Here it is, fresh from the world premiere at Awards Night, the official Oxfam Trailwalker video for 2015. Have a watch – are you in it this year?
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This year we will have not one but two professional #otwnz videos, and here is the first. Our participant experience video puts you in the shoes of an Oxfam Trailwalker participant so you can find out how it feels to walk 100km. The offcial 2015 video will be premiered at awards night and posted here aftwerwards.
Oxfam Trailwalkers, prepare yourselves, here is the first draft of the official results.
There are almost certainly some timing mistakes, so please email email@example.com if you spot a mistake and we'll get it corrected for the next draft.
A massive congratulations to each and every one of you who set foot from that start line. We couldn’t be more proud of you all for challenging yourselves and challenging poverty.
Enjoy a restful few days and we’ll see you all at awards nights in June – more information to come shortly.
Prior to the event, one of the teams who stood out on social media was The PokéMasters: Gotta Walk It All with their inventive and funny Pokémon related tweets and brilliant training photos video. They were also a former recipient of Team of the Week. And they didn't dissapoint during the event either although I have to admit that most of those Pokémon references passed me by.
Each team member was presented with a new Pokéman gym badge at each checkpoint as an incentive (because "you've gotta catch them all"). The presentation of the final badge at the finish by their support crew was a poignant moment.
Their training compilation video published on YouTube the day before heading for Taupo ...
And the team photo as the teams entered the registration hall wasn't meant to be a competition but ...
Lots of wild Pokemon about. Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu better have their wits about them! #otwnz— The PokéMasters (@The_PokeMasters) March 28, 2015
As if walking 100 km in under 36 hours wasn't hard enough, the Army team called The Tanky's walked the whole 100 km in full military attire, including a 25-kilogram backpack! They finished in a time of 26 hours 40 minutes
The team were made up of four Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles officers, Lieutenant Josh Saua, Lieutenant Josh Ritchie, Lieutenant Luke Johnson, and Second Lieutenant Paul Scott. Absolutely amazing guys, you showed true mana.
Good morning Oxfam Trailwalkers, how are your feet ... and calves ... and knees? We hope you are basking in the glory of your incredible acheivement this morning with a warm glow all over, not just at successfully walking 100km in under 36 hours, but at raising so much money for Oxfam's vital work in the Pacific. The fundraising total stands at an incredible $828,625.34. Thank you so much.
Today we're going to bring you some of the inspiring stories that caught our eye over the weekend but didn't have time to bring you, and to highlight some of the fantastic social media from participants. If you have any interesting stories or photos post them on social media or email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a message on Facebook.
Well the 10th anniversary Oxfam Trailwalker is over except for the tidying up. 238 teams set off yesterday on their incredible adventure and 232 teams completed walking 100km in under 36 hours.
Amazing job! To every single person who has walked, cooked a meal, donated to a team, volunteered at a checkpoint, given a massage, driven a campervan, sent a tweet, put on a quiz night, organised logistics, fixed up a blister ,or put a friendly, encouraging arm around someone's shoulder this weekend, we offer up our heartfelt thanks. Oxfam Trailwalker has been an incredible success and it is all because of you. As a result of this event, people across the developing world will have more food, better education and improved livelihoods as they move towards a life with the fundamental rights that most of us in New Zealand are used to.
You should be well and truly proud of yourselves. We certainly are.
We are "live Facebook photo album-ing" the finish line this morning. We will try and bring you as many teams crossing the line as possible. Check out the photos on Facebook.
Oxfam Trailwalker legends the City Girls have just finished the 10th anniversary Oxfam Trailwalker, their 10th Oxfam Trailwalker in a time of 23:15. They told us that this will definitely be their last but they definitely want to be involved next year, and they will volunteer next year.
Welcome to a mild and slighty damp morning at the Taupo domain where 74 teams have finished. Its only a very light and misty rain.
All the remaining teams have now passed through Checkpoint 6.
149 teams have been to Checkpoint 7.
Our main online coverage this morning will be our finish line Facebook gallery where we will try and capture as many of the remaining teams to finish this morning.