I’m writing this deliriously happy but with quite sore feet. That’s because last weekend we walked 55km in Oxfam’s Trailwalker challenge, raising funds to help fight global poverty.
We walked from Lake Manchester all the way to Mt Cootha. We tackled creek crossings, some very muddy tracks and lots and lots of hills, finishing just after 1-30am!
It was an incredible experience – so many highs and good times shared with some of my oldest friends.
And I’m so proud of our team. Of all the 55km participants only 65% finished with all 4 walkers.
Here’s my picture re-cap of our day –
After our 5am taxi ride to the start line, here we are bright and early at Lake Manchester, ready to go.
I even got a short black at the start line, thanks to the amazing coffee vendors who came all the way to Lake Manchester.
This was our no one gets left behind pact moment.
The one-minute to walking countdown!
And we’re off…
The teams were quite bunched up for the first 10kms. There was a lot of positive energy around!
We’d had quite a rainy week in Brisbane the previous week, so there was lots of very sticky clay-like mud. It was fun sliding around this part of the track.