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Roll up! 6ft Track Walk entries closing soon...

posted Dec 15, 2013, 2:44 AM by Patrick V   [ updated Dec 15, 2013, 2:45 AM ]
6ft Track Westies Walk – 2 days – 25-26 January – 45k  

On the Australia Day weekend for the past 23 - 24 years, Westies have organized a walk of the infamous 6ft track. This historic trail from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves leaped to famed as the must-do trail run of most runners that were into distance running. So to see what it was all about Westies initially opted to take the easier route with a camping stopover with catered wining and dining. Last year saw the very first blip on the radar ever, when, on the morning of the walk, we were advised of bushfires threatening our intentions. This was confirmed very quickly by authorities advised that our beloved track for that weekend became “not an option”. We resorted to a very quickly conceived plan B whereby we walked the Fulford Hills rather than the Blue Mountains. Notwithstanding, we had a great weekend complete with walks, more walks, good eating and with good wining as an option. During the night, thunderstorms and extremely heavy rain added another variation.

This year the venture is under threat from a different tact – a lack of enthusiasts. Despite best efforts from Joan and Rafic, we currently have commitment from only 10 takers. This is insufficient to cover the cost of the bus let alone other costs. Attached is the Entry Form, containing all details. The cost has remained the same for 5 years now.

Our organisers, Joan and Paul, 0413 787 135, need to know, by / on the morning of 21 December at the very latest, who intend going.

Decisions will be made on/by that day whether numbers are sufficient for the venture to be financially viable and that will determine whether we proceed, organize the bus (needs to happen before Xmas).

Please. If you are going, advise Joan by/on Saturday 21 December. If you have already advised Joan, please confirm she does have your name listed. Please ensure you provide Joan with a completed form.

Lastly, numbers this year have been limited to 50, So, first in, first served.

It is a great walk! And a great weekend!