Kurt is running for The Highlands Support Refugees

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We can't stop the war,but we can make someone's day a little brighter…


What has become the refugee crisis is one of the great humanitarian desasters of our time. How it is dealt with on a large scale is a shameful disgrace for most parts, all difficulties taken into account.


Without private aid, compassionate, hands-on people from everywhere this would truly be the dark ages. Among the many great charities doing amazing work I want to support a local one having an impact. The Highlands Support Refugees is a local initiative of above mentioned hands-on people that have already collected and delivered emergency aid to Calais, Serbia and as far as Greece.


"We dispatch clothes (mens, women, children, baby), shoes, toiletries, sleeping bags, tents, mats, pots, pans, candles, sanitary goods etc. A 40ft container costs £3800 by sea to Greece. Almost all our fundraising pays for transport with a very small amount actually buying the things we need. Any funds you raise would go to pay for aid transportation"  (Mike, The Highlands Support Refugees)


I've signed up for the Heb 3 challenge and will take part in Half Marathons on the Isle of Skye, Barra and the isle of Harris in the three weeks between 11th June and 2nd July; (Update 8.3.: and I'm taking part in next Sunday's Inverness Half Marathon); at the end of September I'll tackle my first Marathon along the banks of Loch Ness.


With proper  training starting in March, I should be able to clock 1000km by the end of September. If you can help raise one pound for every kilometer I run I'd be hugely thankful.


for updates check the tab by that name on this page and my blog.


27.09.2016

Last Sunday I took part in the Loch Ness Marathon, in a nutshell - I'm still knackered, but managed to pull off a finishing time beyond my wildest dreams at 3:00:45 ! I've written about it here. The fundraiser is coming to its end, even though I'll most certainly fall short of reaching my goal here I'm hugely thankful to every one of you who chipped in to help make a difference!

 


06.09.2016
I've been doing OK injury-wise since late July, only 18 days to the Marathon now! I've caught up with training, stepping up from a good 50km to a good 50mi this week. The money that was raised so far has already made a difference and enabled THSR to keep up their vital work. Any step closer to the target amount helps to deliver on a great cause, thanks for your support!

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13.07.2016
After a great time in the Barrathon (https://bergmannsgohighlands.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/let-go/) I unfortunately injured my left ankle and have not been able to run for two weeks. Hope to pick up training again later this week, considering to do the Nairn half marathon instead of the one in Harris I missed.


15.06.2016
Isle of Skye Halfmarathon was on last weekend, and it went far better than expected, I finished in 86mins and came in 22nd (of ~700), see https://bergmannsgohighlands.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/skye-run/
Barrathon and Harris Half are next. 850km so far this year (600 since February). Keep the donations coming, thank you!


28.03.2016
After breaking in the new gear a few days ago some rest with cake beyond cake and easter all over the place (birthday too), definitely in for a run soon, hope to match up the fundraiser shortly!

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15.03.2016
Last Sunday's Inverness half marathon was great fun, I finished just (and I mean juuust) under 1:30, a lot better than I expected, more on that here (click). Donations have rested at £85 for a few days now (thank you very much for delicious cake and chipping in generously to workmate J.P-!), in March I've so far run 81km, I'll close the gap (if it remains one) later in the week. Next race up: Isle of Skye half marathon, 11.06.


06.03.2016

Thanks for locking the first percent of my goal go out to Austria, Australia and Scotland, thank you guys for being the first to donate! After a sickly start to month I've managed to match the amount in kilometers I ran. A week from today I'll hopefully have finished the Inverness Half Marathon, it would be great to keep the fundraiser on level, a massive thanks ahead for everybody who chips in for the cause.


22.02.2016
I had not planned on it, but giving in to a sudden impulse I signed up to the Inverness Half Marathon on 13th March. I've collected some mileage in the hills over the past few weeks, but no sustained training, so that will be interesting. Matching those 21k and maybe some of the runs in the two weeks until then with raised donations would certainly give a bit of a boost!

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