New­burn well on his way south

The Northland Age - - Sport -

(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.

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