Newburn well on his way south
(an estimated 4850km) in 51 days and 19 hours.
He generally runs for a cause and this latest endeavour is no exception; the plan being to raise awareness and funds for charity Running on the Spectrum, which aims to provide free running gear for those “on the spectrum”, basically individuals who exhibit autistic qualities.
“Anything like this is close to my heart,” he said, adding that the Cape to Bluff jaunt could well end up being his swansong.
“I’m calling it my ‘last hurrah’. This might be my last of this type of run,” he said, and he is extending an open invitation to the New Zealand running community to come out and join him for a few miles.
“There will be hard days, there will be good days. I’m going to expect the unexpected and roll with it. But this run has got to be about fun. And it’s got to be about the charity.”
■ Anyone wishing to contribute to the Running on the Spectrum can do so via the following link, https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/ perry-runs-nz-for-autism.
Those interested in running with Newburn for part of his journey can contact him via his Facebook page or directly on (027) 285-6389. DOUBTLESS BAY.
The Doubtless Bay Bridge Club members played for the Cooper’s Beach Pairs on Tuesday, October 30. Results were, Leona Campbell and John Matthews 66.67, 1, Winnie Burkhardt and Ngaire Wright 57.43, 2, Alex McFie and Mary-Lou Anderson 56.22, 3, Selwyn Hargreaves and Shirley Crabtree 54.97, 4, Richard Simmonds and Beryl Smith 54.65, 5, Margaret Cornwall and Ere Page 54.08, 6, Julie Frost and Maxine Adams 53.35, 7, Lindy Steventon and Bob Carr 52.65, 8, Dawn Hargreaves and Anita Harold 50.36, 9, Tracy Sleep and Brian Stitt 46.61, 10.
Final results are, L Campbell J Matthews 254.26, 1, J Frost M Adams 239.85, 2, N Wright W Burkhardt 228.87, 3.
Perry Newburn relaxing at the Kaitaia Squash Club last Friday, the day before beginning his marathon run from Cape Reinga to the Bluff to raise funds and awareness for autism.