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Kim Allan breaks World Record

Monday, 23 December 2013, 10:58 am | NZ Spinal Trust

Kim Allan and around thirty friends and supporters crossed the 500km mark at 8.12 last night, the end of her heroic run to beat the women’s world record for distance without sleep. She completed 332 laps of the Sri Chimnoy Peace Mile in Auckland in ... More >>

Ring a bell for Kim's victory

Sunday, 22 December 2013, 10:50 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SPINAL TRUST For immediate use Sunday, December 22, 12.30pm For ‘Sleepless in Auckland’ world ultra-distance record attempt Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd December Ring a bell for Kim's victory The New Zealand Spinal ... More >>

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

Saturday, 21 December 2013, 11:31 am | NZ Spinal Trust

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 ... More >>

Heat is a challenge in the first 24hours of record attempt

Friday, 20 December 2013, 3:11 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

Members of Kim Allan’s support crew said yesterday’s weather created a special challenge during the world record attempt. Kim’s bid to beat the women’s record for distance without sleep began at 6am on Thursday morning and 12 hours later she’d ... More >>

World Record attempt under way in Auckland Domain

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 12:56 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

World Record attempt under way in Auckland Domain A welcome cool temperature and overcast sky greeted Kim Allan as she started her World Record attempt run at 6am sharp in Auckland Domain this morning. The 47 year-old mother of four from Tuakau ... More >>

Kim Allan hopes national support aids World Record attempt

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 2:47 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

Kim Allan says she is looking forward to the company of support runners at the start of her estimated 85 hour run in Auckland Domain starting at 6 am tomorrow(Thursday, December 19). More >>

Kim Allan “ready as I can be” for 500km world record attempt

Monday, 16 December 2013, 3:59 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

On Thursday 19th December most Aucklanders will have “six more sleeps” until Christmas. But not Kim Allan. Between Thursday and Sunday Kim will have no sleep at all and, if all her hard work and training pay off, she’ll run 500 kilometres ... More >>

Ultra-Distance World Record attempt in Auckland

Friday, 4 October 2013, 6:42 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

New Zealand ultra -distance runner, Kim Allan, will attempt a women's World Record-breaking run this December. More >>

Paralympian cyclist to take on Canterbury challenge

Tuesday, 27 November 2012, 4:58 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

2012 has been a big year for cyclist Sue Reid. In September she debuted at the London paralympics and narrowly missed a place on the winners’ podium when she achieved fourth place in her time trial. Just two days later, she crossed the finish line ... More >>

Auckland Mum to Attempt Ultra 500km Run/Walk with Zero Sleep

Thursday, 15 November 2012, 9:12 am | NZ Spinal Trust

Blue Light 500kms/0hrs Sleep for New Zealand Spinal Trust and CatWalk Auckland Mum to Attempt Ultra 500km Run/Walk with Zero Sleep More >>

A slice of New Zealand history goes to auction

Monday, 6 August 2012, 1:34 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

Media Release 2 August 2012 For Immediate Release ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬A slice of New Zealand history goes to auction The ‘Back on Track’ QEII Charity Auction, supported by Lifemark, brings four iconic and exclusive memorabilia items ... More >>

Race Goers Help Kiwis get Back on Track

Friday, 6 July 2012, 3:28 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

Hello ADVANCE NOTICE OF EVENT – TICKETS AND RACE SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE For immediate use Sponsored Race Day at Pukekohe Park Race Course, supporting the New Zealand Spinal Trust on Saturday 11th August 2012 Race Goers Help Kiwis get Back on Track Counties ... More >>

Christchurch leads the world with new book on Brain Injury

Wednesday, 24 November 2010, 3:39 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

The brain injury handbook “Head Space” is a unique manual specifically designed to be used by people with brain injuries or strokes themselves. Considerable care has been taken regarding the graphics, font, content, level of detail and overall ... More >>

NZ Spinal Trust Aids Samoan Rugby Player

Tuesday, 6 July 2010, 1:52 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

At the beginning of 2010, Ben Lei’a (22) was selected for the emerging Manu Samoa youth rugby squad then in January he suffered a horrific neck fracture during a training run for a forthcoming tour of New Zealand, which has left him a life-long tetraplegic. More >>

Wheelchair ban provokes angry response

Thursday, 3 June 2010, 5:38 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

The NZ Spinal Trust has reacted angrily to the organiser of the SBS Christchurch Marathon’s decision to turn away wheelchair participants this year, despite negotiations over the last several weeks. More >>

Spinal Trust fitness and fundraising challenge

Monday, 15 February 2010, 12:35 pm | NZ Spinal Trust

A 6km fun run, walk, or push, called Push 2 Pier is open for registrations for both wheelchair and able-bodied participants, to raise awareness of spinal cord injury and fundraise for the work done by the NZ Spinal Trust. More >>

Spinal community mourns death of Neroli Fairhall

Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 10:11 am | NZ Spinal Trust

The death of Neroli Fairhall last Sunday has been mourned today by the wider Spinal Cord Injured community. Her achievements as an elite sportswoman helped the New Zealand public understand that people who happened to have physical disabilities could compete ... More >>

 

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