In The Zone 2

Brisbane Coastrek 30km

We're taking on Brisbane Coastrek!

We are taking part in Brisbane Coastrek, the ultimate team trekking and fundraising challenge, proudly supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation.

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

Team Updates

Noosa Here We Come!

We have now all arrived in Noosa and thought we should check out the sand on Sunshine Beach. Nice firm sand, whales, waves and sunshine - what more could we ask for?? 

We are ready for the challenge tomorrow and look forward to posting a photo of us crossing the finishing line.

Thanks everyone for your support - you have been amazing!!

Main Yarra Trail

Our final training walk was along the Main Yarra Trail. We began at the Fairfield Boat House, leaving about 8.30am in chilly but dry weather. Yet again, the forecast for the day was wet and chilly! and it lived up to its promise. Throughout the walk, we were rained on sporadically and the clouds threatened all day but we remained positive, upbeat, and on task!

We lunched at Westerfold Park, and ended at Petty's Orchard, a mere 25 kms from the start of our walk. We are feeling well prepared, and looking forward to our sojourn to the Sunshine Coast.

Wet and Wild Lorne

Our training under wet conditions continues - the track wound through fern gullies with large eucalypts along the creek bank. We visited three waterfalls which were running at good strength due to the rain and returned home without hitting the beach due to us all being drenched through to the skin! A warm cup of tea awaited us by our ever attentive support crew.

Our First Team Training Weekend

It was finally time to get the team together and go for a walk - mainly for fun, but also to test our fitness, and to get some km in our legs. Each of us has been walking regularly to keep fit, but the extra distance is a whole other thing!

We all managed well, and agreed that at this stage of our preparation we were on track to tackle the big walk at the end of July.

Of course no weekend away is complete without delicious food, yummy wine, a lovely fire and some of our better halves to keep us motivated and laughing!

Our next training weekend is only 4 weeks away, so it's back to the gym and keep pounding the pavement......

Here is a short video of our adventure....

https://www.relive.cc/view/u3577679914

 

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Nan & Pa Myers

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Anonymous

Great work, Vicki. Good luck & best wishes to you and your fellow team members.

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Anonymous

You go girl.

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Rosie Kelly

A donation to you Penne and to Penny, Vicki and Jenny. Hope you have a great trek , good weather and lots of fun. Well done to all of you!

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The Gunners

Proud of you Jenny x

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Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un

Dear Penelope. Thank you for reaching out. I support your efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Enjoy the sunshine.

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Anonymous

Well done on supporting such a life changing cause. Enjoy they walk. X

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Jennie Noakes

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Anonymous

Go Jenny! All the best for the trek :)

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Tricia

Great cause!

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Wendy & Shane

Good luck Jen. You can do it!

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Ross

Great effort Penne for a great cause. I hope Joseph is keeping you company whilst training. There is a monster hill in Penshurst for some altitude training if required!

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M & M

Good luck and enjoy the walk !

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James & Julie Wong

You go girl!

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Sharyn Schultz

Go gal!

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Liz Brimer

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Anonymous

Fantastic to see the work you’ve put in! Keep it up.

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Keith Hutchinson

enjoy the walk - well done love dad

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Joseph Ebbage

Great work

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Linda Gordon

Proud of you my friend and all you do. Keep trekking

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Tracey Grigoriou

Great effort Vicki. Good luck on the day. xx

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Leanne Myers

You go girl, very proud of you! Love you 😘

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Niall C

All the best Penne!

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Claire Ewart-kennedy

Well done Vicki all the best from the ewart-Kennedy crew & winning edge team @ murambie Downs Pastoral co

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Jane Simon

Go Pen, always an inspirational trailblazer.

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Joy Wright

Good luck Penni!!

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Cathy And John Isaac

Go Penni πŸƒ‍♀️

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Denise Tunstall

Go well Vicki!

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Kerry Webb

Trek those Dunes Vicki! x

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Paige Quartermain

Well done Vic xx

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Andrei, Louisa & Kids

Great challenge and great cause, Vicki. Go for it!

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Mal & Heather

Glad to see the training paid off

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Jane + Gary Reed

Best Wishes Penne. You will smash it - an excellent cause and a fantastic experience. Jane & Gary

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Anonymous

Good luck Penni. I have full faith in you of course. Xx

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Denise Benton

What a trouper!

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Anna

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Louise Pocknee

You are an inspiration Vicki and The Fred Hollows Foundation is an amazing charity.

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Gerry

Great cause. Go Penni

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Louise And David Moodie

Great cause.

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Anonymous

There right beside you all the way 😍😍

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Lisa And Lou Guzzardi

Hopefully your feet hold out Jenny. A fabulous effort. Good luck.

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Fiona Romanin

You go girls well done with all your prepxxx

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Elsa Frassetto

Wishing you all the best with this challenge. Go Vicki πŸ’•β­οΈ

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Krisztina Camm

A worthy challenge for a great cause !

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Lisa Saffin

Fantastic effort just to attempt this Penne. Good Luck!

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Hilary Hodgetts

All power to those little legs ...

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Shirley Rouse

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Sandra Steenhuis

All the best Vicki. Hope not too many blisters. Enjoy. Sandy x

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Mark Davis

No problems Vic happy to contribute - well done.

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Rosie Kelly

Good luck Vicki!

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Catherine Mitchell And Andrew Meerman

Go gals l can see you powering up the beach now and your gorgeous support man working very hard indeed!!! A great cause one of my favourites. Catherine and Andrew x

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Owen P Wright

Congratulations Penne

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Catherine Mitchell

Penne you will miss me this time!!!!!! Go gals! A great cause. Xxx

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Greg Meadows

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Sue Martini

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Sally Clapp

Go you good thing!! xx

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Kim Myers

Go Vicki and team!! Great effort for a great cause. Happy trekking πŸ’•

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Karen Gregory

Enjoy the trek Penni

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Michele (nz)

Awesome cause Vicki. Well done.

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Gary Fietz

Go Penni

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Roy Shackley

Go Penni

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Lucy & Kevin Jackson

Great cause. Go Ladies!!!

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Fiona Myers

Congratulations...great effort

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Anastasia Georgiou

Good luck Jenny xx

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Anonymous

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Cathy Mckenzie

Well done Jen, enjoy beautiful Noosa as well!

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Sandie Forbes

Go Jenny & team, great cause, hard challenge but hopefully fun too. Xx

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Marie-anne Fitt

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Samantha Joy

Good luck... Happy trekking

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Dean Allen-craig

Woooo Hoooo GO PENN !!!

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Deb Capicchiano

Awesome trecker Penni xxx

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Cathy Donaldson

Well done Vicki x

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Lajja Dave

Go Penni!!!

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Laura Moscatelli

Go mum!!

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Sue White

Go girl!

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Alexander Burrows

Go Penni!

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Tom Burrows

Go Mum

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Deb Hehir

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Max

Keep up the hard work mum!

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Mandy Daws

Hope you manage this one without too many blisters!

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Louise Cullinan

Good Luck Jenny. Great cause

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Liv Moscatelli

Very proud mum!! ❀️

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Tonia Doolan

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Lina Solar

Good luck Vicki. Xx

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Suzanne Armstrong

Good luck Penne.

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Kirsty

Go Girl!

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Brittany Testro

Good on you Jenny! Wishing you all the best for the big trek!