Great Walk Foundation - 11th Year
Diaries Diaries 2010 Day 5 2010
With Dr Tony Bowden and Physiotherapist Cameron McInnes safely broken in with a few days walking between them, we set off from Lawson dreaming of home with our family and friends waiting to cheer us on. We were better than expected with Cameron's amazing work on our tired and sore muscles and the padding and strapping of our team Podiatrist Trent Baker.
The wide blue sky was bright with enthusiasm and anticipation. The end of this epic journey was near and just 30kms to go. We had a few very supportive walkers with us for the day and they lifted our spirits as the kilimeters rolled on. David Crossman took a head start, as he was determined to keep in front for the entire trip, but his generosity crept through as we arrived at the Pioneer Way Motel in Faulconbridge. Dave had arranged a BBQ lunch and beautiful warm soup. We all had too much and moved on through Springwood and down the highway towards our destination.
As we arrived at the Lapstone Hotel there were plenty of supporters to cheer us in and it was great to see our families and friends after a long week away.
Man of the match today was Rob Wearn, who set the pace most days and never complained once. He was a pleasure to walk with and always good for a story or ten while we marched away. Well done Rob!
We enjoyed a great night at the Lapstone hotel with a very large crowd turning up to celebrate and listen to the band 'Nuthin Fancy', thanks fellas!
Walkers Jonathon Green, Rob Wearn, Mark Mulock, David Crossman, Trent Baker, Tony Bowden, Cameron McInnes and Craig Sloane would like to thank all those people who assisted on the walk, especially our trusty road crew Brett Lockett and Wynne Rowe. Wynne our thoughts are with you mate.
We would also like to thank the team at the Lapstone Hotel for allowing us to enjoy a great night on saturday evening in celebration of this great event and Tim for providing such a great spread for us. To all those people who donated even the smallest amount of money to this cause and supported us, thank you all so much. We look onwards and upwards to next year. However you can still donate through any of the walkers or through the bank details listed on this site