Jo, Chris, Judy, Joan, Val, and Albert and pups waiting to Wheelie Walk from the Cooloola Cove Shopping Centre bus shelter.
On Friday 30 September the Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers celebrated our FIRST birthday. There are fifteen members, four of whom wheel their walkers, plus four dogs. Of the 445 walks completed by the group in our first year, 66 were wheelie/walked in September.
Now the weather is warmer, we CCWW meet by 8am Mondays and Fridays at the Nautilus Drive bus shelter outside the Cooloola Cove shopping centre.
Kate Gregory is a Walk Organiser for the early group of One Step at a Time Tin Can Bay, meeting at the Tin Can Bay Bakery at 6.30am on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Kate says: “The TCB NHF walk is my ray of sunshine in the week. It’s my time either by myself, or with my husband to reconnect with good friends and soon the new acquaintances we meet are firm friends.
Besides the most obvious health and fitness benefits, the group walking in our beautiful outdoors is an effective tool in combatting social and mental issues.“
Congratulations to Col Gregory on achieving your first 25 recorded walks. Congrats to Des McCulloch and Jim Adam for your 50 walks. Big congrats to Gayle Cox, Shazz Garland, and Jack Jeffrey who will receive a 100 Walks pin. Huge congratulations to Beverley Jones and Val McAlister for being awarded your 200 walks pin badge.
Bev comments: “Everybody knows that every type of exercise is good for our health & the TCB HF walking group is just that – good for your physical & emotional health. The group has grown from 5 or 6 people to more than 40 in the few years I’ve been walking.
Happy people will welcome you, whatever your fitness level, whatever your age to join our journey of life together. It’s free. Come on, you know you want to!”