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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Perseverance

Another post starting with P
but not one of the A-Z posts
just a coincidence the letter P turned up at the same time
This P is for Perseverance

I found this meaning for Perseverance on the web
persistent determination to adhere to a plan of direction

Now I wonder why it would relate to these photos of four 'girls'
taken Friday evening in the dark 
looking rather cold and a bit weary





I'll let you into a secret
They had just walked over 45km
just under half of the 100kms
they had agreed to do
almost 9 months ago

This is how they looked at 7.30pm
when we met up with them in Olinda

Trailwaker 2010 Melbourne
has been on this weekend
and they were one of the teams taking part

Walk/run 100kms for Oxfam and raise funds by doing so
The teams have a total of 48hrs to do it in 

Oxfam TRAILWALKER is the world's greatest team challenge. And it's also one of the toughest. The challenge is to get your team of four across 100km of Australian bush in less than 48 hours - and, collectively, to raise at least $1,000 to help to overcome poverty and suffering around the world

Backed up by support crews
 friends family or anyone else they can rope in
willing to be at certain areas along the trail at the times they are needed

Some teams choose to do it all in one go
only stopping at the check points for the bare necessities
Others sleep part of the time at the allocated check in where there are better facilities


After training most weekends for the past 6 months
they decided they would walk all the way with meal breaks but no sleep
So started off from Jells Park at 8.30 Friday morning

And this is where they emerged from the bush at Wesburn on Saturday afternoon
for the final little walk to the finish line
Unfortunately one of them had to retire but the other three were in good spirits
(This is not them)

The 'girl' in the middle is one of my daughters
(she still likes to be called a girl even tho she's closer to 50 than 40 lol)
and this is her third Trailwalker

Yes, she enjoys it and has already planned next years (very long) walk
but then theres also the year after
'cose she wants one of these Veterans bandanas lol

Believe it or not they had just walked 100 kms and still had smiles on their faces:))


And what do you do then?
Well, a glass of bubbly never goes astray

And a piece of chocolate cake tastes good as well lol





Perseverance = Persistent Determination to adhere to a Plan of Direction

4 comments:

  1. I think it's awesome achievement,
    It must have been harrowing at times. I congratulate them.
    The pictures are priceless,
    Good luck to them all,
    I bet you're a proud mum!!!!!

    Yvonne,

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  2. Simply awesome.
    Congratulations, and you must be one proud Mamma!

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  3. Wow to do that would be just wonderful!

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  4. I am so in awe! Congratulations to all of them for their undertaking, wonderful and caring people indeed.

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