Dave Alley continues his epic Race Around Australia, raising funds for the White Cloud Foundation. Photo Contributed
Dave Alley continues his epic Race Around Australia, raising funds for the White Cloud Foundation. Photo Contributed Contributed

Dave Alley ahead of world record pace as he clocks up 5000km

AFTER setting off from Lismore just over nine weeks ago on his Race Around Australia 2, Dave Alley has now reached Western Australia and has registered another incredible milestone, hitting the 5000km mark.

Dave's daily average is sitting at 79.19km, he said, while Pat Farmer's world record set in 1999 is 76.91km per day.

However, as Dave and the RAA2 team are well aware, there is a long way to go yet with just over one third of the distance being completed so far, Dave said.

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Dave's Race Around Australia 2 is raising funds and awareness for the White Cloud Foundation, which supports Australians with depression and anxiety.

It hasn't been an easy journey, with such a physical challenge - It took Dave only 53 days to bring up the equivalent distance of 100 marathons, occurring just south of Darwin.

Dave Alley reaches the Western Australia border on his epic Race Around Australia, raising funds for the White Cloud Foundation. Photo Contributed
Dave Alley reaches the Western Australia border on his epic Race Around Australia, raising funds for the White Cloud Foundation. Photo Contributed Contributed

The Northern Territory has brought about its challenges, with the heat still lingering despite being well into winter.

Long stretches between towns means that phone service is infrequent and water and supplies are scarce. 

Despite the inevitable general fatigue and soreness which Dave lives with, he is currently clear of any serious injuries.

Dave Alley celebrates reaching 5000km on his epic Race Around Australia, raising funds for the White Cloud Foundation. Photo Contributed
Dave Alley celebrates reaching 5000km on his epic Race Around Australia, raising funds for the White Cloud Foundation. Photo Contributed Contributed

He is burning between 5000 and 6000 calories a day yet his weight has stabilized and remains steady at about 67kg.

You can help Dave and the crew reach their $100,000 fundraising goal for the White Cloud Foundation by visiting www.racearoundaus.com.au.



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