Rachel Allan

I'm raising funds for people living with cancer and in memory of family and friends who have been touched by cancer.

Walking Stars is a night-time walking half marathon bringing people together to raise vital funds in support of local people living with cancer.

I would love your support as I take on this personal challenge of completing a half-marathon for a great cause.

My Updates

Why I am walking for Cancer Society

Sunday 11th Oct
My inspiration for my walk is my 86 year old mum - a triple survivor. At the age of 58 she was diagnosed with a normally un-survivable cancer - pancreatic cancer. She had luck on her side. It was caught early and she had a fantastic surgeon who was prepared to do everything he could. She spent a long time in hospital and recovering, but she got there. Roll on approx 15 years and mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. Surgery and treatment followed. Again she never complained, just got on with it. Post treatment she became very ill - complications from the treatment and from her earlier pancreatic surgery.  Then last year she was again diagnosed with breast cancer - different breast, different type!  Again she went under the knife at age 85 and was up and about talking and socialising soon after.
Throughout all this she never complained, just accepted it and got on with life.  Her attitude as always inspired me - if she can survive 3 bouts of cancer I can walk a mere 21 kms.

Long training walk this morning

Sunday 11th Oct
20km walk under my belt this morning. Felt good although feet complaining by the end. Know I can now do 21km.

1st training walk completed!

Friday 25th Sep
Up very  early before work to smash out a 15.22 km walk before work (that .22 is important where every step counts!). Was well under 10mins a km for the first 13km, but the last 2 were tough (uphill to get home) so finished with a split pace of 10.02.
Lovely recovery drink of banana, oat milk, coconut yoghurt, carob powder and raw manuka honey.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$103

Ains And Mike

Such a shit disease. You go girl!! For our Mike too ❤️🌻😘

$51.50

Peter Tegg

Good luck, hope the weather plays ball.

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Anonymous

My bit to help. H

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Lachlan Mckenzie

Good on you!!! Enjoy every step of the journey.

$51.50

Libby

Good on you !!

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Judith Bagley

Hi Rachel. This is in memory of people dear to me who have lost their battle with cancer - my dad John (over 40 years ago), my best running buddy Denis (3 weeks ago) and my cousin Linda's husband Ian (just this week). Thank you for your mahi. Jxx

$51.50

Seedney Knox's

Well done Rach. Excellent cause.

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Marion Ogier

Go hard, go early cuz. Totally awesome.

$36.05

Meghan

Go mum!

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Renee Mckeany

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Simon Tegg

Good luck, all the best.

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Anonymous

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Angela Blackwood