Ash North

Take on your own challenge

Thirty for 30

This year I turn 30! To celebrate this milestone, I want to do something memorable, something that will make a difference. 

As some of you may know my son Liam (now 4) was born prematurely at 34 weeks. He was one of the lucky ones who didn't have to stay in NICU for too long and didn't have major ongoing complications. 

In our few weeks at the hospital I saw lots of tiny babies fighting for life. I saw lifesaving equipment in action. I also came across the Running for Premature Babies Group. These little babies fighting for life had been given a better chance of survival thanks to the equipment donated by RFPB. 

I met Sophie Smith (founder of RFPB) and worked with her in 2017, the year after she lost her husband Ash, 10 years on from losing her triplet sons Henry, Evan and Jasper. Her strength and determination to create a better chance for premature babies is remarkable and helped inspire me to take on this challenge. 

My initial plan was to run in one marathon, but decided that wasn’t good enough. To truly challenge myself, and to hopefully inspire others to donate, I have decided to embark on ‘Thirty for 30’. 30 marathons (half and full) in the year that I turn 30 to raise $30,000.

Balancing training, working full time, and having two kids at home will not be easy, but I am determined to achieve my goal of completing these runs, and hitting my fundraising target.

Logistically it may be hard to find 30 official races to compete in, but I will make up the difference with unofficial runs.

To date I have completed 20 of 30 runs, and I’m ready for number 21.

Any Gold Coast runners who want to join me on training runs or events, I would love the company! I’ll also be competing in races across the country, so please reach out if you have a race in your city, and if I can make it, I’d love to join you!

So what will the $30,000 target go towards? This money will buy a new Isolate 8000 cot which provides a stable, cocoon-like environment for the baby and ensures that the Thermo-Neutral Zone is maintained! The machine has a huge range of features and benefits, but all you really need to know is that it could help save a baby’s life. That is where your money is going!

Thanks for your support and donations.

Ash

My Updates

My journey - 30 half marathons to raise $30,000

5 and a half years ago I delivered my first child Liam at 34 weeks weighing in at 1.6kgs. We spent the first few weeks of his life in the NICU at The Royal Hospital, Randwick. During our stay I learnt about the incredible work Sophie Smith and her late husband Ash had done, fundraising for lifesaving equipment for the NICU in memory of their triplet sons, Henry, Jasper and Evan. I joined their Running for Premature Babies team and ran my first ever half marathon a few months later, raising $1,000 along the way. As I got to know Sophie on a personal level over the years, I was so inspired by her that I wanted to do something big to help contribute to her amazing work to give premature babies a better chance of survival. Here’s a snapshot of my journey. 

Early April 2019. Wake up and decide to do 30 half marathons in a year to raise $30,000 for Running for Premature Babies to celebrate turning 30.

28th April 2019. Complete the first race.

May – December 2019. Run 16 races through injury whilst juggling mum life and full-time work.

31st December 2019. Tick off 17th race and end the year on a high having raised over $12,000. 

January 2020. Australia ravaged by bushfires. Millions raised to help those in need - not the time to be pushing my fundraising agenda. Complete race 18 in Tassie.

Feb 2020. Tick off another half. News starts spreading of increased cases and deaths from COVID19

March 2020. Pandemic. Shit gets real. Run another half marathon

April 2020. Strange and trying time for everyone. Turn on the news to hear of tens of thousands of new cases globally, thousands of deaths and a world in lockdown.

May - June 2020. 2 months feel like a year as we start to settle into a post-COVID world. Run 5 half marathons

July 2020.  Parts of our country returning to a new normal, Melbourne once again locked down. Run 4 half marathons

Throughout these trying months, I kept one thing on my mind. Babies were still being born prematurely. While the world around them seemingly fell apart, their fight was still on. I knew I had to keep running. I had to keep trying to raise money.

Since March, I have had over $4,000 in donations. This just blows my mind and helps me keep going even if I’d rather be in bed or resting or doing anything other than running a half marathon! 

I also keep going because I will never lose sight of how lucky I am. Often, I see people with incredible fundraising stories who have lost a child or have ongoing health issues from being born prematurely. Or any other reason where they are directly affected by something really horrible. My family had a very short moment in time where our premature son needed care. He received the best available care in NICU and thrived. I will forever be grateful for this. 

Life is fragile. Life is short.

Although my kids are still a bit young to really understand what I have achieved, I think they will remember that time that mummy was running a lot. One day they will understand more about it. I will be able to look back at this journey and know I helped make a difference. 

I wouldn’t have achieved anything though without the support of my family, friends and some kind strangers too. Special shout outs:

My husband Adam, thank you for taking on extra Dad duties to accommodate the races and never questioning the money I spent on physio, podiatry and massage.

My kids - Liam and Frankie, thanks for sharing me with my running. There was a lot of time I could have been spending with you, but instead you let me run to fundraise and give other premature babies a better chance of survival.

Mum & Bruce – constantly topping up the fundraising and so much love and support! Being there for my 30th birthday and also making the trip to be with me on my final race in a couple of weeks (please let the borders remain open)

Dad – let’s face it. You had very little faith, but I love how proud you are and your genuine disbelief that I am finished (well nearly there).

Janine – SO much support! Also running a couple of them with me!

Jake – you carried me through race number 2 and absolutely smashed it!

Elise – Running in Melbourne with you was incredible. I was so proud of the effort you made with training and your determination in the race was unreal. 

Caroline – For proving all the doubters wrong and completing your first half marathon. Also, for great comedic value on the Tassie trip. My abs still hurt from the laughing.

Kent – thanks for coming out and supporting on my runs and joining me on completing a half marathon on the Gold Coast.

All my National Media colleagues. Thanks for listening to me talk about running and fundraising almost every day!

Thank you to all my other family and friends who have been there for me throughout. What a journey! 2 more weeks and it will all be over and collectively we have all helped give premature babies a better chance of survival.

I look forward to completing my last race on August 1st with RFPB founder Sophie.  She is flying up to the Gold Coast with her sons Owen and Harvey to help me cross the line for the last time on my Thirty for 30 challenge.

Running - What I've learnt

Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going. Anonymous.

I think this quote will ring true with anyone who has ever run, no matter the distance. For me, embarking on a journey to complete 30 marathons over a year (and a bit) means I am getting very familiar with both those little voices inside my head. But just as you can train muscles, so too can you train the part of your brain that wants to go on. You get stronger physically and even more so mentally. 

Those first few runs were hard, setting out not knowing how far I would run and after a couple of kms I could feel the lack of training, exercise and healthy diet taking its toll. As the weeks went on though I started managing to run 5kms without walking and then after a month of training I ran a half marathon without needing to walk. I was so proud of myself and entering the stadium to the cheer of my family and friends was such a rewarding moment. 

However, I soon learnt (3 days later to be exact) that going too hard too soon can be detrimental to ones progress. I had injured my foot which meant training nearly ceased and for the next 3 races I did very little training inbetween. The little voice that is now pretty damn strong helped me get through the events despite not being anywhere near physically ready. 

The other big learning - you need a great team for rehab and I am very lucky to have found a wonderful physio, podiatrist and massage therapist who have help me recover so well from that injury. Honestly, when I decided to run thirty for 30, I didnt factor in the cost of this help. It is so needed though and I urge anyone looking at takling distance races to factor this in to the equation!

The other big thing you need are a great pair of shoes! This might take a but of time to work out what is best for you, but once you know.. you know! Thank you so much to the team at The Athlete's Foot Robina for helping me find the perfect pair of Mizuno shoes!

Getting back into training and incorporating cross training is going to be imperative to my success with completing the next 26 races! I feel as though I am constantly fighting some sort of cold, but hopefully my body eventually adjusts to the extra training and I can focus on not just finishing the races, but running them faster. 

For now though, I am looking forward to getting through races 5 & 6 over the next week and then getting into a solid training routine. 

Thank you to those of you supporting me on this journey. Running for such a incredible cause makes this all worthwhile!

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Brian And Alison Scullin

Thanks for the flowers. Good luck with the fundraising.

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Adam, Liam And Frankie

You’re an inspiration to us all. Congratulations on your massive achievement. We love you.

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Glenn Borin

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John Liversage

You did it Ash!

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National Media

Sending our support to you, Ash. Such a great cause, you're amazing. We look forward to hearing all about your marathon journey! From all the team at National Media.

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Louise Jacobs

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Mom And Bruce

Happy 30th Birthday Ash. We’re so proud of you

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Adam, Liam And Frankie

We are all very proud of you, and will be cheering for every step! Go Mummy

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Gizelle Plummer

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Greg Watson

While Victoria is in lockdown and I won’t be reaching into my pocket due to closures of pubs and golf clubs I will put my money to good use and donate to a great cause and effort. Well Done Ash!

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Collected Donations

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Ash Watson

You will always be one of the most impressive, inspiring, strong and tenacious people that I have ever met. I’m so happy to be able to support this incredible cause and the challenge you have set yourself.

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Luke Brill

Happy to triple if adam does one (walk or run)

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Glynnis Nd Bruce Eason

Want to get you to $20,000. Brilliant effort Ash

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Michael Neilson

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James, Emma & Cooper

Awseome effort Ash. We wish you all the best. Good luck :)

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Janine Liversage

YOU 'RE THERE!!!!!! Wooooooooooooooooooo Could not be more proud of you Ash. You are an inspiration and a hero. Congratulations!!

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Ross, Bridge, Lucy And Emily

Massive congrats on this achievement Ash! Proud if you. Happy 30th Birthday too.

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Mom And Bruce

Too close to stop now! Got to keep going to help you get to your incredible milestone Ash❤️

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Collin Tew

Go Ash! Obviously it’s a cause very close to our hearts too so we’ll be cheering you all the way. The Tews xx

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Jp

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Beverley And Peter

What an achievement! Well done Ash

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Nicole & Steve Biason

Your amazing and doing so well! So close now to completing all your runs! We love you! Nic & Steve xx

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Greg Watson (lauren’s Dad)

I think you are doing a wonderful thing Ash,it’s great you have a new running mate (any chance Adam can help you out or is he busy looking after the kids?)

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1st Street

Go Ash your a machine

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James Rice

Amazing work Ash, from the rices

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Luke And Quinn

You’re an inspiration Ash. Incredible achievement. Enjoy the last steps!

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Granny And Poppy North

You've blessed us with two beautiful grandchildren. So proud of you xx

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Heidi Guenther

Nothing surprises me with you.. no doubt you will smash it x

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Nicole & Steve Biason

Your an amazing human!

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Craig Ahrens

Well done tiger 🐅 x

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Anne Pocock

Happy birthday Ash From Anne and Chris

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The Rices

Great work Ash from the Rices!

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Sarah Turner

You are amazing Ash! So proud of you xx

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Cassie Family

To get you to $21.1k Well done Ash, amazing achievement! Glad we can share some of it with you!

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Brooke And Mitch

You’re an inspiration Ash and doing such a wonderful thing. Keep it up xo

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Kate, Oli And Baby Eva

You are a total inspiration and we are all so proud of you. It’s been an absolutely mammoth effort on top of raising two beautiful kids and a pup.. AND you’ve done it through a global pandemic! No matter what goal you reach, it’ll make a HUGE impact on these teeny babies lives. Well done gurl 🙌🏼🙌🏼

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Natasha Cromer

An incredible achievement Ash. Thank you for helping take care of premature babies into the future.

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Janine Liversage

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Brad & Sheri Langton

Good luck Ash! You're more ambitious than most!

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Henry Smith On His 14th Birthday

Dear Ash, this donation is a gift to celebrate my 14th birthday today. I am so proud of you and my brothers Jasper and Evan, and our daddy Ash, will be cheering you on from above every step of your 21km tomorrow! Thank you for running in my memory and to celebrate your sweet Liam and all the other babies past and future who will benefit from your hard work! Go Ash! Love from Henry Smith (14 today!)

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John Liversage

Great cause Ash, and a lofty goal for you to strive for! Stay well in your quest, and I'll donate an extra $20- for each one you complete!

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John Liversage

It's always going to be a tough year going for 30 for 30, and with everything we've had this last 12 months you'd be forgiven for giving up. But that's not you Ash, your efforts, your attitude and good humor and willingness for the challenge are an inspiration - I couldn't be prouder of you

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Ken And Jo Mcintosh

.... from across the seas to "our" amazing God Daughter Ash... "You are an amazing HUMAN being ASH- CONGRATULATIONS "

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Zane Knight

WOW!! Inspirational

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Ben Bartlett

Well done Ash. Great cause and great effort. Ben, Anne, Ollie and Georgie

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Glenn Borin

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Stacey Grant

Such an amazing job, Ash! You should be so proud of what you have achieved so far! Number 30 here we come!! ❤️

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Simon And Claire Walker

Great cause, great challenge! Best wishes from Bruce and Glynnis best neighbours!

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Penelope, Suz & Moose

UR A SUPER STAR ASH! U should b extremely proud of what u have achieved.

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Gill Davis

Good luck Ash a huge effort by you to raise funds for Running for Premature Babies. The funds previously raised by Sophie and her team provided the equipment that helped my granddaughter Charlotte during her 110 days spent in the neo natal intensive care unit

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Lee Mcdougall

You’re an absolute inspiration Ash! Congratulations on a magnificent achievement and enjoy your well-deserved 30th birthday celebrations! 😍

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Granny And Poppy North

So proud. Go Ash xxx

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Ash, Mat & Madison

Killing it Ash, you should be so proud!

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Lauren Barett

You go girlfriend. I will never forget our special time watching over Liam in the hospital wishing, hoping & praying that he would be ok. Giving back is the best thing you can do.

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Amy Brinckley

What a great way to give back to a great cause! Awesome Ash, I have no doubt that you will smash out these marathons! Love, The Brinckley’s x

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Gizelle Plummer

Go Ash! What a wonderful little man Liam has turned into.

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Angelica Montemayor

YOU’RE ALMOST UP TO $10,000 !!!!! GO MUMMA!!!

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Kate Mcmunnigall

Keep going, Ash! You’re incredible!

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Sophia Robeau

So proud of you, well done setting yourself such a challenge for such a good cause. Lots of love Sophia and Frankie

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Kate Mcmunnigall

What a woman!

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Ash, Mat And Madison

Congrats Ash and happy birthday 🥳

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Lauren Eberl

Congratulations on an amazing achievement!

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Alanna

Your Amazing!! Congrats your nearly there 👏👏

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Glynnis Eason

Huge task for a great cause! Our little Liam is a wonderful little guy, absolutely thriving. Well done for taking it on Ash. Great to give back and help others in the same situation as you were in.

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Bruce

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Felicity And Chris Kruit

Wow what an achievement! Very inspirational. Good luck!

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Mark Taylor

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Granny And Poppy North

Go Ads Love you

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Josh Dorday

See you next Tuesday Ash. Ya legend.

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Bo Tam (5237)

Ash I am so impressed and in awe of this challenge you are embarking on. I had to re-read your posts to make sure I fully understood what you've signed up for lol. Thirty for 30 - what a goal - you go girl! Cheering you on from the side lines :-)

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Mavis Bulman

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Kate Henderson

I’ve been following your journey, so impressive!! Congrats on everything you have achieved so far, keep up the amazing work!! ox

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Tanya Moses

Great job Ash, you are amazing xx

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Liz Mcpherson

You absolute legend! Xx

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Laura Parris

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Paul Baptist

Your sister, Janine, shared your story with all of us at ServiceNow. You are an inspiration.

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Sophie Smith

Soooooo close now Ash!!!

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Aleks Baruksopulo

GO ASH!!! You are an inspiration!!

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Johnny And Leo Nash

Congratulations Ash! Your amazing! Love Johnny,Leo,Kel and Riss

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Mom And Bruce

So proud of you Ash. Just had to get you over the $7000 to reach your goal of $1000 per run.

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Kate Osborne

$1 for every Km for Kent Osborne, Kent is my hero and I am so pleased he could support you. Kate

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Glynnis Eason

Well done Ash. I know you did this run especially for the new little baby in NICU. She is in wonderful hands and hopefully will go home soon

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Taryn Raley

You’re an absolute inspiration Ash. I love reading your blogs and this journey you’re on.

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Jenny Ramsay

Best of luck with the rest Ash . What an initiative. Well done!

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George Khoury

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Maddie Berkeley

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Nita

Amazing effort Ash and such a good cause. Good luck!

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Emma Sainsbury

Well done ash! What an achievement and a worthy cause xx

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Mavis Bulman

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Fiona Odell

Ash we are totally in awe of your achievements. Congratulations! Fiona, Chris, Tom & Amelia

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Janelle And Matt Weise

Go Ash! You're amazing.

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Sarah Haigh

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Win Solar Wholesale

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Laura Cottee

You are incredible! Keep shining your light lady 💛

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Tracy Driver

So much wow factor Ash, respect!!!

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Jelly Montemayor

You’re such an amazing human being Ash 😍

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Flo And Adam Trouville

Ash, We are sorry it took so long - what an amazing job you are doing! We are so proud of you.

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Collin Tew

On ya Northy 👏👏👏

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Dan Geaves

Well done! Really fantastic Ash!

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Todd And Kristy Brinckley

You helped me when I needed it most. Happy 30th Birthday Ash.

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Tracy Driver

You motivate me Ash, keep going strong!

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Ian And Jess And Dylan And Ethan And Reed

Love what you’re doing!

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Angie Lee

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Leanne Farrugia

We are so proud of you Ash! Leanne & David

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Madeleine Rigelsford

Good on you Girl xxx Love Mads and Chewie

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Janine Liversage

Only 5 to go now sis. You are amazing!

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John Liversage

Keep up your amazing efforts Ash, you are a Superwoman, balancing full time work, a young family and serious distance running, all with your infectious smile !

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John Liversage

You really can do this Ash (not sure why I ever doubted it!!) - great work!

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Janine

You are running too fast for me to keep up with the donations. What you are doing is legendary. Love you x

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Maggie & Leigh Ritchie

Well done on completing your goal throughout such a shitty year. Hats off to you. I’ve been trying to improve my lifestyle and fitness this year and haven’t had the mind set to do so because of all the covid crap. I applaud you.

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Viv

Its been fantastic to see how dedicated you are to this cause! Well done!

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Kate Williams

Well done Ash! What an inspiration you are!

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Reyne Mihan

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Tina And Cliff Leibbrandt

Ash congratulation!!! You are amazing! Happy Birthday & enjoy your relaxing weekends!

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Anonymous

Love your work! My shout for post race Fergburgers.

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John Liversage

You're such a star Ash, what an amazing effort you've put in, so proud of you

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Nicole Biason

$22k! Happy birthday ash!

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Lucy P & Jk

Go Ash! You are unbelievably impressive! Xxx

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Andrew

Go you!

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Vanessa Wiesenthal

Happy to support you Ash on such a worthy cause, you're a beautifully spirited soul! Best wishes for continued success. V

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Clay & Sam

We think you’re amazing Ash! Keep up the great work for this worthwhile cause. Love Clay, Sam, Cody & Jake 😘

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Harper

Good luck for tomorrow beautiful x

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Masonn Barrett

Thanks for looking after me. #teamash

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Jess Solberg

You are inspirational Ash! Keep up the good work xx

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P,suz,moose

Last one Ash !! Smash it!!! GO GO GO!!!!

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Elise Bartlett

Congratulations Ash on making it to your final race and for the amazing fundraising you have achieved. Enjoy every step of your final run! Happy Birthday x

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Mat Lee

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Brooke Jennings

Ash you are amazing and such an inspiration!! Good on you, so proud!!

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Renae Anderson

Good on you! Hope you take your Collie next year!

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Mary Davie (samara)

Fantastic effort Ash. Wow!

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Elyse

You are incredible. All the best beautiful lady. Xx

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Wendye Harnwell

Congratulations - good luck with your fundraising Ashleigh. ❤️Such a worthwhile cause ❤️

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Elise Bartlett

You’re an inspiration Ash xx

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Adam, Alice & Spencer

Congratulations and thank you

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Daniel Lee

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Julia New-tolley

Go Ash! Xx

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Don Mason

Phenomenal

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Kristy T

You are an inspiration! Keep up the amazing work 👏

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Cindy Ubilla

You are amazing lady!! Such a worthy cause to run for. It’s a small contribution but no less heartfelt.

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Alan Corcoran

Well done Ash, inspired me to run my own half. Went for a run and at 12k thought of your effort and went 10 more. HUGE CONGRATS! Al

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Elise

Your passion to give back to this foundation and continuing to raise awareness is incredible. Wishing you all the encouragement in the world to succeed throughout this challenge.

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Fez Reporter

Go you gorgeous girl!!

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Joanne Rutherford

Well Done Ash, amazing committment!!

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Dan Ward

Unbelievable effort Ash!!

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Harrison Gazal

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Adam, Alice And Spencer

Well done Ash, monumental effort and you had every excuse not to complete it. You are super human

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Gemma Abbey

Only 1 to go!! You are amazing 🧡

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Jane Hyer

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Dani Tillett

YOU ARE AMAZING!!

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Kay Adye

Brilliant achievement Ash, and for a very worthy cause, we are very proud of you xx

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Lanika Mylvaganam

What an amazing cause. Thanks for being an incredible human being Ash:)

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Sarah Ross

Good on ya ash! Amazing achievement & an amazing cause! Cheering you on all the way 👏🏽 🤩

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Nina Robinson

so inspiring!

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Shaun Krenz

Champion effort Ash, very inspirational! Well done.

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Christine Ashdown

Lots of love to you. Hope all goes well with your worthy challenge. Take care xx

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Lorraine Murphy

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Harish Dittakavi

Wow, what an accomplishment Ash! Keep up the great work.

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Katie Sissian

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Tom Hunter

You’ve nailed it, you rockstar. Miss you xx

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Charlene Cassie

You’re amazing Ash!!! So inspiring!

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Anonymous

Such an inspiration! Congrats on your amazing effort this year and on raising so much money ❤️ Hope you are very proud of yourself

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Jess And Ian Campbell

Congratulations for finishing Ash! You are seriously amazing!!

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Glynnis And Bruce Eason

Team Eason and Liversage getting you over the line. Well done my darling on successfully achieving a mammoth goal and reaching your $30,000!! Words can’t describe how proud we are of you

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John Liversage

got there superstar!

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Natalie

You’re truely an inspiration Ash!!! I’ve been telling everyone about your amazing efforts. You should be so proud of yourself your fundraising 😊

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Danielle Schulz

You are amazing young lady. Sorry I took so long to donate xx

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Alex Varnish

Amazing Ash

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Leiza Mosley

Great effort for our premmies 🥰

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Glynnis Eason

Thanks for running with Ash Trent to help her reach her 30 marathons!

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Tracey Leak

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Kate Mcmunnigall

For our newest Gal Pal x

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Leonie And Gary Heading

Good work Ash doing it for a good cause well done!! Enjoy the run

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Angie Cawse

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASH! Well done - what a worthy cause! All the best for the races ahead. Keep going strong.

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Phillipa Meade

You absolute superstar, I'm so in awe & you're keeping me motivated from the other side of the world!

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Nick

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Niall Collins

Incredible and inspiring effort. You should be proud of what you've achieved!

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Sophia R

Happy Birthday Ash! Keep up the great work!

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Jay C

Hey Ash, I work under Adam in Team QLD at Beteasy, keep up the awesome work love the cause. Anyone who runs marathons deserves more than money if you ask me ;) Cheers, Jay

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Lucy & Jk

An amazing achievement Ash!!!!

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Brittney Goodman

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Jess Caine

This is great! Well done Ash! Pud and Yaz

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Amelia Sims

Killing it Ash... an inspirational effort! Well done xx

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Megan Parker

Amazing job!!

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Ash, Mat And Madison Carter

Keep on smashing it Ash, you’re doing amazing! X

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Kirsty And Fernando

So proud of you Ash! Incredible achievement. Big hugs from Spain

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Emilie Bernardini

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Mitch Gaal

Amazing work Ash!

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Joanne Rutherford

Go Ash! What a fabulous effort!!!

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Christine Chong

You’re amazing Ash!! So proud of all of your efforts for such a beautiful cause. Good luck for the last race - you’ll smash it!!

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Sandy Shore

Well done Ash, such an inspiring way to help familes in need 💕. Happy running, happy birthday 🎉 Sandy and Roy x

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Charlie Guthrie

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Brendan Prouse

Great work Ash love Kim, Brendan and Mabel x

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Polina Udachina

Amazing effort Ash. Xxx

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Megan

Congratulations Ash, this is truely inspiring xx

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Ash Mcinnes

Wonderful achievement Ash! Go girl!

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Anonymous

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Mitch & Han

Well done!

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Penelope, Suz & Moose

So proud of u Ash ❤️ Ur amazing ❤️❤️

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Sam, Ben & William

You're an absolute legend Ash! We're all so proud of you x

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Hugh Rainbow

Well done Ash, truly inspiring story and achievement!

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Josh Dorday

Go Ash! Awesome effort for a great cause!

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Lee Lambert

Say hi to Kent for me! Good luck hitting your goal!

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John Liversage

so impressed with you Ash & over half way with your crazy $30k target too!

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John Liversage

Keep up the great work Ash, you're a Star with such drive & energy - you really do make me a proud dad

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Samara And Neshen

So proud of you and your amazing efforts! Love watching your journey and think what you are doing is phenomenal!

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Kate Graham

You're Amazing!

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Amy Brinckley

Keep pushing Ash! 👏🏼 x

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Julie Ireland

Well done Ash! All the best for the final run tomorrow.

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Stacey Mccraw

This is amazing Ash! Your strength is inspirational. Good on you for seeing it through xx

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John Liversage

You're an inspiration Ash, well done!

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Dianne Hall

Totally impressed by Elise Bartlett's effort! Well done to you all.

$31.20

Ashley Deaton

Way to go, babe!

$31.20

Louise Brettell Polis

Go girl

$31.20

Ashley Deaton

Endlessly impressed by your heart and determination. So close to that final finish line now!

$31.20

Louise Brettell Polis

Well done Ash! Super Mum and Women!

$31.20

Ash North

Thank you Kent for running with me!!!!

$31.20

Jamie Maloney

Amazing work Ash you should be so proud!!

$31.20

Beth Macdonald

As a nurse working in the NICU I couldn’t love the reason behind this anymore! All the best with your marathons

$31.20

Sabina Roberts

Amazing dedication and effort Ash, I hope the runs are getting easier. Good luck for the remaining runs.

$31.20

Ash

$30

Janine Liversage

10 out of 10 effort for 10 runs, you bloody legend

$30

John Liversage

Keep up the great work Ash, you're a hero!

$30

John Liversage

Keep going Ash - you're doing an unbelievable job! Next year has to be a bit easier!

$30

Janine Liversage

Love you sister x

$30

Janine Liversage

What an amazing thing you have achieved Ash xx

$30

John Liversage

Keep up the hard journey Ash - 10% of the way there already!

$30

Donny Rule

Klappit Ash, just klappit!!

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John Liversage

I've learn that when you put your mind to something you are one uber-determined young lady! Well done & keep up your herculean effort !!!

$30

John Liversage

Great job again Ash, keep up the great work for this special cause

$30

Janine Liversage

Legs 11!! Go you good thing

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Janine Liversage

You did it!!!!! You are absolutely amazing Ash. What an incredible journey and achievement and cause. So so proud of you ❤️

$30

Janine Liversage

4 to go sis!

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Janine Liversage

Absolute boss lady. Well done!! Xx

$30

Kj Harvey

Great job Ash! Very inspiring x

$30

John Liversage

Great going Ash - don't melt away in that heat though (& trust you are slip-slop-slapping!)

$30

Janine Liversage

Yayyy Ash!!! Almost there xx

$30

Janine Liversage

2 to go!! So proud of you sister x

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Janine Liversage

Go rock sister!

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Janine

You are a machine! So proud of you xxx

$30

Janine Liversage

Was such a joy to do this one with you. Half way sister. You have got this!!!

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Nini

6 down!! Can’t wait to run #7 with you. Love you xxx

$30

Janine

You are superwoman. Love you

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Janine

Go sister! You are a superstar. $30 donation for run 1, and every run after that! You’ve got this. Love you

$30

Janine Liversage

You are amazing sister.

$30

Janine Liversage

Lucky 13! Nearly half way!!! Love you

$30

Janine

20/10 effort sister. On the home stretch now! x

$30

Janine Liversage

OMFG 1 to go! YOU ARE A BLOODY AMAZING!

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John Liversage

a step (or more like 20000 steps) closer Ash!

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Nini

2 down!! Congrats sister. You are such a superstar. xxx

$30

Janine Liversage

Such an incredible journey you are on! Love you

$30

Janine

Happy Birthday you bloody legend

$30

John Liversage

Great going Ash - your a super-star mum, daughter, person, runner......, well, just a super Super Star!

$30

Janine

Superwoman sister xx

$30

Janine

3 down! Doing so well sister. So proud of you XX

$26

Anonymous

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Christie Jenkins

Inspirational!! You've got this!

$26

Immy And Corby

500 to go!!!!

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Jackson Locke

I'm sorry Adam

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Alison Fitzgerald

Great running Ash - so very impressive and extreme dedication.

$20.80

Lou Mccallum

I take my hat off to you. Well done.

$20.80

Carly Fritsch

A friend of a friend and a cause close to my heart ❤️ well done you

$20.80

Sharon Parker

What an awesome goal and achievement Ash!

$20.80

Matt Appleby

I’ve no idea if I already sponsored you or not but here’s a little something towards that amazing amount you’ve raised. Keep it up Ash!

$20.80

Jennifer Mcmunnigall

Such a wonderful effort Ash! Hope you make it to $30000!

$20.80

Karen Harper

Go Ash! You’ve done so well and should be so proud of yourself x

$20.80

Adam Maamer

$20.80

Jack Johnstone

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Amy Abela

$20.80

Kasey Moses

Go Ash such an inspiration !!!

$20.80

Adam Minns

What an achievement - congrats Ash. Fantastic work!

$20.80

Lara Mcdonnell

Well done Ash!!

$20.80

Leeman Family

Well done Ash. A massive achievement and a very worthy cause.

$20.80

Bentleigh Gibson

$20.80

Shannon Terry

You go, girl!! May your legs carry you as far as your heart (and willpower) desires :) Woohoo to the big 3-0.

$20.80

Selina Dwyer

$20.80

Anonymous

Amazing work As

$20.80

Steph Marx

Congratulations! From an old friend in London

$20.80

Jane Ward

Well done Ash - you are amazing raising money for such an important cause 🥇

$20.80

Amery

$20.80

Jaron Wikler

Hey Ash, Loooong time! You’ve been inspirational with your 30/30 challenge so wanted to add a small donation. Congrats and be well, Jaron

$20.80

Tim Rankin

Well done Ash, your a star!

$20.80

Sophie Smith

go Ash!

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Tim Kain

Go Ash! ServiceNow Strong!

$20.80

Jane

$20.80

Karly Fynn

Such an incredible effort!

$20.80

Belinda

What a fantastic initiative! Keep running.

$20.80

Sophie Smith

Keep going Ash, you're over half way now!!!

$20.80

Glynnis

Called Kent Trent so tipped in another $20 for forgiveness😂😂

$20.80

Liana Johnson

$20.80

Caitlin Bird

$20.80

Anonymous

Keep going Ash! You are an inspiration x

$20.80

Anonymous

Amazing job!

$20.80

Kristy Mackay

What an amazing achievement Ash. Well done darling x

$20.80

Karen Thompson

What an amazing effort!

$20

Anonymous

$20

John Liversage

well done Ash, you're just a star, juggling work, being a great mum & now pounding the streets to help others. Amazing!

$20

Sophie Rainbow

Such an inspiration Ash! You are a star!

$20

Satoshi Ashida

Go Ash!!!

$15.60

Emma Holliday

Congratulations on a fantastic achievement Ash!

$10.40

Mel Cooley

$10.40

Anonymous

$10.40

Erin Oudshoorn

Good luck!

$10.40

Jess Hart

Great job Ash, such a wonderful thing to do. 💗

$10.40

Cassie

Well done Ash! xx

$10.40

Anonymous

$5.20

Sophia Robeau