Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Samoa Perimeter Relay
Hash team running the extra mile
This weekend the Samoa Perimeter Relay will be held once again. Many teams have entered for this gruelling race that takes place from Sinalei all the way along the coast and around to Apia, past Poutasi, Lalomamu, Saleaaumua and Laulii. Many will be participating in memory of the 2009 Tsunami victims, but one team is going the extra mile - literally.
The Apia Hash House Harriers are fielding a team that will run a total of 143km, in honour of each life lost in the Tsunami. One part of the team will cover the distance from Levasa to Sinalei, with the main part of the team continuing on from Sinalei with the other teams in the relay. Speaking for Hash Team Tsunami,Godfather said that it was the wish of the club to make an extra effort in remembrance of all those who perished and to fund-raise for Faataua le ola (FLO). He will complete the last leg of the extra section, and hand over the baton to the rest of the team at Sinalei.
The Apia Hash House Harriers meet every Monday, rain or shine. The runs are varied and interesting, catering to all sorts of fitness levels in the club, ranging from walkers to serious runners, and is well known for its boisterous camaraderie.
Run sites are announced each week on www.apiahash.blogspot.com and all are welcome to join the club, which will complete its 1532nd run this week.
So if you see Team Hash Tsunami on Saturday, please encourage them with a hearty “On On”.