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Neil Craigan
Interests: Running, Culture, Anthropology, Sociology, Theology, Miroslav Volf, Edward T Hall, Erwin McManus, U2, Bob Dylan... and many more!
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Thanks Heidi, I've talked with Nick and he's going to run the half marathon with me.If you'd like to sponsor another kid or no someone who would please let me know. I need to find sponsors for at least 50 kids in Rwanda and South Africa.
Well this was our last day in Cape Town. Tomorrow morning we leave at 8:30 to begin our journey back. I am not looking forward to the travel but am really excited to see Clare, Michaela and Kendall again. And then on Monday morning I will see my lovely third... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at comrades
In the new photos you will see a few more from the community where our sponosred girl lives, me with the teachers of the school (I loved them! They spoke English very well and it was so cool to connect with other teachers!), views from our room in Cape Town,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at comrades
Hello again! So this morning we anticipated cooler weather since we are further south (remember why?) but woke up to bright sunshine! As I said earlier Neil went on a tour with some of our group to see where Nelson Mandela was held in prison. One highlight of this was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at comrades
Today we left the lodge and headed for the "treat" section of our trip, Cape Town. So we started our journey in Durban on the east coast and then each stop has been further south. In the United States when we travel south it usually gets warmer because we are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at comrades
Don't forget to check out the pictures in the photo album to the right! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at comrades
Oh I miss my girls! Just had to say that…we have been gone just over a week and the last couple of days we have not had internet access so no communication. I miss you girls! Third graders I miss you too and hope you are doing a wonderful job... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at comrades
First I am so sorry for ALL the typos in part one! I re-read it and it was awful. Let me finish the race update (which feels like ages ago) and then get onto something new. So as I watched at the finish line, all of our runners were crossing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at comrades
Whew! what a day. (please excuse capitalization and punctuation for this one as I am waiting in the airport and need to use a different method to write.) we awoke at 3:30 am in order to head to the start line for 4:30. The streets were still dark and it... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at comrades
We woke up this morning after a restless night sleep. We had both woken up about 2am and had trouble getting back to sleep. The time change is hard to get over. But after breakfast and a shower, we both felt better. We left at 9:30 for a Game Drive.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at comrades
One week from today we will be leaving the shores of the United States and heading for South Africa. This will be our second time on the continent of Africa and our first visit to South Africa. The reason for this trip is to make a difference in the world... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at comrades
Posted May 17, 2011 at comrades
Roy, there are very few cars on this short stretch of road. In the half mile I run on it I don't think I've ever seen more than three or four cars per run. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2011 on I found it slightly annoying! at Neil Craigan
It wasn't a day for spectating!
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2011 on Trail Mix 50k - my race at Neil Craigan
After several years of trying to manage two blogs I am giving up and moving everything to the one site, neilcraigan.com. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at TheRunningRev.Com
Thank you Michael, it is both a challenge and a privilege to serve in this capacity. I did not choose this path but now that I am on it I will walk it and see where it leads.
This morning I ran a PR in the half. I took a little over a minute off my previous best finishing with a time of 1:38:10. How did I do that? 1. Pick a race in the middle of February... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2011 at TheRunningRev.Com
Thanks Marc, but it's Dr. Wilson's book that I found to be extremely well written!
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2011 on Arete Again - Tobin Wilson at Neil Craigan
After three weeks of really cold weather I just couldn't stand the thought of running on the treadmill today. So as the temperatures rose to a balmy 20 degrees I decided, in spite of the single digit wind chill and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at TheRunningRev.Com
Some people are questioning my sanity for wanting to run a race of 56 miles. That may be a fair thing to question. I have never claimed to be sane, indeed I may be quite out of mind. Actually when I stop and think about it I think it is perfectly fair to say that I am indeed out of my mind Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at TheRunningRev.Com
I picked up Meb Keflezighi's book with great anticipation. I knew a little of his story, how we moved from Eritrea to the US, his olympic marathon medal of the win at the 2009 New York Marathon. I was hoping... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at TheRunningRev.Com
After over a week of running on the treadmill it was a delight to find weather warm enough to head outside for an easy ten-miler with my wife, Jenny. I realized it was going to be a long winter (it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at TheRunningRev.Com
Winter arrived last Saturday as eight inches of wet snow fell on the ground. I didn't get out for a run but reluctantly climbed onto the treadmill and after three miserable miles I climbed off shaking my fist at old... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at TheRunningRev.Com
It was a near perfect day as I rolled out of the house this morning and headed to the church. It was a cool morning, the sun was shining and there was only a very light breeze I knew it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at TheRunningRev.Com