I’ve had a busy year already after climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in early January. I also did some volunteer work in an orphanage and schools in Tanzania – even taking English classes for 10 year old Tanzanian kids!
When I returned home I started my 2nd year of Aviation at Griffith University.
In our Uni holidays (June/July), Dad and I grabbed our motorbikes and motorbiked around Australia – we managed to visit every State and Territory and visit every capital city in 30 days.
The Gibb River Road through the Kimberleys in Western Australia was spectacular, with Tasmania’s West Coast being another highlight.
After that, on February 2, I’m heading over to the famous ski resort town of Nozawa Onsen to ski Japan for couple of weeks with my brother and sister. Looking forward to grabbing the snowboard and having some fun.
Fantastic Support Of The Local Community By Telstra
Regardless that it’s me who’s benefiting from the sponsorship, it’s really great that Telstra has gotten behind their local communities to support. They do a lot and this is a wonderful way to continue that.
Telstra have also provided me with some cash to spread around to my favourite sporting groups, so I’ll be doing that shortly too.
Thanks again to Kevin and the entire Telstra for the support.
At the end I had a chat with the legendary Marathon Man – Trent Morrow – who has run a staggering 40+ marathons in the last 40 months – including the 256km Marathon des Sables through the Sahara Desert in 2008 and the 90km Comrades Marathon in South Africa in 2010.
I’m heading to Tasmania at the end of next week to see if I can run around the island – 1,200 km of it – in 27 days.
That’s more than a marathon a day.
I’m looking forward to it. In particular running through the hundreds of kilometres of wilderness trails. I have just found some yummy Beef Jerky that I am looking forward to trying while I am running.
The training has been interesting to say the least and I’m keen to test myself on lonely days running and running.
In September 2008, 15 year old Jack Sinclair and his dad Brendon, will cycle 4,500 kms across Australia (from Perth to Surfers Paradise) in just 30 days.
The ride will be used to raise to help raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia - a fantastic organisation who match up mentors to children who need a positive role model. Let's give a helping hand.
The De Bortoli team heard of our ride dinner and wanted to help out - and let me tell you this: when a big truck full of wine pulls up outside your house and the driver says "Heh Brendon, we have a ton of De Bortoli Wine for you" you don't say no!
Thanks so much to Howard, Alice and the De Bortoli team for taking care of the wine for our Ride Celebration Dinner - really appreciate your help.
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