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WildEndurance in the media


MAY 2015 - WOMENS RUNNINGShire girls finish WildEndurance on top


MAY 2015 - RUNNING CALENDER - Shire girls finish WildEndurance on top


MAY 2015 - GREAT WALKSShire girls finish WildEndurance on top 


MAY 2015 - MAITLAND MERCURYMaitland group earns silver in 100km endurance race in the Blue Mountains


MAY 2015 - THE BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTEWomen's team take out WildEndurance event in terrible weather


MAY 2015 - TEMORA INDEPENDENT - Teachers conquer the wild 


MAY 2015 - TRAL RUN MAGAZINE - Shire women finish WildEndurance on top  


APR 2015 - THE BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTEWild weather won't stop WildEndurance 


APR 2015 - THE BLACKTOWN SUN - Mountains trek challenge for sisters (pg 4-5)


APR 2015 - PENRITH CITY GAZETTE - Walking to save koalas


APR 2015 - PORT STEPHENS EXAMINER - Port fitness fanatics take up WildEndurance challenge 


APR 2015 - St. MARY'S-Mt.DRUITT STAR - Sisters face wild mountain challenge


APR 2015 - CHANNEL 9's THE TODAY SHOW - Save the Koalas (12.4.15)


APR 2015 - THE NORTH SHORE TIMES - Challenge no walk in the park (pg 24)


APR 2015 - BAIRNSDALE ADVOCATETrekkers doing it for the wilderness 


MAR 2015 - THE SOUTHERN COURIER - Best foot forward to save koalas (Pg 71)


MAR 2015 - THE ILLAWARRA MERCURY - Illawarra couples in Blue Mountains Race


MAR 2015 - GREAT LAKES ADVOCATE - Wild way to help koalas


MAR 2015 - TEMORA INDEPENDENTReturn to the wild


FEB 2015 - CENTRAL COAST GOSFORD EXPRESS ADVOCATE - Walkers step out for koalas (13 Feb, Pg 61)


JAN 2015 - 2SM - Radio interview with Sarah Williams - WildEndurance coordinator


JAN 2015 - BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE - Endure the pain and help save koalas at the same time

NOV 2014 AUSTRALIAN LEISURE MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE WildEndurance to raise funds for koala protection

WildEndurance to assist preserving koalas

NOV 2014 GREAT WALKS MAGAZINE - WildEndurance to assist preserving koalas
KOLYA MILLER, RESIDENT OF LANE COVE, will this year take his fifth 100K
WildEndurance Team Challenge to raise money for the Wilderness Society’s
ongoing work to defend the environment. Starting on Saturday 4 May for up to 36 hours
straight, Kolya and 150 other teams of between three and seven participants will run/
hike through the Megalong and Jamieson Valleys of the majestic World Heritage-listed
Blue Mountains. Requiring months of training, the WildEndurance Challenge tests the
stamina and fortitude of even the most experienced runners and hikers. While Kolya’s
team will do the full 100km, others have a 50km option as well.
Kolya began running years ago with 5km, 10km and then marathons. Four years ago,
he and a group of friends decided to take the second annual WildEndurance 100km
Challenge. His team fi nished in 23 hours, 37 minutes, beating their goal of 24 hours.
While his mates decided, quote, “never again,” Kolya says it created a passion in him
for extreme running, leading to his participation in ultra marathons along with each
WildEndurance Challenge since. His goal for this year is under 20 hours, placing him
among the most elite teams participating.
Kolya says, in particular, it is the team aspect of the WildEndurance Challenge that
he loves most; “You have to temper your desire to do your own race with getting to the
end as a team. I love that balance. And I love that as a team you give and get support
throughout the tough times a 100km walk/run brings your way.” In addition, raising
money for the Wilderness Society’s ongoing campaigns to defend the environment
makes the Challenge even more satisfying. He says soliciting donations can be diffi cult,
especially with so many runs/walks/adventures for worthy causes, but that the most
important thing is to always ask and never assume people will say “no thanks.” Usually
friends and family are willing to contribute at least $20, especially when reminded of
the Wilderness Society’s important work.
The WildEndurance 100km Team Challenge is the main fundraising
event for the Wilderness Society, which has since 1976 worked to defend endangered
and precious wilderness throughout Australia, some of which are the most pristine on
the planet. The Wilderness Society’s current primary campaign focuses on defending the
Kimberly from gas mining and development. In addition, important Wilderness Society
projects work to raise awareness of coal seam gas mining in Victoria and New South
Wales, as well as end land clearing that is destroying tens of thousands of hectares of
bushland in Tasmania, the Northern Territories and New South Wales.
5/10/13 Babies no barrier to new sport | Newcastle Herald
FOUR former rugby representatives are tackling a 100-kilometre stretch of
wilderness next month, despite three of them having babies in tow.
Neanthe Marsh, Tobie McGann, Alexia Matthews and Bec Smyth are taking part in
the Wilderness Society's WildEndurance 100K Team Challenge, which runs
through the heritage-listed Blue Mountains. The women have all competed at
either state or national level in Australian women's rugby but are now faced with a
completely different scenario.
Ms Marsh said the team, calling themselves the "Mountain Mums", had planned to
do the walk last year but "one by one we all became pregnant. We all had our
babies within four or five days of each other in September."
With the little ones now reaching the six-month stage, it is a wonder the women
have been able to find the time, energy and motivation to go through with the
"Coming from a strong and competitive sporting background, we know how to
push ourselves," she said.
The team has 36 hours to complete the gruelling distance and will have to tend to
their babies at checkpoints - and two of the mums are still breastfeeding.
"It's an added element and it's going to be interesting - one of the girls was saying
that at least we'll have the sleep-deprivation part covered," Ms Marsh said.
The challenge is the Wilderness Society's major fund-raiser. Money will go
towards the campaign to defend the Kimberley from development and raise
awareness of coal-seam gas mining and land clearing.


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