suitably chased out...

Niall2 Posted by Niall Manogue on Tue, 03 Oct 2006 | 2 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

Well, were chased out and all very much alive. The Kiwoko chase happened last Saturday and was a great success. The vision behind it was twofold firstly to have a fun day for the hospital. We had the 16 km race in the morning and then had games and a roasted cow afterwards. Staff and students had a great time we will be talking about this for weeks to come. The other purpose was to fundraise some money to meet hospital running costs (pun very much intended there Im afraid). So if you would like to contribute something, email me and let me know.

Dr. Helen, a UK Paediatrician who spent 3 months here earlier in the year, wins the prize for most committed fundraiser not only did she raise a huge amount of money, but she flew out for a long weekend to run the race and catch up with people again.

The race was won by Lasto, one of our theatre assistants. He managed to run the 10 miles in 57 minutes!!! Pretty impressive. Ken and myself didnt quite manage that, but we were close(ish). I got inside my 100 minutes target, with a time of 1 hour and 38 mins and Ken did it in. Well actually Ill let Ken tell you hes very proud. Check his blog for his time! The run was not as painful as I had anticipated, in fact at points it was almost enjoyable. There were crowds of people along the route, who either looked perplexed at why anyone would want to run all that way, or else were cheering us along. The next plan is to do the 10km run that is part of the Kampala Marathon next month.. so the training continues.. thankfully, though, Ken has come to his senses and realised that a run after work at 5.30 pm is much more pleasant that 6.30 am.. I was very decent and helped him come to that decision

Thanks for all the mails and messages of support!


janet manogue said Fri, 06 Oct 2006 10:55PM
Hi Honey, me again. Well Done, i can't even walk that far anymore, let alone run it! anyway, Keith and Mikey played squash again and Mikey won 3 games this time. He's improving. keith looked like a lobster when he came in. i had to give him a massage, his shoulders were aching so much! silly old s... My dissertation is started, (working title... The Changing Role and Purpose of war art/artists in Britain) I have to have 250 words in by tuesday 5pm and a whole load of other stuff too. studio practice is going well too, I'm painting postcard sized test pieces at the moment, and doing sketchbook stuff. I'm much happier now than I was last year, painting stuff i like. Your Dad, Mikey, Helen and Keith are off roading on Sunday. Good Luck to them, i'm making tea! Will write again . God Bless, sleep well, Aunty Janet. xx
John Calvert said Sun, 15 Oct 2006 06:57PM
Hiya Niall, What about ye big lad?? Well done for running the chase, not that easy in the heat I'm sure, but i'm sure the crack was good, especially the Bar-b-que afterwards. Just to let you know that we still pray for you and will do at our prayer meeting on Tues 17th Oct. Take care of yourself. John Calvert