Hitting the mark at Markinson with 1,000km walk for charity



This year’s Sydney Oxfam Trailwalker marks the tenth completed Trailwalker for Markinson CEO, Ian Whiting. This accomplishment sees him walking a total of 1,000km for the charity event and helping to raise thousands of dollars for life-saving work in third world countries.

It’s no secret Whiting enjoys a great deal of physical activity. Having conquered the Oxfam Trailwalker event at Lake Taupo, New Zealand and Brisbane in recent months, Whiting recently attacked the Sydney Trailwalker event. With ten Oxfam trail walks under his belt, Whiting is a seasoned Trailwalker and says Oxfam has always been a charity that is close to his heart.

His tenth Oxfam walk proved to be a challenging course after a week of heavy rain in Sydney which contributed to a cold, wet and muddy track. Despite the harsh conditions, Whiting’s team completed the course well within the 48 hour time limit.

Markinson’s involvement in this charity over the years has also seen its employees test their physical and psychological toughness to take on the 100km trek in past years. Whiting says, "We are proud to be involved with the Oxfam Trailwalker. We chose to take part in this worthwhile event because it is a fantastic team endurance challenge and it also supports an important cause."

The successful Trailwalker event is an inspiring and challenging event that changes lives and raises funds to support people living in poverty around the world. The 100km Trailwalker event sees teams of four walk or run 100km together in 48 hours. It is held in countries all over the world including New Zealand, Spain, Japan, France, UK, Belgium, Ireland and Australia.