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Meet the R4R Runners #68
This week marks the 68th edition of the Meet the R4R Runners and it’s crazy to think that we’re edging closer and closer to that century mark. As I've mentioned before, Meet the R4R Runners has been one of my favourite things about R4R because it’s not only a great way to learn more about the people we share the pavement with, it also sheds light on the normality of vulnerability and the necessity of struggle in our lives.
The only eligibility criteria for taking part is that you feel part of our community. One run, 100 runs, it doesn’t matter. If you feel embraced by the R4R community enough to take part in the rag, that’s good enough for me. So please, if you’re interested, please click the link above! This week is no different as we get to meet Charlotte who started running with us last year. It’s certainly something we keep saying, but R4R is the sum of its parts and we’re lucky to have people like Charlotte as part of our community.
So, without further ado, let’s meet Charlotte!
What is your name?
Where are you from?
What's your favourite thing about Canberra?
How did you hear about R4R and when did you first attend?
Started last year - word of mouth
What's your favourite thing about R4R?
Socialising and exercising at the same time
What would you like to see R4R do?
Maybe organise a run at a different location and longer once a month?
What's the longest you've ever run?
Are you planning on taking part in any races or events soon or are there any just gone?
Yes - Canberra Times 10km in April 2023
Which three people (alive or dead) would you like to run or walk 6km with?
What does resilience mean to you?
Showing up in all circumstances
When you look back on the hardest moment/s in your life, is there anything you wish you could have told yourself?
"things will work out"
Around the Grounds
Gee Whizz! A monster turnout from the R4R crew at Park Run for the weekend just gone. Lili Mooney took the choccies for the girls while Nic and Scotty both took second prize!
Despite these cracking performances, Park Run is simply a great thing to do on a Saturday morning. To find out more, click here.
Running for Quiz-ilience (Dock Trivia)
Great news trivia fans!Trivia is back and returns tomorrow night on the 11th of May, and will be hosted by non-other than the great MC Powlie!
Trivia will run fortnightly and the team with the most points at the end of the year will win a $1000 bar tab!
So get your friends together and book now so your team gets a good table.
Ted X Open Mic Night
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to represent Running for Resilience at TEDx Open Mic Night in Canberra. Everyone there was trying to improve their patch of grass and in my opinion, that’s the best thing we can do. As for our patch of grass…
No one is destined for suicide. And if no one is destined for suicide, it means that it’s possible that all suicides can be prevented.
This Sunday, the Brumbies are taking on the hopefully not-so-mighty Highlanders. Many of our community get involved and it’s a fun way to spend a Sunday. The Bus will be leaving at about 1:30 pm for a 2:30 pm kickoff (please double check timings with the Dock). For more information, please visit their Instagram: