While we’re in the off-season, our Bombers are keeping themselves busy and taking on new challenges. Some of our North Shore family are testing their endurance to raise funds for charity.

Adam Reddie, Teddy Strudwick, Cam Holmes, Sammy Carruthers & Toddy Alexander 

Five long-term Bombers will be taking part in a golf marathon on 14th December to raise money for the Cancer Council.

At current rates, it is expected half of all Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, with 2/3 Australians being diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. The Hacky Chaps (Adam ‘Bozza’ Reddie, Teddy ‘Dogga’ Strudwick, Cam ‘Holmesy’ Holmes, Sammy ‘Carrut’ Carruthers & Toddy ‘Tezza’ Alexander) want to help change that and are looking for North Shore’s help!

On the 14th of December, as part of team ‘Hacky Chaps’, we will be challenging ourselves to ‘The Longest Day’ >>> 72 holes of golf from dawn till dusk in order to raise money for the Cancer Council. 72 holes or:

·        4 x rounds of 18

·        1 x marathon (~42+ km’s)/15 hours of golf

·        ~400-450 shots

·        25 lost balls…at least

·        15-20 x 3 putts/shanks

·        5-10 decent shots…maybe

What’s clear is this has nothing to do with our ability, or lack thereof, and all to do with raising money to support the move towards a cancer free future.

 Every dollar raised will help fund life-changing cancer research, provide vital support for people affected by cancer, and develop prevention programs that will help us move towards a cancer free future!

No donation is too small as every dollar helps, from sponsoring 1 hole for $1 or all 72 holes!

Donate @ https://www.longestday.org.au/fundraisers/TheHackyChaps

Lachlan Clancy Longest Run.

Lachlan Clancy is retired from playing now, but still maintains his fitness. He’s planning a triple marathon run to raise funds for Movember. As an added bonus, our new Senior coach Lloyd Perris will join the run for a few hours. Lloyd himself is aiming to run 400kms in the month of November. 

A few months ago a conversation became ‘The Long Run’

On the 28th of November (the last Saturday of Movember) my mate Dan Price and I will be running a 126.6km ultra marathon (yes in one run and yes that is 3 marathons) to raise funds and awareness for Movember’s important causes; mental health and suicide prevention, testicular cancer and prostate cancer. Dan took me to my first marathon distance this time last year, while he went on to smash a monster 60km’s for the 60 men we lose to suicide every hour across the globe. We had plans to compete as a team in an adventure race earlier in the year that fell to the mercy of Covid, hence a new challenge was born and I couldn’t wait to take it on with someone like Dan.

Starting in Bondi Beach at 4am we will run all the way to Palm Beach, and back again. How fast we go isn’t important; this is definitely a marathon (x3) not a sprint! But we are aiming to finish by 6pm back at Bondi Beach, all things going to plan.

The Long Run is not really about running, it’s about community, connection and conversation. The glue that binds us together, keeps us safe and saves lives. The Long Run is an inclusive team which ANYONE is welcome to join. On the day we would LOVE your support running alongside us for whatever distance you choose, 1km to the entire distance. We want to encourage people to get active during November for their mental and physical health. So set a goal, get up, lace up and get moving. 

We have a target to raise $30,000 for Movember this year and appreciate any donations you may be able to afford.

Donation link: https://au.movember.com/donate/details?memberId=14260057

Lachlan Clancy

It’s a great opportunity to dig deep and support some Bomber legends as they challenge themselves and raise money for important causes.