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#1 Paul Every

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:48 PM

Application for entry to the 2013 Coast to Kosciuszko Ultramarathon will open at 12 noon, Saturday 14th September and close 3:00 pm Sunday 22nd September (Eastern Standard Time).

Field limit and entry criteria apply.

http://www.coast2kos...ds_version2.pdf

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Edited by Paul Every, 09 September 2013 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:24 PM

Paul, I expect to be there, just not as a runner.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:13 PM

I can't access that link C2K 2013 Minimum Qualification Standards - it requires a Microsoft account.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:06 PM

Thanks, Hermie. Be good to see you down there in whatever capacity.

Baldric, link fixed.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:53 PM

I have to miss it this year :Cry: - I'm going on a cruise instead and will have to wait till next year to add a second badge! :Cowboy:

Good luck to all runners and their crews!

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:08 PM

Applications are now open, and will be until 3:00pm, Sunday 22nd September (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
http://www.coast2kos...online_2013.php

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 03:20 PM

Mmmmm........fresh blood.  :diablo:

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:05 AM

Hi Paul,

Now that applications have closed, when will we be notified if we have been successful or not?

Im bouncing off the walls over here  :Silly:

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:16 AM

View Postiangallagher16, on 24 September 2013 - 11:05 AM, said:

Hi Paul,

Now that applications have closed, when will we be notified if we have been successful or not?

Im bouncing off the walls over here  :Silly:

Ian,

There is an explanation of the process on the facebook page - see comments conversation with David Eadie

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

ah im not on facebook. i'll see if i can login using someone elses details.

cheers

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:13 PM

View Postiangallagher16, on 24 September 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

ah im not on facebook. i'll see if i can login using someone elses details.

cheers
No need to login - it is open - the link is on the website page.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

View Postiangallagher16, on 24 September 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

ah im not on facebook. i'll see if i can login using someone elses details.

cheers

Its all on the websitehttp://coast2kosci.com/documents/Documents_2013/C2K_2013_Minimum_Qualification_Standards_version2.pdf

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:33 PM

Ian, Sunday 29 September was the date you would have been advised when you submitted your application. I am, however, aiming to have the field finalised and athletes advised before then.

We have had an unprecedented number of runners applying, many very well credentialed and all but a few meeting the minimum qualifying criteria. It hasn't been an easy selection, with no obvious place to make a cut between the initially selected 50 and the waitlist.

We have already confirmed 6 international runners, 2 from the US and one each from Canada, Japan, NZ and Indonesia. We have always been happy to confirm a limited number of places for internationals ahead of time, as often they are planning to extend their time in Aus and have a holiday after the race.

It will certainly be our best prepared and most experienced field to date.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:29 PM

cheers Paul, all good your quite right it was - it was sitting in my spam filter, just found it now.

sounds like an exciting race this year, i'm looking forward to see who has been lucky enough to get selected. a hard choice to make no doubt.

cheers

ian

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 12:31 PM

so, who was lucky enough to get selected?

fortunately I was and im pumped.

commiserations to those that didnt get in this time, you'll all have your day though. and many of the confirmed starters will no doubt get injured before the big day so carry on training!

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:51 PM

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:46 PM

Coast to Kosciuszko Ultra Marathon Course Fly Over with Google Earth




Edited by knoddie, 22 October 2013 - 07:33 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:02 AM

That is one fantastic video. Thank you for posting it.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:47 AM

View Postknoddie, on 21 October 2013 - 09:46 PM, said:

Coast to Kosciuszko Ultra Marathon Course Fly Over with Google Earth




...
Amazing stuff. ....(And it seemed to be traffic free from what I saw!) ;)

I still think I'll take the "Hot Air Balloon" option! Thanks!!!

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:56 AM

You haven't lived until you have completed C2K D43.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

im exhausted just looking at that video!

has anyone got any checkpoint splits from last years race I can have a look at?

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:34 PM

Ian try this link

http://www.coast2kos...om/live2012.php

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:40 PM

Wow, that brings back some memories...Gotta love this race.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:53 AM

I am looking forward to crewing this year and witnessing first hand how amazing you all are. My goal for 2014 is to meet the selection criteria and take part proper in 2014.
I hope everyone has uninterrupted training and enjoys the experience.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 06:55 PM

This link has the past couple years' splits:
http://www.coast2kos...its_archive.php

...and will continue to gather more as the years go by....

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

Hey Horrie, just reliving those splits from 2011. Looks like you were stalking me mate. :drinks:

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:14 PM

I remember it well Tom. I caught you just after the top of Big Jack Mountain while you were looking pretty ordinary. You repassed me somewhere around the 100km mark just before we turn off to Dalgety. We pretty much kept a similar pace until the finish. I managed to reel in about 4 or 5 runners in the last 30km and you were next. You saw me just after the Snowy River crossing  with 5km to go and we enjoyed a sprint finish. I couldn't quite catch you.

It was a great race.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:21 PM

Such a good field this year.  I can see at least 7 guys (that I know about) that wouldn't be a suprise if they were on the podium. Shoud be an interesting one this year. I'm getting excited again and I am not even in it this year (I will be back again as it is such a great race and I know there is time I could have taken out of my run - unfinished business).

Good luck everyone and i'll be jealous of all the runners and crew out there.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:12 PM

Just watched that fly over video... That is ridiculous. You people are absolutely crazy.

Why can't I stop stalking this thread!?!?!

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:43 AM

Wow - just watched the video fly through - I am now scared and I finished it last year - looks even worse than when I was doing it - great work tho.
Inarush - agree - I think we are more cazy than I previously thought.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:35 AM

Noit crazy!! Just (Extremely) enthusiastic!!!

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:41 PM

3 weeks to go!

Whats the best piece of advice veterans can give to race virgins and their crew?

Accomodation all locked and loaded, crew half finialised. Im now getting excited

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:18 PM

View Postiangallagher16, on 15 November 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

3 weeks to go!

Whats the best piece of advice veterans can give to race virgins and their crew?


The best piece of advice I can give for crews is to leave all your egos & negativity at home, concentrate on your runner and have fun. You will go through ups & downs, depending on how your runner is going, what the weather is like & lack of sleep. GET OVER IT! Grab every chance of getting a nap you can because a good nights sleep is a luxury for when your runner finishes. Work out plans A to Z with your runner on his/her requirements regarding feeding & drinks but be flexible as their needs WILL change during the run. Remember your own nutritional needs. Bring enough food & drink for the journey. You will be of little use to your runner if you are starving or thirsty. Your runner will go through highs & lows. It is your job to get your runner through the lows. Remember what you have signed up for, to get your runner from the beach to the roof of Australia & back to Charlotte Pass, a trifling distance of 240km. Enjoy the journey to arguably the best breakfast in Australia at Jindabyne on the Sunday after the race.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

I was only on the wait list but have withdrawn from that. Major surgery on the 20th and I maybe lucky to be walking by the time this event starts. I have been on the beach for the start the last three years and so will greatly miss running. My thoughts on that weekend will certainly be thinking of those running and their crew.

Fingers crossed I will be fit enough next year to consider entering and get selected in the start list. Getting a start these days is almost as difficult as finishing.

Best wishes to the runners, crew, Paul and Dianne and all the other behind the scene helpers.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:35 PM

I've run it once and crewed it once - here are some of my thoughts (some goes for any ultra, but i'll repeat it anyway)
  • Pace yourself - it is a long race, and there is no prize for doing the fastest first 100k

  • Make sure your crew is mentally prepared for this - it is a major task for them, they will be constantly making up your food, unpacking the car, giving you what you want, repacking the car, driving up ahead and repeating - it is hard work for them!

  • Know your nutrition and hydration plan and stick to it

  • Make sure your crew knows your nutrition and hydration plan and that you stick to it (have them keep a log of exactly what and when you eat and drink- especially at night when it will be hard for anyone to remember as it all becomes a blur)

  • Make sure you listen to your crew about 4 - chances are they will be correct

  • Have a plan for how and when you will eat - Say you like to eat every 20-30mins, get your crew to drive ahead about where you will be 20mins later then look out for the next hill (or if for some weird reason there is no hill, stop at the 30min mark).  That way when you get the new food and water, you will be doing it on a hill where if you slow to walk you won't lose much time

  • Be prepared for all weather possibilities - you will probably use four seasons worth, plus high winds

  • Have your car well organised - have boxes where different things are kept and make sure the crew knows exactly where things go and that they put them back each time (the last thing you want is for them to be searching around for something you need)

  • Remember that bad times don't last

  • Keep your rewards (special food or drink or whatever) until you really need them. That way, you know in the bad times that you still have something up your sleeve that will give you a lift

  • If there is someone around your pace, run with them for a while and have a chat to break it up and learn about them and take your mind of it all.  That said, if they are too fast or slow, don't blow your race plan for a chat

  • Enjoy it all - take some time to think about what you are seeing and what you are achieving
Most of that goes for any ultra, but because the event goes longer, it is extra important to drill it in.

Edited by SurfStrider, 15 November 2013 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:07 PM

I learnt this from my great crew member from last year   Entrants job keep moving from Eden to Kosi and back down to Charlottes pass - only thing to remember is keep moving.  Crew's job - de everything that is necessary so that the entrant can do their job - simple stuff - really. In addition to my stuff - agree wholeheartedly with  SMC42K and Surfstrider.   Eagle it will not be the same without you mate - hope the recovery is full and quick.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:15 PM

Thanks for all the replies, hugely helpful.

Now one last thing, I am in need of a final crew person who is a runner.

I have my wife and best mate coming along, but they are not runners. They have clearly stated that they are in no shape to do the 18km round trip up the mountain at the end of the race which is a slight issue!

So there is a spot available. Please pm me if you are interested.

We will be leaving early Thursday morning from sydney, so will drive down in my car.

All accomodation booked and paid, so no expense to yourself.

We all have to be back at work on Monday so just 2 days off work required.

I'm 31, wife 32 and mate 30. All pretty laid back and just looking to have a good time over those 4 days.

All going well I plan to be reasonably competitive so I'd hope to come in under 30 hours but please be prepared for a 2 day slog as anything can happen :)



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

View PostSMC42K, on 15 November 2013 - 04:18 PM, said:

View Postiangallagher16, on 15 November 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

3 weeks to go!

Whats the best piece of advice veterans can give to race virgins and their crew?


The best piece of advice I can give for crews is to leave all your egos & negativity at home, concentrate on your runner and have fun. You will go through ups & downs, depending on how your runner is going, what the weather is like & lack of sleep. GET OVER IT! Grab every chance of getting a nap you can because a good nights sleep is a luxury for when your runner finishes. Work out plans A to Z with your runner on his/her requirements regarding feeding & drinks but be flexible as their needs WILL change during the run. Remember your own nutritional needs. Bring enough food & drink for the journey. You will be of little use to your runner if you are starving or thirsty. Your runner will go through highs & lows. It is your job to get your runner through the lows. Remember what you have signed up for, to get your runner from the beach to the roof of Australia & back to Charlotte Pass, a trifling distance of 240km. Enjoy the journey to arguably the best breakfast in Australia at Jindabyne on the Sunday after the race.

Good post. I'd like to add some...
1. There will be some low moments for runners and crew. Crew must always remember why they are there. That's to assist the runner achieve their goals.
2. Try not to stop on an uphill when servicing your runner.
3. Crews must look after themselves. You won't be much help to your runner if you don't.
4. Have some kind of system so that if you fall asleep and your runner passes you in the night, you don't drive back down the course looking for them.
5. Crews can get to Bombala around lunchtime on the first day for any items that they might have forgotten. It's 10k off the course.
6. Be prepared to carry extra clothing for both yourself and your runner on the last 18k. The weather can (and has) turned quite nasty very quickly.
7. Enjoy the experience. Take in the scenery. Look at the stars at night.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

Ian,

Hope you find a runner for that last section.  I was in the same situation last year and in the end had to walk it with my brother (even though I was in shape to still run).  Still it was a nice walk and didn't make a difference to where i placed, but still it feels like unfinished business knowing there was some easy time left up there on the mountain.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:12 AM

crew man found, thanks for all the responses!

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 03:57 AM

Hi all,

I'm looking forward to heading down to Eden next week and once again being involved in my favourite event.

This year I'm crewing for Hendra Wijaya who is heavily involved in the organisation of various ultra's throughout Indonesia. So I guess we are not only helping a runner here, but we are doing our part for international relations (and they surely need a hand right now).

However, due to a late withdrawal, we have found ourselves short a crew member.

Would anyone be interested in joining Hendra, Gordi and myself for an epic road trip next week? You would need to feel comfortable driving Gordi's old VW camper van for stretches and the option is open to a little running.

All accommodation and meals are paid for, all we require is your enthusiasm.

Please contact me directly

0403 592 201
milov@optusnet.com.au

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

View Postmilov, on 27 November 2013 - 03:57 AM, said:

Hi all,

I'm looking forward to heading down to Eden next week and once again being involved in my favourite event.

This year I'm crewing for Hendra Wijaya who is heavily involved in the organisation of various ultra's throughout Indonesia. So I guess we are not only helping a runner here, but we are doing our part for international relations (and they surely need a hand right now).

However, due to a late withdrawal, we have found ourselves short a crew member.

Would anyone be interested in joining Hendra, Gordi and myself for an epic road trip next week? You would need to feel comfortable driving Gordi's old VW camper van for stretches and the option is open to a little running.

All accommodation and meals are paid for, all we require is your enthusiasm.

Please contact me directly

0403 592 201
milov@optusnet.com.au

Milov and Gordi in his Combi!! OH MY GOSH, two legends in one van. That itself is an adventure!!
Sorry boys, will be Kiwiland.

If any potential runners's keen but find the distance too daunting, my 2 cents is crewing is the BEST way to experience it first hand.
You have two previous podium runners to learn from.

WICKED! :Tounge:

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 01:15 PM

SORTED - Thank you.



Hi there.

I've taken a spot as a crew member but can't head to the start till after the rest of the team has arrived. Does any one happen to have a spare seat or know someone with one heading to Eden on Thursday? It really would be appreciated.

I'm in Newcastle but can get to Sydney / Central Coast / anywhere along the train lines easily enough.

I don't mind being squashed in the back with the gear...

Any help would be great.
Thanks,
Scott.

Edited by ganabu, 28 November 2013 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

This run has a way of entrenching itself into your mind and it builds as the race date approaches for another year.

Given that, i thought i'd share some photos from last year to give an idea of the way the event unfolds

The start
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Some of the early running
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There is a lot of this type of country - I'm the little dot on the bend in the road
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A fair bit of running in the night as well - hard to get a good picture of that sorry
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The pitfalls of trying ot have a quick break for food while it is below freezing...
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The view toward the top
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Having a chat and congratulating the winner on his way toward the fnish (given how close he got to his PB, i can't help but feel we chatted for too long... sorry)
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Just to rub some salt... well ice into the wound (about 230kms in) -
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What you come here for (whether it is day or night)
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Finally enjoying some time off my feet at the end of it all
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#45 iangallagher16

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

cheers surfstrider! brilliant photos!! looking forward to sharing some of my own!

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:17 PM

Only 7 sleeps to go until we head south. Go Brick.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:22 AM

First weather forecast:

Friday Eden, 10 -21 possible shower
Friday Dalgety / Jindabyne (Cooma)  3 -19, possible shower
Saturday Dalgety / Jindabyne (Cooma)  mostly sunny  2 - 22
Saturday Perisher, -1 - 12 mostly sunny (Thursday & Friday forecast is snow)

Early days yet, but I would take that.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:09 AM

View Postknoddie, on 30 November 2013 - 08:22 AM, said:

First weather forecast:

Friday Eden, 10 -21 possible shower
Friday Dalgety / Jindabyne (Cooma)  3 -19, possible shower
Saturday Dalgety / Jindabyne (Cooma)  mostly sunny  2 - 22
Saturday Perisher, -1 - 12 mostly sunny (Thursday & Friday forecast is snow)

Early days yet, but I would take that.
Do you have the wind forecasts, particularly Jindabyne to Mt Kossie?

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:36 PM

View PostSMC42K, on 30 November 2013 - 09:09 AM, said:

View Postknoddie, on 30 November 2013 - 08:22 AM, said:

First weather forecast:

Friday Eden, 10 -21 possible shower
Friday Dalgety / Jindabyne (Cooma)  3 -19, possible shower
Saturday Dalgety / Jindabyne (Cooma)  mostly sunny  2 - 22
Saturday Perisher, -1 - 12 mostly sunny (Thursday & Friday forecast is snow)

Early days yet, but I would take that.
Do you have the wind forecasts, particularly Jindabyne to Mt Kossie?

Perisher is 6km per hour, with gusts to 16km ph. Wouldn't be putting too much faith in that though this early. Would be nice though :)

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:19 AM

View Postmilov, on 27 November 2013 - 03:57 AM, said:

Hi all,

I'm looking forward to heading down to Eden next week and once again being involved in my favourite event.

This year I'm crewing for Hendra Wijaya who is heavily involved in the organisation of various ultra's throughout Indonesia. So I guess we are not only helping a runner here, but we are doing our part for international relations (and they surely need a hand right now).

However, due to a late withdrawal, we have found ourselves short a crew member.

Would anyone be interested in joining Hendra, Gordi and myself for an epic road trip next week? You would need to feel comfortable driving Gordi's old VW camper van for stretches and the option is open to a little running.

All accommodation and meals are paid for, all we require is your enthusiasm.

Please contact me directly

0403 592 201
milov@optusnet.com.au

Lost another crew member. Help! Anyone interested in a road trip starting Thursday?

Miliov