My Kokoda Track Journey



Goal to Kokoda


I’ve conquered Kokoda!

So far, I have helped Soldier On fund:


peer support





...to support the mental health of our brave veterans to help them march on.

Support My Challenge to Save Lives.

This March, I am conquering 96km to support Soldier On's life-saving mental health services to help our brave veterans and their families.

Why 96km? Because I'm taking on the length of the Kokoda Track to honour the courage and sacrifice of our veterans, both past and present.

Please support my challenge to prevent veteran suicide and help save lives.

Together, we can help our heroes march on.

Thanks so much for your support.

My Achievements

My Updates

Time to get walking

Saturday 5th Feb
Day one of the training up and away 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Marine Mechanical Solutions

All the Best Ian


Twinstar Racing

Well done to you Ian, you are a wonderful person & we love having you as part of the team! Stay strong, we know you are!


Alex Ralec

Well done on your cause Ian.


Darren Knights

Skills, awesome achievement old mate, well done you!



All the best my friend, you are an exemplar to us all.


Mark & Karryn Hudson

Great cause! Good luck mate!!


Julie Abbott

good luck Ian - a great cause !!


Gary Hedger

Well done Skills, fighting Tiger spirit.


Titch Thacker

Good onya brother. I've lost too many good mates over my 43 years of service.



I love you so very much, I’m here for you and am so very proud of you xx


Kerrie Ross-clark & Phil Clark

We love you Ian


Kerrie & Phil Ross-clark

You have so got this !!!! Love you lots and lots xoxo



Pried of you, all the very best Ian.


Luke Bruinenberg

Good on you!!


Mark Kelly


David Spratling

Here is a dollar per km plus a tip. Great stuff Ian. Hope you reach your goal.


Lynn Thomas

Such a worthy cause. Good on you.


Pete Smith

Onya Skills excellent cause


Jeff Williams

Good luck on the ride Ian



My angel, my inspiration. Chat soon Conna and keep on marching on x :)


Christine Payten

Pretty huge effort for an ole boy!! Just kidding... great efforts


Terry Morgan

Always a team player. Good one Dales.


Craig Mackinnon

Keep on keeping on and take care of yourself mate.



Hope you can walk as much as you talk Skills . Great cause all the best mate



Well done and best wishes, Ian.


David Gurman

Go you good thing. Great cause Ian.


Janelle Donahoe

You are an inspiration Ian!


Phil Mcdonald



You’ll smash it mate


Matt Canning

Luv y’a Skills



Great work Skills


Ian Daley


Doug Shanks


Louise Gibson


Danny Joyce

Happy to help this worthy cause, well done mate



Hopefully after 96km you will finally be able to march without Squaregating Skills. Great cause mate and all the best. Cheers Schonners


Down Under Rally

You have friends mate who are in your corner and supporting you in your 'reset'. We are also appreciative of and grateful to all those who have and are currently in the service of this great country we are fortunate to call home!


Benjamin Bruinenberg


Trevor Reeves

Best wishes mate.


Phillip Smith

I fully support your challenge Ian and I hope this small amount with help.


Nicholas William Sverdloff

Well done Skills


Michelle Sandery

So absolutely inspiring what you’re doing x



Well done Ian, great cause!


Les Gernyi

Go big boy, great cause and worth the blisters.


Sam Bishop

Good Luck Ian.


Darren Jago

Very proud to call you a friend (just not in public)



Good on ya mate.


Kim Tweedie

Great cause


Christopher Langmaid

Go for it mate.



Good onya Skills ... kick arse :0)



Well done, great cause


Simpson Val


Rino N Ails

Skills, We are pleased to hear you are seeking treatment and helping others as well, hope it goes well for you and Helen, big hugs and love from Rino and Ails ❤️


Rod And Deb Fraser

We are so incredibly proud of the amazing man you are on so many levels, and wish you well on this journey.




Jason Munro

On ya Ian, this is close to mine and my family's heart so thank you for your efforts.


Sally Petrie

Another Beyond the Barrier achievement.


Greg Muir

Good luck mate.


Graeme Baxter

All the best with the challenge and congrats for tackling things head on. It take a lot to do that.



Heartfelt congratulations ! Wishing you all the best. :)


Danica Daley

Proud of you Dad.


Bruce T

BZ Mate !!


Little Pincher

BZ to you shippers.


Shane Pooley



Don Roach


Jacob Currey

Love you mate