Group gets involved in a tough trek for charity
FOUR incredibly fit and dedicated Warwick women will tackle a 30 kilometre trek through some of Brisbane's toughest terrain for the mini Kokoda Challenge in just a few weeks time.
The trek is meant to imitate the Owen Stanley Ranges in Papua New Guinea and Sandra Ganly, Linda Coombes, Louise Clarke and Karen Dickman are hoping to finish the hilly track in just seven hours.
"It was about 12 months ago I decided I wanted to do it," Mrs Ganly said.
While Mrs Coombes said the event was on her list of things to do before she turned fifty.
Mrs Dickman was the latest member to join the group.
"I am doing the half marathon in the pentath the week before," she said.
"And I figured it can't be that hard.
"I have had a lot to do with people with disabilities while working for Second Chance and I think this is an incredible cause.
"It can change the lives of young people."
Mrs Ganly said all of them were very excited.
Mrs Clarke said the trek was a team event and that each of them would have to carry their own water, food and equipment for the duration of the trek.
The original plan had been to take part in the full Kokoda Challenge, which is 96km long, but as a few of the team members had niggling injuries they opted for the shorter distance.
Though Mrs Coombes said they had not ruled out taking on the full challenge next year.
Each team of four has to reach a minimum fundraising goal of $400, on top of their entry fees, in order to take part in the challenge.
To kick off the first of their fundraising efforts they held a fashion show at The Coffee Club on Wednesday night.