I visited the Auckland Domain on Saturday where Kim Allan was attempting to break a world record all in the name of charity, raising funds for the NZ I had seen this shared on Facebook by Super Generic Girl and on our local news sites and decided to make it part of my day.
I headed there in my running gear and visited the support tent. It felt a bit weird to walk up to Kim and her support crew, but at the same time I felt privileged to be a tiny part of her journey. I went through three laps (following the Sri Chimnoy Peace Mile) with Kim and her team, just as One News arrived to do an interview.
I struggle to put together a sentence when tired, let alone put one foot in front of the other for hours on end! Her support crew described her as tough and tenacious, and she really was. Despite the pain and discomfort she must have been in, she even checked that I had sunscreen on.
This evening she not only broke the record, but made it to 500km.
I made a donation before I left, if you would like to do so you can visit her fundraising site for the NZ Spinal Trust.