Pete

The Bali Hope Ultra 2022

Help me improve the lives of thousands of children

My Updates

Runners recollections

Friday 7th Oct
https://youtu.be/O9LtvaH65T4

Thank you to everyone

Wednesday 21st Sep
We just did something extraordinary!

26 athletes ran 84km up a mountain (1700m) across an island in tropical heat and all finished safely, happy, sore, uplifted, inspired and most of all grateful for being part of something truly special that impacted many children, their families and communities through its ripple effect.

I ran further than I have previously by 21km. It was tough, mentally and physically but despite what the mind and body were occasionally screaming at me there was also a sense of calm and it would all work out. It always does

Each of us and our race supporters will come away a little changed for the experience. New friendships formed with bonds that will last a lifetime, an appreciation of what it is like to be truly in service to others and also understanding that none of us as individuals have limitations and particularly not as a team. 

The Bali Hope Ultra 2022 has raised over $210K. An extraordinary number and one which will change lives. I hope you feel amazing  about your contribution

This is a signing off of sorts but only for now as I will  do this again and soon! However without the support of all my sponsors and those who barracked hard for me I could not of helped achieve what we did so thank you from the bottom of my heart

Pete

aka Goat




Video of our amazing Ultra BHU22

Wednesday 14th Sep

My student- Subagiasa

Saturday 10th Sep
Today I met the student I have sponsored these past few years. To meet him in person was very exciting for both. All my sponsors are contributing to the ongoing education of student’s which is a remarkable gift.our fundraising for this event is now nearing 200k and this has pumped us up. If you can help us please click all the appropriate buttons Pete ❤️

Heat training

Saturday 10th Sep

Songan 6 school visit

Thursday 8th Sep

Songan 6 School visit

Thursday 8th Sep

BCF Office visit

Tuesday 6th Sep
Had the pleasure spending time with Marg Barry and the amazing team at BCF head office today and cosmetic away more convinced (if possible) of how versatile and impactful they are in their roles and just how diversified the projects they deliver are. It’s an honour to be part of the Bali Hope Ultra team 2022 who are making a difference and changing lives.

#balihopeultra 
#balichildrenfoundation 

https://fundraise.balichildrenfoundation.org/fundraisers/peterkavanagh/the-bali-hope-ultra-2022

Off to Bali

Monday 5th Sep
Meeting with Chelsea & Mel for last training session with 8 x 1km sprints. Be nice to burn off some anxiety pre flight. Finally after 2.5 years it’s seems real and this dream becomes reality. A long day ahead but looking forward to getting there and starting to acclimatise 

Last long before leaving

Saturday 3rd Sep
7 days to go so pumped out 23km at nice easy 6min/km pace. Feeling very good and won’t run until Tuesday morning in Bali. Pretty calm about it all really I just want to do my supporters and the kids we fu drains for proud

Chrissie Collinson

Friday 2nd Sep
I get to run with this amazing lady and athlete. Chrissie & I have shared some amazing runs after meeting because of this run …. By mistake! I supported her in her 100km run last year, we’ve laughed through some pretty tough gallops in appalling weather and 8 weeks ago ran a 50km training run just because we could. Chrissie is an incredible friend and I’m so bloody lucky I get to do this with her.

My Bali route

Friday 2nd Sep
Starting at sea level the route climbs to 1800metres in the first 25km before levelling out and a gentle downhill over the last 60k. Passing nearby to Ubud before finishing at the iconic Old Man’s beach shack in Canggu

This makes u wanna get up and Run

Friday 2nd Sep

8 days out from race

Friday 2nd Sep
Finding it hard to sleep so up early for a little blast which in retrospect was worth the sleepless night. Fundraising went up a notch yesterday so thank you thank you to my supporters. This is an unbelievably emotional part of my running journey so to have people looking on an interested in what I’m doing is so uplifting. I promise to avoid the running subject for a month post race. Well maybe until the Melbourne Mara anyway 😜. I’ve a 20k run tomorrow morning so looking forward to that 
🙏🐐

Last long run before leaving

Saturday 27th Aug
10 days before heading off to Bali and managed to run the 5 hours. My third Ultra for 2022 with just the big daddy to come. I’m so confident I can do this now both physically and mentally. Running has changed so much for me so please if you can help me change the lives of kids and their communities Many thanks

Bali Hope teaser trailer

Friday 26th Aug

5 hour run!

Friday 26th Aug
Tomorrow (26/08) ive my last ling run prior to the big dance in 15 days. I’ll start at 4am and run through until 9.30 to replicate some night running and staying on my feet for an extended period plus rehearse my food/hydration intake. The aim is to keep the heart rate low via a slow pace so this run won’t break any records but I’ll run 45-50km. I’ve a couple of runners joining me from daybreak to give me a little push

Training updat

Sunday 17th Jul
On the 25th June fellow Bali Hope runner Chrissie & I ran 50.3 kilometres from Safety Beach to Sorrento and back. Beautiful run but very windy which added some spice to it but pushing me beyond 1200km year to date and reinforcing to me I can do this stuff mentally as well as physically. My next 8 weeks will be very intense with 60k weeks and an overnight marathon thrown into the mix. Thank you for the donations to date they are making a difference 

63.3k Run

Friday 1st Apr
On Friday 11 March I ran 63.3km solo overnight trying to replicate some of what I’ll confront later in the year. It wasn’t easy but the run gave me so much confidence about achieving my goal to run 84.4K across Bali. My training has given me an amazing base so physically I was ok (well mostly ok 😂) and mentally I felt incredibly strong. Knowing now I can do this and as a result impact so many lives is very empowering and emotional. I’ve a 50k race in cairns next week which will replicate Bali weather so I’m excited for this challenge. I love what I do and hope you can support me on my journey to help kids and their communities improve their lives. 🙏

Thank you to my Sponsors

$510.97

E D H Offline Donation

$320

Align Outdoor Fitness

$320

Align Outdoor Fitness

$240

Align Outdoor Fitness

$240

Align Outdoor Fitness

$150

Brigette

Go Dad!

$105.50

Matt Short

$105.50

Michael Burmeister

$105.50

Anonymous

Will be thinking of you and this enormous challenge, enjoy the experience as best you can, you are an inspiration

$105.50

Brendan Kavanagh

All the best

$105.50

Judy And Craig Coulson

Woo hoo. Great work and see you soon.

$105.50

John Williamson

$105.50

Ashley Dobson Fullarton

$105.50

Tim Mellington

Credit to you Pete. Incredibly inspiring mate.

$105.50

Chelsea Loerand

Smash those Bali hills Pete!! Super inspiring.

$100

Brendon Kane

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$100

Peter Ryan

Run Forrest Run

$100

Mars

You are amazing Pete!! Love what you’re doing to help others. Give us a G.O.A.T 🤩

$100

Michael Grant

Best wishes Pete, from eveyone at Cooldrive Auto Parts

$83.52

Align Outdoor Fitness

$64.88

Anonymous

Stay focussed and work hard. You’ve got this

$52.75

Mel (moe) Coulson (panda)

Goats love Bali terrain… just watch and see 👌 You’ve got this legend 👏

$52.75

Claudia De Lutis

Go Pete, great cause.

$52.75

Ash Darbyshire

Amazing work Pete

$52.75

Skyler Hay

Super incredible thing you’re doing Pete. I’m backing you every step of the way. It’s truly inspiring. Can’t wait to hear when you cross that finish line. Enjoy the journey ♥️

$52.75

Paula & Marshal Adam

Go Goat! You got this :)

$52.75

Mark Hatzis

Go well GOAT

$52.75

Olivia Rundle

Inspiring Pete, can’t wait to hear all about it.

$52.75

Brian Oconnor

Good luck Pete , good cause

$52.75

Nicole Mackie

Love your work 🐐

$52.75

Murray Abblitt

$52.75

Damien Sior

All the best Pete, a wonderful cause, stay safe and come back safe!

$52.75

Ashleigh Kavanagh

$52.75

Imogen Barwick

Good luck Pete!!!

$52.75

Gabby Adams

Amazing thing to do Pete, you truly are the GOAT. Sending you loads of support from Melb!

$50

David Moore

Go you good thing. Safe journey mate. We need to catch up for thot drink when you’re back home

$50

Sian Kavanagh

$50

Intrepid Fitness

Good luck mate!!

$50

Lauren Bell

So excited to see you do this Pete. Congratulations to you and all the competitors, support crew and organisers. Such a beautiful cause. I will be in Bali late October

$26.38

Sarah Mannell

So proud of you!! Keep killing it goat

$26.38

Anonymous

All the best legend! You’ve put the hard yards in, now’s time to enjoy!

$26.38

Sandra Ciano

$26.38

Run_with_rach_

Good Luck Pete! Such a great initiative, well done & have FUN 🏃‍♂️🙌👏🏻☀️

$26.38

Pamela Adams

Good-luck Peter

$26.38

Meghan Wood

Good luck Goat! You’ll smash it 🙌

$26.38

Wendy Mitchell

Best of luck, we know you'll smash it xx

$26.38

Damian Salmon

Awesome effort, Pete! Well Done! I really don't know how you ran that distance in 30degree heat 98% humidity??????

$26.38

Anonymous

$26.38

Colette Schiada

Good luck, Pete!🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♂️🥰

$26.38

Matt Darburn

Hey Pete $25 towards the great cause mate... I would of chipped in a bit more but have the 3 rug rats and spending partner to fund...lol good luck mate!!

$26.38

Binny

You’re doing such an incredible job supporting such a beautiful cause. I know this is a special one for you so soak in the experiences, memories and friendships that will be made along the way. Good luck, we are all behind you cheering you on 💪🐐

$26.10

Kevin Pike Barker

Pike

$25

Melissa Lynch

You've got this!! It's going to be awesome when you complete this feat. Happy running.

$20

Ursula Adams

Well done Pete on doing a run for a fantastic cause 👏 Hope you have a blast over in Bali! From Ursula (from the coaching course group)

$15.83

Noel Clerkin

Good luck Pete