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Kokoda Challenge 2016

BWB Family Law has been involved in the Toowoomba Kokoda Challenge since it commenced in 2014. On Sunday 20 March 2016 the team from BWB Family Law again took part again in the 30 Kilometre corporate event.

After a few stretches and some motivational words our BWB Wanderers made up of Max Sutton, Annabel Myatt, Emily Myatt and Neal Wood set off.

As they crossed the line over 8 hours after they started and with the crowd of over 1,200 reduced to a handful of event organisers they were stunned to be awarded medals and announced as the winners of the Hutchinson Builders 30Km Corporate Challenge. By staying on their feet while other teams had either withdrawn or finished with less members than they started our BWB Wanderers had managed their very own “Steven Bradbury” win.

In an event like the Kokoda challenge where the real winners are the young people that benefit from the great work of the Kokoda Youth Foundation, winning and medals are not really what it’s about. After 30 kilometres in the heat with more hydration, sports nutrition, compression tights and GPS watches than you could ever need one can only begin to glimpse what it would have been like to trek in the PNG jungle over 50 years ago. We would like to think however that by finishing (albeit with a lot of groaning and sore muscles) our BWB Wanderers have a better insight into why the events mantra is to Run in the spirit of Kokoda – Courage. Endurance. Mateship. Sacrifice.

For our efforts we have also raised over $1,000 for the Toowoomba Branch of the Kokoda Youth Foundation which will remain in the community to support the great program which sees young people experience a leadership program which culminates in a trip to PNG to trek the real Kokoda Track.

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