The Morning Bulletin's general manager Simon Irwin will be walking to work on Friday to support the Cancer Council.
The Morning Bulletin's general manager Simon Irwin will be walking to work on Friday to support the Cancer Council.

Long trek a walk in the park for Simon

FOR The Bully's Simon Irwin, a spur of the moment decision will see him embark on a three-and-a-half hour trek from Gracemere to Rockhampton tomorrow. 

As part of Cancer Council's Walk to Work Day, The Bully's general manager and a group of friends will take on the challenge, while carrying plenty of sunscreen and water. 

"It's a bit of fun and it's for a good cause," Simon said.  

"It's not so bad since it's all flat and no hills, so the only thing I think we'll have to worry about is the traffic."

Having completed a trek consisting of walking 94km over six days, this should be a walk in the park for the Gracemere resident. 

"It's just a good thing to get people to participate in," he said. 

The group will be walking from about 6am to their workplaces in the Rockhampton CBD. 

The Cancer Council's walking group in Rockhampton, led by Jennifer Hilcher, will also support the event. 

They hold regular walking groups each Monday, Wednesday and Friday for cancer survivors in the Rockhampton area.  J

ennifer is a cancer survivor and a huge supporter of the benefits of walking. 

The group has a planned walk scheduled for tomorrow at 7am from Kershaw Gardens highway entrance to the park.  

 

WAY TO WALK TO WORK

 Registration is free and those who register will go into a draw to win one of two walking holidays (one in New Zealand and the other in Australia) thanks to GoDo.com.au and Virgin Australia, or one of 100 pairs of Rockport shoes. Every person who registers to participate will also receive a $25 voucher to put towards their next pair of Rockport shoes.

 Visit www.walk.com.au to register as a Walking Workplace or register your individual participation and start fundraising today.  



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