Tuesday, June 19, 2007


New Zealand: Four people, One goal - 100km in under 20 hours to help overcome poverty & injustice!

Congratulations to Nordic Walking Instructor - Steffi Mueller and her team from New Zealand, who after months of tough Nordic Walking training have once again conquered the 'Oxfam' 100km 'Lake Taupo', Trail Walk, Team Challenge .

The gruelling challenge required that the team, comprising Steffi Mueller, Wendy Bowling, Colin Merrick & Peter Mueller, who all come from Mt Maunganui and Tauranga, New Zealand, complete the event in less than 36 hours.

From bush canopy and low lying swamp to the arduous climb of Mt Tauhara, just getting to the Taupo Lake front finish was a fantastic achievement in itself; However the team did more, alot more - They slashed 3hrs 7 mins from their personal best time in 2006, finishing in 18hrs 17 mins and placing 12th out of 253 teams.

Steffi & her team were, in their own words, 'brilliantly' supported by their same support crew from the 2006 event, who were always on hand to exchange empty water bottles for full bottles, give out bags of goodies, provide changes of socks as well as massages to the teams weary legs, and to of course give lots of encouragement along the way.

A fantastic achievement by both team and support crew - Well done to you all!

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