Title

Painathlon challenges Notre Dame Student

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 7-19-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Medical student, Jonathan Hague, from The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle is no stranger to pain - he has already attempted to break the world record for the most stairs climbed in 24 hours!

This year the self confessed fitness fanatic and National Volleyball player will go even further by inviting other ‘pain freaks’ to join him in a Painathlon, an event which will see competitors run and cycle 10 different challenges between sunrise and sunset on Saturday, August 4th.

The day will include 116km of cycling, 12km of hill runs, 12km of hill descents and 20 km of flat running.

“After last year’s effort with the stair climbing at Jacob’s Ladder in Kings Park, I had to come up with another crazy event. It hit me that I knew all these great fitness runs around Perth and if I could figure a way to tie them together I would have my event,” said Jonathan.

Things kick off at City Beach with a series of runs on the groyne, then onto Reabold Hill, Kings Park’s Cardiac Hill, Mount Pain (Mount Street Perth), a bridges run, then onto Brigadoon, two venues in Kalamunda, back for a Canning –Mt Henry bridge run and finishing off with 10 laps of Jacob’s Ladder – all connected by cycling.

The event will raise money for Variety WA, which supports sick, disadvantaged and special needs children.

“I hope to raise $10, 000 through the event by people and companies sponsoring the participating athletes. If I find 50 people willing to raise money and try to complete this event that would be fantastic. However, I’m not sure if there are that many people crazy enough to try it,” said Jonathan.