By Troy Brown Join Me

My Activity Tracking


My target 1266 kms

I'm fundraising to prevent, treat and beat stroke!

On October 30, 2014 my dad passed away 12 days after suffering a stroke. In honour of dad (and mum who I am also fundraising for) I am running 30 marathons in 30 days from October 1 to October 30.

I'm raising funds and awareness for Stroke Foundation to help prevent, treat and beat stroke.

Stroke attacks the brain, the human control centre, changing lives in an instant. It can happen to anyone, at any age and affects everyone differently.

Few people will think about stroke until it touches their life.

It’s estimated more than 27,400 people will have a stroke in Australia for the first time in 2022, equating to one stroke every nineteen minutes.

Today, there are over 445,000 people in our community whose lives have been changed by stroke and their number is growing.

Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery.

With your support, Stroke Foundation can provide support to those affected right now and fund research to fight stroke.

Join me today in making a difference to stroke prevention, treatment and care.

My Updates

Day 25, 26 and 27

Sunday 29th Oct
These last 3 days have all been about putting some pressure on my leg injury and seeing how it pulls up. Did a 10km run on day 26 and thing were good. All set to run marathon number 14 for the month tomorrow.

Day 22, 23 and 24

Wednesday 25th Oct
Continuing with my challenges. Leg is feeling pretty good. No pain at all to walk around so will try some running tomorrow and see how it pulls up. If it is good I want to aim to get 2 more marathons in making it 15 for the month. This will include the Halloween howler at You Yangs on Saturday.

Day 19, 20 and 21

Sunday 22nd Oct
Continuing my challenges on the rower, spin bike and gym while waiting for my leg to feel good enough to run again. Final diagnosis of my injury is tendonitis of the tendon that runs to the big toe. So I am happy that it is something that is in my control to work on to monitor and fix.

Day 16, 17 and 18

Thursday 19th Oct
Working out what other challenges I can do while staying off my leg. Exercises up to 422 reps each seems a good marathon representation so still working on that and the rower at the moment. Hopefully have more of an update on my leg next post after I talk to people about my MRI results.

Day 13, 14 and 15

Tuesday 17th Oct
Bit of a mixed bag. Pulled up having a sore spot on my lower leg from the run on day 13, then day 14 only ran 12km before stopping and deciding I need to get my leg looked at. Day 15 was meant to be Melbourne marathon but now I'll have to adjust my exercise as I investigate what is happening with my leg. Bit of a shame as I am still feeling so good getting through the marathons but need to be smart about things. 

Day 10, 11 and 12

Thursday 12th Oct
Continuing to be consistent with my pace but have had a bit of everything weather wise. Day 11 was the hottest day so far and Day 12 was the coldest. Been a big media week with a WIN news interview during my Day 12 run. Just embracing everything that come my way with this challenge.

Day 7, 8 and 9

Monday 9th Oct
Got through the first week really well. It is so nice to know that the work I put in this year has allowed me to, dare I say it, comfortably get through 7 marathons in a row. Day 8 was always going to be interesting because I did the Mount Macedon marathon event which had 1600m elevation in it. It is such a nice place to run and always one of my happy places. Got through it as comfortably as possible. I was a little sore for day 9 but still able to cruise around and finish in under 5 hours.

Day 4, 5 and 6

Saturday 7th Oct
Ballarat continues to be cold this week and always hit the wind at some stage in the lap. Continuing to be consistent and able to keep my heart rate low. Recovery is going well and still moving well. Feeling pretty special to be able to keep running after 6 marathons in a row.

Day 1, 2 and 3

Tuesday 3rd Oct
I've got through the first 3 marathons really well. Felt like I've been consistent with my pace and have been able to keepy heart rate to around an average of 130bpm which is what I am aiming to do. 
I've done 3 marathons in a row before during training so knew I could get through these ones. From now on it's all unchartered territory. Interested to see how the body goes moving forward.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Saint Matthews Anglican Church


Gwen Bayley

Good luck Troy! X


Rowan Briffa

Keep up the good work mate!


Tony Griffith

Good luck Troy! It's now closer to home than ever.


Bill & Glenda Jurg

Troy, we hope that the good work you do will come back to you many times over.


Donaldson Family

Keep going Troy! On the home stretch now.



Great effort. Like you to see one target hit!


Laura Le Marshall

Fantastic effort. Keep up the great work 👏👏👏



Wishing you every success. Your parents will be extremely proud of you! 😘🥰💜


Lisa Harrup

You legend Troy - what a ripper of an effort!


Jen Sells

Good luck Troy! Amazing effort for a much needed cause.


Ryan O’meara

Well done mate. Brilliant effort



Hi, I am Tony's sister. We just lost our Dad to stroke and your cause touches my heart. All the best, I hope you reach the goal.


Susan Driscoll

From everyone at Wiltronics


Heather Armour

You are doing a wonderful thing.


Karen Nijam

Wishing you all the very best for your 30 in 30 Troy. Fantastic causes to support. We ll be cheering you on!


Dale Travis


Aldonio Ferreira

Thank you for the fundraiser and for the courage to set yourself such a challenge. Good luck with it all!


Jenni Gadd

What a great cause, Troy. Wishing you lots of success with all the runs and the fundraising, too.


Adrian Jurg

Well done keep going!!


Luisa R

Such an incredible thing you are doing. Wishing you all the best & hoping you smash your target!


Hayden Griffin

Keep up the good work Troy!


Nicole Bourke

Great challenge Troy that I am no doubt you will conquer with gusto. Thanks for the chats at Mt Macedon. Was so good to share time and kms with you and hear your story.


Anthony Mosca

Beautiful tribute to your parents Troy! They were wonderful people.


Mitchell And Chiara

We love you buddy, go kick those kilometers' asses!


Troy Brown


Carlene Purcell

All the best Troy. Will be cheering you on from Mackay! Rob & Linda


Marg & Erny Jurg

Troy, Cheering you on, every step of the way x


Tristin & Noah Fisher

Hope you smash it! Best of luck Troy!


Ann-michel Greenwood

Well done Troy.


Rosie Nicholson


Lee Little




Your Dad was one of a kind, he would be super proud of you Troy, like he always was, great job mate


Simone Gibson

Great Job Troy, your parents would be very proud knowing you didn't stop when you were injured. A true inspiration you are.


Leasa Purcell

You’re an inspiration Troy!


Col And Carmel Wandin

A great effort for a great cause Troy, well done.


Leasa Purcell

Good work Troy ⭐️


Troy Brown

Care of Sonya Day. One of mums closest friends.





Krystal Doohan

Very inspiring





So proud of you. Congratulations Troy.


Lauren Robertson

Well done Troy! Amazing effort!


Sue Driscoll

Good luck Troy



One third of the way there! Keep up the great work. 😊


Laura, Ruby, Eliza & Chloe

You are strong like your dad was- he would absolutely be smiling on you!! You have got this!


Erin Robison

Amazing effort Troy


Sarah Cavanagh


Matt Chaston

Amazing effort mate, smashing it!