I have been asked by Barry Varty’s family to organise a memorial run in his honour , please tell all your running friends ,far and wide and old and new .
PAINTING HILLCREST YELLOW
Date .Saturday 8th January 2022
Place .Hillcrest Villagers AC
Distance .8.25kms (in honour of Barry’s age 82 and half years old )
Route .Hillcrest Villagers Time Trial with an addition on the field for the 250m
There is also a 2 & 4km option
Parking . Limited parking available in the grounds , alternative parking in adjacent parking lots at nearby shopping centres .
All things yellow and for those who want to add a Barry flavour to your yellow you can add the words MKHULU 1939 or 616 (his Comrades number ) to your attire .
A BARRY MEMORY
There will be a book in the YWP gazebo for you to write a little something about Barry that you remember most , we all have a Barry memory let’s remember them and write them in the book .
CLUBS of KZN
Calling all clubs of KZN to support this event by bringing their club tents and chairs to create that after race affect that Barry loved so much and one of his favourite sayings if I’m not mistaken after a race was ONE MORE just ONE MORE 🍻
There will be a little video running of a few of Barry’s photos taken at races as well as a couple other memorial images .
Mine will always be at Comrades expo in 1992 when Barry was the curator at the Comrades Museum at the expo and we worked at the expo for 3 days than ran Comrades and he said to me , be prepared to run Comrades with EXPO FLU , yup it’s a thing , I had to bail Comrades in 2008 and 2015 with EXPO FLU
Comrades Marathon Association are providing us with Thirsti afterwards , Coffee Webb will be on hand selling coffee ☕️ amongst other things and most importantly as per Barry’s request the Hillcrest Villagers bar will be open .
The family has chosen Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust as the official beneficiary, there will be a donation box 📦 as well as the Zapper code in the HACT Gazebo . Alternatively people can donate via the website www.hillaids.org.za and just follow the donate now prompts and follow your donation up with an email to fundraising @hillaids.org.za with Barry Varty as the reference.
Please share this with as many of Barry’s old running mates as possible.
Cheers Dean (TBLRO)