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

#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

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:



January 5, 2018

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

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!

October 24, 2016

New Tri event – Asia Pacific

October 1, 2016

Triathlon Events

My efforts will be self funded and I will be representing my Triathlon Club – MPTC. I thank MPTC for their support of my goal during their 30th year of club operations. I will be wearing all of the clothing you see here throughout the upcoming triathlon season – my events for the season are shown below:

Noosa Triathlon 30th of October 2016

Ballarat 70.3 Half Ironman 11th of December 2016

Geelong 70.3 Half Ironman 19th of February 2017

Bendigo Ultimate 70.3 Triathlon 12th of March 2017

Ironman Cairns 70.3 Triathlon 11th of June 2017

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