Sydney Medical School students finish the race

29 August 2014

How long does it take to walk 100 km of Australian bushland—in the rain?

University of Sydney Medical School
The Walking Med, pumped and ready to go!

Two OzTREKK Sydney Medical School students decided to find out, and did it for a great cause!  Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. They save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes, and campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. Oxfam works with partner organisations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
University of Sydney Medical School
Adam’s selfie: So far, so good!

In order to assist people who live in poverty, Oxfam holds Trailwalker around the world. The Sydney Medical School students, Kate and Adam, along with two others, volunteered their time for this worthy cause and participated in the Oxfam Trailwalker Australia, Sydney.
While the weather wasn’t spectacular, the four med students pressed on, crossing New South Wales countryside and bushland in the rain and muck. When asked if they had taken photos for OzTREKK, they replied, “Not surprisingly, we didn’t take a whole lot of them as it was raining and gross and we were somewhat delirious the longer things went on!”
University of Sydney Medical School
Kate: What’s a little rain?

When you realize how far these students walked (on sketchy terrain), you can understand their delirium!
The Walking Med finished in 38 hours and 58 minutes (no sleep!) and raised more than $3,000 for Oxfam to help them continue their efforts to give people the education, tools and nutrition they need to raise themselves out of poverty!
This is what being an OzTREKK student is all about!
Good on ya, guys! We’re proud of you!
University of Sydney Medical School
Congratulations, guys!


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