Richard Lomax Runs & Cycles for CANSA
Richard Lomax believes that cancer should not stop one from achieving one’s dreams. He lives out his belief through his active lifestyle, and is passionate about raising awareness of cancer, particularly skin cancer.
Says Richard, “About 8 years ago I got skin cancer and since then I have battled reccuring skin cancer, sometimes mild, but at other times quite severe. I’ve been hospitalised to remove cancer that had spread to my brain. A brain tumour was removed I had two rounds of radiation treatment.
I am so thankful that I was able to recover. The treatment I received saved my life on a number of occasions and allowed me to remain active.
I have friends and family who have cancer and again the treatment has allowed them to recover. I have also lost family to cancer, so it is a condition that has had a profound influence on my life.”
Richard will be doing a combination of cycling and running to raise awareness and funds for CANSA.
He is planning to leave Johannesburg on his cycle tour mid-September and to arrive in Cape Town around the 4th or 5th October 2021, just in time to participate in the Cape Town Cycle Tour. The following weekend he will be participating in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. He also plans to participate in the London Virtual Marathon.
Cycle Tour Route:
Day 1: Cradle of Humankind to Koster – 114Km
Day 2: Koster to Lichtenberg – 94Km
Day 3: Lichtenberg to Delareyville – 114Km
Day 4: Delareyville to Schweizer- Reneke – 61.3Km
Day 5: Schweizer- Reneke to Christiana – 115Km
Day 6: Christiana to Delportshoop – 112Km
Day 7: Delportshoop to Douglas – 98Km
Day 8 and Day 9: Douglas to Prieska – 156Km
Day 10: Prieska to Vosburg – 108Km
Day 11: Vosburg to Carnavon – 107Km
Day 12: Carnavon to Fraserburg – 135Km
Day 13: Fraserburg to Sutherland – 108Km
Day 14, 15, 16: Sutherland to Ceres – 287Km
Day 17: Ceres to Malmesbury – 101Km
Day 18: Malmesbury to Waterfront CT – 81Km
Day 19: Waterfront to Cape Point – 72Km
Cycle Tour Total Km = 1 863Km, plus the Cape Town Cycle Tour, should add up to an incredible 1 953Km for CANSA!
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