Jeremy Roberts

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My target 51 kms

Starting Sept 20, I'm challenging myself to run 50km in 21 days.

I am taking on Challenge 21 to raise funds to support sick kids who are cared for by the Women's and Children's Hospital.

The WCH Foundation relies on the generous contributions from the community to brighten the lives of patients and their families and support brilliant care at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Please DONATE NOW and support my challenge.

Thank you.

My Achievements

Uploaded a Profile Photo

Self Donated

Shared on Social

Thanked a Sponsor

First Donation

Created a Team

Reached 50% of Fundraising Goal

Earned Challenge 21 Beanie

Reached Fundraising Goal

Raised $1000

Received 21 Donations

In TOP 21 Fundraisers

My Updates

Finale!

Monday 11th Oct
Yesterday saw the end of Challenge 21, with the completion of many challenges, most prominently that of young Charlie Roberts (approx. 19 years of age), completing a marathon of 42km (!), at the park next to the Women's and Children's Hospital, where he was welcomed by friends, family and Sam Roberts Family Fund supporters.

Charlie's parents, Marty and Michelle, presented a cheque for $131,000 (!) to fund services to the families of children with life-limiting illnesses in South Australia, via the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation.

This is an amazing result and, in talking to the representatives of the WCH Foundation at the finale, it is much-needed and appreciated support to the hospital's paediatric palliative care unit.

Thanks to everyone who has supported Challenge 21.

Personally I completed my 51 km challenge on Sunday morning with a pretty sore 3km scamper around my hometown of Hahndorf.

Thank you again!

Penultimate day

Saturday 9th Oct
Tough 8.5km loop at Hahndorf today with mate Marten Kennedy who is much fitter but never completely drops me, while we run together.

A few times this Challenge the good advice from Marty Roberts has come back to me to "persevere".

As I've done all the way through - slow and steady wins the race and I was plenty slow today - averaging 6.5 min/km!

It's been great to have some time to reflect on the life of Sam, and the brief time I spent with him after I moved to SA in late 2003. 

He was a very brave lad and so are his family. 

It's funny what comes back to you when jogging along country lanes. 

I remember having a dream after Sam passed away - all his friends and family were walking around on a beach and Sam was up in the air looking down at them, a kite that had got away, flying on the wind, looking down on all his loved ones.

Tomorrow is the last day and I've got 3km to finish off - should be a doddle.

Thinking of Sam and all the other kids like him at this time.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Challenge - your contributions are not in vain.

Hahndorf-Mylor “classic” 7km

Saturday 25th Sep
Great little track through the back from Hahndorf to Mylor - 4wd only - creek crossing - then up and out. 

Run down into Mylor was gentle down slope - easy on my aging legs.

Met Jane and kids for coffee at Harvest.

Called for donations today on LinkedIn - with this message. Thanks to all the kind donors.

Wednesday 22nd Sep
Losing a child to a terminal illness is probably something that you, like me, would prefer not to think about.

But for many families in South Australia each year, it is the grim reality.

I've had the privilege to know a family who had to come to terms with such a terrible circumstance.

Martin and Michelle Roberts lost their son, Sam, 15 years ago, to a rare genetic disease that none of us had ever heard of. Their other children, Lucy and Charlie, have also been inspirational in their love for Sam.

Ever since Sam passed away, the family and their friends have been raising funds for other families who find themselves in the same situation - numbering about 50 each year in South Australia.

Sam is now in a better place, but he will never be forgotten by those who knew him, and many others besides.

Please sponsor the Sam Roberts Family Fund, raising funds for the Paediatric Palliative Care Unit of the Women's and Children's Hospital.

My personal challenge is to run 51km in the next three weeks. This will be a stretch for me: I would normally run about half of that!

So think of what you might normally donate to a great cause - and double it :-)

Thank you for your support.

Struggled on Brown Hill loop

Monday 6th Sep
Went out Saturday morning to do a 10km loop on Brown Hill with super-fit brother-in-law Peter.

Struggled on way back with my intermittent heart rate jump thing, but eventually settled down and had a great run in at the end. Some beautiful views from above Waite college.

Peter’s Strava had it down as a “walk” haha…

Good for my overall fitness improvement - not a great time.

The brotherhood!

Tuesday 31st Aug
Great to receive donations from both brothers this week - Damien and Brendan.

On behalf of the team - thanks fellas!

Launch

Sunday 29th Aug
Hi all - great to join the team today and fit in a training run in Hahndorf of 5km. 

50km in 21 days, starting Sept 20 is going to be a challenge - I’d normally manage about 30km in that time.

Good luck to everyone on the team!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$104.40

Anonymous

$1

Parishioners Of St Matthews Catholic Church, Adelaide Hills

$16

Parishioners Of St Matthews Catholic Church, Adelaide Hills

$31.32

Pat Byrne

Well done dad!

$31.32

Kieran Kelly

Good luck!

$30

Ric Sachse

$260

Parishioners Of St Matthews Catholic Church, Adelaide Hills

$31.32

Leonie Holmes

Happy to support such a great cause. Love Leonie

$200

Fasta Pasta And Pasta Deli Matched Donation

$200

Brendan/gail Roberts

Great cause Jem good on you ♥️

$20

Cameron Coventry

$20.88

Alex

$31.32

Anna Bond

$57.42

Ben Hogan

$57.42

Kristine G.

Run Jeremy run. Thank you for bringing attention to this as I cant imagine anything worse than the grief of losing a child.

$57.42

Tim Standing

With you every one of the 51 kms mate

$31.32

Bel Irvine

Great cause - nice one Jeremy! :)

$31.32

Jan Bijlsma

Keep running Jeremy !

$104.40

Pamela Broadbridge

Good Luck and Well Done

$57.42

Don

$55

Anne Trengove

$30

Joe Vince

Great cause!

$31.32

Megan Andrews

Go Jeremy!

$50

Peter & Margaret

Thanks for taking the Challenge - keep up the good work! Xx

$31.32

Brendan Roberts Jr

Here you go bro!

$1.04

Damien Roberts

$31.32

Jeremy Roberts

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Our Team

Martin Roberts (C)

Raised so far:

$5,918.04

Edie

Raised so far:

$1,125.86

Lucy Roberts

Raised so far:

$844.17

Harry Oates

Raised so far:

$30.00

Charlie Roberts

Raised so far:

$2,040.56

Jim Keatch

Raised so far:

$1,312.58

Sam Bush

Raised so far:

$646.90

Michelle Roberts

Raised so far:

$2,775.24

Jaimie Holland

Raised so far:

$1,566.14

Shane Claridge

Raised so far:

$483.80

Gemma Stewart

Raised so far:

$2,085.98

Brenton Oates

Airlie Walters

Raised so far:

$323.36

Minnie Gobolos

Raised so far:

$1,045.02

Frankie Roberts

Raised so far:

$1,150.08

peter Roberts

Raised so far:

$3,151.78

Jed Hennessy

Raised so far:

$891.30

Russell Ward

Raised so far:

$636.54

Daisy Allen

Raised so far:

$1,254.58

Rosemary Luke

Raised so far:

$883.42

Smantha Slee

Raised so far:

$289.90

Peter Noel

Raised so far:

$3,997.52

Sara Fleming

Raised so far:

$2,112.16

Judith Ward

Raised so far:

$505.22

Jen ‘Wren’ Thomas

Raised so far:

$1,425.42

Liv Nilsen

Raised so far:

$891.84

Charlie Slee

Raised so far:

$294.41

Christine Heath

Raised so far:

$1,422.02

Andrew Walsh

Raised so far:

$57.42

Sam Porter

Raised so far:

$1,551.76

Marcus Trimboli

Raised so far:

$2,494.42

Jamie Mason

Raised so far:

$57.42

Teresa Parnis

Raised so far:

$1,180.34

Tracy Waller

Raised so far:

$572.88

Caroline Ward

Raised so far:

$1,002.44

Michael and Julia Warley

Raised so far:

$1,104.29

Roxanne Price

Raised so far:

$1,803.66

Dominic Roberts

Raised so far:

$1,073.12

James Blackburn

Raised so far:

$130.50

Cheryl Minniss

Raised so far:

$1,624.50

Simon Miller

Raised so far:

$1,416.76

Therese PEDLER

Raised so far:

$418.18

Kirsteen Calder

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$807.94

Russell Heyzer

Raised so far:

$1,194.80

Mark & Ruth

Raised so far:

$969.04

Simon Briggs

Raised so far:

$577.00

Timothy Bass

Raised so far:

$1,191.87

Amber Wallace

Raised so far:

$619.09

Adele Czechowicz

Raised so far:

$166.98

Tom Daw

Raised so far:

$535.96

Laura Magliaro

Raised so far:

$725.02

Annie Daw

Raised so far:

$600.85

Rohan Dennis

Raised so far:

$3,615.72

Izzy Czechowicz

Raised so far:

$868.20

Jack Holland

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$257.87

Ally Ladas

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$1,655.70

Alice Winter

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$849.92

Monica Kleinrahm

Raised so far:

$516.32

Amy Marin

Raised so far:

$198.36

Courtney Rossi

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$271.44

Matt Ward

Raised so far:

$1,568.20

Eleanor Meegan

Raised so far:

$266.98

Steve Button

Raised so far:

$219.24

Vonny Armstrong

Raised so far:

$520.34

Melissa Dennis

Raised so far:

$443.70

Steph Slade

Raised so far:

$431.60

Jenny Briggs

Raised so far:

$1,501.18

Renee Chatterton

Raised so far:

$822.35

Andrew Stace

Raised so far:

$625.14

Michael Swaffer

Raised so far:

$67.42

Hudson Haynes

Raised so far:

$538.26

Amber Thomassen

Raised so far:

$288.48

Chloe Holland

Raised so far:

$360.56

Grant Schubert

Raised so far:

$7,227.04

Gay Holland

Raised so far:

$375.84

Nathanael Swan

Raised so far:

$219.24

Kerrie King

Raised so far:

$250.28

Tim White

Raised so far:

$250.56

Marco Barsotti

Raised so far:

$515.00

Margaret & Peter Roberts

Raised so far:

$1,327.78

Alex Bojko

Raised so far:

$1,600.00

Christine Thomas

Raised so far:

$1,272.22

Jeremy Roberts

Raised so far:

$1,604.28

Lou Quinn

Raised so far:

$892.00

Catherine O'Halloran

Raised so far:

$1,041.84

ella muecke

Raised so far:

$306.22

Archie Allen

Raised so far:

$6.04

Joe Mariano

Raised so far:

$4,354.88

Tony Gunn

Raised so far:

$516.28

Ryan Byrne

Raised so far:

$1,196.42

Tammy Shepperd

Raised so far:

$931.18

krishna purohith

Raised so far:

$173.30

Damon Leng

Raised so far:

$31.32

Lydia Williams

Raised so far:

$393.14

DELAINIE ODONOHOE

Raised so far:

$289.40

Pauline Baker

Raised so far:

$219.24

Maddison Murray

Raised so far:

$623.92

Elliott (Alex)

Raised so far:

$299.24

Susan Ward

Raised so far:

$661.74

Michelle Fairbrother

Raised so far:

$93.52

David de Lacy

Raised so far:

$81.32

Alison Munday

Raised so far:

$899.14

Hugo WALLACE

Raised so far:

$1,336.98

Nick Cheary

Raised so far:

$993.06

Tom Cleghorn

Raised so far:

$1,010.59

Ben Macphail

Raised so far:

$512.55

Julian Trudinger

Raised so far:

$174.84

Finn Walsh

Raised so far:

$1,857.37

Lucy Sharman

Raised so far:

$349.74

Adele Parkin

Raised so far:

$233.86

Amanda Chappell

Raised so far:

$1,611.54