Bright Sparks

Melbourne Coastrek 30km

We're taking on Melbourne Coastrek!

Bronny, Breanna, Caro and I are taking part in Melbourne Coastrek, the ultimate team trekking and fundraising challenge, proudly supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Please consider sponsoring our trek and give the gift of sight to the needlessly blind.

Team Updates

We did it!!

So proud of the team!! We were anticipating bad weather with high winds and rain, but it turned out to be beautiful. Thank you to everyone who supported us and cheered us on before, during and after. We raised over $3000 which was a great effort.

Special thanks to Caro's sister Melanie who was our team physio!!

Jane, Breanna, Bronny and Caro

With our Support Crew!

We have 2 weeks until race day and we're ready to go!!

We had our last big training day together with our support crew of friends, partners and dogs. Lily the 10 week old Chihuahua puppy came the whole journey in a

Thank you all for your amazing support. The Coastrek teams have already raised over one million dollars for the Fred Hollows Foundation so they can restore sight to those who don't have access to affordable and quality eye health.

Jane, Bronny, Breanna and Caro


Wind and Rain but we're still all smiles!!

With only 4 weeks to go, we continue to train to make sure we're up for the 30kms challenge!!

It was wild and woolly this morning but with the support of Dave and the dogs, we got it done. 10kms and 3 sets of the dreaded stairs..

Hopefully Bron is feeling better and Bree is back from holidays so we should get another big 20kms walk in before the big day.

Getting some serious distance in means leaving the dogs at home

Today we walked 20.05kms (hey every extra metre counts!!), 26,000 steps and climbed the equivalent of 21 flights of stairs. We were pretty happy with our efforts and that justified egg and bacon rolls. We had 4 1/2 hours to analyse calories in vs calories burned!!


Rain, hail or shine, we're out there doing it for Fred!!

Today we headed to Ricketts Point and back - 17kms and 24,000 steps. 

Mascots join team training day!

Five staff and four dogs getting active today! Early start and perfect weather for 10kms and stairs workout. Super impressed by the dedication! Go Team!!

Team training kicks off!

Bron and I kicked the team training off today with some stairs. It was a magic day to do the 10kms Brighton to Half Moon Bay and back. 

Thank you for all your generous support for the Fred Hollows Foundation. Your donations will help support programs to train and empower local eye doctors, nurses and health workers to create a sustainable system of care and make sure everyone has access to high quality, affordable eye health.

Coastrek 2018!

This is my second year participating in Coastrek. Last year I wrote a blog about my experience.

If you are interested, you can read about it here

Hopefully we will be lucky enough to get a day like in this photo. Glorious views, a beautfiul day and crossing the finish line to a glass of champagne!


Thank you to our Sponsors


Michael Shiu

Have a great trek!!!



Good luck girls!


Caroline Gibbs


Jane Schuller


Justin S

Good luck girls! Enjoy the experience!


Ellie Dargaville

Good luck Bron - keep us updated on training!


Michelle Ban

Well done on helping this important cause! Xx mum and dad


John Benton

Go hard or go home!!!


Melanie Gibbs

Go Aunty Cazzy Love Alex and Liam


Jonathan Yeoh

All the best Girls!!!


Bayside Eye Specialists

Well done Bright Sparks!


Laurence Sullivan

Go for it girls!


Stephen Bambery


Dermot Cassidy

Great effort for a great cause. Well done and have a great time :)


Nevena Andric

Well done ladies!!


Michelle Balogh


Sarah Garrow

Hope you have as much fun as last time, Jane. Go Bright Sparks!!


Andrea Raper

On IWD it seems fitting to sponsor an inspirational group of women in their quest to unite as a team and push themselves physically in order to give others the gift of sight.


Peter Gibbs

Tell me all about it before and after


Rollings Greg

Its a great cause! Enjoy the trek All the best with the trek Greg, Melissa, Brodie, Tahlia, and Hazel


Heather Schuller

Good luck!


Kaitlin Rust

All the best ladies! xx


Anu Mathew


Amanda Lam

Go team!!!


Julie Charman


Nadine Judd

You go girls!! Watch Jane though. She’ll eat all the trail mix!


Louise Fisher

You go girls!


Lizzy Badge

Good luck to Jane and your crew this year Xx


Sarah Brett

Good luck Ladies with good wishes from the Bretts x


Candice Malic

Proud of you! X


Alicia Cox

Incredibly proud! X


Hans Bierens

Good Luck!!


Jude U'ren


Julia Hale

Very proud and inspired by you B - Congratulations on raising money & awareness for a great cause X


Victoria Dawson

I am so proud of you. Well done Brea and good luck! Tors, Xx


Richard Benton


Tony Moss

Go Bright-Sparks!! x


Nadine Seager

Go Bronny. Fantastic achievement


Thomas Reyment

On ya Jane!


Kate Craig

Yay! Go Caro! Well done on supporting this fantastic cause. Maybe I'll join you next year.


Anne Benton