January 20, 2019
Glenn Holland

#fightingptsdvicpol campaign will again be flying the flag at the 2019 Angela Taylor Memorial run-walk event

The #fightingptsdvicpol campaign is always proud to support the Blue Ribbon foundation and again this year it is my pleasure to help spread the word that the Angela Taylor Memorial run/walk registrations are now open.
This year I have registered a team Fightingptsdvicpol for all to sign up and be part of this great event. Last year the Blue Ribbon foundation had over 750 entrants and this year I would personally love to see that target reach 1000 entrants.

The event will be held on Sunday 28 April at Albert Park Lake.
This event is to honour Constable Taylor and it provides the opportunity for the community to give thanks to our police and emergency service teams.
We welcome all runners and walkers, there is a category for all fitness levels in either the 5km walk, 5km run or 10km run. Why not get together a group of friends, family or work colleagues and register as a team.
Police & Emergency Service teams for the 5km & 10km run can compete for the Angela Taylor Memorial Shield. Last year the Memorial Shields were won by Victoria Police team ORU in the 5Km and SES won the 10km event.
Blue ribbon would like to thank the team at Bank Vic for coming on board as our Principal Partner for this event.
https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=33319

Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk 2019
Organiser -Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation
Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019
Location: Palms Lawn – Albert Park 8.30am
In memory of Constable Angela Taylor.
At 1.00pm on Thursday the 27 March 1986, a car bomb exploded outside the police complex in Russell Street Melbourne. As a result, young Constable Angela Rose Taylor took the full force of the explosion and later died in hospital. Angela Rose Taylor is, and will remain a symbol of all that is good in the police. Angela was committed to helping others in the community, our police and emergency services continue to demonstrate those values.
Event Details
The Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk was started in 1989. This is community event that welcomes individual runners or walkers, juniors, nippers, veterans and seniors. There’s a category to match all levels of fitness.
Marilyn and Arthur Taylor will start the run/walk and present Commemorative Shields and Medals for winners in all categories and age groups :

Categories:
5km Run – 10km Run – 5km Walk (team and individual entries)
Police & Emergency Service teams (5km & 10km) – The team with the best aggregate time in the 5km and the 10km Run will retain the Angela Taylor Memorial Shield for 12 months.

Age Groups:
Nipper – Under 12, Junior (13-18yrs), Adult (19-38yrs), Veteran (39-54yrs), Senior (55 & over)
All participants will be electronically timed and medals presented to winners in each category.
Adults: $30 ($35 on the day) Under 18: $15 ($20 on the day)

Catering and refreshments included in entry fees.

Your participation will assist the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation to continue its valuable work.

The proceeds for this years event will assist us in funding a Critical Circulatory Support Service at Eastern Health’s Box Hill Hospital in honour of Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. This new service will be led by Eastern Health’s Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit teams. The funding will deliver equipment and establish a training centre to enable Eastern Health to provide artificial heart-lung support.

This is the first hospital project we have dedicated to all 164 Police Officers that have died in the line of duty and it is the largest community project we have funded.

This couldn’t be achieved without your support.

To register for this event please click on the above link

www.protectingtheprotectors.com

 

 

 

January 14, 2019
Glenn Holland

#fightingptsdvicpol campaign to fly the flag at the 2019 Victoria Police and Emergency Services games

For the past 2 years I have been raising awareness for PTSD and mental health issues for our vicpol members with the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign so this year I will be doing the same at the Victoria Police and Emergency Services games.

If you would like to know more about the games please click on the attach link to find out more

http://www.emergencyservicesgames.org.au/

With many events available for all members, I have entered the Duathlon event

This event will consist of a 5km run, a 20km ride and a 3 km run.

VENUE, DATE AND TIME

It will be conducted along the Esplanade in Altona (Melway 54 H11) on Friday 29 March 2019. The initial briefing will be at or near the Altona Lifesaving Club on the Esplanade between 0930 hours and 1000 hours. Race Start 1005 hours.

 

January 11, 2019
Glenn Holland

#fightingptsdvicpol flying the flag at the 2019 Run Melbourne event

The #fightingptsdvicpol campaign is proud to announce that this year, I will have a team entering the run Melbourne event on Sunday the 28th of July.

Our supporters will be in force wearing our campaign clothing to help raise awareness for PTSD and mental health issues for our vicpol members.

Some of us have experienced Melbourne at its worst so lets change it up and
EXPERIENCE MELBOURNE AT ITS BEST

The 12th year of Run Melbourne will once again fill the streets with more than 20,000 people running past some of Melbourne’s famous landmarks – Flinders Street Station, MCG, the Shrine and the Yarra River.

In 2019, we will deliver the best running event in Melbourne with specially designed courses, a unique perspective of the city and the chance to discover one of the most liveable cities in the world on foot.

Let’s Run Melbourne together in July.

Races distances are 5km, 10km or 21.1km

For anyone that needs assistance please do not hesitate to utilise the support numbers on our website www.protectingtheprotectors.com

The registration link for run melbourne is attached here for your to sign up.

https://events.solemotive.com/run-melbourne-2019-about/

To date the campaign has raised over $36,202.87

To donate please click on the link.
https://give.everydayhero.com/au/fighting-ptsd-vicpol

These donations are being held in the Blue ribbon mental health fund and will assist to the Blue ribbon foundation to continue its valuable work with proceeds to support the WHY (We Hear You) program for mental health services and initiatives for those who are or have served

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January 8, 2019
Glenn Holland

#fightingptsdvicpol campaign flying the flag for the run for the kids

This year the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign will have a team participate in the 2019 run for the kids event to help spread awareness for PTSD and Mental health issues for our Vicpol members

The event held on Sunday the 7th of April 2019 which consist of two distances –

Long Course 12.9 km or Short Course 5.6 km

Registration opens on the 14th of January and the link is here
http://www.runforthekids.com.au/

I would love to see as many supporters of our campaign join our team and participate.

 

October 4, 2018
Glenn Holland

#fighting ptsd vicpol campaign flying the flag at the Wings for Life World Run

Registrations are open again

Who would have thought –
A copper, a donut, a chase car and a run.

It just sounds like a normal day at the office for me at times.

SUNDAY THE 5th of MAY 2019, I again will be participating in the Red Bull Wings for life running event. One of my favorite events where you run against over 100,000 competitors around the world in the same race at the same time

This is another event I am using the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign to help spread awareness for #ptsd and #vicpol members.

This running race is a brilliant concept where your race finishes when the car catches you after giving you a head start of 30 minutes. Race begins at 9.00pm

For once its not me in the car chasing crooks. Its the car chasing us.

Link is here for those that want to follow me.
https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/au/en/melbourne/

www.protectingtheprotectors.com

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October 4, 2018
Glenn Holland

#fighting ptsd vicpol campaign flying the flag again at the Melbourne Marathon

Well its game on with the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign participating in the Melbourne Marathon event on Sunday the 14th of October.

We have several members proudly wearing our campaign clothing to help spread awareness for PTSD and mental health issues for our vicpol members whilst running, jogging or walking in the race.

Good luck to Pat, Amanda, Trinette, Steph and myself who will be trying our best with the 21.1km half marathon race.

Again this year our official ambassador and good friend Alexis Daish – crime reporter for Channel 9 news has been raising awareness and donations for our campaign. Alexis will again be running the 21.1km race.
To date Alexis has raised over $12,381 towards her $15,000 target.

Here is alexis link to donate.

https://give.everydayhero.com/au/alexis-9

A big thank you to my brother Craig Holland who this year for the first time will be running 42.2 kms the full Melbourne Marathon. My brother knows the incidents that I have personally attended and understands the ups and downs we as Police members go through.

Craig will also be running the event in the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign top and has also began raising donations along the way. His goal is to raise $5,000 and in just over a week he has already raised $1501.00

Here is Craigs link to donate

https://melbournemarathon2018.everydayhero.com/au/fightingptsdvicpol-melbourne-marathon-run

To date I have raised over $33,657.76 towards my campaign which is being held in the Blue ribbon mental health fund and will assist to the Blue ribbon foundation to continue its valuable work with proceeds to support the WHY (We Hear You) program for mental health services and initiatives for those who are or have served

Thank you to my family, friends and everyone else who has personally supported my campaign.

www.protectingtheprotectors.com

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June 22, 2018
Glenn Holland

Triathlon Victoria Duathlon Series supporting #fightingptsdvicpol campaign

I know many people say they would love to do a triathlon but the swim leg is what puts them off participating.

Well lets change that and replace the swim leg with a run.

Victoria Duathlon series is around the corner.

Thats a run,bike,run event – no swim

When I started the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign back in October 2016, I was participating in triathlons races in Victoria and Queensland to help raise awareness for #ptsd and mental health issues for our #vicpol members.

I have always been an advocate for the sport and in my first season in 2015.

I was the inaugural winner of Triathlon Victoria most inspiring performance award. Couch to Ironman in 12 months. I love the sport and am proud to advertise that Triathlon Victoria have again come out to support the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign

A message from Grant Cosgriff – Executive Director of Triathlon Victoria.

Congrats on your fundraising work and yes I do remember you from the 2015 TV Awards … indeed the first winner of the most inspiring performance award (couch to IM if I remember correctly)

We’d love to support you and offer the following

We’ll donate your entry fee back to the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign (series or individual races) and donate $10 (series entry) and $5 (single race entry) for any persons that select “Glenn Holland #fightingptsdvicpol” at entry

The $10 series donation is uncapped, the $5 single race entry capped at $100 (Note this is for sprint entries, dash entries will be at half this rate)

Keep up the great work, good luck with the fundraising and hopefully we can get a big crew from MPTC racing over the Duathlon Series

Cheers Grant

To find out more about the series and to sign up please visit the webpage www.protectingtheprotectors.com and go to the event tabs.

click here for further information and entry

Don’t forget to select “Glenn Holland #fightingptsdvicpol” at the section of how did you here about the event 

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June 22, 2018
Glenn Holland

#fightingptsdvicpol campaign flying the flag this year at the MCG Stadium Stomp

When you attend sporting events at the MCG you will always see our Victoria Police members walking up and down the aisles keeping an eye on the crowd to make sure everyone is safe and doing the right thing.

Last week I advertised the MCG stadium stomp on our #fightingptsdvicpol Instagram and facebook pages to find out who was going to be out there flying the flag to help raise awareness for PTSD and mental health issues with our Victoria Police members on Sunday the 22nd of July.

To my delight, I was contacted by Samantha McHugh and Ben King – Event Director from Stadium Stomp HQ who saw the campaign post and this was the message I received.

We’d love to provide you with 2 entries to Stadium Stomp MCG and would be more than happy to include your story in our event media releases leading up to Stadium Stomp to help you raise awareness for your fight against PTSD

So It is with great pleasure that I offer these 2 entry tickets which are worth $80 each and I am happy to accept a donation starting from $60 per ticket. Please message me through the facebook page to secure your ticket.

To find out more about Stomp Stadium MCG or to sign up please visit the webpage www.protectingtheprotectors.com and go to the event tabs.

to Stomp click here

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June 19, 2018
Glenn Holland

#fightingptsdvicpol campaign returning to Ironman Geelong 70.3 Triathlon in February 2019

I have deferred this race to 2020

 

The #fightingptsdvicpol campaign has always been about spreading awareness for #PTSD and #vicpol members and since October 2016 I have been using triathlon and running events to make this happen.

I have advertised that ways we can help reduce stress, anxiety is to take time out and exercise. I know at times it seems difficult to find motivation.

Just to keep myself honest for my own fitness and mental health.
I have paid my entry fee and entered the Geelong 70.3 Half ironman event.

This will be the third time I have raced in Geelong

2015 – Race time – 6hrs 7 min
2017 – Race time – 6hrs 39 mins
2019 – ?

The race consists of a 1.9 km swim, 90 km bike ride and finishes with a 21.1 km run and has a cut off time of 7hrs 30 mins

By all means its not an easy race although the reward when running down the red carpet to the finish line is amazing.

This is Victoria’s oldest IRONMAN 70.3 and is returning to the stunning Geelong foreshore on 17 February 2019. This scenic course offers a unique challenge set along Geelong’s spectacular waterfront and throughout the scenic countryside.
Swim in the clear waters of Corio Bay, pit yourself against the fast, challenging bike course and finish with a scenic run along the waterfront.

Hopefully see many supporters of the campaign either enter the event or come down to support.

Also available are team entries where you can decide who swims, rides and runs.

Click here for Geelong 70.3 entry

June 10, 2018
Glenn Holland

Mornington Running Festival supporting #fightingptsdvicpol campaign

The #fightingptsdvicpol campaign has always been about spreading awareness for #PTSD and #vicpol members.

One of the ways we can help reduce stress, anxiety is to take time out and exercise.

Scott from the Mornington Running Festival has invited our campaign to sign up and enter the 10km run to help promote our campaign. With this offer we will have our own start wave prior to the other 10km runners.

The  Mornington Running Festival will be held on Sunday the 23rd of September 2018.

I would love to have many supporters and runners sign up for this event wearing our campaign clothing.

Also available is a 5km run or a half marathon 21.1 kms distance race.

Click here to register

Remember Clothing sales for the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign are now open.

Eleven quality products available to show your support:

Running Singlet tops $33
Running Tees $38.50
Triathlon Top $55
Cycle Jersey $77
Tri pants $71.50
Cycle knicks $176
Polo Shirt $49.50
Hoodie $71.50
Long sleeve Tee $49.50
All weather Jacket $99.00
Microfiber towel $22 (all prices include GST)

A huge thank you to Shine design who still continue to donate $5 per item sold to the campaign

Your purchase will assist the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation to continue its valuable work with proceeds to support the WHY (We Hear You) program for mental health services and initiatives for those who are or have served.

To date this campaign has raised over $32,223.63 and continues to grow.

To order clothing please goto the webpage www.protectingtheprotectors.com

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