Julia and Team Victorious crossed the finish line at 1648 NZ time. They walked for nearly 34 hours. They have very sore feet and lots of blisters, but they are very happy to have crossed the finish line. We would like to say a very big thankyou for your purrs. We are sure that they could feel that wonderful positive energy as they were walking (and walking and walking and walking...). Thankyou also to the crew from St. Johns who were at the check points to look after the walkers, and who took good care of Julia's feet.
We would also like to say a massive thankyou to Lisa from The Adventures of Space Paws for your very generous donation. Thankyou!
Today in our house, we are watching our mum's sister Julia do something seriously cool. She and three colleagues are taking part in the Fifth Oxfam Trailwalker in Taupo, New Zealand. Together, they will walk 100km (62 miles) and are aiming to do so in 30 hours. There are 250 teams this year, each one committed to raising at least $2000 through fundraising and sponsorships. This money will be used by Oxfam for projects in the Pacific and East Asia.
Julia and her Team Victorious teammates, Shenwei, Monique and Inge.
We are able to follow the progress of Team Victorious through their fundraising page. They will be taking in some really lovely New Zealand scenery on their walk, including Craters of the Moon , a popular geothermal activity area to visit, and Huka Falls.
Monique, Shenwei and Julia on a training walk.
Good luck, Team Victorious! We are thinking of you!