Samantha Butcher

Melbourne Coastrek 2021 - 30km

I’m taking on Melbourne Coastrek!

On Friday 22 May, I'll be taking part in Melbourne Coastrek, the ultimate team trekking and fundraising challenge, proudly supporting Beyond Blue.

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My Story

Getting ready to begin!

My name is Sam. I am a registered nurse, a wife, and also a mum to 2 boys.

I have started increasing my activity in the last few weeks in preparation for the big event! As someone who has been overweight for my adult life, this is a big walk for me! I am walking for my own achievement, and also to support my best friend and a charity which is close to her heart. 

I have challenges in being a mum and having my 10 month old with me all the time. At the moment I am struggling to walk for too long because he gets cranky! And I have also been suffering from plantar fasciitis since I was pregnant with him, which makes the hours after walking horrible!

So at the moment, I am managing to walk 5km in 1 hour or just under. I am hoping to increase this dramatically in the new year! Watch this space! 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Jenny And Malcolm Butcher


Codie Salmon

I’m so proud of you ❤️




Kristie Phillips

Well done Sam! Great cause


Danielle Rahme