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Kevin Tiller
an ordinary bloke doing the best he can!
an ordinary bloke doing the best he can!
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Sonargoan School, Dhaka
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Hey I have started an instagram account at instagram.com/kevintiller if you use that. Instagram is waaay cool if you take photos on your phone.

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I had a comment on a recent facebook post from my mate Brian Colwell, a massive ultrarunner back 20yrs ago.

He said “I’m guessing you’ve been doing some fairly heavy duty training recently?!” (facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/kevintiller/posts/10151529243204515?comment_id=28037373&offset=0&total_comments=6) and I have been doing a lot more training, but most people who know me, would realise that’s from quite a low base. I am doing less than 100km a week. Whether you consider that a lot or now depends on where you are looking at it from.

However most long distance runners would not consider it a lot. But I do have a good background in running (link here: http://kevintiller.com/sport/running/) ….

I am hoping that the flat route of the Bangla-Dash will help me. In fact it is INCREDIBLY FLAT.

For the 287km route, it starts at 10m above sea level, the max it gets to is 23m above sealevel and the total climb is 290m over the whole route ie 1m climb for every km run!

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Bangla-Dash 2013

In March 2012, Australians Marc & Chris, teaching in Bangladesh for the past few years, did a sponsored run from Kolkata India to Dhaka Bangladesh, approx 290km, and taking 4 days. They raised $20,000 which is enough to build 2 schools in a village outside Dhaka. In April 2013, I will run the same route with the idea of raising some additional funds for the schools. They called it the Bangla-Dash.

Bangladesh is a country that has plenty of bad news and it often suffers from the most amazing accidents & calamities, so there is some trepidation with this run. I am a family man with a wife, 3 kids and a big mortgage, so my aim is definitely to come back in one piece – as my blog tagline says “I’m just an ordinary bloke doing my best”.

However my next goal is to take some funds to donate to the Bangla-Dash project. That is why I am seeking some help from my friends, colleagues and other people reading this. I can guarantee that I am covering my own costs and every cent I raise will be donated. 

I will definitely be blogging to my website ( http://kevintiller.com/ ) along the way, so please keep checking my progress.

More info on my run:
http://kevintiller.com/bangla-dash2013/

More info about the current status of the project in Bangladesh:
http://www.bangladashblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/and-on-209th-day-there-was-light.html

Make a donation here:
http://kevintiller.com/bangla-dash2013/donations-for-bangla-dash-2013/

cool quote: 
There are defining moments in every person’s life when he or she must decide either to be sensible and do the reasonable thing or to embark on a perilous journey through a fog of uncertainties and attractive unknowns that cannot possibly be estimated for their risk potential. faced with such a choice, we make our best guess and then either turn back or press forward. those who go forward and make it through the fog-shrouded unknown to the far shore often partake of great adventures .. Gordy Ainsleigh

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Bangla-Dash2012
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watching a cool vid! getting me in the mood for woodford-glenbrook at night - http://www.coolrunning.com.au/forums/index.php?showtopic=35476
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