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, 24 June 2011

Updated schedule for the run!

Day 1 (Sun): Slept at Mittagong

Day 2 (Mon): Slept at Goulburn

Day 3 (Tues): Slept at Yass

Day 4 (Wed): Slept at Jugiong

Day 5 (Thurs): Slept Sth of Gundagai

Day 6 (Tonight): We plan to sleep at Holbrook

Day 7 (Sat): We plan to sleep at Albury

Day 8 (Sun): We plan to sleep at Wangaratta

Day 9 (Mon): We plan to sleep at Euroa

Day 10 (Tues): We plan to sleep at Seymour

Day 11 (Wed): We plan to hit the outskirts of Melbourne and arrive in CBD today or early tomorrow morning


  1. Good Luck guys....
    great to see what you're doing! It somehow makes the statistics more meaningful ... I've blogged your story and tweeted it as well.. hope it comes to the attention of many!
    You dont want to come north of the border and stir up similar interest do you... we could really do with it!
    My Homage to the Seed blog started when I was on residency last year with the Qld chapter of the MSB project... from that I appreciate that funding is critical.. good on you!
    ps Best wishes!

  2. GO GO GO Boys...
    We are following ya all the way

    Keith Buzz