Lunchtime City Joggers break the record for Oxfam TRAILWALKER Melbourne

Events, Media Releases, Oxfam Trailwalker article written on the 27 Mar 2009

Anthony Lee, David Venour, Richard Does and Stephen Paine ran 100km in just 10 hours and 34 minutes, breaking the record for the Oxfam TRAILWALKER Melbourne endurance challenge.
The team of four, who call themselves the Melbourne Midday Milers, crossed the finish line one hour ahead of the current record, 11 hours and 26 minutes, set in 2008.
Oxfam TRAILWALKER Melbourne challenges 700 teams of four to walk 100 kilometres from Jells Park in Wheelers Hill to Wesburn Park in the Yarra Valley in under 48 hours and raise at least $1000 each for Oxfam Australia.
Anthony Lee, from Wantirna South, said that the team ran the entire 100km and attributes their success to the ongoing training they have done through a lunchtime city jogging club called The Melbourne Midday Milers.

“We all run marathons and saw the Oxfam TRAILWALKER 100km as a new challenge, and started preparing for it in December.”
“We were determined to beat 11 hours we we’re very happy with our time, and even more happy that it’s over now,” Mr Lee said.
The other Oxfam TRAILWALKER challenge is to raise the most money for Oxfam Australia’s work to help communities overseas find sustainable solutions to poverty.
Currently, a team of four colleagues from JANA Investment Advisors are among the highest fundraising team, to date having raised over $17 000.
The CEO of Jana Investment Advisors is among the team of four to walk 100km and said that they had no trouble raising the money from their colleagues in the financial services, despite the financial crisis.
“We didn’t use any stunts or events to raise money – when people heard that we were walking 100km for Oxfam they were overwhelmingly generous,” Mr Patrick said.
Oxfam TRAILWALKER aims to raise $2.7 million for Oxfam, and has to date raised just over $1.5 million.
Oxfam TRAILWALKER has raised $21 million for Oxfam Australia over the past 10 years, helping the organisation to continue work in areas like water and sanitation, health, emergency response and food security in countries across South and East Asia, Southern Africa, the Pacific and Indigenous Australia.
People can donate and view live results of over 700 Oxfam TRAILWALKER teams at  
For more information or to interview Oxfam TRAILWALKER teams, please contact Sunita Bose on 0407 555 960.