Swannies & Oi’s conquer Sapa Half Marathon in run for kids to swim
Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 11, 2012
Last weekend, the Hanoi Oi’s Netballers and Vietnam Swans rised a sweat to raise money. They ran across mountains in Sapa to help kids swim in central Vietnam.
Adrian “Ado” Enright explains.
Sunday morning saw a huge representation of members of the Hanoi contingent of the Vietnam Swans, together with the Hanoi Oi’s netball team, test their mountain climbing abilities across muddy 21km and 10km trails in Sapa, on the border with China. Everyone who competed successfully dodged fighting buffaloes, ankle-deep mud pits and Sapa tour buses to complete the circuit in impressive times.
The run was not only a test for the guys to get fit before November’s 2012 IndoChina Cup in Hanoi, but it was also a vehicle to raise money for the Swim Vietnam program.
So far, we have raised over USD4,000, and are still looking for generous hands to get us to our USD5,000 goal.
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Big congratulations go out to Luke from the Viet Celts Gaelic Team who took out the race in just under an hour and 22 minutes.
We would also like to thank all the organisers from the Hanoi Red River Runners for their efforts in coordinating the event.
Swannies’ runners – Trent Mears (21km), Tristan Brumby-Rendell (21km), Matt Carr (21km) and Adrian Enright (21km)
Hanoi Oi’s Netballers – Mel Rudd (21km), Kat Birch (10km), Keira Pearce (21km), Nina Howard (10km), Kate Rayson (10km) and Sarah Manurung (21km)
To the Hanoi Oi’s and Swannies who took part in this fantastic initiative, from all the Swannies across Vietnam and the globe, congratulations on your great achievement!!
UPDATE: 6pm, 11 September, 2012. USD4,403 raised so far – 88 per cent of $5,000 target!