Further to my post from last Thursday about Rod MacDonald's barefoot run in the 2011 City2 Surf, here is the sequel.
Rod has sent this message out:
- "First of all a big thank you for your generous donations and messages of encouragement. From the mass start with my friends to to the many bands playing along the way, many words of encouragement from runners and spectators, people questioning my sanity 'have you run barefoot all the way?', it was an amazing experience. The road surface was rougher than I expected and in the second half of the run I was seeking comfort on the footpaths and even grass when available. Coming down the hill into Bondi I saw a runner up ahead with "Pain is Temporary, Pride Lasts Forever" on the back of his shirt. This gave me a lift and got me home. So I am a proud and happy, barefooted, kilt wearing, city to surf finisher.
Rod proudly finished the City2Surf - kilted and barefooted
"Thanks again for all of your encouragement and get out and go for a run."
|Rod's Feet - immediately after the run|
Personally I congratulate Rod on his efforts and his fund-raising, but I shall pass on the invitation to "get out and go for a run", however well intentioned it might be.
I take satisfaction in knowing that at least some Robbo residents are tough and hardy.
Really glad Rod came through it in such good condition, and good humour.