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Meet the R4R Runners #70
Welcome to the 70th edition of the Meet the R4R Runners. This week we get to meet Jase who’s been a Wednesday regular for some time now. Whether it be reused jokes about his sore calf, failed attempts at catching him for a coffee, or just bad jokes in general… I always enjoy throwing barbs Jase’s way. He’s easy to chat to, he’s a great bloke, and he’s a great part of our community.
So, without further ado, let’s meet Jase!
What is your name?
Jason Scoullar (Jase)
Where are you from?
I am born and bred Canberra, and recently moved back here after living in Brisbane for a couple of years.
What's your favourite thing about Canberra?
A few things... wide open spaces & nature, neat and easy living, and close sense of community. Great food and coffee too!
How did you hear about R4R and when did you first attend?
I was nearly knocked in the lake one Wednesday evening running solo the opposite way against a 100+ strong R4R contingent... someone called out for me to join in next week, so I did, and have been coming along since.
What's your favourite thing about R4R?
Connecting with like minded people, promoting good mental health, exercising, and a cheeky drink with others at the Dock to keep well hydrated afterwards.
What would you like to see R4R do?
Perhaps an inaugural charity fundraiser event? Otherwise, continue promoting good mental health by connecting people in the community.
What's the longest you've ever run?
20km's for the annual 'Kilothon' at my local Canberra school growing up.
Are you planning on taking part in any races or events soon or are there any just gone?
After a lifetime of sporting competition, I've had to work hard to train my mind out of competition to avoid injury and maintain good general health. These days I just enjoy watching and supporting sport from the sidelines (or at the Dock over a parmi and ginger beer).
Which three people (alive or dead) would you like to run or walk 6km with?
Steve Irwin in his khaki's and as I loved his attitude to life, big Arni for being larger than life, and Elyse Perry for being an all round legend (Schuey a close 4th in a Brumbies top again).
What does resilience mean to you?
Overall - a positive mindset. Everyone faces down times and other challenges in their lives at times, and its important to do your best to work through those, talk to your support networks about those challenges, and (just) keep moving forward.
When you look back on the hardest moment/s in your life, is there anything you wish you could have told yourself?
It's only temporary, things will get better with time.
Nice work, Jase! Thank you.
One life at a time
1 in 3 Australians will need a blood donation in their lifetime, yet only 1 in 30 donate blood. It’s a simple act that can help save a life, and our very ownhas set up a Running for Resilience Blood Donation team. The team name is Running for Resilience (R4R), and it can be found here.
City 2 Surf
Tickets for the Running 4 Resilience road trip to the City2Surf are selling fast! It’s a great day with great people, and the cost will be $120, including the bus trip, recovery session, and lunch (race entry and drinks aren’t included). If you have any questions, please email Benny A by clicking here
Around the Grounds
It’s always good to see so many people getting out and starting their weekends with Park Run. There aren’t many better ways to kick off a Saturday than with some exercise, some coffee, and some great company.
Last week we released our guiding document, so that anyone who wishes to do so, could contribute to our community. A perfect example can be seen in this Rag with Clare setting up the R4R Lifeblood team and Tony setting up the Park Run team. How you choose to contribute is up to you, we’ve just put something together if you needed something to point to.
This community is as much yours as it is ours.
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