[Trailwalker] Tales from the Trail – episode 11 – On the Day

G’day folklings,

We have had the most amazing team of walkers and crew for the two days of the walk. I can’t thank everyone enough for joining me in being part of this awe inspiring event. The camaraderie, strength and determination (and sense) that everyone showed, both walkers and crew, especially when things stopped going quite as to plan as hoped, just showed how me how wonderful my friends and family are. I am so lucky and I am so proud of all of us.

We would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped make it such a wonderful event, their smiling faces, their lollies and their snippets of information – thank you to the lady who told us the loo was close 🙂 – helped keep our spirits bright as we got tired. And a big thank you to all our friends and families who supported us, showed that they believed in us, both with words of encouragement and donations, and in particular to our immediate families, who have lived without us 1 day per week for the last 4 months as we prepared ourselves for the event.

Finished

We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and the soles of our feet.
We walked the 100 km in 36 hours and 33 minutes, getting into Wesburn at 10:33 pm on Saturday night. At that point we were all ready for a hot bath, a warm bed, and a complete lack of movement.

We’ve put together the photos we took and the comments that we sent out while walking, so if you would like to look at those, have a read through Tales from the trail – episode 12 – The Big Event [PDF]

Cheers, for the last time for #OTWM2014, from the ‘100 Reasons’ teams,
Team 169: The Veterans – Darren, Chris, Gwen, Frances
Team 171: The Tenderfoots – Tracy, Sherry, Cristy, Rebecca

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne – 100 km – teams of 4 – 48 hours

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