Striders Duo In 50km Epic

Lisa Maj & Jo-ann Filmalter all smiles after a 50km epic.
Lisa Maj & Jo-ann Filmalter all smiles after a 50km epic.

Lisa Maj and Jo-ann Filmalter completed the 50km Walk 4 Charity Epic on Saturday, from Mitchelton to Scarborough.  The duo came in 6th and 7th of 120 participants. Jo writes:

On Saturday the 1st August 2009, Lisa & I set off on a 5okm charity walk: “Go the Extra Mile” – which is an endurance walking event designed to raise money for Gospel For Asia’s work amongst the neediest children of India – the “untouchables” – Dalits. 

The walk started at Teralba Park in Michelton and finished at Owens Park in Scarborough. The morning started out really cold but turned into the most perfect day. The whole route was through parklands and beachfront, it was really beautiful. We ran the first 25km and walked most of the second 25km. The volunteers and marshalls were wonderful along the route and we have never been offered so many lollies! We thoroughly enjoyed our day and crossed the finish line in 7 hours 50 mins in 6th & 7th place out of a field of 122 starters. We look forward to tackling this event again next year!

Congratulations to both.  Jo is backing up this weekend in Sydney at the City 2 Surf and will be returning to Sydney for the SMH Half Marathon later in the year.

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