Corner takes on the Oxfam Sydney Trailwalk

By Craig Daveson in Media News on
Tech journo Stuart Corner and his team will be completing the Oxfam Sydney Trailwalk later this month, by tackling the 50km leg from Bobbin Head to Tania Park.
 
The fundraising walk will be Corner’s return to the event after a 14 year hiatus, with his last attempt raising more than $16,000 in 2003.
 
That effort was successful, with Corner completing the 100km course. However, it also landed him in hospital the following day on intravenous antibiotics due to a bacterial infection known as cellulitis which can be fatal if not treated.
 
Speaking to Influencing, Corner said that he was inspired to return to the event by Oxfam’s work in fighting against poverty.
 
“The need for bodies like Oxfam increases by the day with war and conflict in Syria, Libya, Iraq and elsewhere adding to the toll inflicted on many populations by droughts and famines exacerbated by climate change,” said Corner who welcomes any donations to his team’s page.
 
“I’ve got lots of friends who did the 100km Oxfam walk last year, but from past experience I knew that it required a huge commitment over several months to train for, and was really challenging to complete, so there was no way I was going to do it again.”
 
“But when they put the 50km version on, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 100km event, I figured I could achieve that with a few long training walks in the weeks running up to it.”
 
In training for the event, Corner and his team have already completed most sections of the full 100km course, gradually working up to a 36km walk from Frenchs Forest to Manly this past weekend.
 
“We have 24 hours to do the 50kms and we managed that in nine hours and were still going strong,” said Corner.
 
“So we’re feeling pretty confident, but maybe it was the thought of a beer or two at the 4 Pines microbrewery that kept us going!”
 
With 24 days to go, the team managed to reach its $2,000 target today. However, Corner’s personal goal is to reach half of his previous $16,000 figure, whilst going half of the original 100km distance.

Readers can track Stuart’s progress and make donations at his official team website

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