100 Miles to Nowhere
- By: Lauren Varty
- Short URL: https://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 SA is the only organisation in South Africa that provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. CHOC has a head office in Johannesburg, six regional offices, two branches, and 12 accommodation facilities close to treatment centres. CHOC relies heavily on corporate sponsors, donations from groups or individuals wanting to make a difference in the lives of these little ones.
Their comprehensive support improves the welfare and quality of care of children with cancer and offers families a wide range of psychosocial services and practical support such as counselling, free accommodation, free transport and transport fund to ensure that no child abandons treatment due to the family not affording transport costs, food parcels as they recognise the financial difficulties families often face and parent to parent support groups. CHOC also plays a leading advocacy role and promotes early detection to save lives nationally.