Melbourne, Australia

Andy and Jacqui fundraising and running 90km in the Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa

Andy and Jacqui will be putting one foot in front of the other for 90km along the Valley of 1000 Hills in the Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa 🇿🇦. 

Andy Gild is co-founder and CEO of Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne. Andy has been running marathons for several years and has competed in several triathlons. She is dedicated to grassroots charity and the Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) organisation. Therefore running a 90km ultramarathon, and fundraising for Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne, seems an appropriate way to help ensure more people have access to basic needs through the distribution of pre-loved, donated bicycles. 

The best way to achieve goals is to partner with someone else. Andy is honoured to be accompanied, both in training and on the day itself, by her good friend and co-coach, Jacqui. In 2011 during the New York Marathon, Jacqui discovered for the first time what digging deep meant to her. Now as she returns to her place of birth for the first time in 44 years, this is an incredible time to explore how much deeper she can dig!

Andy (left) and Jacqui (right)

Andy, Jacqui and the entire Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne community (in Melbourne and Namibia) thank you for whatever support you are able to provide.

Donate to Andy and Jacqui’s fundraising and Comrade ultramarathon efforts via myCause

Just $30 can give a donated bicycle a new life in Africa.

Read more about Andy Gild’s first experience running the Comrades Ultramarathon in 2013 in this article for the GROWTH PROJECT’S PUBLICATION, RIPPLES (2019)