Triathlon community comes together with ebay auction for Christchurch relief
Posted Mar 10 2011 8:56am
Editor's Note: The boys from the popular New Zealand based podcast Ironman Talk have organized an ebay auction to help out the thousands of residents who are now suffering after the recent devastating Christchurch earthquake. The auction, which includes great triathlon memorabilia like Chrissie Wellington’s Record Breaking Shoes from Ironman Arizona, can be found HERE and the complete details of the releief effort are below.
Christchurch based hosts of popular podcast IM Talk (www.imtalk.me) John Newsom and Bevan Eyles endured the devastating earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand just over two weeks ago. With close to 200 deaths, thousands of residents being displaced from their homes and the central city more of less flattened to the ground the region needs the help of the worldwide triathlon community.
“Whilst I suffered some significant damage to my home thankfully both Bevan and I did not loose any family or friends. We’ve now got a chance to do our part in helping our city slowly return to a new type of normality. Things will never quite be the same” comments Newsom.
With help from sponsors, race organisers, friends of the show and world champion athletes such as Chrissie Wellington, Craig Alexander, Terenzo Bozzone and Bevan Docherty a number of auctions have been set up on E-Bay. The auctions commence on Wednesday 9th March NZT and close one week later
All items can be shipped anywhere in the world with shipping included in the auction price.
Chrissie Wellington’s Record Breaking Shoes from Ironman Arizona
Craig Alexander’s race suit along with a #1 Race number (bike) from the 2010 World Championships
Bevan Docherty’s Jacket from the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and a Beijing Olympics singlet
NZ champion women’s package
Sam Warriner’s Helmet Rudy Project Helmet from Ironman NZ last weekend
Andrea Hewitt’s ITU race kit
Gina Crawford’s race kit from her win at Ironman Wisconsin
Yvonne Van Vlerken’s: White Skinfit-Tri Suit , Rudy Project Wingspan TT-Helmet, Rudy Project Noyz Racing Pro
Rachel Joyce’s – Abu Dhabi bike kit
Every Challenge Series Race around the World (12 races in total)
Hood to Coast Relay - 30th Anniversary!
Monster Middle Distance Triathlon, Ely
IM Talk Packages
IM Talk Bike Jersey
Blue Seventy Axis Wetsuit
Newton Shoes thanks DCM Sport
Coffee’s of Hawaii prize pack
DVD Documentary “Going Long, Going Hard”
Salt Stick or Xlab or O2 Creations
All auctions are though E-Bay. To see the list of auctions click HERE.
Any businesses or champion athletes who would like to support Christchurch can contact John Newsom via IM Talk www.imtalk.me and a second round of auctions may take place
A special thanks to all the business and individuals that have offered items for these auctions. Your generosity is truly appreciated in this difficult time.