309 flights of stairs
2098m altitude gain
23 hours, 19 minutes and 26 seconds
1 Bondi to Barrenjoey Walk!
What a weekend it was!! When I decided to try to achieve this walk as my next charity fundraising event last year, I didn’t know if I was going to be able to achieve this. I wanted to be ambitious but physically and mentally, was I going to be able to do it? Honestly, I doubted myself hugely.
I am so appreciative to everyone who has helped me achieve this goal through their donations and also those who joined me for sections along the way. It’s allowed me to created new friendships and also made friendships stronger.
We started on Saturday morning at Bondi Beach with 5 guys- Brendan Waights, Lloyd Bradford Skye from Mongrel Men, Noko AnMattew and myself. Other than Brendan and Brad, everyone from the group hadn’t met each other but that didn’t matter because everyone was there to drive each other on and to help the mental health cause! We had one of my best mates, Alex Brazete join us about 8km into the walk at Castle Cove for about 8km, which was fantastic.
All throughout Saturday, the sites we were able to see around Sydney Harbour and the suburbs surrounding were incredible but are areas that I just don’t visit enough. None more breathtaking than Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, where the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are on full display.
I can genuinely say this is one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve been able to raise money for two great charities and shown to myself that, even though I struggled the last 15-20km, I could achieve this goal! Very few people can say they’ve achieved this across 2 days and raised money for charity in the process.
To those who walked with me, you’re all amazing people! I will always remember what this walk entailed and how it helped me. That list is:-
Niko, Brad, Brendan, Matt, Alex, Simon, Tim, Frank, Liz, Erin, Ollie, Jack, Mark, Joe, Emily, Chester, Ryan, Warwick and Jordie.
Also, many thanks to all those who donated.
Of course if you still want to donate, please do it at https://www.mycause.com.au/…/bondi-to-barrenjoey-for…. Every dollar helps both charities! Currently, I’m just under $6,000 raised but it would be great to get that even higher!!