An update from Alex Asher who is running the entire east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Alex is due to finish in Wellington tomorrow, Tuesday the 1st of February. Help support his cause to raise money for Sustainable Coastlines and Forest & Bird; and and join him on his last few km’s or donate through his website.
“I’m ramping it up so you can too! My goal is to finish 14 days ahead of schedule. I already have run over 2,000km (and I swum 63km of those) around New Zealand’s most extraordinary east coast. I have another 300km left to run and $9000 left to raise for my two core charities keeping New Zealand’s oceans and coastlines alive and pumping: Sustainable Coastlines and Forest and Bird. I’m increasing my effort in a bid to encourage you to help me reach my fund-raising goal of $12,000. And you can help me get there through my website: www.capetostrait.org.nz
I will finish this TUESDAY, 1st of February at 2pm at the Wahine Memorial Park.
I’ve just finished running down the wild Wairarapa coastline passing gorgeous golden farmland, turqoise waters, remote seal colonies and gnarley rocky bays. Each day I’ve run between 40 – 50km of road, rock or sand, 6 days a week for two months. I have my trusty support crew and caravan moving my stuff from place to place, so the thought of a stable bed and a hot shower is very alluring.
If you want to join me for my last league into Wellington then chuck your shoes on and come along for as long as you feel like (don’t worry – I won’t be too fast by the time I get there). I am starting at Eastborne at 8am, I will have a quick break at Parliament and leave there at 11:30 to arrive at Wahine Memorial Park at 2pm this tomorrow.
Look for details on my blog site: www.facebook.com/capetostrait or contact me on 027 262 7805.
Thanks Icebreaker for backing me from the beginning. I’ve now got merino in the blood after wearing it for almost the entire 2 months and my feet still look like feet thanks to your socks (2300km and not one blister).”
- Alex Asher, Cape to Strait