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Kim reaches the 300km mark and is on schedule for the record

Saturday, December 20th, 2013

For ‘Sleepless in Auckland’ world ultra-distance record attempt Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd December


Kim reaches the 300km mark and is on schedule for the record

Auckland heat slowed Kim Allan yesterday but she made up time in the cooler temperatures overnight as she attempts to reach 500km in her "Sleepless in Auckland" run at the Domain. This was her second night without sleep after starting the run at 6am on Thursday.

She is well over half way now, having reached the 300km around 7am this morning. She is about 12 hours ahead of where she was on her attempt last year.

The crew says she is buoyed by the encouragement she’s had from her support runners right through the night. Kim is facing the most gruelling part of her challenge in the next 36 hours. Her crew are still running with her and encouraging her to eat and keep her fluids up.

Claire Donachie, Kim’s friend who was thrown from a horse last year and now uses a wheelchair, is due to join support crew today. Claire is one of the people who motivated Kim to make the NZ Spinal Trust the beneficiary charity of the record attempt.

Kim was once a professional jockey and suffered a severe leg break which indirectly lead to her taking up ultra-distance running as part of her own rehabilitation.

Kim is inviting people to join her in the Domain over the next few days. And for those who can’t be there, people are encouraged to ‘Run with Kim’ along their own street, or on a treadmill at their local gym, or while taking their dog through the park and direct people to Kim’s Facebook and fundraising pages.

People can join Team ‘Run with Kim’ at: https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/team-sleepless-in-auckland

People can sign up, support or donate at: https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/sleepless-in-auckland-world-record-attempt-1

Follow Kim’s story on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ultrarunner.nz

ENDS

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