Thursday , July 7 2022

Sunrise Club Complete 100km, Raise $4.5k for Oxfam

Congratulations to Col Huxley, Rob Minnett, Dave Bennetts and Dom Wheeler who, together as the CPCC Sunrise Club, completed the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker on Saturday evening. The gruelling trek, which runs from Brooklyn to Tania Park in Balgowlah Heights, took the team approximately 30 hours to complete.

Not only was completing the Trailwalker a great achievement for the team members, they also managed to raise $4500 for Oxfam. A big thank you to all those who donated. Quotes from the team and photos below:

It certainly was one of the wackiest things attempted by the Sunrise Club ever.
I think it was even more physically demanding than a 3 week CPCC Tour of England!
Dom did a great job as pacesetter/navigator to the point where we had about 30 other walkers tag onto us to form a ‘Conga Line’ through the Berowra bush on Friday night.
To get Rob the last 20km required a miracle. Davey’s ‘Gandalf’ like staff must have had magical powers as we were one of 50% of teams to get all four walkers to finish.
Unforgettable experience. Should become mandatory part of preseason training. – Col Huxley

“Everything hurts, but it’s a good pain” I cried as I waddled across the finish line. I got the medal but it was touch and go for a while there. Many thanks to Col & Dom & Dave & also to Jocelyn & Warrick for support crew efforts. Incredibly rewarding experience despite the blisters & chafing. Rumours that I actually cried are false as far as you know haha – Rob Minnett

After a whopping 31 hours and 100km, we finally dragged ourselves over the finish line at 5pm yesterday to complete the Oxfam Trailwalker for the first (and only) time. A big thank you must go to our support crew for all their help, and to everyone who donated to our team, helping us smash our goal & raise over $4000 towards a great cause! – Dom Wheeler

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