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

#cookingathomeisfun #media #familysupport #talk #running #shinedesign #WHY #blue_ribbon_foundation #ptsdawareness #ptsd #victoriapolice #victoria #melbourne #walk #workplacehealth #campaign #vicpol #exercise #carchase #mrdonut #wingsforlife #worldrun #wflrun #donut #redbull

 

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

#cookingathomeisfun #shinedesign #media #victoriapolice #blue_ribbon_foundation #mentalhealth #TPAV #thinblueline #headtoheadwalk #talk #ruok #welfare #weremember #family #support #beyondblue #why #familysupport #blueribbonday2018 #ptsdawareness #removethestigma #hospitalengagement #nprd2018 #melbournemarathon

 

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 

#cookingathomeisfun #media #familysupport #talk #ptsdawareness #blue_ribbon_foundation #shinedesign #ruok #itsoktotalk #friendship #workplacehealth #mentalhealth #keepsafe #exercise #removestigma #seekhelpifrequired #victoriapolice #victoria #melbourne #triathlonvictoria #duathlon #victoriaduathlonseries #runbikerun #morningtonpeninsulatriathlonclub #MPTC

 

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

#cookingathomeisfun #media #familysupport #talk #ptsdawareness #kingperformance #blue_ribbon_foundation #shinedesign #ruok #itsoktotalk #friendship #workplacehealth #mentalhealth #keepsafe #exercise #stadiumstomp #removestigma #seekhelpifrequired #2xu #victoriapolice #mcg #mcgstomp #stairclimb

 

June 19, 2018
Glenn Holland

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

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

#cookingathomeisfun #media #familysupport #talk #shinedesign #WHY #support #blue_ribbon_foundation #ptsdawareness #runnersofinstagram #victoriapolice #victoria #melbourne #exercise #walk #workplacehealth #clothing #runthepen #ruok #beyondblue

 

 

 

May 13, 2018
Glenn Holland

Portsea Running Festival supporting #Fightingptsdvicpol campaign

The #fightingptsdvicpol campaign is please to announce the Inaugural Portsea Running Festival to be held on Saturday the 10th November 2018

Richard from Perserverance Events is very passionate about #ptsdawareness and #mentalhealth issues for #vicpol members as his father who recently passed away was a Retired Police Officer in England.

Choose between run options 5km, 10km or a half marathon (21.1km) at the beautiful Portsea Running Festival 2018 on Saturday the 10th November 2018. Its an afternoon event which gives you plenty of time to enjoy what the Peninsula has to offer. Spend the day exploring the coastline, tunnels and military history before running a 5km, 10km or half marathon.

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal and head ruff.

Pricing are between $35 – $65

Location: Point Nepean National Park. The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay.

Point Nepean is truly one of Victoria’s beautiful natural landscapes. A special place with so much to see and discover.

Click here to Register

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 10, 2018
ptpadmin

The Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk

SAVE the DATE – Sunday 29 April.2018

Registrations are now open for the Angela Taylor Memorial Walk-Run at Albert Park Lake.

Blue Ribbon will again have the Police & Emergency Service Team Challenge for the Angela Taylor Memorial Shield (5 & 10 km run).

Individual and public Challenges for the 5 km walk or the 5 & 10 km run are suitable for all families of all levels of fitness. Commemorative Medals will be presented for winners in all categories.

This year the Blue Ribbon Foundation will be allocating funds to the Mental Health Fund for Police.

Neil Soullier OAM has personally spoken to Marilyn & Arthur Taylor, seeking their permission, and they are both ‘honoured’ to be a part of such an important task.

The #fightingptsdvicpol campaign would love to see as many supporters, #vicpol members, family and friends come along to this event and support colleagues affected by #ptsd and other mental health issues whilst still remembering the memory of Angela Taylor.

 

You can register for this event online by clicking on the link below:

www.bit.ly/angelataylor2018

 

January 5, 2018
ptpadmin

Two new events for 2018

Victoria Police & Emergency Services Games & The Wings For Life World Run.

Pictured are the images from last year’s event.

February 24, 2017
ptpadmin

Support Reaches Cairns with the 70.3

I used to live in the Northern beaches of Cairns for many years and am excited at the thought of competing in this race whilst spreading the word for my #fightingptsdcampaign. The race starts in Palm Cove with a 1.9 km swim with a beautiful scenic 90km ride into Cairns and then finish with a 21.1 km run around the Esplanade.

Ironman 70.3 Cairns 11th of June 2017

Located at The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 4870 Australia 4870

It would be great to see as many people as possible attend any of these events, your support in raising awareness is appreciated!