Chris and Len have a history of endurance adventures including ultra marathons, adventure races and together in 2010, a kayak crossing of Bass Strait. They undertake these adventures to break out of their everyday synchrony, exceed their perceived limits and to feed their paleolithic, caveman instincts.

This adventure is inspired by the Westfield Sydney to Melbourne races held between 1983 and 1991, at the time, one of the toughest in the world. The idea to follow in these footsteps will however only be 3 weeks old when Chris and Len set-off. But an inspiring idea and two weeks of annual leave is an opportunity, by their own account, not to be lost.

Lastly, please consider these two thoughts: 1. the loss of biodiversity on Earth threatens life as we know it - it threatens supplies of fresh water, food, medicine, clothing, housing and the viability of oxygen-producing forests. 2. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew predict that one fifth of all plant species are at imminent risk of extinction. Chris and Len, both with science background are really hoping to make a positive impact on this situation. They seeking to use their love of adventure to raise a very modest $2,000 needed to save one of Australia’s rarest plant and one they will pass near on the Hume Highway, the Grevillea iaspicula. Please see sidebar to read more about the Royal Botanic Gardens ‘Save a Species’ initiative and help them :)

Friday, 17 June 2011

Schedule (rough rough rough estimate)

Time Location
Sun 6:30 AM Sydney GPO
Sun 2:50 PM Cambeltown
Sun 7:50 PM Pheasants Nest
Sun 11:20 PM Alpine
Mon 12:30 AM Mittagong
Mon 1:20 AM Bowral
Mon 2:50 AM Moss Vale
Mon 12:30 PM Murrimba Rd, Paddy River
Mon 2:40 PM Marulan
Mon 7:30 PM Goulburn
Mon 11:20 PM Breadalbane*, Cullerin Rd, Wollogorang Rd
Tue 3:10 AM Gunning*, Collector Rd
Tue 9:50 AM Oolong*, Oolong Rd
Tue 2:00 PM Yass*, Faulder Ave
Tue 3:50 PM Bowning*, Cootamundra Rd
Tue 7:10 PM Bookham
Tue 9:40 PM Berramangra
Wed 12:10 AM Jugiong
Wed 3:30 AM Gundagai Rd
Wed 11:30 AM Gundagai
Wed 1:40 PM Tumblong
Wed 7:20 PM Tarcutta
Wed 11:20 PM Kyeamba
Thu 2:30 AM Little Billabong Rd
Thu 11:50 AM Holbrook
Thu 2:20 PM Woomargama
Thu 6:50 PM Olympic Interchange
Thu 10:20 PM Albury, Dean Street
Thu 11:20 PM Wodonga
Fri 3:20 AM Bamawartha
Fri 9:50 AM Chiltern
Fri 12:10 PM Springhurst
Fri 4:10 PM Wangaratta
Fri 9:10 PM Winton
Fri 10:50 PM Banella
Sat 12:50 AM Baddaginnie
Sat 4:00 AM Violet Town
Sat 12:10 PM Euroa
Sat 5:40 PM Longwood
Sat 7:10 PM Locksley
Sat 9:20 PM Avenel
Sun 12:10 AM Seymour
Sun 5:10 AM Broadford
Sun 1:30 PM Heathcote Junction
Sun 6:50 PM Epping (Outter Melb)
Sun 10:20 PM Melbourne


  1. Go guys! looking forward to hearing it all on here. Meanwhile, enjoy it and stay safe. Becky

  2. great going guys, you are amazing. I have been thinking of you often, you have inspired me to walk a mere 8km to work. Bob