Sep 21, 2013

In the very near future, a new organization will launched – the World Runners Club. The founding members will be Jesper Olsen and myself, with Tony Mangan being a provisional member until he completes his epic journey late next year. I would expect Kevin Carr will also be a member when he finishes his journey in early 2015.

Once it is officially launched, I will provide the web site and other details for the organization. The requirements for joining the World Runners Club are basically the same as the guidelines for setting a record for running around the world. Any prospective “world runner” is welcome to make contact to ensure compliance with the requirements.

One of the rules for “Fastest Circumnavigation of the Earth on Foot” is that 26,000 km must be covered. However, I would like to see all world runners cover at least 26,232 km, in honour of Jesper Olsen – that’s the distance he actually ran to set the inaugural record, and it’s the distance I, therefore, completed last week, out of respect for Jesper.

On other matters, I had the privilege of attending a Rabbitohs training session yesterday, and I was invited to address the team when training had finished. The players were very interested in my run, with lots of questions being asked. Thanks to Sarah Brady and coach, Michael Maguire, for such a unique opportunity. I hope to soon post some photos of the occasion.

Finally, I’d also like to again thank St Charles School at Waverley for their on-going fund raising for Oxfam. Money continues to flow in from their walkathon, and the school’s total now stands at around $9,000. That’s a huge effort for a school, and is worthy of a very special mention. It has helped my overall total reach almost $60,000.