Impressed by his love of health and a dedication to assist get cleaner water for the individuals of Pakistan, Albany-raised private coach Nat Bakker will embark on a gruelling 100km ultra-trail run within the Stirling Vary Nationwide Park on Sunday.
Bakker, 25, goals to run up and down the six main peaks within the Stirling Vary inside a 24-hour interval on April 25.
His quest will start on the base of Bluff Knoll within the early hours of the morning earlier than he runs to Mt Trio and scales that summit.
If all goes effectively, he’ll repeat the feat at Mt Toolbrunup, Mt Magog, Mt Talyuberlup and Mt Hassell — with the six peaks giving a complete elevation of about 5000m.
After in depth cardio periods and trail-running within the lead-up to this weekend, he’s assured he can obtain his aim. “Initially I used to be telling myself I might by no means do that and that’s once I thought ‘Why not have a go?’,” he stated.
“To my information, nobody has run to all of them and finished all of them in in the future.
“I’ve been coaching flat-out — weights a few instances per week plus 60-90 minutes cardio within the fitness center after which a 40-60km path run each weekend, so I’ve been racking up the kilometres.”
Bakker’s dad and mom stay and work in Pakistan.
On a visit there in 2017, he was shocked to see poverty within the nation first-hand.
“I used to be shocked by the poverty and residing requirements once I was there and determined to do that run and lift some cash to assist enhance the water high quality,” Bakker stated.
He has a set a fundraising aim of $5000 for Anglican Assist’s Waterworks program.
To make a donation to the trigger, go to bit.ly/2OUih5t.