THERE’S no shying away from it, these women are competitive and determined to do well in their inaugural Coastrek walk.
The annual event is on March 17 and it offers participants a 30km or 60km trek along Sydney’s spectacular coastline to raise funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Called the Bathurst Babes, the team of four women – Andrea Meale, Nadene Rodham, Julie Newham and Paula Charnock – will take part in the 30km trek from Kirribilli to Bondi Beach.
While they have only had one group training session, each member has clocked up many 10-15km walks.
“We actually want to be quite competitive, but the main thing is to cross the line together,” Ms Meale said.
We actually want to be quite competitive, but the main thing is to cross the line together.- Bathurst Babes' team member Andrea Meale
“None of us have done it before. I don’t mind a challenge and I thought it would be fun to do it with a group of girlfriends and do something different.”
However, Ms Meale said none of the team members knew just how difficult the course would be.
“We’re going in blind which is good, you’ve just got to deal with it on the day.”
Collectively the Bathurst Babes have already surpassed their fundraising goal of $2000 and have collected donations of $2895.
Donations to the team can be made by visiting Coastrek online.
Coastrek offer events in Sydney, Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast, with more than $14.4 million raised during the event’s history.