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beCAUSEwe IRONMAN (FULL) - Nelson Mandela Bay

beCAUSEwe IRONMAN (FULL) - Nelson Mandela Bay

Personal message

Last year, in 2016, you all made it possible to raise R30,000 through pushing me to my limits at the Ironman 70.3 (half)... it was months of hardwork, a lot of suffering, and of course sacrifice financially by YOU - but WE DID IT!!

After that race, something clicked in my brain, I woke up a little radical, and confronted a dream that (honestly) I wasnt even going to attempt for another 10 years, and still am not sure I can even do...

I decided to attempt to take on the FULL IRONMAN 140.6 in April 2017!

THATS DOUBLING THE DISTANCES FROM THE HALF / LAST YEAR!!! This is the pinnacle of the sport, and considered one of the toughest human challenges - physically and mentally - by many. It is a:

3.8km (2.4m) swim

180km (112m) bike

42.2km run (26.2m) (full marathon)

*All within 17hours!  No stops. 

By April I would have been training for this for 9/10months, and at the peak, I'll be putting in around 20 a week (all before work early morning, after work in evening, and weekends - by far and beyond this is the toughest challenge I have EVER taken on!)

I'm doing this for two reasons: 

1. To remind myself, my kids, and us all, that we can't do everything, but we certainly are able to do something - and often more than we think we can if we are willing to become uncomfortable and suffer a bit (*I have a fulltime job, a young family, volunteer at church, and other responsibilities, I am not rich, and I am not a talented endurance athlete, in fact I've recently been diagnosed with Asthma... we will often be surprised at what we can do... and what we can do to help others).

2. To provide a way for my friends to come together and make a pointed difference in the lives of the most needy and vulnerable. Together we will:  Swim4CleanWater; Bike4Jobs&Skills; Run4KidsIntoSafeFamilies. You may only have a small amount to give in your eyes, but we'll put it together with others, and multiply it directly to those on the frontlines!

So, please, would you consider getting a little uncomforable with me, and GIVE TO THIS CAMPAIGN... (if you are linked to a company, would you approach them to give as a CSI donation?)

WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT I'm just a crazy nutcase burning far too many calories, sweating far too much, going too far (and through too much laundry), and becoming an Ironman for a silly little medal at the end...

BUT WITH YOUR SUPPORT, what will happen beCAUSEweTRI? People will get clean water; people will get Jobs & skills; and vulnerable kids will get into safe families.

 

*DONATIONS (in cash): 

1. PURESURVEY, Alastair Walmesley (puresurvey.co.za) - R10,000

2. Frederick - R1,000

3. RAW Nutrition, Gregg Ransby (rawnutrition.co.za) - R2,000 (plus thousands of rands in pre-made meals)

4. Southwood Financial Planning (southwood.co.za) - Lisa Hudson Peacock - R4,500

5. USN - usn.co.za - Race nutrition  

Donations

  • Apr 03, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "What an amazing achievement! But even more amazing is the awareness and funds generated towards these incredible causes! Well done! To God be all the Glory!" - JK

  • Apr 03, 2017 - R 260.00
  • "May the Lord bless every step and stroke of this race and effort, beyond ALL you can think, dream or IMAGINE. " - M

  • Apr 02, 2017 - USD $ 39.20
  • "Hey Bradders, well done for the run, looked like an awesome finishing line. A great cause too! Jx" - Julian Sanz

  • Apr 02, 2017 - R 257.05
  • "Watched you out there today Brad. Left speechless. And so inspired. " - Sarah

  • Mar 31, 2017 - R 5 141.00
  • "Backing you man! For a great cause. Proud of you." - Responsive Digital

  • Mar 31, 2017 - R 20 564.00
  • "Proud of you!" - DM

  • Mar 30, 2017 - USD $ 42.08
  • "Good luck Brad" - Luke Schultz

  • Mar 26, 2017 - R 1 406.00
  • "We will be cheering for all 140.6 miles! Hugely inspired." - Miles and Lesley

  • Mar 25, 2017 - USD $ 65.67
  • "Good luck Brad we will be thinking of you! " - Sarah Schultz and Martin Smith

  • Mar 25, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Brad!! " - Brett

  • Mar 22, 2017 - USD $ 41.54
  • "Great stuff. Proud of you Brad. You can do it" - Gino

  • Mar 21, 2017 - USD $ 16.63
  • "Good luck Brad!!!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 21, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "John 3:16, bless you Brad. You are a difference maker!" - Ryan Snyman

  • Mar 18, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "GOOD LUCK BRAD!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 16, 2017 - R 1 500.00
  • "R500 for each discipline. Give it horns Blood." - Jeremy Lawrence

  • Mar 15, 2017 - USD $ 81.62
  • "We are glad to help with this worthy cause." - Diane and Roy Swartzberg

  • Mar 14, 2017 - USD $ 80.18
  • "Great cause and good luck mate" - KeithD

  • Mar 14, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks to Brad Senekal for telling me how to donate for a great cause" - Mike Koen

  • Mar 07, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "You make me proud" - Steve

  • Mar 06, 2017 - R 1 439.48
  • "You know I already think you're inspiring dude, but this is next level. Good luck man and remember to stay safe!" - Adam Carter

  • Feb 14, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Triathletes aren't born they're made. So keep calm and Tri on!! " - Natashia

  • Feb 08, 2017 - R 10 282.00
  • "Keep making a difference. " - Greg

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 66 790.28

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 17 500.00
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A bunch of ordinary people with full time jobs and families, set off to SWIM for a CAUSE | BIKE for a CAUSE | RUN for a CAUSE | Why? beCAUSEweTRI. All funds raised will be distributed evenly between these 3 charities that are close to our heart.