancer, from diagnosis onwards, recognising the inevitable disruption to family life when a child faces vigorous and often lengthy treatment.
The name CHOC (an abbreviation of "Childrens Haematology Oncology Clinics") was used by the first local parent group, established in 1979. In 2000 a new national organisation was formed, linking parent groups in all parts of the country.