Kai, Kai & Kai Again

Last Sunday Kai successfully completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon, the third in the series of challenges she set herself to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The previous two events were the London Bikeathon and the British 10K London Run. She raised £755 and her JustGiving page is still open if you feel inclined to add to her total. Many thanks to everyone who contributed and sent messages of support. Maybe next time she’ll try the Kaiathlon.

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Kai’s Next Challenge

On Sunday Kai is running the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon through Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and Green Park. This will be the culmination of her running & cycling events to raise money for charity. Here she is being congratulated and comparing medals after the London Bikeathon at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Please see her page at JustGiving.

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Messing About On The River (1)

This is Kai on the Thames below Tower Bridge, sailing up river, back to where she started at Pimlico Pier and Westminster Boating Base.

Sunday mornings, blue sky, gentle breeze, tacking and gybing backwards and forwards, avoiding tourist boats, fighting the tide, trying not to be dunked by the better sailors. Usually the kids playing pirates are fearless and just love any opportunity to capsize. Occasionally being allowed down river as we were last month, memorably to sail under Tower Bridge and the Olympic Rings.

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A Sailor’s Hornpipe

Here’s Kai running the Plymouth Hoe 10 last year. A ten mile run around Plymouth Hoe, the highlight being this jaunty jig as she came by where her niece Molly was waiting to cheer her on. Kai will be running the British 10K London Run on Sunday 8th July and she’s promised a little hornpipe as she crosses the finishing line. See her page on the JustGiving website here.

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Rowley Raffle

Christopher Corr has very kindly donated this portrait of Jolly Jack Tar to Kai at The Rowley Gallery, to be raffled in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Kai spends a lot of time sailing on the Thames at the Westminster Boating Base, which is why she has chosen to support the RNLI. Raffle tickets are £1 each, available from The Rowley Gallery, and the winning ticket will be drawn on Friday 14th September.

Kai is also spending the summer of 2012 running and cycling across London in three major charity fundraising events. Please support her craziness by looking at her JustGiving page here.

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