Exprodat’s “Team GIS” walking team would like to thank all who generously supported them to help raise over £6,000 Oxfam in completing Oxfam’s Trailtrekker 2011.
Most of the team completed the 65 km silver course in just under 14 hours. The one team member that did not last the distance completed 39 km over the hardest sections of the course before being forced to retire, despite suffering chronic back pain and hardly being able to walk in the previous week – an heroic effort!
To view the team’s times search for “Team GIS” in the event’s full results. Note that team positions are reported by the first retiree, not the final finishing point of the rest of the team.
Gareth Smith, Exprodat’s Managing Director, said “For the last 8 km the team members retreated to their own individual bubble of pain for varying reasons: hamstring cramps and nausea for myself; Achilles for Ross; and foot pain and grating knees for Danny. I’ve never been so pleased to see a finish line! We were positioned a respectable 70-73 of 558 walkers who made it as far as checkpoint 3, our finish point.
Thanks for all of you who generously supported us and pushed us well past £6,000 raised for Oxfam. I know you all get bombarded with requests of this type so it’s much appreciated. “