Andrew Brightmore

My chosen distance target: 96km.

My Activity Tracking

Logged

160km

Goal to Kokoda

96km

You’ve conquered Kokoda!

Support my 96km challenge to save lives

This March, I am conquering 96km to support Soldier On's lifesaving mental health services and to honour our brave veterans and their families.

Why 96kms? Because that's the length of the Kokoda Track to symbolise the courage and sacrifice of our service members.

Please March On with me and support my challenge, and together we can save lives.

$37 can fund a peer support session to 3 veterans, giving a safe and supportive space and an important first step in gaining the help they need.

Thanks so much for your support and wish me luck!

My Achievements

I added a profile pic

Made a personal donation to my page

Shared my page on my social media

I received my first donation

$75 to fund a peer support session for six veterans to reconnect with their community

$160 to fund a psychology session to help a veteran on the path to recovery

$500 to fund a Pathways networking event for 25 veterans to help them secure employment

I reached my fundraising target!

I have completed 34.8km and reached Menari in the Kokoda track!

I have completed 63km and reached Templeton's Crossing in the Kokoda track!

I have completed 72km and reached Eora Creek in the Kokoda track!

I have completed 96km, the length of the Kokoda Track!

My Updates

Day 16

Tuesday 16th Mar
Weekend off for family stuff and back at it today with a 10.7km early morning walk around Sydney with the team

Day 10

Thursday 11th Mar
6.3km walk around Melbourne's awesome Southbank waterside. 

Day 9

Tuesday 9th Mar
5km at 9 continuous (pb at 9 continuos and pb for 2 days both continuous)

Indoor treadmill for 33min. Cardio still sux

Week 2; day 6

Monday 8th Mar
Sunday off and straight back in with a 36min, 5km run on the treadmill. No stops or reductions in speed - have not managed that for 6 months.

Kicking personal goals too

Day 6

Saturday 6th Mar
Humid walk around the Sydney CBD. Still a very quiet place - almost deserted around Darling Harbour and the rocks still

Day 5

Friday 5th Mar
Great first working week with anothrt 5km coffee walk in hand - thats 27km done so far.

Big weekend ahead before we head into week 2

Day 3

Wednesday 3rd Mar
Another 5km walk around Fortitude Valley

Day Two

Tuesday 2nd Mar
Surprise trip to Queensland to join some of the amazing QLD team on a 5km hike through a local park.

People are far too happy for 6am in the morning.

First 5km done

Monday 1st Mar
Day 1: 5km done

Brisk walk to coffee shop and back in the blazing sunshine. Listening to David Goggins autobiography for inspiration.

Any weight loss / health benefits negated by the large skim flat white (bucket of milk) on the way back.

91km to go

In training

Monday 8th Feb
96km in a month sounds a lot to a self-confessed professional cardio-avoider. So, today we leap onto the home treadmill to try a 5km run.......in 3 sections, over 40minutes, with swearing.

Tomorrow, we train again. Maybe less swearing

Thank you to my Sponsors

$5.02k

Select Fresh Providores

$500

Simon George & Sons

Congratulations on supporting such a worthy cause and good luck to all!

$167.04

In2food

Well done team Foodbuy. Great cause and trust you're not walking this weekend in Sydney! All the best, Bill, Rohan and team at in2food.