In the last few months, Del managed to rope many people into participating in her Bogong to Hotham (in the Victorian Alps of Australia northeast of Melbourne) 64km attempt in one way or another. Her generous friends and family donated over $1000 for asthma awareness to the Asthma Foundation, accompanied Del in training and tolerated working her life around running. Worse still her less sporty friends just listened to Del talking about it.
Dawn From half way up Mt Bogong
Another good view & wrinkles in the earth
Self portrait on Swindlers Spur
Crossing the high plains with Robin, Peter & Paul with the funny hat
On Sunday 10th January, at 4am Del ate breakfast at a picnic table under the stars. She smeared protective grease on to her feet and tied her shoe laces numerous times . In her head Del had the split times required to make the half way checkpoint before cut-off time, assuring a chance to finish, and although it was going to be hard she’d decided there was no way she wasn’t making it. There were 107 starters, only 48 of whom made it to the finish.
Click here to read Del’s entire story on the KEEN Australia Blog.