Great Walk Foundation - 11th Year

The boys set out from Tarana at around 9am and hit the hills. We felt a bit sore and tired despite the great sleep and dinner at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Bathurst. The padding and strapping produced a little more confidence and we hit the road with gusto!

Our goal was lunch at the dam at Lake Lyall as arranged with our fantastic support crew Wynne and Brett, however we chalked up such a great time that we arrived before schedule and the boys had to catch up with us further down the road. As it turned out this was a better arrangement as we dined at the crest of the largest hill I have ever seen. The hill went for almost 2km and just kept going, if not for Mark Mulock taking the lead and setting the pace we would have struggled.

After a quick lunch and some photos with Lisa from the Lithgow Murcury we had a bit of an easier stroll down the hill to Lithgow..

and our haven at the Parkside Lodge Motel. We enjoyed a few beers at the Donnybrook Hotel and then on to dinner at the Parkside. We are primed for a massive day tomorrow as we head for Mt Victoria. Cameron The Physio' is now on board which will help with recovery, so we are ready for the road again.

Man of the match today was Mark Mulock with his hercules effort up the hill heading out of Lake Lyell, what an effort - good work Mules !

As I sit here writing this report and watching the boys enjoy a few reds over dinner, I can't help appreciate the significance of what this event achieves and the amazing people involved. The bond that is forged through the adversity of this walk, day in and day out is unbreakable and I am sure will work towards future charitable endeavours. 



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