11 October

Thank you all so much for the wonderful pics and messages of support for darling Rich. Sadly Rich is not well at the moment. He has had a bad chest for a few weeks and is not feeling great at the moment, he is emotionally flat and physically weary. We are not focusing on the 3 years that has passed today as today is just another day for Rich in his long and hard journey of recovery. However we are all very grateful for the love, support and caring that you all show and Rich enjoys the messages and pictures. Onwards and upwards here still and love and thanks to you all.
Please include peace for Rich in your prayers. He is the bravest soul I know. With fond love and thanks to you all.

Update 15 July 2015

Hello ‪#‎TeamRich‬. Sorry we’ve been quiet. It has been a rather intense time again for Rich and his headaches. We seem to go in patches and the last 10 days he has had a 10/10 headache.

I did want to let you all that that we continue to appreciate your love and support. It’s a comfort knowing how many people have Rich in their prayers.
If anyone wants to visit, please do. He would love to lie and watch a movie or hear stories. Please inbox our page or message Mum to arrange.

XXX Pips

PS, just a reminder that we always update the Facebook page with the most recent news, so please forgive the slow updates on this website. Please visit our Facebook page: Back On Your Bike: Donate for Rich Holland

Sister of the Mister – training update

Hello ‪#‎TeamRich‬. Pips here… Fun story for you all.
I had a “meeting” with my trainer & legendary brother Richard on Sunday. Me, the lazy sister is facing the 2 oceans half in just a few weeks time, followed by the Knysna Half in July and I wanted to make sure my training was on track. I’m currently running / training 3 x per week and getting a slow but consistent time for a 5km run around 33 – 35 mins…
Rich horrified with my time for a 5km (he was a 5min / km runner) swiftly blinks out this response “Pips, you need to be doing 5 runs a week!”. “5?”, I say. “5?? I mean I can’t run 5 times per week, are you sure Rich?? He looks up for yes.
“What about my social life?” He laughs…
Clearly the sister of the mister is not quite the fit sister she needs to be. Onwards to the prom to get more runs in… PS. sorry friends, but you won’t be seeing me for sundowner cocktails for a while…