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

Allie walks 340km on Burke & Wills track for diabetes

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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