Kyle Hand

Mike Toner's Marathon for Fred

My Updates

1 more sleep!

Couldn’t be more ready if I tried for this marathon tomorrow. It’s been a big year for me I’m down 20kg and half a head and now ready for this massive challenge! We’re closing in on $200,000 raised for the @fredhollows foundation and I’m personally closing in on $10.000 raised! If you can spare a few bucks to this cause which has not only turned my life around but many others in such a shitty year it’d be much appreciated! (Link in comments!) For those keen to join in the celebrations I’ll be celebrating the achievements tomorrow night at Brown Alley

Handy's Marathon Fundraiser

At the start of the year and a massive reality check, I was given the ultimatum - put my family first or continue partying and lose everything. In my mind, the most effective way to improve my relationship and become the family man I needed to be, was to focus on my mental health and improving my physical well-being. What better way to do this than set what I thought was an impossible goal? Run a full marathon. Not only did this give me a goal to achieve, but I hoped it was something that could make my family proud. Something to show my kids that if you set your mind to something, no matter how impossible it may seem, it can be achieved.

At the start of this year I had never ran 5km in my life and hitting the scales in January at 107kg. I signed up to The Great Ocean Road half marathon and set my sights on achieving my goal. A day later I had my first set back, I broke my foot. But I was determined not to let this stop me. I made a promise to myself that I won’t let this get in my way so I changed my diet and found other methods of getting fit including swimming where I was actually lapped by a pregnant woman LOL but I pushed on with a goal to be lighter on my feet when I could start running again. Then came my next set back, which like many hit me like a ton of bricks. Corona virus stopped me in my tracks. The marathon was cancelled, I lost my source of income and everything seemed hopeless. But I still soldiered on. There were many ups and downs, a few relapses into my old ways, but I pulled through.


Now we’re in November and I’ve been on a steady training regime since the start of the year I’ve decided it was time to step it up and notch and have decided to run the distance of a full marathon rather than the half marathon (Also with a little bit of pushing from Mike Toner) with the hope that this extra effort will entice my peers to contribute to the cause :)

I will raise money for The Fred Hollows Foundation because they help train and empower local eye doctors, nurses and health workers and create a sustainable system of care in the communities that need our help the most.


Over 25 million people are needlessly blind on this planet but a simple procedure costing as little as $25 in most developing countries can restore their sight and change their lives for ever! Their work has a very clear purpose: to make sure everyone, whether they’re rich or poor, has access to high quality, affordable eye health as we enjoy right here in this cou


I know times are tough, but any contribution will not only support a fantastic charity, it will provide me with much needed motivation and help me do something to make my family and children proud. 


Thank you for your support.

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Lachie Mason

Well done mate!

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Charlie Betts

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Haydn Judge

Well done mate

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Brenton Chan

Unreal work mate! keep it up, definitely leading the charge here and inspiring others. Much Love

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Adam Bartas

$104

Alex Siewert

Great work mate, super proud

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Evelien

Just another small donation cause this is freaking amazing! Awesome job Kyle x

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Dan Hanily

Well done mate great effort

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Harriet

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Nick Ennis

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Lisa Banias

Trance fam represent 👏💪

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Clay Tharle

Just remember all the training I taught you Kyle. 6 steamed Dim Sims is never enough. Always make 10. Good luck

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Richie, Lauren, Jedi, Willow And Myfe

Handy you legend! We're proud of you mate. Top work for a top cause. 20kg lighter means 5 hours extra Hardware work time a week. Cant wait LOL! xx

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Parker

Go on Kyle mate & all the thick as thieves team ❤️👊🏻

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Eamon Chiffey

So inspired by your 2020 mate. You you look amazing. Go get it!!!!

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Annie Chung

Good on you Kyle!

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Nic Strachan

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Angus Crawford

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Kellie Scott

Yeahhhh Handy <3

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Anyo

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Adriana Chilelli

I want the bleach hair back... get it 🎊

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James Mulligan

GOOD LUCK MY DEAREST RYAN GARDNER FAN!

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Jess Mallia

Great work Kyle!

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Roz Brown

Onya Kyle! Mammoth effort!

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Grant Hanson

On ya kyle

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Emmanuel Cusack

Legend!

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William Pilbeam-walker

Good stuff man 🔥❤️

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Lee White

Go get em man 🤙

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John Curtin

Well done Kyle!

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Martje Kremers

GO KYLE!! Wishing you all the best!

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Robyne Jones

Killer effort !!

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Paul Stix

What a journey mate! Sensational work and all the encouragement you need to get the job done. Let's go!

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2020 Distro Pty Ltd

Have an MTVUP! And RAISEYOURSELF! Make sure you get through that 42kms. I’ll have you’re JagerUPbomb at the end!!

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In Laws

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Jay & Nay

Marathon starts at 30km. Stay hydrated my friend.

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Dom Impiom

Run like you just found out oliver koletzki just started on the main stage and you in line for a porta-loo

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Stu Fairley

Unreal effort mate x

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Aaron Kisvarda

You’re the bomb.com

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Jono O’rourke

Well done mate, Absolutely flying you are. ❤️

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Damian Garner

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Matty Said

Great work brother keep up the good work! Killing it!

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Steven Bookluck

Enjoyed being there for the build up, smash it mate!

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Jake Buttigieg

Good work ledge

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Luke Hovey

Let’s go baby!

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Darren S

Good on ya bro! All the best!

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Danny Grant

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Joe Drave

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Roger Watson

Go you good thing

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George Grigoriadis

Love this

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Matt Perkovic

Awesome stuff man x

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Joe Mattei

Great work Kyle!! 👏

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Kory Grant

Fukin get it son

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Naults

Get it Handy

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Kathryn Ahlstrom

Amazing effort Kyle, keep up the good work, regards Kath and Heath

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Dyan Sisouw

Love your work kyleshkie 💪💪💪

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Peter Kakavoules

Proud of you K.H. I'll double it if you commit to doing it with your rig out! 💪

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Brent Trotter

I am expecting big things nah not really just very impressive mate

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Ron Herston

A great cause, all the best!

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Eric Kondarovskis

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Liz Shrimpton

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Filth On Acid

Good Luck, we require you do this streaking!

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Philip Bardis

Good luck brother.

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Andrew Reeves

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Michael, Melissa And Miette

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Ryan Leeson

$1 for every km you’ll run legend! You’re an absolute inspiration ❤️ Love everything you’re doing 🙌

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Jaan Erkan

Proud of you mate!

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Piero Giovannini

Very proud of you mate! The donation is for the entertaining podcasting on the runs :)

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Corey Toop

Get em Handy!

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Trav

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Luke Liberati

Go on mate. Kill it.

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Daniel Scott

Well done mate. Solid EFFORT!

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Kallum (kingstreet Global)

Good on you mate. Sending some love and support.

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Evelien Kuhne

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Onelove

From the team at onelove, keep up the good work guys… Frank, Ant, Gabe and Tyson…

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Katherine Young

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Tyler Watkins

Good work mate! 👊🏽

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Michael Poyser

Well done mate! Amazing effort!

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Kyle Hand

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Michael Beames

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Bailey Andersen

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Lawrie Leeman

Running for a great cause

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Edward Fedotov

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Lisa Migliore

Amazing effort x

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Victor Corobea

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Brendan Shameless

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Jewel Matthews

What an achievement after being told as a 9 year old that you would never be able to run and here you are xxx

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Jess Vassallo

Well done brotherrrrrre!! Proud of you!

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Anonymous

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Simon Mellor

Absolutely amazing achievement Kyle, sure we will celebrate in style. Only if those kids could see what your doing for them.

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Thad Lester

Great stuff mate!

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Adrienna Kisvarda

Proud of you xxx

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Josh

Good on you mate!

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Sheridan Kisvarda

Well done xx

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James Ware

Proud of you mate

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Adam Strauch

Great work Kyle you are a living legend 🔴⚪️💙

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Leigh Rigg

Good luck brother smash it x

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