Saturday, 4 April 2009

Oxfam Trailwalker

One thing we're going to attempt this year is the Oxfam Trailwalker. It's a 100km walk which needs to be completed in 48 hours.

The walk isn't till the end of August but that really doesn't give us that much time to get ourselves fit enough to do the walk!

It's already early April and we have had 3 practice walks under our belt. That is if we don't count the 25km Seven Bridges walk we did in September 2008! Unfortunately the 25km walk was an easy peasy walk as it was on pavement... the Trailwalker is through tough bush land. The second practice walk on the trail was the first leg of the actual trailwalker and one of the team members really underestimated it... and didn't have enough food or water. Actually none of us had enough food and water as by 3/4 of the way through our group had no more water left! But as they say practice makes perfect... so we're continuing to improve on what we bring and what we wear.

During the easter weekend we'll do two of the legs (a difficulty 5 followed by difficulty 4) through some of our old backyard (Mt Kuring-gai and Berowra). It's a total of 26.5km so I'm not sure how we'll go...

Registration is on 21st April 2009 for 'regular' fundraisers (each team pledges to raise at least $1000 for Oxfam), so we'll have to determine who is walking, team names etc before hand.
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