Australian student Dominic Gough has completed the Loch Ness marathon in a time of 4 hours and 10 minutes. The hilly course which wends its way along the fabled Loch Ness in Scotland was a big challenge for the first time marathon runner.
“It was really difficult and I went through bursts of feeling good and bad. The last 6 miles almost killed me!” Dominic said. “But it was great to finish and also to raise awareness of the health issues that exist in Outback Australia.”
Having spent two years travelling around remote areas of Australia as a child, Dominic said he was determined to try to make a difference in indigenous communities by raising funds for the Jimmy Little Foundation. “I would like my run to raise awareness of Aboriginal health issues, both in Australia, and on the other side of the world,” he said. “I hope that grey nomads and other people who have seen the gap that exists in healthcare in Australia will support me.”
The first time marathon runner plans to study medicine at James Cook University in Townsville next year with the ultimate aim of becoming a doctor in the Outback.
Dominic has set up a fundraising page at www. gofundme.com/DomsMarathonEffort. There is still time to donate funds for his cause. All money received will be donated to the Jimmy Little Foundation.