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From the wife’s perspective

By Morag Jones | April 11, 2019 | 1 Comment

After some thought, I decided that it would be beneficial share this ‘reflection’ on various social media platforms and accounts, so that reaches the many people who are supporting and encouraging Andre on his adventure. Today Andre will run 52kms, having left very dear friends in New Lambton, arriving in…

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Day One

By Andre Jones | March 14, 2019 | 4 Comments

Happy to see so many friends and family rock up this morning at the MCG to see the start of the run.️ Especially fellow runners, Lynda, Darren,  Peter, and Duc Do who joined me for a few kms. 7Sunrise was there (cameraman Shannon made me look good on the day,…

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What has gone before

By Andre Jones | March 4, 2019 | 6 Comments

Why do I think I can run around Australia? There are a surprising number of extreme athletes out there; about 10 people (males and females) have run around Australia, and many more have run across – either east-west or west-east. In fact, there are about a dozen people who have…

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The Charities

By Andre Jones | February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

In my run around Australia, the biggest challenge will be to reach the fundraising target of $60,000. This equates to a sum of $1 per kilometre for each of the four charities I’ve decided to support. Although most of the charities I’ve selected are household names in Australia, I thought…

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Training

By Andre Jones | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ll be the first to admit, based on my last run, I am confident I have what is needed to achieve this next challenge. I have that experience to provide an understanding of what’s about to occur. There is a lot more to running multi-day ultramarathons than just physical ability.…

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Preparation

By Andre Jones | January 13, 2019 | 2 Comments

How does one go about preparing for this sort of year-long endeavour? (it helped having run solo from Melbourne to Darwin previously) Firstly, map out the route. Running on the road, or the shoulder, is not the safest of options, but it turns out to be the only one for…

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Intrepid II

By Andre Jones | December 2, 2018 | 4 Comments

How to transport 80-90kgs of gear, food and water as efficiently as possible? Obviously, get someone else to do it for you … Failing that, a wheeled buggy is my next option. From my previous experience, I decided the next Intrepid II was going to be better (which wasn’t going…

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