Congratulations Andrea Wilkinson and Dave Barker on becoming October’s Moose of the Month at EFM Mawson Lakes!
You both put a mammoth amount of work in throughout the year, largely geared towards one day, one event: the Melbourne Marathon. When the time came to perform, you both gave equal amount of effort on the day as you had in preparation. Watching as a coach and as a fellow participant, I have nothing but admiration for how you both went about tackling such a huge challenge.
Andrea – well done once again on the completion of your marathon! Your determination and commitment to your goal was inspiring!
Dave – I know you didn’t get to complete your event of choice due to injury, but it makes your effort all the more impressive from a mental standpoint. You could have thrown in the towel with 3 months to go, even 6 weeks to go, when your injury thwarted your attempt to be ready for the full marathon. Instead, you chose to rehab diligently and prepare for the 10km event…not accepting a setback as an excuse to sit out. You found a way to succeed regardless.
So proud of you both, and such an honour to share your achievement with you. Congratulations, and well done.
PS Thanks for letting/making me wear the Moose hat in the photo ;P