By Willem Botha Join Me

My Activity Tracking


My target 1000 kms

#youonlyrunwhenyourun - I'm fundraising for a great cause!

Help me make a difference!!

Starting with the Bay2Bay Half Marathon on 19 June on my doorstep in Blackwall and finishing on 11 December with THE RUN Port Stephens, I plan to raise as $2000 to help RUOK assist people who are struggling with life whilst walking amongst us every day! About 8 people take their own lives in Australia every day. For every death, it’s estimated another 30 people will attempt suicide.

RUOK ? s mission is to inspire everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

To date I have finished the following:

21 km Bay2Bay Half Marathon Woy Woy - 19 June

21 km Blackmores Sydney Half Marathon - 18 September.

21 km Bouddi Coastal Run- 12 November.

Thank you so much for your support, together we will make a difference!

Watch This Space.

My Achievements

My Updates

..a Bargain is only a Bargain....

Tuesday 9th Aug

Lesson learned – I bought (because it was cheap) and ran 20 kms with a pair of HOKA CARBON X that was a shoe size too small, and ended up with Planter Fasciitis!!

Missed the Palm Beach to Manly run and also this coming weekends City2Surf. Working hard on getting ready for the Lake Macquarie Half Marathon on 28 August.

1 Down - 3 more to go!!

Sunday 19th Jun
Finished the  Bay2Bay today. First time I have done the race. It is a beautiful course - flat and fast . Running along the Brisbane Waters Foreshore .
I am getting back into shape, slowly but surely - watch this space!!
Thanks for the donations!!

OK, I am up and running - watch this space!!

Saturday 11th Jun
At last, my fundraising activity is starting again!! For the first time since 2019 (pre Covid) I will be asking friends and family to support me in my effort to raise funds for RUOK, a charity/organisation that is close to my heart!! The  picture is one of my last effort a the Sydney Morning  Herald Half Marathon in May 2022 - WHAT A CITY!!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Sydney Recycling Services

Run Willem Run


Peninsula Car Wash


Bourke Rd Gang

Cheering you along every step of the way! Awesome target and awesome cause! We know you can do it!


Michael Baskin

Good luck great cause


Andrew Vaughan

Go you good thing. Almost there. Only 44ks to go.


Ray Ng

Good on you willem👍 Well done


The Vikings

Go you good thing!


Murray Catlin-struthers

Go Willem!



keep it up mate, better you than me


Carolyn & Angus Thorburn

Well done Willem. We’ll be watching with interest xxx



Excellent goal, Willem! I too, have a soft spot for RUOK! This is the first in a series of donations. There will be something for every race you complete. Together, we will do it! ❤️


Ellyn Grotte

Good luck!



Go big fella! Those Hoka shoes are the bomb!


Tony Trotter

Go Young Fella. Great cause and no more couch potato


Cliff Trotter

Great cause Willem. You are a champion.


Willem Botha



Keep on running




Janette Bluegum

Hey Wil - glad you support a great cause 😀 👍