Fitness guru Nat Bakker hits 100km trail time and fundraising targets in Stirling Range
Albany-raised personal trainer Nat Bakker completed his gruelling 100km ultra-trail run in the Stirling Range National Park on Anzac Day, smashing time and fundraising goals.
Bakker, 25, set out on April 25 to run up and down the six major peaks in the Stirling Range inside a 24-hour period.
He took on the challenge due to his love of fitness and to help fund cleaner water for the people of Pakistan, setting a fundraising goal of $5000 for Anglican Aid’s Waterworks program.
He began at the base of Bluff Knoll, then ran Mt Trio and scaled that summit before Mt Toolbrunup, Mt Magog, Mt Talyuberlup and Mt Hassell — giving him a total elevation of 4257m.
Bakker completed the 100km challenge in 20hr. 53min. and managed to raise $6500 in the proces.
“In terms of the run, we hit our 100km in the 24-hour goal, and I couldn’t be happier with that,” Bakker said.
“We crushed our fundraising goal of $5000 and all the donations are going towards access to clean water for the people of Pakistan.
“Thanks a lot to the crew that came out and supported throughout the day, whether it be pacing, moral support or catching the finish.
“My brother Nick and close friend Jackson Pitman joined me for 25km along the way as well, which really helped.”
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