Dave Alley passes 3000km mark on Race Around Australia
DAVE Alley, who took off from Lismore almost six weeks ago to complete a mammoth 14,000km run around Australia, has completed 3000km of his journey.
It was just before 10am yesterday when Dave hit the milestone in his epic journey in support of the White Cloud Foundation, an organisation that supports Australians suffering from depression and anxiety.
The last week has been a struggle, however.
After crossing the QLD/NT border on Sunday, it has been tough work on the Barkly Highway, with flies and dust in abundance, Dave said.
However, his overall daily overall average hasn't dropped, sitting at just under 79km per day - the equivalent of almost two marathons each and every day.
Dave's body is holding up well, with a daily ice bath and frequent recovery treatments ensuring his frame is being maintained as best as possible given the trying circumstances.
His weight has dropped to about 68kg, but this is not causing concern at this stage as a highly rigid nutrition and hydration plan continues to be followed.
Some weight loss is to be expected as he is burning anywhere between 5000 to 6000 calories every day.
It is a real psychological boost to Dave and the RAA2 team to know that people are supporting their cause.
You can donate to Dave's cause by visiting www.racearoundaus.com.au.
The target of the RAA2 team is $100,000.
Dave's progress can also be tracked on Facebook at David Alley Race Around Australia.