T.E.A.M – Together Everyone Achieves More!
It was night time on Friday, and we were walking the trail from Kambora to Davidson, the moon bright above us, and the quiet of the bush surrounding us. In my head several little voices were talking and the pain in my feet and the nausea in my tummy were all competing to get my attention. But then my team mate broke in to song and I was happily distracted, enjoying the tune and knowing that each step I took was getting us closer to the 100km finish line. This is the power of the TEAM. Without Millie's happy tunes, Kel's A to Z games, Shona's quirky stories and the unconditional support of Di and Roz as our support crew, I have no doubt I would never have reached that finish line. This is one of the hardest journeys I have ever taken. But I look back now and think that it was all worth it. The suffering, the elation, the discomfort, the joy, are all juxtaposing feelings - when in your life are you privileged to experience such a cocktail of emotions and feelings - and all within 24 hours! Perhaps only second to childbirth! The best part is that through the support of all the Wild Women and our family and friends, we can change the lives of those less fortunate than us, who experience hardships much greater than that, on a daily basis. I loved being part of the Wild Women On Top teams for Trailwalker 2010 - at the start line, the excitement and energy was palpable. Every purple shirt I saw made me feel proud to be a part of such an amazing group of women. Every SMS we received spurred us on, and we have been overwhelmed by the love and support received from all the Wild Women - all over the world! The power of the Team is such that all three Wild Women On Top teams finished with all four team members over the line in less than 28 hours! On behalf of all the Wild Women On Top Trailwalkers, we'd also like to thank our support crew, who were the guardian angels at each checkpoint - who strapped our stinky feet, carried our heavy bags and made sure we got back on the trail with our camelbacks full of water and snacks in our bags. You guys are truly the glue that holds it all together and we couldn't do it without you!
Wild Women On Top Trailwalkers:
Congrats to the following Wild Women who ALL completed the 100km Trailwalker on Friday:
Wild Women On Top 1: Time of 17hrs 9 mins, second female team.
Wild Women On Top 2: Time of 26hrs 54mins
Wild Women On Top 3: Time of 27hrs 19 mins
Jane Montgomery - who stopped to give First Aid to a heart attach victim and still finished in 27hrs 4mins. Go Jane!