Allie walks 340km on Burke & Wills track for diabetes

PATH TO CHARITY: Evans Head resident Allie Connolly walking the Burke and Wills track.
PATH TO CHARITY: Evans Head resident Allie Connolly walking the Burke and Wills track. Contributed

AFTER 11 days and 340km, Evans Head resident Allie Connolly finally finished walking the Burke and Wills track, raising $7780 for research into Type 1 diabetes.

Ms Connolly did the trek back in August and is excited to have completed such a long walk.

"It was hard in parts, hot and there were lots of sand dunes," she laughed.

"It would be cool in the mornings and night though."

It was such a challenging walk that at the end of it Ms Connolly found herself at the Birdsville Pub with a beer in her hand.

"And I don't even drink beer!" she said.

"I think the fourth day was my hardest as we had been out of bed at 5.30am and were walking 40km a day.

"The last day was easy as it was only 18km."

There were 32 other people doing the trek as well.

"I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported me," she said.

"Without them I wouldn't have raised as much money as I did."

And Ms Connolly's next big walking challenge?

"Next trip will be the Nullarbor Plain next year," she said.

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