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Bridges over frozen waters
Bridges over frozen waters (Photo credit: Allie’s.Dad)

The good news first. We are building many strong relationships with important conversation partners that will give this initiative teeth. What is core to the outcome of the 10 City Bridge Run is a robust conversation. It is the conversation that mobilises the network.

I have realised the start date will need to be pushed back to enable the conversation to develop to its potential to achieve the best outcome. Earlier I had planned several different start dates, going all the way back to 2010. The last iteration was for 12 December 2012. However, I have come to realise that to commence now would be premature, given the scale of what is sought to be achieved.

Consequently, I have made the decision to delay the commencement of the 10 City Bridge Run until 24 February 2013.

This was a difficult decision to make, and harder still to communicate to people like yourself. Let me first say thank you for taking time to read this post.

Every time the start date slips, I feel that the credibility of this initiative is tarnished in some way. In fact, the opposite is true in this case. Starting now would be irresponsible if making impact was key. Running over Christmas might have been good to ‘just do it’, but the reality is that everyone is face-down in Christmas pudding. Better to hold off until a better conversation is possible.

If you have Supported this initiative already, you will have seen the design behind this initiative in the Supporters Passport I sent you. The Supporters Passport, just like this blog, is of itself part of this unfolding conversation. Clearly, the dates in that passport will accordingly need to be amended.

I do seek your further help through any feedback you might want to offer on what is contained inside the outline in the Supporters Passport: what was good for you? what needed more explanation? what could be improved? and were there ideas that were not included?

I also welcome you taking a more active role in this initiative either by joining our team of volunteers, or by being available to offer feedback to the meaty part of the conversation as it begins to unfold: what should the Design Forum focus on? who should we be speaking with? what issues need to be addressed? We could do with your help no matter your experience, where you live, or how limited your time might be.

Here are two dates to note:

  • 12 December 2012: the first of a number of planning meet-ups.
  • 31 January 2013: Launch event. Looking for good suggestions about where, how and with whom this might be best organised.

If you did not receive your Supporters Passport, please email me with your correct address and I will ensure a new one is posted out immediately. If you are already a Supporter, there is no cost to you, and it is something I want you to have as a way of thanking you for your support.

People can still join and support this initiative through downloading a Supporters Form here Supporters Payment Form 10 City Bridge Run 291112.

This is a big undertaking, and it is taking shape. I hope you share my anticipation of what is possible from the journey ahead.

Training Schedule For Commencement Date 10.11.12 (10 November 2012)

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The start date for the 10 City Bridge Run has been pushed back to make best use of time, allowing for a start date of 10.11.12 (10 November 2012), and finishing in Seoul one month later.

A Design Forum will be hosted in Seoul on 12.12.12 (12 December 2012), and we hope that you will take part even if that means organising your own event where you live. More on that later.

Here is the training schedule for the period ahead:

Training Schedule
Thu, Sep 6, 2012 8 x 200 m
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 Rest
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 24 km
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 Rest
  Training Week 4/12
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 8 km
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 4 x 1600 m
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 8 km
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 9 km on machine
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 Rest
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 24 km
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 Rest
  Training Week 5/12
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 8 km
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 6 x 200 m
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 8 km
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 5 x 1000 m
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 Rest
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 24 km
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 Rest
  Training Week 6/12
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 8 km
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 8 x 400 m
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 8 km
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 7 km on machine
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 Rest
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 20 km
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 Rest
  Training Week 7/12
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 8 km
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 5 x 1600 m
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 8 km
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 16 km
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 Rest
Sat, Oct 6, 2012 24 km
Sun, Oct 7, 2012 Rest
  Training Week 8/12
Mon, Oct 8, 2012 8 km
Tue, Oct 9, 2012 8 km on machine
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 8 km
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 8 x 200 m
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 Rest
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 24 km
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 Rest
  Training Week 9/12
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 8 km
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 6 x 200 m
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 8 km
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 5 x 1600 m
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 Rest
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 24 km
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 Rest
  Training Week 10/12
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 8 km
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 8 km
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 8 km
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 6 x 800 m
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 Rest
Sat, Oct 27, 2012 10 km on machine
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 Rest
  Training Week 11/12
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 8 km
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 5 x 1600 m
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 8 km
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 16 km
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 Rest
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 20 km
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 Rest
  Training Week 12/12
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 8 km
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 5 x 1600 m
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 8 km
Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5 km
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 Rest