Thanks for your email and concern, I appreciate your candor and don't worry, there will be no eggs ;-). People of the forum will respect that you are looking out for their best interests, let's put it behind us so that the forum can again focus on supporting the project.
This is a legitimate personal email address for Colin Walker who is a supporter of Earthrace and has proven to be a valuable asset towards the cause. There are many supporters and relationships fostered over the past 6 months specifically for the world record attempt, some more committed than others, but most with legitimate appreciation for the effort and genuine intentions ... we make no judgements and offer anyone the opportunity to prove themselves a genuine supporter.
Though there are a select few who are considered official team members per the "Team" link on our website and have been authorized earthrace.net domains, Colin has simply chosen a creative email that was available via hotmail. There is no real difference between official Earthrace team members and genuine supporters, we all fit the same profile ... addicted to supporting Earthrace at all costs ! Colin stand independent, as many do, on his personal mission/quest to do what he can to support Earthrace.
I'll be clear in that all financial support is to be funnelled to John Allen our operations manager and that noone is to accept charitable donations on behalf of Earthrace without approval by John. If you have any doubts, please deal directly with official Earthrace "Team" members as noted on the website.
Thanks again guys and gals of offshoreonly.com and let's see what we can come up with in the next 3 days ... and it's cool to buy a T-shirt, DVD or poster from the website ... just buy about 4,000 of them :-)
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