I will walk 100km...

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15 years 4 months ago #196 by kate
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...and Geoff will walk 100 more...

Yes, Geoff and I are part of a four-person team who will each walk 100km on the Oxfam Trailwalk.

It's an insane undertaking of course - and the more details we find out about it the more insane it becomes. However, people did survive last year's walk so we should be okay. Apparently the 6km steep climb after you've already walked 60km is tough..especially as it will be dark by then. For some reason, when it was first suggested I thought we'd be walking on roads or at least tracks, not open countryside. And I'm sure nobody mentioned steep climbs. According to the Oxfam literature, four people completing this 100km course is the equivalent physical endeavour of 10 full marathons and a complete ascent of Mt Cook without rest. So that's only 2.5 marathons and a quarter of the climb up Mt Cook for each of us...

We're doing this to raise money for Oxfam and this is my request to you to check out our team page ( http://www.oxfam.org.nz/events/teams.asp?a=show_team_pages&eventid=1&teamid=1447 ) and donate something towards our fundraising target.

Anyone who did it last year and wants to share tips, we'd love to hear from you [8D] Anyone daft enough to want to do it too I think there are still places available [}:)] :p [}:)]

Spoook and L* have volunteered to be part of our support crew - so it's their fault if anything goes wrong [}:)][}:)] :p ;)

Cheers
Kate

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15 years 4 months ago #41464 by reggit
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Go guys! More than happy to sponsor, since there is no way I will ever do this myself. And you said on a post that you thought WE were a bit insane???

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15 years 4 months ago #41465 by maggies mum
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Great page Kate, I love the pic of Geoff! Poor old fella! ;)

Will make a donation later!

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15 years 4 months ago #41466 by kate
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Thanks guys :D

You're right Tigger, we are the insane ones!

MM - that photo was taken after we'd walked only 20km!!!

So neither of you are putting a team together? Maybe next year?? Huh???

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15 years 4 months ago #41467 by maggies mum
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How far do you think I would get...seriously! ;)

If there was a pub at regular intervals then maybe!

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15 years 4 months ago #41468 by kate
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That's the worst thing about the walk - no pubs! But seriously, we're not even supposed to have champagne when we cross the finish line after some guys downed a beer at the finish line last year and ended up in hospital. In my view - I've only just started training to walk 100km but I've been training for years to drink champagne.... :p

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15 years 4 months ago #41469 by reggit
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Wonder if they'll do with you what they do with the endurance race horses....give you a rest at the end and then make you come back out and go through your paces later to prove you are okay.[}:)]

Of course they'd have to prise you out of the pub/hot tub and that would take a very brave steward indeed...;)

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15 years 4 months ago #41471 by maggies mum
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quote:Originally posted by tigger

Wonder if they'll do with you what they do with the endurance race horses....give you a rest at the end and then make you come back out and go through your paces later to prove you are okay.[}:)]

Of course they'd have to prise you out of the pub/hot tub and that would take a very brave steward indeed...;)

[:0][:0]What!! Rub 'em down with a bit of hay and stick their 'eads in a nosebag!!!:D:D:D:D

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15 years 4 months ago #41472 by spoook
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Now there's a thought [}:)]
I have been gathering "useful" equipment but a haynet was not one of them.....yet.[8D]

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15 years 4 months ago #41473 by digby
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But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked 1,000 miles
To fall down at your door

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Digby [:)]

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15 years 4 months ago #41474 by kate
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Great song....great band :D

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15 years 4 months ago #41475 by maggies mum
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The Proclaimers



And Geoff (or a clone??)

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15 years 4 months ago #41477 by kate
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LOL!Geoff is much cuter than the Reid brothers....although they are lovely people! :D

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15 years 4 months ago #41478 by maggies mum
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Thats goes without saying of course!! ;)

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15 years 4 months ago #41483 by Inger
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Walking that far sounds dangerous Kate. Are you sure you've thought it through carefully? :)

45 hectares between Whangarei and Paparoa
Herd of Registered Dexter cattle
New Hampshire Red poultry & Dorking poultry and Sicilian Buttercup poultry
Pilgrim Geese, Appleyard Ducks.
Polled Wiltshire Sheep, both black and white
An old Heading Dog called Lad and a cat called Pusscat,

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