20 November 2011

No Finish Line - the Convict


You don't often see a convict, with a ball and chain, running around Port Hercule but this is No Finish Line and for that, anything can happen! No Finish Line is a charitable event where people walk, run, stroll around a circuit created at the port.

You can do as many circuits you like or as few and at any time of the day or night and it runs for 9 days. You have an electronic tag attached to your foot and for every kilometre run money goes to charity. Some people walk with friends and chat, others take it really seriously and aim to beat records. There is even a special 24 hour run for the most kilometres during that time - last year's winner ran 248 kilometres in this category.

The record for the most kilometres run by an individual over the 9 days has just been beaten and now stands at 200 ks.

For a full explanation go to the website - NO FINISH LINE - you can see the runners' times in real time. Today is the last day but I took these shots a few days ago. More tomorrow...

7 comments:

Catherine said...

Our school took part in this, so I saw the convict on a number of occasions...you captured him well!!

Pierre BOYER said...

Une très belle et sympathique initiative...

Pierre

Bob Crowe said...

It might be better to be in prison.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

This is different.

Nathalie said...

Spectacular top photo!

The ball and chain seem to have changed hands in the second photo. The family shares the load I imagine. Nice :)

Kate said...

A great way to socialize or to be competitive for charity. Interesting that your subject felt compelled to wear symbolic attire.

Steffe said...

Nice idea, especially for photographers!

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