Greig and Willie’s Rocky Road to the Sahara 2013

25 January 2012, Supporting the Malaghan Institute

Update – 8 February 2011

Not only did Greig and Willie feature on TV One’s Breakfast Show, they hit their 120km target by 3:00pm and decided to continue on to complete a full 12 hours!! By 6pm, they finished on an incredible 149.56km, and raised $1374.90 for the Malaghan Institute!

Thank you to all those who stopped by Midland Park on January 25th and showed their support by making a donation. To view Greig and Willie’s fundraising progress, or to sponsor them online please visit: http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/SaharaCharityChallenge2013/. You can also visit their Facebook page by clicking here or searching Sahara Charity Challenge.

Media link: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/6310655/Desert-marathon-for-Wellington-pair

 

25 January 2011

Local Fitness gurus Greig Rightford and William Tokona invite the Wellington public down to Midland Park, Wellington CBD on Wednesday 25 January to witness them train for the gruelling Marathon De Sables, the legendary 6 day, 243km endurance race across the Moroccan Sahara.

Greig and William are running in aid of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.
On Wednesday Greig and Willy will be running on treadmills provided by Les Mills Extreme, taking one hour shifts to run 120km.

Come down to cheer them on and find out more about their incredible journey and how they are helping the Malaghan Institute.

To support their incredible efforts you can sponsor them online by visiting:
http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/SaharaCharityChallenge2013/ . You can also visit their Facebook page by clicking here or searching Sahara Charity Challenge.

“It’s just so insane… isn’t it? To not only run in the searing heat and the sand swept terrain of the Sahara, but also to ensure one’s safety against the possible perils of sandstorms, quicksand, cobras and scorpions that occur and inhabit the desert.”- Greig Rightford

“It’s what makes it so appealing. It’s the possible danger to one’s own safety and well-being that attracts me to this event. It allows you to examine what your physical and mental capabilities are, in a way that very few people will encounter in their lifetime” – William Tokona


Greig and Willie’s Central City Training Run

Midland Park

Wednesday 25 January, From 8.30am-6.30pm

 

 

 

Update – 8 February 2011:

 

Not only did Greig and Willie feature on TV One’s Breakfast Show, they hit their 120km target by 3:00pm and decided to continue on to complete a full 12 hours!! By 6pm, they finished on an incredible 149.56km, and raised $1374.90 for the Malaghan Institute!

 

Thank you to all those who stopped by Midland Park on January 25th and showed their support by making a donation. To view Greig and Willie’s fundraising progress, or to sponsor them online please visit: http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/SaharaCharityChallenge2013/.

 

Media Links:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/6310655/Desert-marathon-for-Wellington-pair