Mathematician and media personality Adam Spencer has issued the challenge to race against his team in the Wild Women on Top Sydney Coastrek 2015. Registrations are open now at coastrek.com.au
An Ambassador for The Fred Hollows Foundation (as a child his eyesight was saved by the great man himself) and patron of Sydney Coastrek, Spencer will be walking the harbour course from Coogee Beach to Balmoral and he’s put the challenge out to any team that can beat him by raising more money and clocking a better time on Sydney Coastrek’s beach track: ‘I had the best fun with my team when we did the Sydney Coastrek and I look forward to anyone saying they can beat my team walking North’ he said. No stranger to the life-transforming trekking challenge, the last time Spencer did it he lost 9kgin the training leading up to the event.
Participants can take part in two brand new 55 km challenges with a simultaneous sunrise start at Coogee and Palm Beach and ending at Balmoral Beach for a fabulous sunset celebration. Trekkers have a choice of walking north to experience the stunning Sydney harbour or walking south along some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Teams of four (with at least two women) will participate in the event, proudly supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation, with the aim of raising $3 million to restore sight.
Commenting on the appeal of both the event and the training for it, director of Sydney Coastrek and founder of Wild Women on Top, Di Westaway, said ‘For starters, you’re outside enjoying our beautiful natural environment, something we should all do more often. Second you’re in good company, socialising and enjoying the experience with your friends, and finally you’re engaging in a form of exercise that will make you fitter, healthier and happier both mentally and physically.’