Canberra Memory Walk & Jog
I finished Tammy's Journey to Remember at the Canberra Memory Walk & Jog. We had a fabulous day doing the 5km walk with hundreds of other like mined people. The organisers and volunteers at the evnt were wonderful, thank you so much. Tammy's Journey to Remember which was originally meant to be run/walking 525km, turned into run/walking 201km, bike riding 319km and then a final 5km walk at the Canberra Memory Walk & Jog. Thank you to everyone who joined me along the way and to everyone who donated, all of your support has been overwhelming!!
Feet are on the mend and the new plan has been devised. Thank you for all of the supportive comments, it means the world to me. I will now finish the journey’s distance on bike (320km) and finish the final 5km at Canberra’s Memory Walk & Jog on Sunday morning.
Plan as follows:
Wednesday - drive to Huskisson having 3 shorter rides along the way (South Head Road Moruya, Surf Beach B/Bay and then in Huskisson).
Thursday - drive to Kiama and ride to Wollongong (either ride back or train).
Friday - drive to Canberra and ride ride ride.
Saturday - ride around Canberra.
Sunday - Memory Walk & Jog Canberra.
Update on Journey
For those who know me, you know I don’t accept defeat very well. Today has been a very emotional day and my feet are telling me I have to stay off them and let them heal. I started this journey to raise awareness of Dementia and I have to remember that. I think I have done that and will continue to do that on many more adventures to come. I am hoping my feet will be ready to ride a bike in a few days and I would like to finish the proposed kilometers on bike. I have done 200km on foot in 4 days and I would like to do 320km on the bike around Wollongong and Canberra on paths. I would then plan to finish ‘my plan B journey’ at Canberra’s Memory Walk and Jog for Dementia Australia on Sunday morning. I am incredibly grateful for all the generous donations and overwhelmed with the support I have had along the journey.
Day 10 - 21st February 2020
Day ten will be from Coledale to Bundeena. This day will be about 35km in total and will take the Coastal Walk to avoid Freeway roads. Hopefully a spectactular day with great views and finaish with a ferry ride over to Cronulla for my final day.
Day 9 - 20th February 2020
Day nine will be from Bombo to Coledale. This day will be about 50km in total, a lot of this will be on the coastal paths of Wollongong and through Shellharbour.
Day 8 - 19th February 2020
Day eight will be from Falls Creek (Jervis Bay Road) to Bombo. This day will be about 59km in total and I am planning to hit the coastal track to avoid the main highways. Although a long day it will be very scenic.
Day 7 - 18th February 2020
Day seven will be from Mollymook to Falls Creek (Jervis Bay Road). This day will be about 52km in total.
Day 6 - 17th February 2020
Day six will be from North Batemans Bay to Mollymook. This day will be about 52km in total.
Day 5 - 16th February 2020
Day five will be from just before the Tuross turn off to North Batemans Bay. This day will be about 48km in total.
Day 4 - 15th February 2020
Day four will be from just after Cobargo to Just before the Tuross turn off. This day will be about 48km in total.
Day 3 - 14th February 2020
Day three of my journey will be 14th February and will go from Bega to just past Cobargo (ending the day with a nice big hill). This is another long and hilly day, but also in my home area 😊 Hopefully I will have a lot of local support throughout the day, particularly at the start and finish.
Day 2 - 13th February 2020
Day two of my journey will be 13th February and will go from Eden to Bega. This is a long and hilly day, but I can’t wait because I’ll finish the day off in my home town 😊 Hopefully I will have a lot of local support throughout the day.
Day 1 - 12th February 2020
Day one of my journey will be 12th February and will go from the NSW/VIC Border into Eden.
12th Feb 2020 – 22nd Feb 2020
My family was touched by dementia when my Gran was diagnosed around ten years ago, passing away in November 2018. Watching the effects of dementia on my Gran and our family and friends has made me want to start raising money for Dementia Australia to help those living with dementia and to raise awareness in the community.
In February 2020 I will be reaching the end of my four year Run Down Under journey. A journey that virtually sees people run or walk their way around Australia, totalling 14080km. When I reach the NSW / Vic border on February 12th, I will have 525km to go and I will then be actually running/walking this journey to Sydney. Over 11 days I will average 50km per day running and walking to Sydney.
Thank you to my Supporters
Day One Cash Donations
The Dougherty Gang
Lisa & Phil Lukassen
Bega Men's Golf
Bega Saturday Golf Ladies
Bega Ladies Golf
Tamara And Brendan Smith
Michelle & Andy
Pete And Lisa Dickson
Donella, Brett & Skylar
The Haddon Family
Kerry & Cheryl Edmonds
Brad And Jen Ross
Trudi & Brett Jennings
Renee And Jason Miller