Great Walk Foundation - 11th Year

The last day of our walk from Bathurst to Blaxland went without any big dramas. With the exception of our team Podiatrist Trent Baker taking a massive spill while trying to hurdle a road barrier! The boys up the road said they could hear him hit the ground from 100m away!! He had a moment of self assessment before jumping to his feet and continuing on.

MG lead the way most of this last day. There was a stop at Crossy's Pioneer Way Motel at Faulconbridge for some hot soup and a rest, thanks Crossy and Julie. Then continued on through Springwood and down the hill.

We rolled into The Lapstone Hotel at Blaxland around around 3.30pm to a crowd of cheering family, friends and supporters. After a quick shower and a change of clothes we were back into it at The Lappo to celebrate. The place was absolutely packed with people. The musical sounds of Noth'n Fancy in the background kept the place pumping. We shared our celebration with a great friend of the walk Simon Corbett who turned 50. Many laughs were had throughout the presentation as we thanked all our sponsors and supporters and most of all our families.

A huge thanks to our major sponsors Mulgoa Quarries, Penrith Waste Services, Glenmore Park Plumbing, Nepean Podiatry and Equip Trade. Also a big thanks to triple M and The Grill Team who assisted MG in crossing live from the road throughout the walk and Tweeting everything I popped up on Twitter which was a great help with exposure.

Most of all Big Mark MG Geyer. You are a legend mate both on and off the field. This was the best walk yet and I'm sure will produce a great result as we see donations still rolling in. You lead the way and for that we are so greatful.

I think everyone should also be aware of how much work Jonathon Green puts into the walk. Greeny arranges almost everything from start to finish and has a way of getting the best out of people, which is a rare gift. Thanks mate, you are a true champion and the walk wouldn't exist without you.

Please keep up to date throughout the year with events and updates here and on Twitter and Facebook. See you all soon.


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