Results & Teams

First heat results

Anyone for ANOTHER oat cake? (KPMG)
Anyone for ANOTHER oat cake? (KPMG)
 Congratulations to KPMG for winning the first heat for 2014! KMPG took the lead early on but only had a 50 point lead ahead of the Sharp Squad (Parks and Wildlife) by the end of the first day. CBA and Long Way To Go were all that far behind but by day two KPMG had cemented their lead a little more with 125 points ahead of the Sharp Squad. CBA fell to last place on day two despite having landed on a certain tree with more accuracy than most.

 

It really is a Long Way To Go when you can’t see it!
It really is a Long Way To Go when you can’t see it!

 

 

By day three CBA had regained third place from Long Way To Go and by day four the Sharp Squad were fiercely defending their second place from a possible hostile take-over by CBA while KPMG soared ahead. Everyone showed a great amount of TLC toward their fifth 'member' and none were lost, though one was left out shivering in the cold one night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My fish was this big. How about yours?
My fish was this big. How about yours?

 

Fresh on day one, KPMG showed a glimmer of potential trying to get untangled from the web of life but like all other teams failed and remained chained to each other. But first day also saw one KPMG member received near on the worst care possible while Long Way To Go were saved by their only female member. The Sharp Squad had one team member disqualified for talking to much but were very good at anything which involved dangerous implements and stabbing. CBA had to share water among their team mates as the bottles emptied and the temperature increased.

 

 

You put your left hand in, your right arm around, you hold tight and don’t spin around.
You put your left hand in, your right arm around, you hold tight and don’t spin around.

 

 

Day two warmed up some more with all teams singing their way toward Mt Wells – some better than others. A little more water was carried and some showed off their leadership skills keeping the team on course, while other were looking for a drink at the 19th hole while picking ticks off each other like monkeys. It was clear that it would be on a golf course that the Sharp Squad would shine – if there was one around. And wouldn’t it have been nice to find the 19th hole – it was quite warm that afternoon. Long Way To Go started with two members not feeling all that special but mustered all their strength and resolve to get to the top of that hill and beyond. It didn’t help though when they had to avoid the crocodiles on top of Mt Wells.

 

 

Tent city next to Mt Wells Hut.
Tent city next to Mt Wells Hut.

 

 

Indeed the weather was quite warm on the first two days but come day three and four, teams found themselves in the cool of Mt Wells and Chadoora (and other locations in the surrounds of Dwellingup). On day three the team scattered after finding Annie on her side and vying for the best position.

 

 

 

 

 

The things we do for a photo!
The things we do for a photo!

 

No matter what the challenge all teams rose to them with the utmost optimism and completing every activity. Some eggs were broken trying to make anything but an omelette and the scuffle between KPMG and CBA at Chadoora campsite mid-afternoon was ferocious. Both teams came running out of the bush looking for a piece of history and found it. CBA showed their strengths with keeping the shareholders happy and maximising profits but also saw them draw fire like a red target from other teams for having done so. In the end KPMG took first place followed by the Sharp Squad, CBA and then Long Way To Go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what The Sharp Squad (Parks and Wildlife) had to say.....

 

That tower is so scary! I don’t want to look. Please hold me.
That tower is so scary! I don’t want to look. Please hold me.

We were tired at times
We nearly cried at times
We climbed high at times
We gazed at the sky at times

We ripped off ticks at times
We picked up scats at times
We made dinner at times
We were winners at times

We sang songs at times
We really ponged at times

Despite all the ticks
And the dirty tricks
We had fun every day
And learnt so much on the way

We'll never forget
Our time on the Track
We'll tell all our friends
And we'll definitely be back

So thank you to Steve
To Jim and to Trish
Thanks for the memories
You will surely be missed.