Coby watts run for lifeline

By Coby Watts

8 months ago I almost took my own life due to mental health, raw and real but it’s the truth.

I had two options to do so or fight the demon that was trying to make me stop it all! And I decided that fighting to turn my life around was the option I wanted to take. Running was a way for me to let out the emotions that I was bottling up inside of me. 

This June, I’m running in the Wollongong Running Festival and will be taking on the half marathon to raise funds to support the vital work of Lifeline South Coast. 

Life is so short and at any moment your life can change at any time like it did for me, I suffer really bad from mental illness and most days are a fight but I will not give up & I hope that this can inspire people fighting in darkness that there is light, it wasn’t to long ago I couldn’t run 1km and I was 100kg.

Mental health is something I myself have experienced & will continue to deal with for the rest of my life, I know what it’s like to not see light, but I am here to show those fighting in darkness that there is and you will see sunshine again. 

Thank you to my friends, family and to everyone who has supported me so far. Let’s keep moving forward.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Marc Lubrano


Elite Supps Shellharbour

with you every step of the way


Stephen Ashworth

Well done brother 💪🏻





Awesome brother ! What a cause. This is just a light run for you though lol


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Grayson Stracner

having lost two of my best friends I pray this can help and in honor of my Godson Grayson who lost his Dad to this condition I'd like to have his name be only name on donation and never forget that you don't have to live with the pain of suicide but the ones that love you do


Hayden Gray

All the best mate, great cause


Zack Byers

Good work legend


Alan Cooper

Go Coby!



sad to hear you went through such a bad time but a least your doing something about it


Laura Brookes

Amazing stuff Coby


Steve Murray

Keep up the good work mate


Steph Mains


Lisa Esposito

Wishing you all the very best for your run! Good Luck!




Kris Commins



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