Uyen Simonis

Melbourne Coastrek 30km

I’m taking on Coastrek!

I'm taking part in Melbourne Coastrek, the ultimate team trekking and fundraising challenge, proudly supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation.

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

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My Story

From zero to 12kms in a week!

The reason why we are called last minute Mums is because we only decided to do the Coastrek last week. It all started with a Sunday morning 7.30am walk down the beach and surrounding areas.  5kms in one hour, the trek would be six times this. Our estimated 7 hrs to do the trek. How ambitious...

Another 5km trek on Thursday followed by 7km Friday. It got easier and easier and I felt on top of the world with all the excercise. 

We then decided to do the Mt Eliza run and fun festival on Sunday. A friend of my daughters uncle at aged 40 was diagnosed with myeloma- cancer of blood cells. He is now 43 with two kids at our school. To see the community get together to raise money for this foundation was astounding...I was deeply touched.  We are so happy to have moved to Mt Eliza and see this community spirit. My husband and kids joined in on the 4km trek, after doing 8km separately with a friend before the official start of the race.

This coastal trek has provided me with such a worthy goal, I’m so determined and it is so fulfilling to feel this way.  At the end of the week I had done 12kms in one trek and feel thing I have learnt is that you must make time to set goals and stretch your limits. 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Basil Zoccali

Great job Uyen!


Fiona Thomas

Good luck Uyen!


Ally Bui

Smash it Uyen!


Aivi Tran

Good Luck Uyen !


Trinh Bui

Good luck Uyen!


Tony Corrigan

Good luck Uyen.



Good luck Uyen. I know you can do it!


David Shewring

Good luck Uyen !


Natasha Stamatelos

Good luck!


Lee Lee

Good luck Uyen


Louise Gravina

You can do it!! Great cause xx


Quoc Nguyen

You can do it!


Hien Bui

Good luck Uyen!


Lyndsey Ward


Nina Meszaros

You go girl! Such an awesome effort! Thank you for doing such an amazing thing to help others!!! Xox


Ange Stephens

Well done Uyen



Go Uyen


Natalie Watson

Good luck Uyen!!


Tim Wallace


Erica Cuthbertson

Goodluck Uyen!


Alister Lui

Good Luck Uyen!


Alicia Hong

Go Uyen! :)


Tony Morse

Go Uyen - good luck