Kieron "Kierun" Douglas......
Here's a brief insight into what one of our best mate's is about to embark on next week in the name of charity.
Kieron's been a proud supporter of Chasing Vert since the beginning, he has a huge heart and is a great father, friend and runner to say the least, he's doe's this to support the Children that are less fortunate than most, and for the families of ill children doing it tough in the Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital in Brisbane.
Kierun's challenge in his words..............
After last year's 30 hours it only made sense to add 10 more hours on top
This year for the Channel Nine Telethon I will be running a straight 40 hours starting on the 17th Of November.
Running day and night at UQSPORT Running Track and through Brisbane City until I finish at the LIVE Broadcast of the Children's Telethon at the RNA Showgrounds.
(Pic - Last years struggles in the 30 hour event)
I get people asking me all the time why and how I manage to run for that long and I guess it's a bit of an adrenaline rush not knowing what my body is capable of doing and that really excites me, however I do find this run quite daunting.
There are many battles I face after reaching a certain point. Some include being extremely tired, sore, bruised, battered and I will no doubt vomit at some stage... but that's why I run. Because that's the challenge most of these kids face every day, no child should ever have to deal with that nor do it alone.
In no way shape or form does running long distances even compare to what some of these kids face day in and day out but I hope by doing these challenges I can give kids and their families a bit of hope knowing that there are everyday people- just like myself- working alongside the Doctors, Nurses, Juiced TV and the remarkable Foundation staff, all trying to make a difference in their child's lives. That's what it's all about and that's why I run.
(If you would like to donate to my run, you can do so by clicking the link below 😊🙏🏼)