FOOTBALL and fitness coach Jeff Brennan says Friday's run from Echuca to Bendigo is one of the most difficult challenges he has faced.
The 100 Run was a fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Australia.
"This run, which was a walk at times, was as hard as any challenge I have done," Brennan said.
He ran to Bendigo's Chinese Gardens about 8.30pm.
"The last 25km was really difficult. I was cramping in the calves and hamstrings," Brennan said.
"From Rochester to Elmore was not easy because of the gravel."
From just out of the northern side of Huntly he was flanked by Michelle Bourke and Helen Kavanagh for the run home.
Brennan said the challenge was mentally tough, as much as physical.
"A big part of getting through was thinking of those affected by ovarian cancer, their families and friends.
"My manta was don't give up. I will get there, no matter what."
Brennan said raising funds and awareness was the goal.
He is fitness coach for dual WNBL champions Bendigo Spirit.
He heads back out to Epsom on Saturday to coach South Bendigo Football Club's senior team against Balwyn.
The Bloods and Tigers are playing for the Shaun Bergin Cup in memory of the talented midfielder who played for both clubs. Matches kick off at 10am and noon.