Mick runs 40km @ 40 years old

By Bec Barry

My Activity Tracking


My target 42 kms

My Reason behind this Marathon....

My name is Mick and my motivation for running stems from more far than my motivation for running the Nike Melbourne Marathon and is a story too long to share here but the story behind motivation for wanting to complete this marathon, in short, goes like this...

I started running for mental health reasons and found myself connecting with my now girlfriend Bec who was dealing with her own mental health issues. We didn't connect through running but more through grief - Bec lost her husband to heart disease when he was just 35yrs old.
Bec's husband, Andrew, was a work colleague of mine. He was fit and healthy and someone that I admired a lot, he was also someone that was there for me through a dark time in my life and I never really had the chance to thank him.
My motivation behind this run is to raise money for the Heart Foundation and to say thankyou to Andrew. And to show my unconditional support to Bec and all the efforts she puts in to this cause. 

Bec's strength and resilience is something that I admire most about her. The way she lives her life on a daily basis, the way she has overcome everything that she's been through, and still going through, and to still be the most beautiful, thoughtful and caring person that she is, is the exact reason that I am proud to share this journey with her!

I have never run a marathon before, and until now never thought I would, and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to dedicate this run to Andrew and Bec and their families, and for all the people that live with, or are surviving with heart disease every day.

If we can get to $10,000 I'm going to cut off all my hair as well! So lets get behind this amazing cause and donate all you can, every little bit helps!! 

We have also created a fund-raising page that has been endorsed by the Heart Foundation and would thank you for your support. For more information email Bec at avcthelabel@gmail.com

Event Information

Sunday 02nd October
Melbourne Marathon

Thank you to my Sponsors


Tom Dargaville


Oz Cranes & Rigging

On behalf of my company Oz Cranes & Rigging I wish Mick and the AVC team all the best on their conquest to the finish line. God bless.


Inclusive Financial Services - Dan Mcnamara

Great work Mick & Bec!!! Smash it out!!!


Fs8 Bendigo


Bec Barry




Bruce Usher

A wonderful effort. Great work and good luck to the both of you.



Good Luck Mick look forward to seeing you with short hair lol


Nic Robins-underwood / Óquinn Makeup By Nic

You’re smashing it guys!! So rad xo




Brendan Murchie


Matt Mackenzie


Carmel Cotter

Proud of you Mick ❤️🙏🏻Xx


Karyn And David


Kate Flanagan

Good luck to Mick on his upcoming run. Thank you Mick, Bec and family for organising this event to help raise much needed funds and awareness for those of us who have lost loved ones or are living with heart disease. You guys are amazing!! Xx


Dee & Joseph O’connell

Big love from our family to yours. Keep on running x


Tegan Campbell


Georgia Xxx

Awesome effort Michelle 👏


Kelly M

Big love to you! Well done Mick!!!


Janine Cugura

You guys seriously are an inspiration to us all… Andrew would be so proud. when I saw your post and clicked the link I just had to donate.. one donation off the $5k… yippee well done team x


Emily Mcfadzean

A worthy cause But keep the hair Mickasaurus 💁


Annie Mackenzie

Really proud of you Mick. Go for it!! Great cause. Love always


Quinn Robins-underwood

Go Bec 🙌🏼


Kaitie Mona

40at40 💙 Congratulations Mick 🙌🏾 (& to your sidekick Sophie 💜)


Skye Mee

You got this Mick! Proud of you!


Peta And Luke


Lisa Campbell

Such a worthy cause