Sahar’s running to help stop bullying

Sahar Bilney is running the 10k course in this year’s Bridge to Brisbane and fundraising for the Dolly’s Dream team because she believes it’s important to bring awareness to bullying and its devastating consequences and effects.

Sahar is deafblind so, in order to participate in running events, she needs a sighted person to run with her and act as her guide.

“I’ll be running with Liam Hackwood, the principal of my daughter’s primary school,” she said. “My usual guide, Steve Bullock, will be away, so I put a little mini-challenge to the school principal for him to be my guide this year at the Bridge to Brisbane, while we fundraise.

“To my surprise, he accepted the challenge!”

Originally from overseas, Sahar has a six-year-old daughter and has lived here for 12 and a half years. She loves to run, dance, read and laugh – mostly at herself, she says!

“I participated in the Bridge to Brisbane last year and I enjoyed it, despite the heavy rainfall. I think that was my favourite part of the whole run, to be honest. So, I decided to come back again this year.”

Sahar takes part in many Parkruns and Twilight fun runs and her favourite athlete is Michellie Jones. And her tip for the day: Just go out there and have fun!

Visit Sahar’s fundraising page here